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James P. Scoptur Certified as Member of Lawyers of Distinction


December 5, 2016

The Lawyers of Distinction is pleased to announce that James P. Scoptur of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, has been certified as a member. The Lawyers of Distinction is recognized as the fastest growing community of distinguished lawyers in the United States.

Membership is limited to the top 10% of attorneys in the United States. Members are accepted based upon objective evaluation of an attorney’s qualifications, license, reputation, experience, and disciplinary history. Please see our website for further details concerning membership qualification.

Lawyers of Distinction shall not offer membership to more than 10% of attorneys in any given state. Lawyers of Distinction uses it own independent criteria, including both objective and subjective factors in determining if an attorney can be recognized as being within the top 10% of attorneys in the United States in their respective field. This designation is based upon the proprietary analysis of the Lawyers of Distinction organization alone, and is not intended to be endorsed by any of the 50 United States Bar Associations or The District of Columbia Bar Association.

Aiken & Scoptur Recognized in U.S. News – Best Lawyers Rankings

RELEASED: November 1, 2011


The plaintiffs’ law firm of Aiken & Scoptur, S.C., has been included in the first-tier rankings for medical malpractice law in Milwaukee and personal injury in Milwaukee in the 2011-2012 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings.

The rankings are based upon a thorough evaluation process involving reviews by clients and peers, as well as other information. The qualities considered include responsiveness, expertise, integrity and cost-effectiveness. Clients and other lawyers were also asked whether they would refer a matter to the firm.

Ratings are done in 75 recognized legal practice areas and in all 50 states. Wisconsin is one of 43 states in which the geographical rankings are done according to metropolitan areas. In the 2011-2012 rankings, Aiken & Scoptur is ranked in the first tier in Milwaukee for both medical malpractice and personal injury.

Led by firm principals Timothy J. Aiken and Paul J. Scoptur, the firm has built an impressive record of obtaining verdicts and settlements for injured clients. This record includes numerous multi-million dollar recoveries.

Aiken & Scoptur handles a full range of personal injury cases, including motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, products liability and all types of insurance issues. The firm’s medical malpractice and nursing home practice is similarly well developed.

Based in the Milwaukee area, Aiken & Scoptur serves clients throughout Wisconsin. The firm also has a national personal injury practice that includes Arizona and other states.

For more information about Aiken & Scoptur, call 855-783-3786. You can also contact the firm online.

U.S.News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” Announcement

The *2011-2012 U.S.News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings are complete and Aiken & Scoptur has earned impressive placement.

Participation in the “Best Law Firms” submission process grew exponentially in the second year of the initiative. The rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that included thousands of clients, highly skilled lawyers and law firm representatives. An unprecedented amount of data was collected, emphasizing the scope of this endeavor and the significance of your firm’s presence in this unparalleled guide to law firm expertise.

Tim Aiken was again selected for inclusion by his peers in “The Best Lawyers In America, 2008-2009″. Only a select few lawyers are recognized by their peers for inclusion in this group. Tim has been selected for inclusion for a number of years running. Tim was also selected again as one of Wisconsin’s “SuperLawyers” by a survey conducted by Law & Politics. Every lawyer in Wisconsin was sent a ballot, nominating the best lawyers they have actually seen in practice. The nominees were then evaluated by a Blue Ribbon panel, then selected through a final screening process.

He tried a medical malpractice case in Hudson in May and obtained a $4,200,000 verdict for his client on a case where the insurance company made no offer before trial. This is an outstanding verdict! Thanks also to Mike Wagner, a lawyer from Menomonee Wisconsin, for his help as co-counsel on the case.

Paul Scoptur has again been selected as a Wisconsin SuperLawyer and one of the Best Lawyers In America for 2008-2009. This is recognition by his peers that he is one of the top lawyers in Wisconsin and the United States, as selection is based on nomination and voting by lawyers in Wisconsin and America.

Paul has been busy teaching other lawyers how to help their clients. In the last year, he has taught at the following legal education programs:

Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Snowmass Village CO, August 8, 2008: Using Medical Literature in the Back and Neck Case, Effective Communications: Words That Work

AAJ Annual Convention, Philadelphia PA, July 12 – 16, 2008: Using Focus Groups in the Trucking Case, Using the Rules in Closing: A Demonstration

Tennessee Association for Justice, Gatlinburg TN, June 12, 2008: Developing The Discovery Plan, Conducting Workshops for Attorneys on their Cases

AAJ’S JazzFest Program, New Orleans LA, May 1, 2008: Using Focus Groups

AAJ’S Case Plus Program, Dallas TX, April 9-12, 2008: Doing focus groups and developing litigation plans for lawyers that come from all over the country.

AAJ’S Ball on Damages, Santa Fe New Mexico, March 7 & 8, 2008: Closing Argument Demonstration

AAJ’S Ultimate Trial Skills College at George Washington University Law School March 2008: Persuasion Using Themes and Visuals, Closing Argument Demonstration, Using Focus Groups

Florida Justice Association, Orlando FL, February 13, 2008: Developing the Discovery Plan: The Path to Effective Discovery

AAJ Mid-Winter Convention, San Juan PR, January 25, 2008: The Path to Effective Discovery

AAJ’S Advanced Depositions College, January 11 – 14, 2008, New Orleans, LA: Establishing Standards of Care and Rules, Deposing the Defense Expert

Paul has also been busy helping his clients. He recently settled a medical malpractice case in West Bend for $650,000 and obtained a $1,250,000 settlement in a legal malpractice case in Green Bay.

Paul has also settled several cases involving nursing home neglect for confidential amounts. He has a special interest in helping the families of the elderly who are victims of neglect and abuse in nursing homes.

Tim Aiken continues his success with Appellate decisions.

In Leittinger v. Van Buren Management, Tim obtained a reversal of a trial court decision that denied Joe Leittinger the recovery of his full medical expenses. In that case, the trial court held that he could recover only the amount of medical bills actually paid, instead of the actual amount of the bills. The Appellate Court reversed the trial judge and upheld the long existing “collateral source” law in Wisconsin.

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