Jeff Scolaro is an accomplished trial attorney with extensive experience handling complex cases in state and federal courts. He has a proven track record of achieving favorable outcomes for clients in high-stakes litigation.
By fully understanding the critical issues and his clients’ objectives, Jeff develops targeted strategies to secure the best possible trial verdicts and settlements. His keen attention to detail, deep knowledge of the law, and unique attention to his clients’ business objectives ensure optimal preparation and representation for every entity and individual he serves.
When not tirelessly advocating for clients, Jeff is actively involved in pro bono work, having been the only Illinois attorney that is a two-time recipient of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois’ Award for Excellence in Pro Bono and Public Interest Service for work in the community.
DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 2007
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, B.A., 2004
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2007
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
The Federal Trial Bar, Northern District of Illinois
PRESENTATIONS & PUBLICATIONS
Effectively and Ethically Preparing Witnesses for Testimony, NARTC Annual Meeting, Denver, 2019
Defending and Attacking the Reptile Theory Before and During Trial, Video CLE Presentation, Chicago, 2017
Practical Advice for Trying Your Case, Chicago Bar Association, Chicago, 2016
Reduction in Worklife Expectancy Theory, NARTC Annual Meeting, San Francisco, 2016
Case Study Regarding Pinex v. City of Chicago Regarding Pre-Trial Evidence Disclosure, Multi-firm CLE Presentation, Chicago, 2016
Combating Dual Trial Damage Theories Regarding Earning and Work Life, Midwest Claims Conference, Chicago, 2015
Boutique Firm Management & Marketing , University of Illinois Law School, Champaign, IL, 2014
Child Trespasser Liability, Midwest Claims Conference, Chicago, 2014
Alpha Tau Omega Gamma Zeta Board of Trustees – Membership Director
American Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
Chicago Healthcare Risk Management Society
Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois
Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
Illinois Small Business Alliance
Illinois State Bar Association
National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, Young Lawyers Executive Committee Member
Thompson Reuters Rising Stars Advisory Board
Only Illinois attorney that is a two-time recipient of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois’ Award for Excellence in Pro Bono and Public Interest Service for his work in the community
Conversant in Spanish
PASSIONATE AND COMPETITIVE, JEFF DEFENDS HIS CLIENTS AGGRESSIVELY BOTH INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE COURTROOM. HIS HANDS-ON APPROACH AND WILLINGNESS TO GO THE EXTRA MILE MAKES HIM A VALUED ADVISOR TO HIS CLIENTS.
We are a litigation-based law firm where we use our exceptional litigation skills and knowledge to solve business problems.
55 West Monroe, Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60603 US
Phone: (312) 422-9999
Fax: (312) 422-5370