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Scott Templeton

Scott Templeton

101 North Cherry Street, Suite 720
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
P: (336) 631-8500

Scott Templeton


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 the Martindale-Hubbell peer review process, has twice been named to North Carolina’s “Legal Elite” in business law by Business North Carolina magazine, and is listed in the “Best Lawyers in America” in Employment Law – Management, including as ”Lawyer of the Year” for 2019 in the Greensboro (Triad) area.

Before returning to private practice in 2004, Scott worked as Deputy Secretary of State for North Carolina for seven years, and before that as legal counsel to the North Carolina Department of Labor. Scott has a business degree from the University of North Carolina (1983), and his law degree from Wake Forest (1989), where he served on the Law Review and the school’s National Trial Team. He was also a law clerk to Justice Burley B. Mitchell, Jr. on the North Carolina Supreme Court.

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Scott Templeton


Professional Associations and Accomplishments:

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 2014 in Employment Law – Management, including “Lawyer of the Year” in the Greensboro (Triad) area (2019)
  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings
  • Listed in Business North Carolina’s “Legal Elite” for Business Law (2012, 2017)
  • North Carolina Bar Association – Health Law Section Council (2016-19)
  • North Carolina Society of Healthcare Attorneys
  • American Bar Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association


  • University of North Carolina (B.S., Business Administration, 1983)
  • Wake Forest University School of Law (J.D., 1989)

Academic Honors:

  • Editorial Staff, Wake Forest Law Review
  • Robert Goldberg Award in Trial Advocacy
  • Wake Forest National Trial Team (Regional Champion Team, National Trial Competition)

Judicial Clerkships:

  • Justice Burley B. Mitchell, Jr., Supreme Court of North Carolina (1989-90)

Civic and Charitable Affiliations:

  • Highland Presbyterian Church (Elder 2017-20; former Deacon and Elder)
  • Salem Presbytery, Permanent Judicial Commission (2015-2020)
  • Trellis Supportive Care (f/k/a Hospice & Palliative CareCenter) Board of Directors (2016-19; Legal Committee Chair)
  • Task Force on the Internet Practice of Law, NC Bar Association (2016-17)