Harkey Litigation in North Carolina is managed by W. Scott Harkey, who previously served as a special prosecutor for the Financial Crimes Unit from March 2013 until May 2021. Prior to that, he worked at a law firm in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he defended civil cases.
Scott has an impressive track record of successfully trying jury cases in both state and federal courts in North Carolina, and has secured favorable verdicts in multi-million-dollar disputes. He even obtained his first multi-million-dollar judgment at the young age of 28. Since 2013, Scott has tried more complex white-collar cases in North Carolina than any other lawyer.
Scott specializes in high-stakes litigation, representing businesses and individuals in state and federal courts. In recent years, he has achieved favorable verdicts in some of the most notorious fraud cases in modern North Carolina history, including a $269.9 million contract fraud case, the UNC athlete agent scandal, and a multi-million-dollar Ponzi scheme. He is a North Carolina State Bar Board Certified Specialist in state criminal law.
As a former prosecutor and board-certified specialist, Scott has extensive experience handling cases in over 60 North Carolina counties. He frequently lectures and advises on issues related to economic malfeasances, such as fraud, financial privacy, public corruption, and other white-collar matters. A large portion of his practice focuses on high-profile criminal cases, which have been featured in national publications like USA Today, Associated Press, ESPN, Seattle Times, Washington Post, Washington Times, Newsweek, CNN, and Adweek magazine.