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Scott Butler

Car accident Attorney at Onalaska, WI

5.0   69 reviews

Licensed for 12 years

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About Scott

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I graduated from Marquette University Law School in 2010. After graduating law school, I immediately began working as a trial lawyer. Within my first year of practice, I won two jury trials – with verdicts totaling well over $100,000. I continue to work in civil litigation in the La Crosse Area.

After moving from Milwaukee to La Crosse, I worked as the La Crosse County Circuit Court Law Clerk and Small Claims Mediator and then went back into civil litigation working at Fitzpatrick, Skemp and Associates. I primarily practice in the areas of personal injury, premise liability, and worker’s compensation. I am always looking for additional ways to maximize his clients’ settlements and take as much time as I need to listen to my clients and answer their questions.

In addition to serving my clients at his firm, I am also active within the legal community. I am an active member of Wisconsin Association for Justice and the La Crosse County Bar Association. And haves given numerous presentations at conferences to share information with my colleagues. I also volunteer my legal skills to New Horizons Shelter and Outreach Center (organization that serves individuals and families who are experiencing domestic violence) and Legal Action of La Crosse.

Outside of the legal community, I shelter foster dogs by serving as a foster home for dogs through Playing Again Sams, a Wisconsin dog rescue. I also serves his community by sitting on the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Alumni Association Board of Directors, volunteering with La Crosse Rotary East, and serving as a board member for Delta Sigma Phi Alumni Cooperation Board.

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Licensed for 12 years
State WI
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2010
Updated 09/08/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Fitzpatrick, Skemp & Butler, LLC

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Posted by anonymous | August 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Scott helped to ease my Anxiety as a disabled Veteran through an accident settlement
Scott stuck with me to the end and got me a favorable settlement for an auto accident in which the other party was at fault. Scott helped reassure me and provide me with repetitive answers to questions I had asked on previous occasions throughout the process that dragged on longer than expected. Scott always replied promptly and kept me up to date via phone and email.
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Posted by Vickie | August 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing representation!
I was injured in a car accident and the driver was ticketed. I had, what I thought, were normal aches and pains which were steadily increasing. I received an email from the driver's insurance company stating they paid for my ambulance and emergency room and in addition, they would give me $1300 dollars for me to keep. That did not seem like a lot since both cars ended up totaled and I was feeling so sore. I spoke to family and friends who encouraged me to talk to an lawyer. I did not contact anyone directly but rather, posted to a generic site asking for advice. I received a call from Scott inquiring about my accident. I was nervous, however, he told me, let's just talk. There is no cost to meet. So I did.. I was instantly impressed by his candor. Scott listened to my concerns and hesitation at proceeding as I felt I would eventually feel better physically. I recall him telling me "you never know how the accident could have impacted you physically at this time". I sort of shrugged my shoulders but agreed to let him handle my case. He assured me, no settlement, no cost on my part. My condition started declining. I was seeing a chiropractor and visited a physician for a hip injection. I could no longer exercise and it was a struggle to walk a few blocks. I was becoming depressed. I returned to my physician who explained to me although I had osteoarthritis, before the accident I was not a candidate for hip replacement, but now, I was. Several months later, I had chiropractor bills, hospital visits and surgery costs to contend with. All was covered because of Scott Butler's hard work advocating my case with the insurance company. I am pain free and happy. The final settlement: $200,000 versus the initial offer of $1300. Wow! Had I not meet with Scott, I would not have known any better about my rights as someone was injured by another party in a car accident. I am so grateful to Scott Butler and highly recommend him!
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Posted by Jason | August 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceeded Expectations
Scott worked his tail off for me and I received a settlement that surpassed my expectations. If you want an attorney who will work hard for you and keep your best interests in mind, then I suggest you call Scott. Could not be more satisfied!!
Posted by Fay | September 28, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mrs.
Mr. Butler was very professional , very caring , and kept me informed through the whole process . He also helped me to get the maximum amount from the insurance company. I would definitely hire him again
Posted by Kong | May 2, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Will hire again! Great attorney!
An amazing attorney. Patient and always kept me informed of my situation and case. Hopefully no more accidents for me but if I do, I'd go to and recommend this attorney again. Thanks Scott Buttler!
Posted by Jerry | April 17, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Strongly recommend Scott Butler
After a car accident with medical injuries I had no idea who to hire for help with all the legal matters as I've never needed an attorney previously. I just happened to find Scott Butler when searching LaCrosse lawyers. I can't say enough about all the extra work Scott did to help out my case. He was very professional, thorough, organized and communicated with me in every step of the process. I would highly recommend him for any legal help/advise you may need.
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Posted by Brittany | March 31, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Timely and Efficient!
I hired Atty. Butler after I was attacked by someone's dog and was just concerned about my medical bills and insurance getting paid. Atty. Butler was able to ensure that and much more! He knows what he is doing and will fight for what you deserve! He also takes care of all the paperwork so you don't have to figure out the confusing insurance stuff! Would highly recommend to anyone in need of assistance like this.
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Posted by anonymous | January 25, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Goes the extra miles
Consulted and hired Attorney Butler to handle my slip and fall case. From the initial consult I appreciated his thorough explanation of the situation and process. Throughout the case, he was quick to respond to inquiries and follow up. Really went the distance with my case, which had several complicating factors and ultimately resulted in a settlement in my favor that was beyond my expectations.
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Posted by anonymous | May 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Denied benefits, terminated
My former employer terminated me while I was on medical disability leave. Scott took my case. Thanks to his hard work, we reached a favorable settlement with the company with both financial and non-financial aspects. Without Scott's hard work, I would have gotten nothing. Instead, all my goals were met. Thank you, Scott.
Posted by Mike | March 7, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Operations Manager
Scott did an excellent job as my injury attorney. I reviewed his profile and read the reviews from other clients. From there I hired Scott. He came to my home and we went through my case. I was injured in a car accident. Over the months Scott kept me into the loop. He learned that the guy who hit me had no car insurance. Scott worked with my insurance and the hospital. He did a great job making sure I had very little to pay and walk away with money to help defray costs and the pain I endured. Its never fun to go through an accident but Scott's legal team did a great job turning over every stone making sure nothing was missed. Thank you Scott!
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Posted by anonymous | February 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Car accident
Extremely happy with the results and settlements of my case. Scott helped me understand the best options for me and made me feel secure in knowing he was helping me get what I deserve. Definitely recommend.
Posted by Douglas | February 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
It was a great experience working with Scott Butler. He was very professional and kept in contact all the time. He answered any questions I had. I am very happy with the results. I highly recommend him to anyone. Thanks again.
Posted by JULIE | December 5, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
THANK YOU from the whole family, Scott!! :)
December 2019 my mother was literally run over by a Ford F150 truck TWICE while walking to her car in a parking lot. Luckily this accident did not kill her, but she had MANY injuries; some of them have left her permanently disabled. The driver was a state employee driving a state vehicle so the insurance limitations were minimal to say the least. Through her disaster, my husband researched lawyers online & made calls, but decided that Scott Butler seemed to be the BEST fit for mom's needs. One call brought Scott directly to mom's hospital room so we could meet him, discuss the case & her injuries & decide whether or not to choose him for certain for her defense. We made it clear to her that it was ultimately HER decision & she went ahead & hired Scott. While our questions were endless & of course, our concerns were at the highest level of doubt, Scott continuously tried to put our minds at ease by giving examples of previous cases he's handled to show us how hopeless it can look, yet have a better outcome than expected. After mom was home, but still in need of many therapies, he even at one point made a visit directly to her house to help explain some of the case findings to us all again trying to keep our fears to the minimum & to help us understand the process. In the end, after her medical bills were paid, her settlement has given her good reason to believe there are still things to look forward to. Scott is not only very knowledgeable, but has a kind demeanor to help a victim believe there is HOPE in a very seemingly HOPELESS life-changing accident situation!!! :) THANK YOU from the bottoms of our whole family's hearts, Scott! We give you a "10" out of 10! We'd recommend you to ANYONE needing your services! :)
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Posted by Glen | November 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Slip and fall accident
Excellent, extremely knowledgeable Attorney. I had slipped on a jobsite and tore my rotator cuffs in both my shoulders. Well you know what happens when you are injured on the job...you go from being number one to just a number. They tried to kick me to the curb and put me in a bad situation. I ended up finding Mr. Butler on the internet and he got the ball rolling for me. He turned an impossible situation into a don't mess with me situation. If I ever need an injury lawyer in the future I will not hesitate to have Scott represent me again! Thank you again Scott Butler!
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Posted by Justin | November 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
Scott Butler is a hard-working attorney who cares about his clients. He exceeded my expectations throughout the entire process when dealing with injuries from a car accident. He set reasonable goals and always presented me with options without pressuring me to make any hasty decisions. He is a great listener. Highly recommended!
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Posted by anonymous | May 27, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
Helpful
I called Mr. Butler for a short consultation on something that was not related in his field of expertise but he still was helpful in guiding me in the right direction and due process.
Posted by Lori | May 2, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you Scott
I hired Scott as my lawyer after I had gotten into a accident. I was getting boarder line harassment phone calls from the ladies insurance company because I wasn't able to take his phone calls. It was a lot of call backs on both our parts. So I got Scott's name and number from a family member. I called Scott and we talked about what was goings-on. I hired him for my daughter and myself. He was willing to work around my odd hours. Within the time I hired him to the settlement was only a few short months. Scott took care of everything and made this experience a pleasant one. If I ever need to hire another lawyer I will be giving him a call.
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Posted by Steve | March 2, 2020
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Uninsured motorist negotiations
Scott represented me in some litigation with my own insurance company. I was involved in a rear end collision andmunderwent six months of physical therapy. The individual that struck me had no insurance and my own insurance company would not pay anything for pain, suffering and the inconvenience of having to attend about 30 physical therapy sessions over six months. I was pleased with Scott’s negotiation with the insurance company and I was well-informed of the timeline and developments as they occurred. Very pleased with the settlement, add I would recommend Scott without reservation.
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Posted by Jackie | November 15, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Car Accident Case
He was very persistent with my case. Above and beyond his job of duties! Very great full to have Scott as my attorney for my case. I will/would come back to him with any future attorney needs. Thank you Scott for handling my case!
Posted by anonymous | October 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Service
I had great service with Scott, he was willing to help with anything at all. He was willing to come to me if I needed him to. Tried to settle the case as quickly as possible.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Fitzpatrick, Skemp & Butler, LLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Fitzpatrick, Skemp & Associates, LLC
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Judicial Law Clerk and Small Claims Mediator
  • La Crosse County
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Associate Attorney
  • Dahlberg Przybyla Law, LLC
  • 2010 - 2011
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Education

  • Marquette University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2007

Legal Cases

  • Logging Accident
  • Settled for $242,500.00
  • Bicycle Accident
  • Policy Limits

Associations

  • La Crosse County Bar Association
  • 2011 - Present
  • Wisconsin Association for Justice
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • 2010 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Young Lawyers Division
  • 2015

Publications

  • The Verdict (Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers)
  • Recovery for Mental Injuries in Wisconsin: It’s Not Just in your Head
  • 2012
  • The Verdict (Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers)
  • TxtN + Drvin : A Recipe for Punitive Damages?
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Wisconsin Association For Justice 2015 Spring Seminar
  • Recreational Immunity: It’s Not All Fun and Games
  • 2015
  • Wisconsin Defense Counsel 2014 Summer Conference
  • Expert Testimony Under the New Wis. Stat. Sec. 907.02 and Daubert
  • 2014
  • Wisconsin Association for Justice 2013 Tort and Technique Seminar
  • HOSPITAL LIENS: A PRIMER
  • 2013
  • Wisconsin Association for Justice 23rd Annual Summer Semina & Tort Update
  • Common Admissibility Issues at Trial
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (11)
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"Scott is a tremendously dedicated and focused attorney who works hard to help injured people receive fair compensation. His great success in representing injured clients is truly remarkable. I strongly endorse Scott as a personal injury attorney!"
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Scott for many years and have witnessed his passion for his clients and the law. He is thorough and vigorously represents his clients and their interests. I recommend his services whole-heartedly."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Scott since law school, and have always been impressed with his work ethic and his passion for helping people. Scott has tirelessly fought for the rights of individuals in all contexts of his legal work, and has had impressive success. I would not hesitate to use Scott's services or recommend Scott to a friend or family member. I am honored to endorse Scott Butler."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Butler's reputation for achieving excellent outcomes for his clients is well earned. His experience and zealous advocacy have earned him respect in the legal community."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Butler launched himself into the legal community right out of law school by taking a number of cases that other firms dismissed as hopeless to trial and winning. Other firms took notice. Since then he has continued to impress and has earned a name for himself as an in-demand attorney for clients who need help with important matters. I highly recommend him as an attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"Scott was my law clerk many years ago. He's a hard worker and really enjoys helping his clients. I have referred clients in the LaCrosse area to him and every one of them has been thankful for the referral. Scott's a good guy."
Personal injury Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Scott began with our firm as a clerk. He always performed top notch work with a great attitude. He has become a fine lawyer to work alongside of and a hard fighting intelligent advocate for the defense to have to work against."
Personal injury Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Scott is an intelligent, competent attorney who will work hard to get the best result for each client. He is willing to do the extra research and investigation necessary to provide this exceptional service."
Workers compensation Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Friend
"Atty. Butler is a hard working tenacious attorney. He is dedicated to his client's best interests and will do a great job for you."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott has built a solid reputation in the La Crosse area as an up-and-coming personal injury attorney."
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Onalaska Car accident Lawyer Scott Butler
Scott Butler
Car accident Attorney
Onalaska, WI
Licensed for 12 years
Free Consultation