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Scott W. Kummer

Business Attorney at Chicago, IL

5.0   10 reviews
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2000
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About Scott

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Scott W. Kummer is a partner at the law firm of Boyd & Kummer, LLC.  Scott is originally from West Allis, WI.  Scott received his B.A. in Philosophy from UW-Milwaukee and his law degree from Depaul Univesity.  Scott was previously an associate at the law firm of Dahl & Bonadies, LLC, where he worked in virtually every area of commercial litigation and business law, representing large commercial clients as well as banking institutions.  In doing so, Scott both defended and prosecuted claims on behalf of lenders arising out of fraud, consumer fraud, check kiting schemes and mechanics’ liens.

Since 2005 Scott has worked with Juliet Boyd in a wide variety of cases ranging from civil, commercial, real estate, civil rights, personal injury and criminal litigation, from simple contract preparation/review to complex business mergers and acquisitions.  Scott has conducted trials and arbitrations with and without juries.  Scott has represented Plaintiffs and Defendants in a wide variety of matters.

Scott Has a wide variety of commercial and real estate clients who generally consist of small to mid-sized businesses looking for experienced and professional representation and advice without spending excessive fees on the large law firms.  Scott’s clients appreciate his direct, personal approach to seeing them through a case from beginning to end and guiding them through the process.

Scott represents also represents small businesses in their day-to-day operations.  Scott reviews and prepares contracts, assists with incorporation/organization and prosecutes/defends small businesses in all of their litigation matters including the collection of judgments.

Scott also represents plaintiffs in personal injury and civil rights matters.  From 2005 to the present Scott has obtained hundreds of thousands of dollars in recoveries for clients who have suffered personal injuries and/or had their civil rights violated.  Scott takes pride in seeking resolutions for his clients that provide them with not only just compensation but also a sense of justice.

Scott has represented criminal defendants and tried criminal cases.

Scott is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and is a Member of the Animal Law Section. Scott also is a volunteer for the Lawyer’s Assistance Program. Scott also volunteers for the Illinois Doberman Rescue.


Boyd & Kummer, LLC
20 S. Clark Street, Suite 1620
Chicago, IL, 60603-1832

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Posted by Brittany | March 6, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I recently had the pleasure of working with Scott on my case. From the moment I contacted him, I was confident that I was in good hands. He explained the legal process and discussed with me what my desired outcome was . He was very attentive and informed me of developments on my claim and always answered my emails or calls promptly. He is great at what he does and is very assertive. Thanks to him I was able to reach a favorable outcome in my case. I highly recommend Scott Kummer to anyone who needs legal assistance. I look forward to working with him in the future should I ever have the need to. THANK YOU SCOTT!!
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Posted by Alan | August 30, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helped through a Dangerous Dog classification
Scott help me through a difficult time. My dog who my family& I love dearly is classified as a Dangerous Dog. The ruling states that the dog must be muzzled at all times. After hearing conflicting rulings from the animal control inspector we would unmuzzle the dog on our porch. A neighborhood social warrior would be taking pictures of the dog unmuzzled on my property. I was under the impression that this was fine. I received 8 violations from the past year. Scott represented and got the violations down to two. Whatever Scott was unfamiliar with he get the answer and get back to you with the correct information. I appreciate experience and knowledge of the law.
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Posted by anonymous | June 1, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional - Forthright - Committed to Achieving Results in the Best Interest of his Client
On the recommendation of a trusted friend, I consulted with Attorney Kummer in a matter of ongoing unresolved hostile litigation. Previous representation involved years long counsel who failed to bring closure as requested and designated in the final wishes of a loved one. With the ongoing status and previous detrimental and costly outcomes resulting from former representation, I had little confidence in the legal system or those who were a part of the system. I was in need of representation I could trust to work in my best interest. Ultimately, with the recommendation and a productive consultation, I retained Attorney Kummer . He was able to meet my needs and attain closure within six months. With the successful closure of the case I also found the following aspects of his service and representation invaluable: CONSULTATION WAS PRODUCTIVE AND CLIENT ORIENTED. 
At the onset of my contact and throughout the litigation, Attorney Kummer was professional and forthright on all matters. CLEAR AND CONCISE review and assessment of my case was provided at the onset. Legal issues were explained inclusive of available options for addressing those issues and discussion of potential outcomes. This provided me the means to weigh the pros and cons on all matters and my ability to reach rational and sound decisions in my best interest. LISTENED and RESPONDED to my concerns during consultation and throughout the duration of the case. When I was in need of more extensive information, explanations or guidance to address difficult matters and decisions, it was provided in a supportive manner. TIMELY COMMUNICATION was key and excellent throughout. All communications -email and phone calls - were promptly responded to on the day of or within 24-48 hours. Case status updates were regularly provided. EXPEDIENCY AND RESOLUTION was valued. Progress and resolution moved quickly. Any attempts to prolong or undermine progress towards closure by the opposing party was promptly addressed to halt such actions. DOCUMENTATION AND PAPER WORK - court documents, detailed account of services and fees and other communications - was provided in a timely manner for review, response and for my records. 
In the end, I feel assured that all my interests were properly looked after and I highly recommend Attorney Kummer. His level of professionalism and dedication was greatly appreciated having made all the difference as his client and my ability to endure this ordeal. Along with protecting and working for my best interest and achieving the best possible outcomes, I feel that he was genuinely concerned about my well being.
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Posted by William | February 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Tough as nails
Scott is a tough litigator. He helped me out with an eviction issue and difficult tenant. He got the guy out using an efficient common sense strategy. He has also done collection work for me for a judgment. He filed citations to discover assets to banks, locked up the person's account and got them to turn over the money in the account and negotiate to avoid having their account frozen. He is smart, tough and a straight talker.
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Posted by Holly | July 10, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
I consulted with Scott regarding a commercial dispute. He gave me insightful and helpful information. In the future, I would not hesitate to seek Scott for additional consultations.
Posted by Phyllis | March 19, 2015
A sharp, reasonable and successful lawyer
Although Scott comes across like a bulldog, I found him to be realistic, fair, and practical. Along the way, he helped me work through my doubts when I had to make decisions by elaborating on the sides of the issue, without telling me what to do. His sense of humor made him a pleasant man to work with. I didn't give him the highest rating on keeping me informed because sometimes I had to inquire what was going on, but perhaps I had more of a need to know than some clients.
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Posted by anonymous | March 18, 2015
Both incorporation and driving violation counsel.
Scott has given me helpful, succinct advice on a matter of legal issues through the years. He was particular helpful setting up my LLC, with all the documents and contracts necessary for a partnership. More recently his counsel was helpful with a driving violation out of state. He is very thorough with every detail and outcome that could occur. I found his services worthwhile and would use him again.
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Posted by Chris | March 18, 2015
Solid advice
Scott drafted an operating agreement for my small business which has served my partner and I very well over the years. He was very attentive to our needs and helped us iron out answers to scenarios and what-ifs we hadn't considered. All in all, a great experience.
Posted by Brian | April 1, 2014
My Neighbors
Scott is a great lawyer ,I would hire him again in a heart beat to handle any litigation situation that myself or my family found ourselves in. Scott handled a property line dispute between an unruly neighbor & myself . Thanks Scott for being there !!
Posted by Jeffrey | February 28, 2014
The Best
Scott has represented me in two different matters successfully. I am a real estate broker and a former client slandered me online. This had the potential to really hurt my business, but Scott responded quickly and took care of it. The second matter involved my wife and I personally. We had a long, complex dispute with our former neighbors involving battery and emotional distress among other things. Scott took the case and sued them when other attorneys looked the other way. He battled for us for a few years which resulted in a nice settlement in our favor without the stress of having to attend depositions. I attended most of the court hearings and could tell from day one he knew his way around the process, judges, and opposing counsel. I am forever indebted to Scott and his partner Juliet for their counsel and they are the only attorneys I would ever hire for criminal, civil or business matters. Their knowledge of law is thorough, they take and return calls, they respond quickly, and when the chips are down they are in your corner. Boyd and Kummer are rock stars!
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Stasko & Boyd, LLC
  • 2006 - 2008


  • DePaul University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997


  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • 2013 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

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Given (4)
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Commercial real estate Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Scott is a great attorney. We have worked successfully together on several cases and he has always been diligent, detailed and determined. I have always known Scott to fight hard for his clients and their interests no matter the situation. I strongly endorse and recommend him."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked many cases with Mr. Kummer over the past few years. In addition to possessing a quick mind and thorough knowledge of the law on numerous subjects, he has always proven himself to be conscientious, reasonable, and diligent. Most importantly, I have the highest regard for his ethical integrity. I never hesitate to refer clients to him. I whole-heartedly endorse Mr. Kummer."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Scott is an excellent lawyer. He is highly intelligent and works hard for his clients. He is an excellent business and commercial lawyer as well as a litigator. I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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Chicago Business Lawyer Scott W. Kummer
Scott W. Kummer
Business Attorney
Chicago, IL
Licensed for 23 years
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