2505 South College Rd. Wilmington, NC 28412
Toll Free: 800-381-9120
Overholt Law Firm

Attorney Profile

H. Scott Overholt
Wilmington, North Carolina

The Overholt Law Firm, PC was founded by H. Scott Overholt. Scott and his family reside in Wilmington, North Carolina. He was born in Charlottesville, Virginia, to Major General Hugh R. Overholt, Ret., and Laura A. Overholt, who currently reside in New Bern, North Carolina. Growing up, the initial contact with North Carolina was in 1975 and 1976 when his father was stationed at Fort Bragg, NC, as the Staff Judge Advocate. From that tour of duty the Overholt family moved to Alexandria, Virginia, a suburb of Washington, D.C. After graduating from Mount Vernon High School in Alexandria, Virginia, Scott went to college at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1987. One year later, he was admitted to the University of Arkansas School of Law. While in law school, he was married to Ruthy S. Overholt and they were blessed with their first child, Ashton Paige Overholt. After graduating from law school 1990 the family returned to eastern North Carolina and made Greenville, North Carolina, their home.

In January 1991, Scott went to work as a law clerk for Judge Malcolm J. Howard, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina. In August 1992, he accepted a position as a litigation attorney with a well-known personal injury law firm with offices in Greenville and in Wilmington, NC. While in Greenville, North Carolina, Ruthy and Scott were blessed with their second child, Grayson Cole Overholt. In January 1995 Scott and the family moved to Wilmington, NC, where he continued to represent the injured. In July of 2001, after almost 9 years of practice with the same personal injury firm, Scott and the family decided to establish The Overholt Law Firm, PC based on the principle of fair, honest and aggressive representation.

(910) 798-5900

(910) 799-8496


Areas of Practice:

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Fire & Property Insurance Litigation
Insurance Law
Medical Malpractice
Motor Vehicle Accidents — Plaintiff
Personal Injury — Plaintiff
Products Liability Law
Workers’ Compensation Law
Wrongful Death

Bar Admissions:

North Carolina, 1991
U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina


University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Leflar Law Center, Fayetteville, Arkansas, 1990

University of Arkansas, Fayettville, AR, USA
Major: Real Estate Finance

Professional Associations and Memberships:

New Hanover County Bar Association
North Carolina Bar Association
Association of Trial Lawyers of America
North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers