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Secrest Wardle Partner Margaret A. Scott receives William V. Liddane Award from H.E.A.T. organization

Margaret A. Scott, a long-time advocate in the fight to reduce auto theft-related crimes in Michigan, has been awarded the William V. Liddane Award by the H.E.A.T. Organization. The award is presented annually to an exemplary individual demonstrating strong commitment and determination in reducing auto theft-related crimes such as stolen vehicles, auto related insurance fraud and identity theft, chop shops, carjackings and the like throughout the state of Michigan. Ms. Scott also served as a 2013 Committee Member for H.E.A.T.

H.E.A.T. Director, Terri Miller, had this to say about Ms. Scott at the 28th Anniversary Breakfast held at Comerica Park in Detroit where the award was presented, “Margaret’s professional and personal dedication – or shall I say, zeal – for the fight against auto theft and insurance fraud made her a prime candidate for this award. She is someone who never says “no” and still manages to get everything done, and done well.”

Founded in 1985, H.E.A.T. is a community education and prevention program dedicated to connecting citizen information with public law enforcement action to combat auto theft-related crimes in Michigan. H.E.A.T.’s public-private partnership is possible through the generous support of Michigan auto insurers.

Margaret A. Scott served as an Oakland County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney from 1988 to 2008. She is currently a Partner at Secrest Wardle, located in the Firm’s Troy, MI office. She has been an instructor and presenter for various programs for the Michigan State Police, the National College of District Attorneys, Prosecutor’s Association of Michigan, Oakland County Community College Police Academy, and numerous police departments in Southeastern Michigan.

In addition to H.E.A.T., Ms. Scott is a member of the following associations:

• North Central Regional Chapter-International Association of Auto Theft Investigators
• Michigan Chapter-International Association of Arson Investigators
• Michigan Arson Prevention Committee

To learn more about H.E.A.T., please visit their website at
or contact their Administrator at 734.464.1100 x 227. To place a tip regarding an auto theft-related crime, please visit their website at To view H.E.A.T.’s 2013 Annual Report and the complete article regarding Ms. Scott’s award, please visit

To learn more about Margaret A. Scott, please contact her directly at or (248) 539-2854

To learn more about Secrest Wardle, please visit or call (248) 851-9500.