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Scott McCarthy

Scott McCarthy

McCarthy Law Office, LLC
  • Criminal Law, Divorce, Traffic Tickets ...
  • Wisconsin, Wisconsin
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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 25 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, OWI 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.

University of Nebraska - Lincoln
J.D. (1991) | Law School
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University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
B.S. | Political Science
Honors: Honors
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Marquette University
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Professional Experience
Rock County District Attorney
Rock County District Attorney's Office
American Juris Prudence Award for Advanced Trial Advocacy
American Juris Prudence Award for Advanced Trial Advocacy
Outstanding Service Award
Wisconsin State Patrol; Rock County Law Enforcement Association; Milton Police Department
Professional Associations
Wisconsin State Bar  # 1019207
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Rock County Bar Association
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Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers, Jury Instruction Committee, Bench-Bar Committee and Moot Court Committee
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Milton Area Athletic Hall of Fame
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Janesville Area Crime Stoppers
Board of Directors
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Milton FFA
Lifetime Member
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • Contingent Fees
    Personal injury cases are often taken on a contingent fee basis either because the case is too risky for the client to bear the cost associated with the hourly attorney fees or the client does not have sufficient up front funds to retain the lawyer on an hourly basis. Contingent fee contracts in personal injury matters call for the attorney to receive 1/3 of any recovery. Personal injury lawyers are required to give clients the choice of a contingent fee or an hourly fee. If you speak with an attorney that does not give you this choice, they are acting contrary to the Supreme Court Rules and can be disciplined. Attorney McCarthy has advised many clients through the years that it would be in their best interests to pay on an hourly basis rather than a contingent fee basis due to the nature of the case. This can often save the client many thousands of dollars. A lawyer’s duty is not to make money. A lawyer’s duty is to treat his client fairly and zealously represent their interests.
Practice Areas
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Traffic Tickets
Suspended License
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
Additional Practice Area
  • Car or Truck Accident
  • English
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Contact & Map
McCarthy Law Office, LLC
205 S John Paul Road
Milton, WI 53563
Telephone: (608) 352-3366
Cell: (608) 352-3366
Fax: (605) 467-1389