Riddle & Brantley Attorney Scott A. Scurfield Admitted to Supreme Court of the United States Bar
Riddle & Brantley attorney Scott A. Scurfield has joined an elite association of lawyers — on Monday, June 17, he was formally admitted to the United States Supreme Court Bar. Admission to the Supreme Court Bar not only entitles Scurfield to represent clients before the nation’s highest court, but also grants him preferred seating at oral arguments and access to the Supreme Court law library, among other benefits.
“It was surreal being right there, and having my name announced for admission,” said Scurfield. “I can now show up any time they are in session and get to sit in front of the bench, just behind the lawyers, and watch the proceedings. Chief Justice John Roberts came back to the lounge and hung out with us a while.”
Scurfield’s wife, Melissa, even had a brief conversation with the chief justice.
“The experience did not disappoint.” – Scott Scurfield
In order to join the Supreme Court Bar, Scurfield had to prove good standing with the North Carolina State Bar Association, be sponsored by two prior Supreme Court Bar members, and present himself for formal admittance.
Scurfield has practiced law since 1988 and currently leads the Social Security Disability (SSD) team at Riddle & Brantley. He is a Board-Certified Specialist in SSD, and additionally represents clients in personal injury, VA benefits, and premises liability cases. Scurfield earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.
“It sounds stereotypical, but I truly enjoy using my experience to help people who really need help,” said Scurfield. “I tell people all the time that I’m a rarity in that I can look people in the eye and tell them, sincerely, that I love my job.”