Margaret A. Scott
Secretary - WON Foundation and
Executive Partner, Secrest Wardle
Margaret A. Scott joined Secrest Wardle as a Partner in 2012 and became an Executive Partner in 2014. She currently serves as the Prosecutor for the City of Auburn Hills and the Charter Township of Waterford. In 2019, Ms. Scott was selected to join 52-3 District Court Judge Nicholson’s Specialty Treatment Court Team. Margaret Scott serves as a Sobriety Court Prosecutor and the North Oakland Count Veterans Treatment Court Prosecutor. Additionally, Ms. Scott has practiced insurance defense litigation for over 10 years as private counsel for various companies. She handled claims involving the defense of automobile and structure arson fires, no-fault PIP, uninsured motorists’ claims, and third-party automobile claims. From 1988 to 2008, Ms. Scott served as an Oakland County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney. The majority of her career was spent as a Special Prosecutor at the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office where she was elevated to the office of Chief of the Auto Theft Unit in 1996. As a felony trial prosecutor, Ms. Scott prosecuted crimes involving insurance fraud, identity theft, embezzlement, and arson of insured property. During her time with the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office, she successfully prosecuted nearly 100% of the cases assigned to the Auto Theft Unit. Margaret Scott is member of Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s Class of 2015 “Women in the Law.” Honorees are recognized for the meaningful and inspiring contributions they have made to the legal community. An article, “A sidebar with Margaret A. Scott,” appeared in the July 20, 2015, issue of Michigan Lawyers Weekly, in which she was interviewed about her practice in the areas of arson insurance defense and auto theft prevention. Ms. Scott has also been awarded a Challenge Coin by the North Oakland County Veteran’s Treatment Court for her involvement in the program in her role as a district court prosecutor.