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    March 31, 2015

    La Crosse Attorney Named 2015 Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year

    MARCH 31, 2015


    Madison, WI – Scott Butler, an associate attorney with Fitzpatrick, Skemp and Associates in La Crosse, is the recipient of the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Sixth Annual Outstanding Young Lawyer Award. Butler received the award at the State Bar’s Annual Young Lawyers Leadership Conference in Milwaukee.

    The award is given by the State Bar’s Young Lawyers Division, and pays tribute to a young lawyer who has made an impact in his or her practice area, in service to the State Bar, and in service to the community. To be nominated, lawyers must be under age 36 or in practice for less than five years, and must be a member in good standing with the State Bar for more than 12 months.

    Katie StenzFor more information contact Katie Stenz, public relations coordinator, State Bar of Wisconsin. She can be reached at org kstenz wisbar wisbar kstenz org, or by phone at (608) 250-6025.

    “Scott was chosen because he excelled in all of the areas we look at when considering nominees: service to clients, the bar and the community. In particular, Scott was not only involved in serving the bar and his community, but in several instances took a leadership role in his service activities,” said Richard Orton, chairman of the award’s selection committee.

    Butler primarily practices in the areas of personal injury, automobile accidents, premise liability, and worker’s compensation, where he is a promising young civil litigator.

    Those who know him say Butler truly goes above-and-beyond for his clients, taking the time he needs to listen to his clients and answer their questions.

    “Ultimately it’s about doing right by my client and making sure they get the best result possible,” Butler said.

    In addition to serving his clients at his firm, Butler is active within the legal community. He is an active member of Wisconsin Association for Justice and the La Crosse County Bar Association, and has given numerous presentations at conferences on such topics as litigation and land use issues.

    He volunteers his legal skills to New Horizons Shelter and Outreach Center – an organization that serves individuals and families who are experiencing domestic violence – and assisting with landlord/tenant cases with Legal Action of La Crosse.

    Butler also serves his community by sitting on the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Alumni Association Board of Directors, volunteering with La Crosse Rotary East, and serving as a board member for Delta Sigma Phi Alumni Corporation Board.

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