McCarthy Law Office, LLC

McCarthy Law Office, LLC

When you need an attorney, you need the best. Scott McCarthy has been practicing law for 25 yrs. He is an experienced lawyer who knows the system & can help you. Practice areas: family, criminal or traffic, contract dispute & personal injury.

Firm Overview

Scott has big firm experience but is back in Milton, Wisconsin where you will get individual attention and care. Scott worked at a large firm in Madison from 2007 to 2011, he handled an array of tremendously complex litigation and achieved successful results in every case. The firm's confidence in Scott was best demonstrated when Scott was appointed to the Firm's Litigation Review Committee to suggest and implement changes to the firm's litigation processes.

Now that base of experience and knowledge is back in a small town where you can meet and be represented by one of the best attorneys in the state. There are no fancy buildings or parking garages, and that means less overhead and more individual attention for you. You get the quality offered by a big firm for less money with less headaches.

Scott has been practicing law in Rock County and around the state for 25 years. He has established a reputation with attorneys and judges for hard work, intelligence and meticulous preparation of his client's cases. You will not find an attorney who will fight harder for you than Scott.

As a result of Scott's hard work through the years, and a reputation for dogged determination, most of Scott's cases end in a favorable settlement for the client. This saves the client time, money and stress. However, if the other side is unreasonable, Scott shines in the courtroom. Scott was elected District Attorney for Rock County in 1994 and quickly learned that some cases simply had to be taken to a jury trial to achieve justice.

Criminal law experience: Scott successfully prosecuted 5 First Degree Intentional Homicide cases. Scott also acted as City Prosecutor at various times in his career for the Cities of Milton, Edgerton and Stoughton. All of this courtroom experience gave Scott a leg up on other attorneys early in his career. That experience has helped form the base for one of the most successful trial lawyers in Southern Wisconsin.

Personal Injury experience: Scott recently won a 3.1 million dollar jury verdict in Chippewa County, Wisconsin in a drunk driving automobile accident case. Scott had the experience and foresight to lock up all of the drunk driver's assets immediately after the accident guaranteeing a recovery for the client. Scott's results in personal injury matters have been published in statewide and national publications.

The same courtroom experience has resulted in significant victories for clients involved in family law matters. Scott has obtained favorable results for clients with very little assets as well as small business owners, large business owners and high income earners. And although money is important, Scott knows nothing is more important than your children. Scott has worked with the Guardian ad litems in Rock and surrounding Counties for more than 2 decades. He has successfully litigated child placement issues in both divorce and paternity actions. Experience is critical when hiring a family law lawyer and Scott has it!

Having practiced in a small town for 25 years, Scott has handled virtually every kind of dispute the law has to offer. He has also drafted wills and worked on probate matters. No matter what legal issue you are confronting, give Scott a call. He will be honest with you and initial telephone conferences are free. If Scott can help, you will have one of the best lawyers in southern Wisconsin. If it is an issue better suited for another attorney, Scott will let you know that and suggest a highly qualified attorney. In his more than 20 years of practice, Scott has established relationships with attorneys in virtually every field of expertise.

We look forward to working with you. Feel free to stop by for a cup of coffee or call anytime. Remember the motto Big Firm Experience. Small Town Care!





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Main Office
McCarthy Law Office
205 S. John Paul Road
Milton  WI  53563
Phone
  • (608) 352-3366
Fax
  • (608) 467-1389
Websites
Criminal Defense
Nothing is more important than your freedom. When you need an attorney you need the best. Call Scott @ (608) 352-3366
Scott McCarthy has been in practice since 1991 and is one of the most experienced trial lawyers in southern Wisconsin. Scott has taken countless cases to trial in Rock County, Dane County, Waukesha County, Jefferson County and more surrounding counties and counties around the State. He has won at every level including the Supreme Court.

Scott was elected Rock County District Attorney in 1994 and served as the County's lead prosecutor for two years. While in office, he prosecuted five homicide cases and obtained convictions in each. As District Attorney, Mr. McCarthy forged positive relationships with prosecutors and local law enforcement agencies as well as many other agencies and groups throughout Rock County and the surrounding areas. This experience in the area of criminal law in combination with Scott's knowledge of the system from the inside is invaluable in the defense of your criminal case.

Scott served his country as a paratrooper in the Airborne Infantry from 1983 to 1985. Scott is a two time recipient of the Army Achievement Medal and multiple commendation award winner including Ranger Battalion Soldier of the Quarter.

Scott McCarthy

Scott McCarthy has been in practice since 1991 and is one of the most experienced trial lawyers in southern Wisconsin. Scott has taken countless cases to trial in Rock County, Dane County, Waukesha County, Jefferson County and more surrounding counties and counties around the State. He has won at every level including the Supreme Court

Scott's success was noticed in 2007 when one of the larger firms in Madison asked Scott to join their litigation team. Scott founded the Janesviille branch of Murphy Desmond and was quickly named to the firm's Litigation Executive Committee where he helped guide the litigation department and the training of young attorneys.

Over the past 2 decades Scott has won multiple million dollar personal injury cases including the largest accident injury verdict in the State in 2009 - 3.1 million dollars! He has also represented multi-million dollar corporations in litigation ranging from the design and construction of runways at the airport in Milwaukee to cases involving storage and use of sensitive information on computer systems.

Scott's commitment to his wife of over 20 years and 5 children led him back to his hometown of Milton where he opened McCarthy Law Office,LLC in 2012. Now all of that big firm experience can be obtained at a fraction of the price. Scott has worked in the area of family law (Divorce, Paternity, Child support, Guardianship, adoption etc.), personal injury, wills and probate, criminal law and general practice for the entirety of his career. Let him help guide you through your most difficult situations.

Scott was elected Rock County District Attorney in 1994 and served as the County's lead prosecutor for two years. While in office, he prosecuted five homicide cases and obtained convictions in each. As District Attorney, Mr. McCarthy forged positive relationships with prosecutors and local law enforcement agencies as well as many other agencies and groups throughout Rock County and the surrounding areas. This experience in the area of criminal law in combination with Scott's knowledge of the system from the inside is invaluable in the defense of your criminal case.

Scott served his country as a paratrooper in the Airborne Infantry from 1983 to 1985. Scott is a two time recipient of the Army Achievement Medal and multiple commendation award winner including Ranger Battalion Soldier of the Quarter.

AREAS OF PRACTICE:

GENERAL PRACTICE: I have worked on a vast variety of matters. Give me a call and if I can't handle your case, I will let you know and point you in the right direction.

FAMILY LAW: Divorce, Custody, Paternity, Child Support, Maintenance, and more.

PERSONAL INJURY: Car accident, Truck accident, Wrongful Death, Assault, Slip and Fall, Dog Bite, and more.

CRIMINAL DEFENSE: OWI, DUI, Traffic, Drug, Assault and more. I am the former Rock County District Attorney and have experience in all types of criminal and traffic matters.

LITIGATION: Neighbor disputes, Property disputes, Contract Disputes, Landlord Tenant Disputes and more

ESTATE PLANNING: Wills and Probate - Family estate planning, Wills, Power of Attorney for Health Care and Financial, Living Wills and more.

BAR ADMISSIONS::

Wisconsin, 1991

U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin, 1991

CLASSES/SEMINARS TAUGHT:

Lecturer, Public Budgeting, Administrative Law, Laws of Arrest, Search and Seizure, and Criminal Procedure

HONORS AND AWARDS:

American Juris Prudence Award for Advanced Trial Advocacy

Outstanding Service Award - Wisconsin State Patrol; Rock County Law Enforcement Association; Milton Police Department

EDUCATION:

University of Nebraska College of Law, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1991, JURIS DOCTORATE

University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, 1987, B.S. - WITH HONORS

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS:

State Bar of Wisconsin

Rock County Bar Association

Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers, Jury Instruction Committee, Bench-Bar Committee and Moot Court Committee

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

Milton Area Athletic Hall of Fame - PRESIDENT
Janesville Area Crimestoppers
Milton FFA - Lifetime Member
Pro Bono Attorney - Multiple Youth Sports Organizations

BOARD OF DIRECTORS (PAST)
Milton Monsters Youth Wrestling - PRESIDENT (Past)
Milton Kiwanis Club (Past)
United Way of Rock County (Past)
Juvenile Court Advisory Board (Past)
Rock County Narcotics Enforcement Team (Past)
Saint Mary's Jail Ministry Board (Past)
Memorial Community Hospital (Past)
Muskellunge Lake Association (Past)
License
  • Bar Number: 1019207
    Wisconsin , 1991
Education
  • University of Nebraska Law School
    J.D. , 1991
  • University of Wisconsin Stevens Point
    B.S. with Honors , 1988

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