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Amily K McCool

Amily K McCool

Scharff Law Firm
  • Domestic Violence, DUI & DWI, Criminal Law
  • North Carolina
Claimed Lawyer Profile

Amily (she/her/hers) is an attorney with 20 years of experience working in the anti-domestic violence field. She assists domestic and sexual violence victims by representing them in protective orders and Title IX hearings, defending them in criminal cases so that a criminal record does not act as a barrier to escaping an abusive partner.

Amily also focuses her practice on representing non-predominant aggressors in criminal defense cases as a primary prevention strategy to help foster economic stability- one of the greatest protective factors for living violence free. She represents those charged with everything from misdemeanor and felony drug offenses, to DWIs, to various theft crimes. She is also particularly passionate about assisting people in expunging their criminal record.

Amily is a supportive and nurturing attorney for LGBTQ clients. She works to assist the queer, trans, and GNC community with legal issues related to identity (such as name and gender marker changes) and legal assistance to combat discrimination.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
J.D. (2008) | Law
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University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
M.S. (2003) | Social Work
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North Carolina State University
B.S. (2000) | Psychology
Honors: Summa cum Laude
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Professional Experience
Scharff Law Firm
- Current
Associate Adjunct Professor
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- Current
Law Enforcement Trainer
Wake Technical Community College
- Current
Scharff Law Firm
Legal & Policy Director
North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Staff Attorney
Legal Aid of North Carolina- Durham
Assistant District Attorney
Wake County District Attorney's Office
Judicial Clerk
North Carolina Court of Appeals
Speaking Engagements
Redefining Intimate Partner Violence & Sexual Violence for Trans, Queer & HIV-Affected Communities, Lavender Law Conference, Philadelphia, PA
The LGBT Bar Association
One Size Does Not Fit All: Moving Beyond False Dichotomies to Victim Centered Change, End Violence Against Women International, Washington D.C.
Public Service Practitioners Award
NC Lawyers Weekly
Professional Associations
North Carolina State Bar  # 38344
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North Carolina Bar Association
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Wake County Bar Association
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Wake County Academy of Trial Lawyers
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
North Carolina State Bar
ID Number: 38344
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  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Additional Practice Area
  • Expungements
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Scharff Law Firm website
North Carolina Domestic Violence Resource Blog
Contact & Map
Scharff Law Firm
827-B N. Bloodworth St.
Raleigh, NC 27604
Telephone: (919) 457-1954
Monday: 8 AM - 8 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 8 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 8 AM - 8 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 8 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 8 PM
Saturday: 8 AM - 8 PM
Sunday: 8 AM - 8 PM
Notice: Evening and weekend hours are available on case-by-case basis.