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Scott McKellar


Scott grew up in Jackson, North Carolina, the county seat of Northampton County, and has served as county attorney for Northampton since 2014.

Scott joined Battle Winslow in 2001 and has practiced extensively in Bankruptcy Law, where he has represented businesses, banks, individuals and Chapter 7 trustees in bankruptcy matters pending under Chapter 7, 11 and 13 of the United States Bankruptcy Code, including obtaining relief from the automatic stay, contested Chapter 11 and 13 plan representation and related creditors’ rights litigation, the prosecution and defense of preference and fraudulent transfer actions, and appellate litigation before the North Carolina Federal District Courts and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

In 2013, Scott became a Certified Specialist in Business and Consumer Bankruptcy Law by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. In addition, he serves on the panel of Chapter 7 trustees for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina.

Scott has broad state court civil litigation experience and maintains an active foreclosure, collections and construction law practice focusing on creditors’ rights.

More About Scott


  • J.D., University of North Carolina School of Law, 2001
  • B.A., University of North Carolina (With Distinction), 1997


  • Admitted to Bar 2001, State of North Carolina
  • All State and Federal Courts in North Carolina
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit


  • Local Rules Committee, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, 2023 - Present
  • Bankruptcy Section Council, North Carolina Bar Association, 2022 - Present

Civic Activities

  • Leadership Rocky Mount
  • Good Shepherd Episcopal Church
  • City of Rocky Mount Parks and Recreation, Volunteer Baseball Coach


  • “Avoiding Powers of the Debtor and Trustee” (Co-Author), North Carolina Bankruptcy Practice Manual, Chapter XII (North Carolina Bar Association, 9th ed., 2023)