W. Scott Harkey is an accomplished attorney and the managing partner of Harkey Litigation law offices, based in North Carolina. With a remarkable legal career spanning several high-profile cases, Scott has established himself as a trusted advocate for businesses and individuals in State and Federal courts.
Scott’s journey in the legal field began with a significant role as a special prosecutor, leading the Financial Crimes Unit from 2013 until 2021. During his tenure, he showcased his exceptional skills in navigating complex financial cases, earning him recognition as a formidable force in white-collar litigation.
Prior to his appointment as the Senior Financial Crimes Prosecutor, Scott honed his litigation skills by defending civil cases at a prominent law firm in Raleigh, North Carolina. This experience allowed him to gain valuable insights into the intricacies of complex disputes and develop a strategic approach to achieving favorable outcomes for his clients.
Throughout his career, Scott has successfully tried numerous jury cases in both State and Federal Courts, securing favorable verdicts in multi-million-dollar disputes. In fact, he achieved his first multi-million-dollar judgment at the young age of 28, setting the stage for a remarkable legal journey. His impressive record in complex white-collar matters is unparalleled in North Carolina, solidifying his reputation as the go-to attorney for high-stakes litigation.
With a focus on high-stakes litigation, Scott has made a name for himself by representing businesses and individuals in a wide range of cases. His remarkable achievements include securing favorable verdicts in some of North Carolina’s most notorious fraud cases, such as the $269.9 million contract fraud case, the UNC athlete agent scandal, and a multi-million-dollar Ponzi scheme.
As a North Carolina State Bar Board Certified Specialist in state criminal law, Scott has handled cases in over 60 counties across the state. He is highly sought-after as a lecturer and adviser on economic malfeasance issues, including fraud, financial privacy, and public corruption. His profound knowledge and practical insights make him an invaluable resource in the realm of white-collar matters.
Scott’s outstanding legal achievements have gained widespread recognition, with his cases frequently featured in national publications such as USA Today, Associated Press, ESPN, Seattle Times, Washington Post, Washington Times, Newsweek, CNN, and Adweek magazine. His dedication to his clients and commitment to excellence have set him apart as a trailblazer in the field of high-stakes litigation.
With W. Scott Harkey at the helm, Harkey Litigation continues to provide unparalleled legal representation to clients facing complex legal challenges. Scott’s unwavering determination, vast expertise, and impressive track record make him a trusted advocate for those in need of a fearless champion in the courtroom.