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:
Insurance Law: Hot Topics and Case Law, National Business Institute, National Broadcast (December 2020)
How to Negotiate Personal Injury Claims with Insurance Companies, National Business Institute, National Broadcast (November 2020)
30 Mistakes to Avoid When Negotiating Insurance Claims, National Business Institute, National Broadcast (December 2019) (November 2020) (November 2021)
Public Contract Disputes, Lorman Education Services (July 2020)
Insurance Coverage Litigation Boot Camp, National Business Institute, National Broadcast (February 2020)
Avoiding the Pitfalls of GMP Contracting, Lorman Education Services (December 2018)
Asbestos and Mesothelioma Claims Litigation, National Business Institute, National Broadcast (September 2018)
Insurance Claim Delays, Denials, and Underpayment, National Business Institute, National Broadcast (March 2018)
Bank and Construction Liens: Resolution of Lender, Construction and Equitable Lien Claims, Lorman Education Services (March 2018)
Secrets to Negotiating Insurance Claims Successfully, National Business Institute, National Broadcast (October 2017)
Insurance Law Start to Finish, National Business Institute, National Broadcast (July 2017)
The MBA Standard Contract, Metropolitan Builders Association (MBA) (June 2017)
Linear Scheduling, Lorman Education Services (2017)
Public Contract Dispute Resolution, Lorman Education Services (June 2016)
Resolving First Party Insurance Coverage Disputes, National Business Institute, National Broadcast (October 2015)
AIA Contracts in Wisconsin, Lorman Education Services (2014)
Public Contracts and Procurement Regulations in Wisconsin, Lorman Education Services (2014)
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)
The Fundamentals of Construction Contracts: Understanding the Issues, Lorman Education Services (2008)
Prevailing Wage Law in Wisconsin, Lorman Education Services (2008)
How to Use and Manage GMP Contracts Successfully in Wisconsin, Lorman Education Services (2008)
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
Implications of the Americans with Disabilities Act for Design Professionals
Managing Construction Projects
Priority Disputes: A Survey of Wisconsin and National Law
Survey of Mold Coverage 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.
Scott is has a 10.0 "Superb" rating with Avvo.