Anthony G. Scheer

Top rated Criminal Defense attorney in Charlotte, North Carolina

Rawls, Scheer, Clary, & Mingo PLLC
Anthony G. Scheer
Rawls, Scheer, Clary, & Mingo PLLC

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, White Collar Crimes; view more

Licensed in North Carolina since: 1992

Education: University of North Carolina School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2024

Rawls, Scheer, Clary, & Mingo PLLC

2333 Randolph Rd
Suite 100
Charlotte, NC 28207 Visit website


Tony Scheer is a trial lawyer and partner in the Charlotte-based law firm of Rawls, Scheer, Clary & Mingo.  He has practiced criminal law for over 25 years.  He represents clients in State and Federal courts in Charlotte, throughout North Carolina, and elsewhere around the U.S.. 

Mr. Scheer started his career working for a Federal judge in Virginia, and came to Charlotte in 1993 to take a job as an Assistant District Attorney.  He has been a criminal defense lawyer since 1997, and his practice is exclusively major felonies in State and Federal courts.  He represents people accused of violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robberies, as well as white collar financial crimes, grand jury investigations, and cybercrime. He has tried over 50 felony cases to jury verdicts.  He has also handled a number high-profile cases -  representing elected officials, athletes, and prominent business leaders.

Mr. Scheer is one of only a few lawyers in North Carolina with real experience representing people who want to blow the whistle against those who steal from the Government.  Since 2003, he has filed cases which have led to the Government recovering over $20 million and substantial rewards for his clients.  His experience on both sides of these issues (representing defendants and whistleblowers) gives him a unique ability to execute winning strategies for his clients.

Practice areas

Criminal Defense, Criminal Defense: White Collar

Focus areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Domestic Violence, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Criminal Law - Federal, Drug & Alcohol Violations, False Accusations, Felony, Murder, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, White Collar Crime

  • 50% Criminal Defense
  • 50% Criminal Defense: White Collar

First Admitted: 1992, North Carolina

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Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Board Certified in North Carolina and Federal Criminal Law
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for District of South Carolina
  • Member, American Bar Association, 2000 - Present
  • Board of Directors, Summit House, 2004 - 2007
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for 4th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1997 - Present
  • Criminal Justice Partnership Advisory Board, 1997 - 2004
  • North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • Member, North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, 1997 - Present
  • Member, Mecklenburg County Drug Treatment Court Board, 1997 - 2011
  • Board of Directors, Justice Initiatives, Inc., 2004 - Present
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina
  • 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12 Top 100 Trial Lawyers in North Carolina - National Trial Lawyers Association (formerly the American Trial Lawyers Association)
  • 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 North Carolina Legal Elite - North Carolina Business Journal
Educational Background:
  • Duke University - B.A. in Biology (cum laude), 1979
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • "Fear and Loathing in the Box: Managing a Jury in the Unpopular Cause.", Speaker, All-Star Trial Advocacy Seminar, 2009
  • Panelist, Judicial Independence Symposium, ABA/Charlotte Law Review, 2009
  • "A Search by Any Other Name: Fourth Amendment Implications of a Private Citizen's Actions, 69 N.C.L.Rev. Vol. 6, 1991
  • It's a Match! : Attacking DNA Forensics, North Carolina Indigent Defense Services, 2015
  • Panelist, Healthcare Law Symposium: Governmental Investigations of Health Care Entities, Federal Bar Association, 2016
Industry Groups:
  • National Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • North Carolina Advocates For Justice

Office location for Anthony G. Scheer

2333 Randolph Rd
Suite 100
Charlotte, NC 28207

Phone: 704-879-2927

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