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Scott has big firm experience but is back in Milton where you will get individual attention and care. While at Murphy Desmond (the #1 rated law firm in Madison) from 2007 to 2011, Scott handled an array of tremendously complex litigation and achieved successful results in every case. The firm’s confidence in Scott was best demonstrated when Scott was appointed to the Firm’s Litigation Review Committee to suggest and implement changes to the firm’s litigation processes.


Now that base of experience and knowledge is back in a small town where you can meet and be represented by one of the best attorneys in the state. There are no fancy buildings or parking garages, but that means less overhead and more individual attention. You get the quality offered by a big firm for less money with less headaches.


Scott has been practicing law in Rock County and around the state for more than 20 years. He has established a reputation with attorneys and judges for hard work, intelligence and meticulous preparation of his client’s cases. You will not find an attorney who will fight harder for you than Scott.


As a result of Scott’s hard work through the years, and a reputation for dogged determination, most of Scott’s cases end in a favorable settlement for the client. This saves the client time, money and stress. However, if the other side is unreasonable, Scott shines in the courtroom.  Scott was elected District Attorney for Rock County in 1994 and quickly learned that some cases simply had to be taken to a jury trial to achieve justice.


Scott also acted as City Prosecutor at various times in his career for the Cities of Milton, Edgerton and Stoughton. All of this courtroom experience gave Scott a leg up on other attorneys early in his career. That experience has helped form the base for one of the most successful trial lawyers in Southern Wisconsin.

Scott recently won a 3.1 million dollar jury verdict in Chippewa County, Wisconsin in a drunk driving automobile accident case. Scott had the experience and foresight to lock up all of the drunk driver’s assets immediately after the accident guaranteeing a recovery for the client.  Scott’s results in personal injury matters have been published in statewide and national publications.


The same courtroom experience has resulted in significant victories for clients involved in family law matters. Scott has obtained favorable results for clients with very little assets as well as small business owners, large business owners and high income earners.  And although money is important, Scott knows nothing is more important than your children. Scott has worked with the Guardian ad litems in Rock and surrounding Counties for more than 2 decades. He has successfully litigated child placement issues in both divorce and paternity actions. Experience is critical when hiring a family law lawyer and Scott has it!


Having practiced in a small town for 20 years, Scott has handled virtually every kind of dispute the law has to offer. He has also drafted wills and worked on probate matters. No matter what legal issue you are confronting, give Scott a call. He will be honest with you and initial telephone conferences are free.  If Scott can help, you will have one of the best lawyers in southern Wisconsin. If it is an issue better suited for another attorney, Scott will let you know that and suggest a highly qualified attorney. In his more than 20 years of practice, Scott has established relationships with attorneys in virtually every field of expertise.

We look forward to working with you. Feel free to stop by for a cup of coffee or call anytime.


Remember the motto –Big Firm Experience. Small Town Care!


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 40%
    25 years
  2. Car Accident: 20%
    25 years
  3. Personal Injury: 10%
    25 years
  4. DUI & DWI: 10%
    25 years
  5. Other: 20%
  6. More 



Hourly ($275/hour), contingent (33%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

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  • Chad William Koplien

    I have known Scott for over 4 years, and have been on the opposite sides of cases with him. I have found his integrity and fair dealing second to none. He is an intelligent and excellent lawyer, and I have referred cases to him on numerous occasions. He is also a leader in his firm and in his community. I would unequivocally recommend Scott for any litigation dispute or legal matter. Chad W. Koplien


    Chad Koplien Government Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

McCarthy Law Office, LLC

205 S John Paul Road
Milton, WI, 53563


WIGood Standing199103/19/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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American Juris Prudence Award for Advanced Trial AdvocacyAmerican Juris PrudenceN/A
Outstanding Service AwardWisconsin State Patrol; Rock County Law Enforcement Association; Milton Police DepartmentN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney/OwnerMcCarthy Law Office, LLC2012 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of WisconsinMemberN/A
Rock County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Wisconsin Academy of Trial LawyersMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
The DeLong Company v. Green Valley Farms Inc. et. al.N/A
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Nebraska College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
University of Wisconsin, Stevens PointN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1987
Marquette UniversityN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
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Milton Area Hall of Fame BanquetMilton Area Hall of Fame InducteesN/A