Wake Forest Alumnus Inspires Law School’s Role in New CBS Show

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by Camel City Dispatch

By Staff
Scott Davis has extended his loyalty to his alma mater all the way to Hollywood. His longtime girlfriend, Dana Stevens, is a screenwriter and creator/executive producer/writer of the new television series, “Reckless,” that CBS is airing the pilot on Sunday, June 29, at 9 p.m. (EST). In the storyline, Stevens makes the male lead character, Roy Raider, a Wake Forest Law graduate.

dana stevens and scott davis
dana stevens and scott davis

“Knowing my alma mater of WFU, Dana put in a plug for Wake Forest law school,” Davis explains. “The storyline has the male lead character being from Charleston, S.C., as a graduate of Wake Forest Law.”

As part of the show’s premise, the fictional character of City Attorney Roy Raider was born and raised in Charleston and his father was the former Charleston city attorney. Davis points out that the show is a fun summer drama set in the legal world and highlights the life of a city attorney. “It is not intended to be a specialized legal drama,” he said.

Having inspired some of the law background in the story, Davis will also make a cameo appearance in the pilot episode portraying a bailiff. It’s a brief appearance, David adds. “I open a door and eat a donut.”

In real life, Davis is the city attorney in New Bern, N.C., where he was appointed in 2001. Davis, an attorney with Davis Hartman Wright, PLLC, manages all of the city’s legal affairs. He represents the city in any litigation and claims filed by and against the city; gives day-to-day legal advice to city officials and employees; and drafts ordinances, rules, resolutions, contracts, and policies.

While at Wake Forest Law, Davis was a symposium editor for the Wake Forest Law Review.



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