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W. Scott Harkey

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  • Criminal Law, White Collar Crime, Stockbroker & Investment Fraud...
  • North Carolina
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Christopher A. Beechler
Christopher A. Beechler December 28, 2022
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
Simply put, Scott is one of the best trial attorneys in North Carolina. View More
Q. How do you know this lawyer?
  • Current or Former Co-Worker/Colleague

Scott was the NC senior finanical crimes prosecutor when he prosecuted my client in a white collar case.

Q. In the cases you were involved in with this attorney, which of the following apply?
  • Same Client
  • Opposing Client

Scott's skills as a talented prosecutor a have earned him an excellent reputation as a highly regarded criminal defense lawyer. In 2022 and 2023, Scott and I represented a client charged with murder.

Q. When did you work with this lawyer?
I've worked against and with Scott since 2016.
Q. Was this lawyer an effective advocate/counselor and why?

Scott is a commanding presence in a courtroom. His trial preparation and courtroom execution warrant his statewide reputation as one the premier defense attorneys in North Carolina.

Q. Please rate this lawyer on the following:

Legal Knowledge: Excellent

Scott demonstates repeatedly his understanding of criminal law by obtaining excellent outcomes for his clients.

Legal Analysis: Excellent

Scott's vast trial success in courts around North Carolina support his reputation of possessing a brilliant legal mind.

Communication Skills: Excellent

Scott is a successful trial attorney who takes pride in his abilty to communicate clearly and compassionately to his clients.

Ethics and Professionalism: Excellent

Scott's exemplary reputation as an ethical professional is well earned.

Q. For which practice area(s) would you recommend this lawyer?
Scott would be a top choice for anyone seeking a serious criminal defense attorney.
Q. Which of the following skills does this lawyer possess?
  • Appeals
  • Arbitration
  • Business Advising
  • Client Relations
  • Collaboration
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Document Review
  • Drafting
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Financial Literacy (handling client funds)
  • Legal Research
  • Legal Writing
  • Litigation
  • Mediation
  • Negotiation
  • Oral Argument
  • Problem Solving
  • Pro Bono and Community Services
  • Project Management
  • Transactions
  • Trials
  • Use of Technology
Q. I would recommend this lawyer to my family and friends