Matthew Scott

District Attorney, Robeson County

Matthew Scott is the very first American Indian District Attorney in Robeson County and the entirety of North Carolina. Scott was raised in Robeson County and graduated from Purnell Swett High School. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from North Carolina State University and law degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2002.

After graduating from law school, Scott joined the Army as a judge advocate and paratrooper stationed at Fort Bragg with the 18th Airborne Corps. He also is a combat veteran who deployed to Iraq and has been awarded the Bronze Star. He currently is a lieutenant colonel in the United States Army Reserve. In 2010, he became an assistant district attorney with the Robeson County District Attorney’s Office and focused on prosecuting narcotic and violent crimes.

Scott also is a deacon at Berea Baptist Church, member of the Tri-Warriors triathlon group which promotes physical fitness within the community. He was appointed by Gov. Roy Cooper to the North Carolina Military Affairs Commission. Scott is married and has two sons, Gabriel and Ethan.