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Scott E. Encher



Chicago, IL






Scott E. Encher has concentrated his practice in the area of plaintiff's personal injury trial work throughout his career. Scott is a skilled litigation attorney with extensive experience in state and federal courts. Throughout his career, Scott has handled a variety of cases including construction negligence, aviation, transportation and motor vehicle litigation, premises liability, product liability and wrongful death cases.

Scott has obtained numerous settlements and verdicts totaling in the millions of dollars. He has worked on high profile cases, including litigation resulting from the 1999 crash of Alaska Airlines Flight 261, which resulted in a settlement of more than $6.5 million. Being instrumental in obtaining a multi million dollar settlement on behalf of a man catastrophically injured when he was struck by a tractor trailer, obtaining a settlement in excess of one million dollars on behalf of a construction worker who suffered bilateral shoulder injuries and playing a key role in obtaining a seven figure settlement on behalf of a pedestrian who sustained a traumatic brain injury after being struck by a truck are just some examples of his prior successes.

Scott has represented a variety of clients throughout Illinois, including: Boone, Bureau, Champaign, Cook, De Kalb, Du Page, Fulton, Grundy, Jefferson, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, La Salle, Mc Henry, Mc Lean, Peoria, Tazewell, Vermillion, Will and Winnebago counties. These clients include union tradesmen injured on construction sites, mothers and newborns injured during the birthing process, commuters involved in municipal transportation incidents and customers hurt by defects and dangerous conditions in shopping centers, stores and restaurants. While zealously representing his clients, Scott has always maintained a professional and collegial relationship with his opponents which has as earned their respect as well as the respect of the judges before whom he appears.

Scott's professional memberships and affiliations include the American Bar Association's Section of Litigation and the Tort Law Section of the Illinois State Bar Association. In 2002 and 2003, Scott was on the Board of Governors of the Young Lawyers Division of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, now the American Association for Justice. In addition to authoring multiple articles and educational materials for the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Scott was a co chair of the Young Lawyers Committee in 2002 and 2003.

Scott is also a charter member of the Quigley Law Association. This is a group of Quigley alumni active in the legal profession, which strives to provide for the professional development between and among its members, Quigley faculty, students, and parents and to enhance alumni support of the school.

Scott attended Marquette University and De Paul University. He received his law degree in 2000 from The John Marshall Law School. Scott currently resides in the Western Suburbs with his wife and two daughters.


  • The John Marshall Law School
    • 2000
  • De Paul University
  • Marquette University