839 North Jefferson St., MKE, WI 53202

Scott is a shareholder attorney and one of the founding attorneys of Halloin Law Group, S.C., licensed in both Wisconsin and Illinois. For more than two decades, Scott has focused his practice on complex construction, construction-related insolvency, and toxigenic mold litigation.

He is one of the most experienced construction and real estate litigators in Wisconsin. He has logged thousands of hours handling construction or real estate related hearings, trials and arbitrations, and has handled hundreds of motions and witness examinations in the field.

One of the first and is one of a select handful of lawyers in the Midwest to practice in a narrow subset of commercial and residential construction and real estate litigation concerning toxigenic mold issues, Scott has handled mold-related cases extensively since the first significant cases were filed in the late 1990s. Scott's become a regular speaker on toxigenic mold issues and related topics of construction contract, design, and code compliance at legal and construction industry seminars.

He's also handled a substantial number of construction-related insolvency issues, including foreclosure, bankruptcy, and receivership claims. In particular, he has developed significant experience with priority issues, frequently speaking on and suggesting changes to the governing law.

Irrespective of his extensive trial experience, Scott’s passion long has been legal writing. He strongly believes that a good lawyer should be able to effectively communicate complicated factual and legal matters in an easy-to-understand (and when possible, enjoyable) manner. If you ask Scott about what he is most proud in his professional career, he will respond that it is the large numbers of judges and lawyers who highly have commended Halloin Law Group, S.C.'s brief-writing abilities.

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Miller v. Safeco Ins. Co. of Am., 683 F.3d 805 (7th Cir. 2012)

Eckstein v. Cincinnati Ins. Co., 469 F. Supp. 2d 455 (W.D. Ky. 2007)

Hoida, Inc. v. M & I Midstate Bank, 2006 WI 69, 291 Wis. 2d 283, 717 N.W.2d 17

Northwestern University School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1990

Lawrence University, Bachelor of Arts in English, magna cum laude, 1987

How to Succeed Against the Odds (and Experts): Halloin Law Group, S.C. Case Proves You Don’t Always Get What You Pay For, Wisconsin Law Journal (April 2016)

Wisconsin Construction and Design Law, A State-by-State Guide to Construction & Design Law, American Bar Association (1st ed. 1998)

Scott has been a speaker at numerous construction law seminars, having addressed issues ranging from construction contracts, claims, and insurance to trial practice. Some of his more recent presentations include:

Avoiding the Pitfalls of GMP Contracting, Lorman Education Services (December 2018)

Asbestos and Mesothelioma Claims Litigation, National Business Institute, Nationally Broadcast (September 2018)

Insurance Claim Delays, Denials, and Underpayment, National Business Institute, Nationally Broadcast (March 2018)

Bank and Construction Liens: Resolution of Lender, Construction and Equitable Lien Claims, Lorman (March 2018)

Secrets to Negotiating Insurance Claims Successfully, National Business Institute, National Broadcast (October 2017)

Insurance Law Start to Finish, National Business Institute, Nationally Broadcast (July 2017)

The MBA Standard Contract, Metropolitan Builders Association (MBA) (June 2017)

Public Contract Dispute Resolution, Lorman (June 2016)

Resolving First Party Insurance Coverage Disputes, National Business Institute, Nationally Broadcast (October 2015)

Don’t Get Sued! Practical Tips for Avoiding Real Estate Litigation (March 2014)

Important Modifications You Need to Make to Your Investigation of Fire and Water Loss Claims (March 2014)

Ten Ways to Improve the Accuracy of Your Xactimate Estimates (March 2014)

The First 45 Days: The Steps You Should Take If You Are Going To Be Sued (March 2014)

Anatomy of a Construction Defect Claim

Building Codes in Wisconsin

Building Codes in Wisconsin: Out with the Old Code and in with the New

Concrete From A to Z

Ethics and Foreclosures

How to Use and Manage GMP Contracts Successfully in Wisconsin

Implications of the Americans with Disabilities Act for Design Professionals

Managing Construction Projects

Prevailing Wage Law in Wisconsin

Priority Disputes: A Survey of Wisconsin and National Law

Public Contracts and Procurement Regulations in Wisconsin

Survey of Mold Coverage Issues

The Fundamentals of Construction Contracts: Understanding the Issues

The Mold Challenge in Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Law of Easements

Tricks, Traps & Ploys for Construction Claims

Tricks, Traps & Ploys for Construction Claims II

Tricks, Traps & Ploys for Construction Claims III

Tricks, Traps & Ploys for Construction Claims IV

Understanding AIA Contracts

Why We Sue You: An Inside Look into Lawsuits Against Real Estate Brokers from the Perspective of a Plaintiff’s Lawyer

Wisconsin Foreclosure Law

Wisconsin Foreclosure Update

United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin

United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

State of Wisconsin, 1995

State of Illinois, 1990

M Magazine Leading Lawyers, 2014, 2015

Avvo “Superb” Rating, 2014

Scott has devoted many hours to the education of construction and design professionals, including those small contractors who cannot afford an attorney. He also actively is involved the Middle Level Forensics Association of Wisconsin.

Scott is a member of the Metropolitan Builders Association of Greater Milwaukee (MBA), Wisconsin Builders Association (WBA), and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

Scott is a member of the National Association of The Remodeling Industry (NARI).

Scott is an associate member of the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Greater Milwaukee.

Scott is a member of the Milwaukee Bar Association.