H. Scott Overholt

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.

Areas of Practice:

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Fire & Property Insurance Litigation
  • Insurance Law
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents – Plaintiff
  • Personal Injury – Plaintiff
  • Products Liability Law
  • Workers’ Compensation Law
  • Wrongful Death

Bar Admissions:

  • North Carolina State Bar – 1991
  • Supreme Court of the United States – 2017
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court of the Middle District of North Carolina


  • University of Arkansas undergraduate – BS – Business Administration – Real Estate Finance 2017
  • University of Arkansas Schole of Law – JD – 1990

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • New Hanover County Bar Association
  • Martindale-Hubble
  • Super Lawyers
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