Jeffrey S. O'Neal

Senior E-Discovery Attorney

Scott O’Neal is a Senior E-Discovery Attorney with Kilpatrick Townsend’s LitSmart® E-Discovery Team. Scott manages the team's onsite document Review Center in Winston-Salem with 50+ workstations and multiple active reviews at any time. He advises case teams on early case assessment and document review strategies and is responsible for ensuring accurate and thorough reviews are conducted in an efficient and cost effective manner. In addition, he conducts QC, privilege and specialized review. With more than 25 years of legal experience, he has managed and assisted with hundreds of document reviews. He has experience in numerous practice areas, including copyright, trademark and patent infringement, trade secrets misappropriation, antitrust and trade regulation, complex business litigation, employment, product liability, and securities and diligence involving financial services. He also provides guidance to case teams on all phases of the EDRM, develops protocols and best practices to assist clients in addressing electronic discovery issues and counsels clients on utilizing tools such as predictive coding and analytics to narrow data sets.

Prior to joining the firm, Scott worked with several e-discovery vendors managing document review teams and assisting with large scale document reviews. Previously, he was founder and owner of O’Neal Law Firm in Winston-Salem, North Carolina where his practice focused primarily on residential and commercial real estate closings including leases, lease negotiations, and lease purchases. In addition, he was founder and owner of Southeastern Title Agency, a title insurance agency which focused primarily on residential real estate and issued policies in the Piedmont Triad, Triangle, and Charlotte regions of North Carolina. Scott also worked as a General Counsel with Prudential Carolinas Realty and North Carolina Association of Realtors where he was responsible for legal affairs for each corporation.

Professional & Community Activities

Forsyth County Habitat for Humanity Finance Committee, Member

Campbell University School of Law Alumni Board of Directors, Member

Quality of Life Foundation of North Carolina, Board of Directors, Member

Youth Basketball, Baseball and Softball, Coach


  • Campbell University School of Law (1991)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.S., Political Science (1988)

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina (1991)


  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina

Who We Are

1001 West Fourth Street
Winston-Salem, NC, 27101-2400
t +1 336.607.7301

Jeffrey S. O'Neal

Experience Highlights

Managed review of documents containing highly sensitive personal information in data breach matter
Successfully reviewed approximately 1 TB of data representing more than 500,000 documents in investigation and remediation involving massive data more
Managed successful review in extremely time-sensitive preliminary injunction
Effectively managed large review in extremely time-sensitive preliminary injunction matter on behalf of a global leader in the design and manufacture more
Managed highly efficient document review in Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Investigation
Provided highly efficient document review for energy pipeline system in a FERC investigation regarding complex tariff issues. With the use of more
Organized, trained and supervised 25+ contract attorneys for review of more than 500,000 documents
In case for one of the world’s largest staffing agencies involving dozens of subsidiaries, LitSmart E-Discovery advised client regarding potential more