• Whitfield Bryson & Mason, LLP

    • 5101 Wisconsin Ave. NW Suite 305 Washington, D.C., 20016
    • 202-640-1170
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      Scott Harris | Partner

      • 900 W. Morgan St. Raleigh, NC, 27603
      • 9196005004
      Scott C. Harris is a partner at Whitfield, Bryson & Mason LLP, and has been with the firm since its inception.

      Scott’s practice focuses on fighting for individuals, homeowners, homeowners associations, and small businesses in complex litigation, including construction defect, mass tort, and product liability.  Scott has played a key role in securing substantial verdicts and settlements in a variety of cases. For instance, he has received a multi-million dollar verdict in favor of homeowners for a developer’s unfair and deceptive advertising and shoddy road construction and over a million dollar verdict in favor of homeowners whose homes were built on improperly compacted soil. He has also secured substantial results for a class of homeowners whose homes were built without a weather resistant barrier beneath their siding. 

      Scott earned his law degree from Wake Forest University School of Law in 2006 and his Bachelor of Arts from Hampden-Sydney College in 2001. While at Hampden-Sydney College, Scott was Chairman of the Honor Committee and a member of the national leadership honor society, Omicron Delta Kappa. Scott was admitted to the North Carolina Bar in 2006 and to the Florida Bar in 2013. He is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina, the United States Court for the Middle District of Florida, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

      Before he attended law school, Scott taught 9th and 10th grade English at Orangeburg Preparatory School in Orangeburg, South Carolina. After graduating from law school, Scott joined the law firm of Lewis & Roberts PLLC where he focused his practice on complex civil and business litigation. He remained at Lewis & Roberts, PLLC until he left to help start Whitfield, Bryson & Mason LLP in 2011. 

      Scott’s success has been recognized by numerous professional associations. He was named a Super Lawyer in 2010, and every year since 2012. In addition, he has consistently been named a member of the Legal Elite by Business North Carolina. Scott is also an active member of several trade organizations including American Association of Justice (AAJ), North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ), Public Justice.
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      Danielle Perry | Associate

      • 5101 Wisconsin Ave. NW Suite 305 Washington, D.C., 20016
      • 202-640-1168
      Danielle is an attorney at Whitfield, Bryson & Mason LLP’s Washington, D.C. office. Her primary focus is in protecting employee and consumer rights through class action lawsuits.

      Danielle graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in Peace and Conflict Studies. During her undergraduate studies, she managed and rowed for the university’s Lightweight Crew Team abd also spent a year in Budapest, Hungary, where she interned with the Helsinki Committee, an international human rights organization.

      Danielle went on to attend Loyola Law School, where she was on the Board of the Public Interest Law Foundation and headed efforts to promote alternative dispute resolution, including founding a club structured to inform students of developments in mediation and working at The Center for Conflict Resolution.

      During law school, she held an externship as a law clerk for the Honorable Victoria Chaney of the California Court of Appeals, worked with the Labor Division of the Los Angeles Office of the City Attorney, and was a Board Member for the Public Interest Law Foundation.

      Prior to joining Whitfield, Bryson & Mason LLP, Danielle practiced at a Plaintiffs’ class action firm in Los Angeles, where she worked as an advocate for victims of wage theft–employees who were being deprived of pay and not provided with legally required meal and rest periods. Danielle spent much of her time working on lawsuits brought to recover lost wages and penalties for banking, manufacturing, retail, property management, and trucking industry employees.

      Danielle is a member of the American Association for Justice and the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association, and regularly volunteers as an advising attorney at the Employment Justice Center.
  • Wise & Donahue, PLC

    • 10476 Armstrong Street Fairfax, Virginia 22030
    • 703-934-6377
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      Joe Hernandez | Associate

      • 10476 Armstrong Street Fairfax, Virginia 22030
      • (703)-934-6377
      Joseph Hernandez is a litigation associate with the firm. He is a 2008 graduate of Yale University where he was a four-year member of the varsity golf team and a 2014 graduate of American University, Washington College of Law where he was Executive Editor for two years for the Criminal Law Practitioner. Prior to law school, he was a member of the investigation team at the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill & Offshore Drilling, as well as a paralegal for a large DC firm specializing in white-collar litigation and government investigations. Before joining the firm, he served in the Maryland Office of the Public Defender in Prince George’s County managing cases and trials in the District Court. He is barred in Virginia, Maryland and District of Columbia with a practice focused upon criminal/white-collar defense, construction litigation and transactions, commercial and business disputes, and personal injury.
  • Pendley Baudin & Coffin

    • 1515 Poydras Street Suite 1400 New Orleans, LA 70112
    • 504 355-0086
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      Pat Pendley | Partner

      • 1515 Poydras Street Suite 1400 New Orleans, LA 70112
      • 225 687- 6396
      Pat Pendley, senior partner at Pendley, Baudin and Coffin, L.L.P., has practiced law continuously since 1967, with a general practice of law in all areas, except patent and tax law.  Beginning in 1981 with his first environmental class action, Mr. Pendley's practice in the class action and mass tort areas has involved toxic tort cases, consumer insurance class cases, product liability class cases and mineral rights royalty underpayment claims.  The number of class cases and mass tort cases in which he has been involved exceeds one hundred cases in both federal and state courts around the country.  Mr. Pendley has served, by court appointment, as a member of numerous plaintiff steering committees, as well as in leadership positions in many of these cases.  These cases have ranged in the number of clients from a few hundred up to hundreds of thousands of class members.  Mr. Pendley has litigated cases against some of the largest corporations in the United States over the past thirty years.

      Additionally, Mr. Pendley has represented both landowners and expropriatory authorities in several hundred eminent domain cases dating back to the early 1970's and continuing to this day.