Tom Harveygrew up in Wilmington and graduated from Laney High School. His mother was a public school teacher and his father ran local restaurants for over 30 years.
Unable to leave the beach Tom stayed in Wilmington to attend UNCW for undergrad. After graduating he moved to East Hampton New York where he served as the Manager of Maidstone Club for five years.
Feeling the call of home Tom returned to North Carolina for law school at Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, in Raleigh North Carolina. While at Campbell Tom spent a semester studying international law at Sidney Sussex College at Cambridge University in Cambridge England; worked with the United States Air Force Judge Advocate General’s office; competed in the national negotiations team championships; worked for the Town of Cary; and the Johnston County District Attorney’s office.
After graduating law school Tom was sworn in as an Assistant District Attorney handling a wide range of district court matters and appeals.