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Scott M. Harrington

PARTNER

Practice Areas

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Business Disputes and Commercial Litigation

  • Construction Litigation

  • Creditor’s Rights and Bankruptcy

  • Foreclosures and Loan Workouts

  • Insurance Coverage, Risk Management and Risk Avoidance

  • Intellectual Property

  • Product Liability and Mass Tort Claims

  • Professional Liability

  • Real Estate and Title Insurance Disputes

  • Fiduciary Representation

  • Commercial and Retail Leasing

Admissions

  • Connecticut, 1987

  • U.S. Federal District Court, District of Connecticut

  • U.S. Federal District Court, Southern District of New York

  • U.S. Federal District Court, Eastern District of New York

Scott M. Harrington is a partner in the Litigation Practice Group. He focuses his practice on litigating sophisticated commercial and business disputes, including trials and appeals in the state and federal courts. A member of the Construction Law Section of the Connecticut Bar Association, Scott has substantial experience in construction law and represents contractors, construction managers, owners and sureties in construction disputes in the state and federal courts and in arbitration and alternative dispute resolution forums. He has served as an arbitrator and a mediator involving construction disputes. He also served on the Master Building Committee for his hometown of Ridgefield, where he helped administer $90 million in municipal construction projects over a six-year period.

He has litigated a number of substantial environmental damage claims involving mold contamination, soil remediation, and oil spills. He also has extensive experience representing banks, vendors, financing companies, and other creditors in the Bankruptcy Courts in Connecticut and New York. He often represents building owners and commercial tenants in complex commercial lease disputes.

Scott is active in the Connecticut Bar Association, where he is a Member of the House of Delegates and is immediate past Chair of the Litigation Section. He is also a member of the Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section. He also served on the Civil Commission, which was charged with reviewing the status of the civil docket and the development of practices intended to improve the administering of judicial services to litigants, the bar and public within the State of Connecticut. Scott holds the AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating™ from Martindale-Hubbell®. He has served as a Special Pretrial Master for the Stamford/Norwalk Judicial District. He has lectured on construction and foreclosure law issues.

Representative Matters

  • Represented a Fortune 100 company in the defense of multi-million dollar claim brought by a site work subcontractor in the U.S. District Court. Matter was successfully settled prior to trial at a small fraction of the original claim amount.

  • Represented a noted architectural firm in the defense of multi-million dollar comprehensive claim commenced by a government owner against more than 20 parties, including design professionals, general contractors, subcontractors and governmental entities. Matter was successfully resolved following multiple days of mediation at substantial cost savings to the client’s professional liability carrier.

  • Represented a national general contractor in the defense of a multi-million dollar claim by a mechanical subcontractor in connection with the construction of a major pharmaceutical research facility. Following 8 days of arbitration involving cross claims against the owner, received a successful decision for the client that was less than 15% of the original amount claimed.

Reported Cases

  • Patriot National Bank v. Braverman, 134 Conn.App. 327 (2012)

  • Hees v. Burke Construction, Inc., 290 Conn. 1 (2009)

  • Interstate Flagging v. Town of Darien, et al., 283 F.Supp.2d 641 (2003)

  • First Federal Bank v. Gallup, 51 Conn.App. 39 (1998)

  • Bank of Stamford v. Alaimo, 31 Conn.App. 1 (1993)

  • Sun Hill Industries, Inc. v. Kraftsman Group, Inc., 27 Conn. App. 688 (1992)

Education

  • Colgate University, B.A., 1984

  • University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., 1987

Honors

  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating ™ from Martindale-Hubbell®.

  • Connecticut Super Lawyer, Business Litigation, 2015 – 2017