Prior to his election to the Office of District Attorney, Scott Reilly established himself as an experienced private attorney and small business owner. Scott has extensive courtroom experience. He started his legal career in 1989 as an Assistant District Attorney focused on prosecuting sex offenders in our community. While in the DA’s office, he prosecuted every type of crime – from DWIs to capital murder cases.
In 1994, Scott opened a private law practice in Newton. With his small business, Scott concentrated his law practice almost exclusively on criminal cases. He has handled thousands of cases and has personally tried more than 250 jury trials.
Since being elected District Attorney, Scott has committed his office to serving the local community in several ways. In addition to prosecuting all criminal cases within the District and minimizing court case backlog, he has his staff reach out to local organizations to volunteer their time and knowledge to better educate and assist the communities of Burke, Caldwell, and Catawba. Scott is committed to working with local law enforcement to effectively and efficiently prosecute cases within the three counties on behalf of victims and their families.
Scott earned his undergraduate degree from Lenoir-Rhyne University and completed his law degree at Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan. He lives in Conover with his wife, Beth, and their children.