Attorney W. Scott Harkey was given an AV Preeminent® rating from his peers, which means he ranks at the highest level of professional excellence for his legal expertise, communication skills, and ethical standards.
Established in 1887, the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating evaluates lawyers based on the anonymous opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary, including both those who are rated and those who are not. The first review to establish a lawyer’s rating usually occurs three years after his/her first admission to the Bar.
Martindale-Hubbell conducts secure online Peer Review Ratings surveys of lawyers across multiple jurisdictions and geographic locations, in similar areas of practice as the lawyer being rated. Reviewers are instructed to assess their colleagues’ general ethical standards and legal ability in a specific area of practice.
The confidentiality, objectivity, and complete independence of the ratings process are what have made the program a unique and credible evaluation tool for members of the legal profession. The legal community values the accuracy of lawyer peer review ratings because they are determined by their peers – the people who are best suited to assess the legal ability and professional ethics of their colleagues.
“It is an honor to receive this acknowledgment from my peers in the legal community. I have been fortunate to serve alongside so many great attorneys. And this recognition is truly a byproduct of their support since I joined this profession.” – W. Scott Harkey
About W. Scott Harkey: As part of his practice, Harkey represents businesses and individuals involved in complex criminal and civil litigation matters. He is a board-certified specialist in North Carolina criminal law and has litigated some of the most complex white-collar cases in modern North Carolina history.