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Scott M. Anderson

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Scott Anderson has been an attorney since 1989, and is licensed to practice in North Carolina and South Carolina. Because of that, he can often be found working and meeting clients in any one of the Grimes Teich Anderson offices including in Greenville, South Carolina or Asheville, North Carolina.

In the first five years of his practice, he focused on insurance defense and criminal defense representing several auto insurance companies and workers compensation companies as well as the S.C Uninsured Employers Fund. He regularly was lead counsel in jury trials and administrative hearings for these clients. In his criminal defense practice, Scott tried multiple cases in matters ranging from murder to criminal sexual conduct to driving while under the influence.

In 1994, Scott's practice transitioned to the representation of injured people in civil trials and workers compensation hearings. Since that time, he has only represented injured people.

His fortunate combination of substantial trial experience and familiarity with oppressive insurance company practices makes him a strong advocate for injured people who need help to get the money and care they deserve.

Scott has represented clients and obtained favorable verdicts for injured people in State Court and United States Districts Court in North Carolina and South Carolina. He has argued cases in the North Carolina Court of Appeals, the South Carolina Court of Appeals and the South Carolina Supreme Court. Scott is also admitted to the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. He is admitted to the Bar of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee.

Scott is a Certified Civil Mediator in the state of South Carolina. He is included in the 2020-2021 editions of Best Lawyers in America®  for Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs. Scott is rated AV® Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell, a well respected, national organization which has been providing ratings and information about lawyers for more than 140 years. This significant rating is based on peer reviews and attests to the lawyer's high legal skill and ethical standards. Scott has also been accepted for membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Only attorneys who have had a case or trial which resulted in a verdict or settlement in the amount of one million dollars or more may become members.* He is included on the 2020 South Carolina Super Lawyers® list for personal injury law and the 2021 North Carolina Super Lawyers® list for personal injury law. The list is an annual state-by-state rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas and all firm sizes who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. No more than 5 percent of attorneys in the state are selected for the list. Scott is a member of  The National Trial Lawyers Association Top 100, the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys and the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Accident Lawyers of America. He was selected Greenville Business Magazine Legal Elite in 2020 for Personal Injury. Only attorneys may vote on the nomination of their peers and those receiving the top votes are highlighted by the magazine.

Scott has been married to Melissa since 1988 and they have four children. He is a member of First Presbyterian Church and also attends Triune Mercy Center. He has served on the Boards of First Presbyterian Kindergarten, the South Carolina RSD Support Group and the St. Andrews Society of Upper South Carolina. Scott volunteers with Troop 19 of the Boy Scouts and coached youth basketball at his church. He likes to spend time with his family, support the Tarheels and the Gamecocks, hike and camp.

*Every case is different and may have a different result.


J.D., University of South Carolina School of Law, 1989

B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1986

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice South Carolina, 1989
North Carolina, 1990
U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1990
U.S. District Court, South Carolina District, 1990
U.S. District Court, North Carolina Western District, 1993
U.S. District Court, North Carolina Middle District, 1997
Cherokee Supreme Court (Eastern Band), 2007
United States Supreme Court, 2009
U.S. District Court, North Carolina Eastern District, 2012
U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 2018
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

American Association for Justice

South Carolina Association for Justice

North Carolina Advocates for Justice

South Carolina Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Association, Former Board Member

South Carolina Bar Resolution of Fee Disputes Board - member

Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America

Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys

Super Lawyers®
North Carolina - Personal Injury 2021
South Carolina - Personal Injury 2020
Appellate Cases
  • Naylor Concrete Construction Co. v. Mid-Continent Cas.Co., 2014 wl 223221 (N.C. App. 2014)
  • Escobar v. Federal Express Corp., 2011-UP-199467, S.C. Ct. App. (2011)
  • Shelton v. Steelcase, Inc., 197 N.C.App. 404, 677 S.E.2d 485 (N.C.App. 2009); disc. rev. denied, 682 S.E.2d 389 (2009)
  • Multiple Claimants v. N.C. Dept. of Health and Human Services,  176 N.C.App. 278, 626 S.E.2d 666 (N.C.App. 2006); aff'd as modified, 361 N.C. 372, 646 S.E.2d 356 (2007)
  • Hendricks v. Clemson University, 353 S.C. 449, 578 S.E. 2d 711 (2003)
  • Warren v. Merastar Insurance Co., 2002-UP-789, S.C. Ct. App. (2002)
  • Greene v. Absorba Oshkosh and Liberty Mutual Ins. Co., 2000-UP-N.C. Ct. App. (2000)
  • Hendricks v. Clemson University, 339 S.C. 552, 529 S.E. 2d 293 Ct. App. (2000)
  • Mitch Contracting Co. v. Terra Nova Insurance, 2000-UP-033, S.C. Ct App. (2000)
  • Morasco v. Dunklin Fire Dept. & S.C. Uninsured Employer's Fund, 2000-UP-324 S.C. Ct. App. (2000)
  • Zeager v. Mitch Contracting Co., 1998-UP-337 (1998)
  • Minarovich v. Textile Stores & Companion Property & Casualty, 97-UP-336 S.C. Ct. App. (1997)
  • Revis v. Allshouse and Auto Owners Insurance, 94-UP-185, S.C. Ct. App. (1994)
  • Mosley v. Bi-Lo, Inc., 93-UP-S.C. Ct. App. (1993)
  • First Federal Savings and Loan Ass'n v. Stephens, 91-UP-S.C. Ct. App. (1991)
  • Rouse v. Rouse, 91-UP-118 S.C. Ct. App. (1991)
  • Wright v. General Heating and Air, 306 S.C. 331, 411 S.E.2d 829 Ct. App. (1991)

Each case is different, so not all information on this website, as well as some which may not be provided, will apply to every case. Because the facts and relevant laws are different from case to case, Grimes Teich Anderson does not guarantee that the outcome, results or experiences with one lawyer or one case will be similar to another.

Except for Employment Law Cases, Attorney’s fees are a percentage of the entire recovery and will be deducted before other expenses. In addition to the fee in these cases, Client will be responsible for litigation expenses, which will either be deducted from the recovery or paid by the client. Some Employment Law Cases may be handled on a contingent fee basis and others handled on an hourly basis, where the client is billed for the hours spent on the case. Based on our experience, we will advise you of the most appropriate fee arrangement in Employment Law cases.

Material on this website is for information purposes and is not legal advice.

Client Reviews
Mr. Anderson represented my husband, Duane Carter during a recent car accident claim. We were try to get the medical bills and pain reimbursement resolved with the insurance company. They were great at keeping us current with any progress or problems that occurred during the process of our claim. The law firm of Grimes, Teich & Anderson are very people oriented and care deeply about their clients. I would highly recommend anyone in a similar situation use this law firm to resolve their claim. Duane C. & Tammey C.
Brian, I want to thank you and Ms. Willetts for all of your help during the appeal. Your expertise and approachable personality was truly welcomed, and having you present for the SSA hearing reduced my anxieties about the process. I will gladly refer others to you if they are needing assistance with disability or injury. If I were to encounter trouble with the SSA in the future, you will be my first contact. Your professionalism is a step above. Will Pitman
All veterans with a claim feeling you don't have a chance or feel defeated need to make contact with Grimes Teich Anderson and let qualified personnel get you through claims procedures. They will evaluate your claim and work through it with you from beginning to end and treat you with compassion and caring. William E.
We received exceptional assistance with a very difficult situation. Jessica Leaven and her team were thorough and clear throughout the entire process. We are grateful for her assistance and would recommend her to others who are seeking simple guidance or formal representation. Rebecca H.
Henry Teich is an outstanding attorney who aggressively represented me in a complex workers compensation injury case. Hank has been handling WC injury cases for may years and knows all the new NC statutes concerning WC! Tony M.
The National Trial Lawyers
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Injured Workers' Advocates
North Carolina Advocates for Justice