Scott Templeton works with a broad range of corporate, health care and professional clients in business law (transactional, employment and regulatory) matters. He is “AV Preeminent” rated by Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review process, repeatedly named to North Carolina’s “Legal Elite” in business law by Business North Carolina magazine, annually listed in the “Best Lawyers in America” in Employment Law – Management, and is also named a “Super Lawyer” in Health Care by Thomson Reuters.
Before returning to Winston-Salem in 2004, Scott served in Raleigh as Deputy Secretary of State (1997-2004), and before that as legal counsel to the Department of Labor (1991-96). He has a business degree from UNC (1983), and his law degree from Wake Forest (1989), where he served on the Law Review and the school’s National Trial Team. Scott was also a law clerk to Justice Burley B. Mitchell, Jr. on the North Carolina Supreme Court (1989-90).
Professional Associations and Accomplishments:
- Named to “Super Lawyers” in Health Care law by Thomson Reuters (2022-23).
- Named to Business North Carolina’s “Legal Elite” for Business Law (2022, 2017, 2012).
- Listed in “The Best Lawyers in America” since 2014 in Employment Law – Management, including as “Lawyer of the Year” (Greensboro area; 2019).
- Rated “AV Preeminent” since 2013 by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings.
- Member, North Carolina Bar Association (former council member to Health Law, Business Law, and Government & Public Sector Sections).
- Member, North Carolina Society of Healthcare Attorneys.
- Wake Forest University School of Law (J.D., 1989).
- University of North Carolina (B.S., Business Administration, 1983).
- Duke University, Sanford School of Public Policy, Certificate in Strategic Leadership for State Executives (1994).
- Editorial Staff, Wake Forest Law Review.
- Robert Goldberg Award in Trial Advocacy.
- Wake Forest National Trial Team (Regional Champion Team, 1989 National Trial Competition).
- Justice Burley B. Mitchell, Jr., Supreme Court of North Carolina (1989-90)
Civic and Charitable Affiliations:
- Highland Presbyterian Church (former Deacon and Elder)
- Salem Presbytery, Permanent Judicial Commission (2015-2020)
- Trellis Supportive Care Board of Directors (2016-21; Legal Committee (Chair 2017-20)).