Taylor Scruggs-Smith



Originally from the DC Metro area, Taylor relocated to North Carolina in 2011 for school though she still has great pride for her hometown in Prince George’s County in Maryland. She received her bachelor’s degree in political science from Campbell University in 2015 and continued straight into law school in Raliegh also with Campbell University. She received her JD in 2018 and passed the North Carolina Bar in February 2019.

Attorney Taylor Scruggs- Smith joined the joined the Whitaker & Hamer, PLLC team in 2019. She focuses her practice on family law although she assists greatly with real estate transactions coming through our various offices. Typically, Taylor works out of our Garner office though she travels to Raleigh and Fuquay-Varina as well. You may also find her at our events as she is heavily involved in the firm’s marketing.

When not working, Taylor can be found with either a supernatural mystery book in her hands or attached to Disney+ watching classic Disney movies. Taylor prides herself as one of Disney’s biggest fans and will most definitely let you know some fun facts about the entertainment company. Additionally, Taylor loves dogs and is a big advocate for animal rescue.

She has her own fur family members, a German Shepherd rescue named Luna and a German Shepherd/Retriever mix rescue named Zoro. Taylor is always looking for a way to get the firm involved in supporting local animal rescues as a way to give back to her community.

She’s a big Miami Heat fan and she considers crab legs with Old Bay seasoning to be the perfect food, other than seafood alfredo, considering she hails from the crab capitol of the East Coast: Maryland we aren’t too surprised.

In August of 2022, Attorney Scruggs-Smith was promoted to Administrative & Marketing Director. While she continues to maintain her own family law case load, she know further manages day-to-day operations and the marketing team.

Meet Taylor


  • B.A., Campbell University, 2015
  • J.D., Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, 2018


  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Marquis Who's Who in America (2022-2023)
  • Marquis Emerging Leaders (2022)
  • Continental Who's Who Registry- Pinnacle Professional Member (2022-2023)
  • Super Lawyers: North Carolina Rising Star (2024)
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America (2024)


  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Tenth Judicial District Bar (Wake)
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • Capital City Lawyers Association

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