R. Scott Adams: Lawyer with Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

R. Scott Adams

Winston-Salem,  NC  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Workers Compensation
  • Labor and Employment
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Consumer Finance
University Colgate University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2003
Law SchoolWest Virginia University College of Law, J.D., 2007
Admitted2007, North Carolina; West Virginia; District of Columbia; United States District Court for the Middle, Eastern and Western Districts of North Carolina; United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Middle, Eastern and Western Districts of North Carolina; United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia; United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; District of Columbia Court of Appeals
BornCharleston, West Virginia, January 14, 1981

Mr. Adams’ primary area of practice is consumer financial services law. He also focuses on banking and finance law, bankruptcy law, and creditors' rights. Mr. Adams has extensive experience in electronic discovery law and in defending employers in complex workers' compensation and other employment matters.

•Named to North Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, 2014
•Selected as one of the Triad's 40 Leaders Under Forty by The Business Journal, 2014

•Order of the Barristers
•Patrick Duffy Koontz Award
•CALI Awards - Appellate Advocacy, Pre-Trial Litigation
•Moot Court Board (Baker Cup Semi-Finalist)
•Colgate Senior Class Orator

Discovery & Evidentiary Issues in the Digital Age (Annual Training for Virginia District Court Substitute Judges, 2011)
•Electronic Discovery, Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC Litigation Department Training (Co-Presenter)

Spilman Elects New Members 1/2/2015
North Carolina SuperVision Symposium Helps Businesses Prepare for What’s Next 9/19/2014
Spilman Attorney Scott Adams Named to 40 Leaders Under Forty List 2/21/2014
Spilman Attorneys Recognized by NC Super Lawyers 1/17/2014
Spilman Attorney Discusses Effects of CFPB 5/8/2013
Young lawyers face changing job market in Triad 4/26/2013
Spilman Attorney R. Scott Adams Leads 4ALL in Winston-Salem 3/15/2013
Merely a Clue or a Bright Line Test? 2/7/2013
Spilman Attorney on the Frontier of E-Discovery Ethics 9/21/2012
Spilman Thomas & Battle Helps Employers Guard Against Trending Labor and Employment Lawsuits 9/20/2012

Community Banking Excellence: Issue 4, 2014 12/18/2014
Community Banks Adding Prepaid Products Face New Imperatives 12/18/2014
All Consuming: July 2014 7/17/2014
Disputing Debts under the FDCPA - The Effect of the Fourth Circuit’s Opinion in Clark v. Absolute Collection Service, Inc. 7/16/2014
Financial Institutions and Creditors’ Rights: Ninth Circuit Finds SCRA Liability Based on Prior Servicer’s Actions 6/3/2014
SuperVision Today: Second Quarter 2014 5/22/2014
New Social Media Guidance for Financial Institutions (Which Might Include You) 5/22/2014
Community Banking Excellence: Issue 1, 2014 4/1/2014
Did You Miss It? Important New Guidance for Financial Institutions Using Social Media 3/28/2014
Can You Keep Up? Emergence of CFPB and Significant Developments Transform Consumer Finance Landscape 3/20/2014

Reported CasesRepresentative Experience: Representing and counseling clients regarding numerous federal and state consumer protection laws, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, Financial Privacy Act, Dodd-Frank Act, Truth-in-Lending Act, Regulation Z, the National Bank Act, and numerous state consumer protection laws; Representing banks and other financial institutions in commercial loan transactions, workout of distressed assets, and commercial foreclosures; Representing lenders and borrowers in asset-based lending; Defending financial institutions and other creditors in litigation involving alleged violations of state and federal consumer protection laws in connection with home mortgage loans, unsecured loans, automobile financing, credit card accounts and consumer credit sales; Representing clients in class actions regarding alleged violations of consumer protection statues and mortgage lending; Representing financial institutions in bankruptcy courts, including adversary proceedings; Extensive experience in litigating general civil litigation matters and obtaining favorable results through aggressive motion practice; Representing self-insured employers and carriers in complex workers' compensation cases before the North Carolina Industrial Commission

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Important Updates to TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule
R. Scott Adams, January 8, 2015
Over the last few weeks, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) has issued several important notices that financial institutions need to review and understand. Most importantly, the CFPB proposed new substantive amendments to the TILA-RESPA integrated disclosure rule issued...

CFPB Proposes Changes to Reg C
R. Scott Adams, August 19, 2014
The Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (“HMDA”), implemented through Regulation C, is the next target for changes by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”). The CFPB’s proposed rule claims to simplify the reporting process for financial institutions while also...

Disputing Debts under the FDCPA - The Effect of the Fourth Circuit’s Opinion in Clark v. Absolute Collection Service, Inc.
R. Scott Adams, July 26, 2014
In January of this year, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (“Fourth Circuit”) decided the case of Clark v. Absolute Collection Service, Inc. (741 F.3d 487, 4th Cir. 2014). The question of first impression before the Court was whether Section 1692g(a)(3) of the...

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R. Scott Adams

110 Oakwood Drive, Suite 500
Winston-SalemNC 27103


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