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Scott V. Hahn

Divorce and separation Attorney

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About Scott

Learn Scott’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    25%
    12 years of experience in family law practice, with training in domestic violence/intimate partner abuse issues. Types of cases include divorce, collaborative divorce, custody, paternity, child support, modifications, and protection orders.

    16 years, 250 cases

  2. Divorce and separation
    25%
    12 years of experience in family law practice, with training in domestic violence/intimate partner abuse issues. Types of cases include divorce, collaborative divorce, custody, paternity, child support, modifications, and protection orders.

    16 years, 250 cases

  3. Domestic violence
    25%

  4. Family
    15%
    12 years of experience in family law practice, with training in domestic violence/intimate partner abuse issues. Types of cases include divorce, collaborative divorce, custody, paternity, child support, modifications, and protection orders.

    16 years, 250 cases

  5. Child support
    10%
    12 years of experience in family law practice, with training in domestic violence/intimate partner abuse issues. Types of cases include divorce, collaborative divorce, custody, paternity, child support, modifications, and protection orders.

    16 years, 250 cases

Scott began his legal career working at Legal Aid of Nebraska in May 2007. Beginning in October 2008, Scott served as the Client Attorney at the Women's Center for Advancement in Omaha (formerly the YWCA), where he worked until joining Hightower Reff Law as an Associate Attorney in September 2015.  In March 2019, Scott was given the high honor of joining the team as an Attorney at Koenig Dunne, PC, LLO, the premier family law firm in the Omaha metro area, where he worked up until October 2022. 

During his time at the Women's Center for Advancement (WCA), the majority of Scott's legal work involved family law and immigration issues, with an emphasis on cases involving domestic violence/sexual assault issues. While working as the sole attorney for WCA clients, Scott pioneered a new program to expand the organization's ability to help domestic violence and sexual assault survivors. Beginning in the spring of 2014, he partnered with private attorneys to begin a monthly WCA Legal Clinic to help people representing themselves in family law cases. Scott also led the WCA's successful effort to become a social services agency recognized by the Board of Immigration Appeals. In his most recent position as an Associate Attorney at Koenig Dunne, Scott's primary practice area remained family law cases and issues, including being one of few local attorneys to practice Collaborative Divorce as a member of the Nebraska Academy of Collaborative Professionals.

Scott is an active member of the Nebraska State Bar Association and the Omaha Bar Association, and an alumni of the NSBA's Leadership Academy, Leadership Omaha Class 42, Alpha Sigma Nu, and New Leaders Council. Scott is also a member of the West Omaha Rotary, Optimists Club, and the Robert M. Spire Inns of Court. Scott recently completed a 2-year term as Chair of the Nebraska State Bar Association's Subcommittee on Limited Scope Representation, and has assumed that leadership position once more. Scott also recently became a member of the Self-Represented Litigation Committee of the Nebraska Supreme Court. Scott continues to give presentations to the Bar and general public alike on the benefits of limited scope representation, and the needs and concerns of self-represented litigants. In 2018, Scott was honored to be the recipient of the Omaha Bar Association's Champions of Law Award for his contributions in Education. In April 2019, Scott had the honor of appearing before and presenting his first oral argument to the Nebraska Supreme Court. Scott's work on the Nebraska Limited Scope Representation Toolkit has been showcased on the Nebraska Supreme Court's website for pro se litigants. You can find Scott's work entitled "The Do's and Don'ts of Limited Scope Representation" in the Nebraska State Bar Association's 2019 Family Law Manual. In July 2019, Scott was informed by the Greater Omaha Chamber of his selection to Leadership Omaha Class 42, which is designed to develop effective leaders who will strengthen and transform their community. 

 

Licensed for 15 years
State NE
Status Active
Acquired 2007
Updated 10/28/2022

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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | August 1, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, Patient and Understanding
Mr. Scott Hahn and I are in the process of a Legal Sep/Divorce. From the initial consultation, I felt that he truly listened and understood my feelings, concerns, circumstances and worries. Mr. Hahn is patient with my questions and takes the time to help me understand. He is also approachable, kind and has shown me absolute respect. He is always just an email away and responds quite quickly. I am completely satisfied with Mr. Hahns' representation of me, legally, thus far.
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Posted by Justin | June 4, 2022
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Simply the Best
Scott and all the staff at Koenig|Dunne are simply the best in Omaha. Scott helped me in a custody case where my son being continuously put in dangerous and unhealthy situations by his mother. From the moment I retained Scott as my attorney, I began seeing positive results. And ultimately, thanks to Scott, I won custody of my son, and he now has a safe, healthy home to grow and develop. Thank you, Scott, and everyone at Koenig|Dunne, for helping our family in our time of need, and for ultimately helping us obtain our initial objective - to keep my son safe. I cannot recommend Koenig|Dunne enough. If you need a family attorney that gets results, Scott Hahn and Koenig|Dunne should be your only choice for representation. Period.
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Posted by anonymous | October 11, 2021
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Highly Recommend - Divorce Attorney
Scott Hahn has helped me during a very difficult time in my life that no parent or spouse desires to go through. Scott is very patient, knowledgeable, caring, and an advocate of parental rights in all conversations. I have been most impressed with Scott's attention to detail, communication, genuinely shows that he cares about the person he's representing as well as everyone impacted during the divorce process, and his ability to be honest rather than promise and under-deliver. Scott has represented me during my divorce and he has always been up front with me on what he is doing on my behalf, that divorce process stages, and what I need to prepare myself for as I go through the divorce process. I was referred to Scott from a friend and after watching Scott in action I can't thank my friend enough for his advice to retain Scott as my attorney. Scott has always been up front with me about what I need to do to protect myself and my child even when I wanted to hold out hope that my marriage could be saved. Scott continues to support my efforts to try repairing my marriage but has informed me of the guidelines I need to work in to protect myself if those efforts continue to remain unsuccessful. It is nice to know that Scott is protecting me when I am unable to lose all hope and that he ultimately wants a family to stay in tact unless divorce is forced or the desired path of both spouses and in the best interest of the child or children. I have a lot of respect for Scott and the work he's done for me, he's someone I feel comfortable confiding in and I trust Scott to only communicate the information he knows is relevant to my case. We have only had one court appearance but as a father who was faced with an immediate custody dispute I was very impressed with how much information Scott had based off our conversations at various times in preparation of the hearing. Scott is very organized and will communicate to you what you need to prepare yourself for based off is experience in similar cases/situations which is something every spouse should understand going into a divorce. Scott was able to overcome many of my own self-inflicted obstacles in my case and presented me with an opportunity to overcome these obstacles going forward. Scott has never advised me to retaliate against my spouse and any attempts to do so that are not legally justified have been filtered out which is the best method to have a peaceful resolution to an already very emotional and painful process. I will refer any person going through a divorce to Scott Hahn, he is a supporter of your rights as a parent and spouse but cares about you as a person above all else! I have all of the confidence that Scott will prevent me from damaging myself, my relationship with my child, and any potential co-parenting relationship I want to have with my spouse going forward.
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Posted by anonymous | September 24, 2021
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100% Recommend
Scott has been nothing but helpful in my case. The communication I've received from Scott is a breath of fresh air. Knowing that quick communication with my attorney is a phone call or email away helps ease my anxiety as I navigate my case. I feel that Scott sees me as a person, not as a paycheck. I have never felt that I am being taken advantage of financially. Every penny spent is worth it to have Scott as my attorney. I feel that Scott has been very supportive of me and I trust his instincts as a lawyer. It was very important that I have a lawyer that wasn't judgmental or condescending. Scott is neither of those. He listens intently and explains things in a way that I am able to understand. When you're going through your darkest days, it's nice to have someone like Scott on your team.
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Posted by anonymous | August 19, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Divorce Law
Mr. Hahn was extremely patient in a simple divorce relating to property division. It took over 8 months and thousands of dollars to reach a settlement, due to missed deadlines and personality issues. I would use Mr. Hahn again, he was very supportive, having my best interest in the forefront at all times and patiently explained and/or re-explained questions that I had; always listening to my concerns. In the end, he encouraged me to go for more, which I was able to attain, and continues to protect me.
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Posted by Jake | August 14, 2021
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From Questions to Confidence
Mr. Hahn has been representing me in a custody modification since December 2020. At that time, he took over for another attorney that had left Koenig Dunne, and he has been on point ever since. His attention to detail is much appreciated, and possibly only surpassed by his ability to communicate. Mr. Hahn has been very proactive, makes sure I understand the current state of the case, and if we ever didn't see eye to eye on something, he quickly gave me a call and were able to have a conversation about what was happing, why it was happening, and what would happen going forward. Obviously no one can guarantee results, however Mr. Hahn is very good about letting you know possibilities. Unfortunately, opposing counsel and client have not been the best about following the rules of the court, but Mr. Hahn has been able to keep them in check and even get them to pay some of my attorney fees for their negligence. Mr. Hahn and I are still working together to protect my daughter and my best interests, but he has taken me from questions to confidence in my case.
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Posted by Kristi | August 9, 2021
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Efficient and Excellent Communicator
I had a great experience while working with Scott Hahn while completing my divorce. He is very efficient, empathetic, a great listener, well educated and a great communicator. He walked me through each step of the process, listened to my concerns, and was always quick to respond. I know that anyone who works with him will be highly satisfied,
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Posted by anonymous | July 28, 2021
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Collaborative Divorce
Scott was a great attorney to have represent me during my Collaborative Divorce. He was professional yet understanding of my needs. There was always a quick turnaround when contacting him. I appreciate his patience, kindness and willingness to help guide me through this emotional process.
Posted by anonymous | May 30, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great Service
I had a great experience working with Scott Hahn on my Colaborative Divorce Case. I prayed to God that he would point me in the right direction choosing an Attorney and Scott Hahn was the one that I chose thrusting God in this decision. Now that my divorce case is over, I felt I made the right decision choosing Scott. He was very supportive during the process of my divorce and we had a great communication through out the process of my divorce. He really takes time to understand how I felt during them process. He was very open to help me get the best results in my case. He is a great guy to work with. I truly recommend his services.
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Posted by Tyler | May 26, 2021
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Great Lawyer
Scott is a great guy to work with. He is very knowledgeable and works best trying to meet of of your needs. He always responded in a timely manner. I would definitely recommend Scott to someone needing help.
Posted by Brett | May 13, 2021
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Amazing Attorney!
I have had the opportunity to work with Scott on several modifications of support. Scott is very understanding, empathetic, and very detail-oriented. Scott always took the time to walk through the changes with me ensuring I understood the outcome completely. I highly recommend Scott!
Posted by anonymous | April 28, 2021
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Vigilant Guidance
Scott was incredibly knowledgeable and helpful, restoring my parenting time to match the original parenting plan. He has helped me make the best out of a bad situation while also preparing me for future options. Scott and his team are always thoroughly prepared for every meeting and/or court date. This was not something I could have even comprehended doing alone, and I am thankful for his help.
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Posted by Ryan | April 27, 2021
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Fantastic Service
Scott has been a wonderful resource and has supported us throughout our case. He has been forthcoming with information and always willing to answer extra questions. His team is professional and courteous and we were comfortable speaking with all of them.
Posted by anonymous | March 28, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Highly Recommend
I needed to have my proposed divorce settlement and proposed alimony reviewed by an attorney before our mediator submitted anything to court. Two people I highly trust recommended I consult with Scott Hahn. Scott reviewed everything in a timely manner and provided detailed, fair, and thoughtful feedback. I felt confident after our discussion to move forward with revisions to the settlement. I am so happy I contacted Scott before I signed anything. Scott's insight was invaluable and I also felt very comfortable talking with him. I highly recommend Scott to anyone needing to consult with or hire a divorce attorney. Thank you, Scott.
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Posted by Stephanie | March 19, 2021
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Very responsive, knowledgeable, and supportive
Scott listened with empathy and attentiveness during our consultation call which was the deciding factor to hire him. Scott did not let me down. He answered my questions throughout the process and through that I felt supported. I strongly recommend Scott.
Posted by anonymous | February 16, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Scott Hahn was God send for me
I almost lost hope in a very hard fought and complex paternity case. I was on the verge of losing my paternity claim and my previous attorney was no match for the defendant's team of lawyers. I was looking for an attorney who could fight for me and by God's grace I found Scott. Scott is an outstanding professional and I sensed that at the very first consulting session. I was so impressed to know that he already studied my case and discussed about the possible next steps without asking about anything that is already there in the case affidavits. He was prepared, knew about the case and showed clear understanding about the next best steps. He communicated well throughout the process and was always on top of things. His research and preparation of case materials was impressive. I am lucky that I hired Scott as my attorney and he finally turned things around and won the case for me.
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Posted by anonymous | June 23, 2020
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Excellent Service
Scott was very thorough and empathetic through my entire situation. He is extremely knowledgeable and I would recommend his services to anyone going through an extremely difficult situation.
Posted by Katie | May 10, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Worked with twice!
Mr. Hahn helped me through my divorce including a parenting plan. I was so happy with my experience working with him that I hired him again when a custody and parenting plan change was necessary. Scott listened to my needs and wants and advised me on what was reasonable through settlement and what I should expect if we had to go to court. Scott kept me updated on the progress of my case throughout. I really appreciated that Scott got to know me some to understand why the case was important to me.
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Posted by Bob | May 4, 2020
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Custody Help
I Hired Scott Hahn, With Koenig/Dunne in March of 2020, I had a firm hired to represent me in a divorce case and they didn't tell me key facts and didn't file the proper paperwork which resulted in me losing custody of my 3 children. After that I fired that firm and Hired Scott after a brief meeting with him I was hopeful he could help me. Within 2 weeks I got joint custody of all 3 of my kids. I strongly recommend Scott and his firm to anyone needing legal help. Thank you,
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Posted by Joshua | October 16, 2019
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Making the best of a bad situation
I worked with Scott on my collaborative case. He was excellent at keeping me informed and making the process go smoothly. I appreciate his patience and his ability to diffuse highly emotional situations. I highly recommend working with Scott, though I hope I never have to again :) Thanks for everything Scott.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Koenig Dunne, P.C., L.L.O.
  • 2019 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Hightower Reff Law, LLC
  • 2015 - 2019
  • Client Attorney
  • Women's Center for Advancement
  • 2008 - 2015
  • AccessLine Attorney
  • Legal Aid of Nebraska
  • 2007 - 2008
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Education

  • Creighton University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Creighton University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Legal Cases

  • Wilwerding v. Wilwerding
  • Judgment of County Court Vacated and Remanded

Associations

  • Omaha Human Rights and Relations Board
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • New Leaders Council (NLC-Omaha)
  • Member and Alumni
  • 2018 - Present
  • Downtown Omaha Inc.
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Center Sphere, The Network
  • Chapter President, Chapter O-54
  • 2018 - Present
  • Nebraska State Bar Association's Subcommittee on Limited Scope Representation
  • Vice-Chairman
  • 2018 - Present
  • Self-Represented Litigation Committee of the Nebraska Supreme Court
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Academy of Young Professionals in Omaha
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Nebraska Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Robert M. Spire Inns of Court, William Jennings Bryan Pupilage
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Omaha Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Nebraska State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Alpha Sigma Nu, National Jesuit Honors Society
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Leadership Omaha Class 42
  • Member
  • 2019 - 2020
  • Nebraska State Bar Association's Subcommittee on Limited Scope Representation
  • Chairman
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Rotary Club of Omaha Suburban
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2019
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Champions of Law Award for Education
  • Omaha Bar Association
  • 2018
  • Perfect Attendance, 2 years
  • Suburban Rotary of Omaha
  • 2016

Publications

  • Nebraska Supreme Court
  • Nebraska Limited Scope Representation Toolkit
  • 2019
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Speaking Engagements

  • Family Law from A to Z
  • Discovery in Divorce, and Common and Not So Common Family Law Issues and Answers
  • 2019
  • 2019 Nebraska Financial Planning Association Annual Meeting
  • "Never Cut What Can Be Untied: The Collaborative Divorce Option for Couples in Nebraska"
  • 2019
  • Nebraska State Bar Association Annual Meeting
  • "The Do's and Don'ts of Limited Scope Representation in Nebraska"
  • 2018
  • Nebraska Family Law Mediation Training
  • "Collaborative Divorce in Nebraska"
  • 2018
  • Metropolitan Community College
  • Paralegal and Legal Studies Program Focus Group
  • 2018
  • Innovations in the Legal Practice
  • "Adding Limited Scope Representation to Your Practice: The Rules and Realities"
  • 2018
  • 2018 NSBA Family Law Update
  • "The Ethics of Limited Scope Representation"
  • 2018
  • Scott Conference Center
  • "The Ethics of Limited Scope Representation"
  • 2017
  • Creighton University Law Practice Management Class
  • "The Ethics of Limited Scope Representation"
  • 2016
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Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (9)
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Family Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Scott Hahn is an experienced litigator in the area of family law. He is also one of authors of a Nebraska Practice Manual for Lawyers on limited scope representation. His breadth of knowledge and practicing experience render him as an excellent family lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott is an excellent attorney, a well-respected professional, and a caring and compassionate person. He will be there for you every step of the way."
Family Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Scott is an incredible attorney, whose knowledge of the law is rivaled only by his compassion for his clients."
Family Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"Scott does a great job of explaining the process to his clients and helping them navigate the legal landscape. I encourage you to reach out if you have any questions regarding family law."
Family Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"Scott is a very thorough attorney who is always evaluating the best way to represent his clients in their specific cases. He is hardworking and driven. You will not wait for days to hear back from your attorney if you hire Scott. I am happy to endorse this attorney,"
Family Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"Scott is a great team player. I know I can always go to him with questions on my cases, and he will help me brainstorm a direction that will benefit my clients. I've seen him achieve great results for his clients due to his hard work and dedication."
Family Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Scott is one of those lawyers that you welcome working with. He is professional and respectful with clients and is a strong advocate for any client going through a stressful time. In family law matters, Scott does a great job of walking a client through each step and making sure the client has clarity of each part of the family law process. I highly endorse Scott."
Family Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Scott is frequently an opposing counsel on my cases. He is a trained collaborative divorce lawyer and as such, he is a solutions-oriented attorney, while being a strong advocate for his clients. Scott is willing to work with opposing counsel to get the case resolved in a manner beneficial to both parties, while avoiding unnecessary litigation."
Family Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott's calm and considerate demeanor are hard to come by in the legal profession. He genuinely cares, which comes through in each conversation that you have with him."
Family Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the privilege of knowing Scott Hahn for the past 16 years. Throughout his distinguished career as a family law attorney, Scott has zealously represented his clients, consistently maintained integrity, and obtained fantastic results, both by means of litigation and negotiated settlements. Scott's legal knowledge and professionalism are second to none. His moral character and tireless advocacy for his clients are without equal. Whether his clients are successful business proprietors or struggling individuals requiring his services as Court-appointed counsel, Scott represents all of his clients with vigor, skill, and fervor. In sum, I am not aware of any better family law attorney in the greater Omaha area. Anyone seeking the best legal representation for their family law matter need not look further than Scott Hahn."
Family Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Scott came to Hightower Reff Law with 8 years of experience in family law. He is focused, determined, and dedicated to achieving the best results for his clients. He has an excellent knowledge of the law and a great reputation in the legal community. We have great trust in Scott and are proud to have him on our team."
Family Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I share office space with Scott and speak with him regularly about a wide variety of legal issues. I consider him a trusted colleague and greatly value his opinion. I would recommend Scott's services to anyone looking for competent family law representation!"
Family Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Divorce and separation Lawyer Scott V. Hahn
Scott V. Hahn
Divorce and separation Attorney
Licensed for 15 years