Family-Owned and Operated Law Firm in Springfield, Illinois Since 1947
For more than 75 years, Scott & Scott, P.C. has been a law firm with deep roots in Springfield, Illinois, providing thousands of clients with legal representation that is rooted in an extensive understanding of the law and an even stronger commitment to clients. We are a family-owned and operated law firm. Brothers, R. Stephen Scott and Gregory A. Scott, have practiced together since the late 1970s. Their father and predecessor, Robert F. Scott, founded the firm in 1947 and continued to serve as a consultant to the firm until March of 2006. Greg’s son, Jared M. Scott, who has practiced since 2001, was the next generation to join the firm. They have been a family dedicated to practicing law and ensuring the community of Springfield, Illinois knows their rights.
Through hard work and dedication, Scott & Scott, P.C. continues to be recognized as one of Springfield’s best law firms. Our attorneys are highly regarded by judges and fellow attorneys. Our attorneys are all members of the Illinois State and Sangamon County Bar Associations. We also serve the community as leaders of charitable and business organizations and teach law at local colleges. Nobody understands the law and your rights better than we do. If you are in the market for quality legal representation, please contact us.
Our Legal Practice Areas
Going through the divorce process? We have experience in advocating our client’s best interests without further damaging relationships between both parties.
Paternity & Allocation of Parental Rights
Whether you are trying to establish parental rights or need a defense because you were wrongfully accused, we are here to help.
We can help you gain legal guardianship of a child that is not biologically yours. You could be a stepparent adopting a child or going through adoption.
This is a procedure where parties discuss their disputes with a trained and impartial third party, who then helps both parties reach a reasonable resolution.
Guardianship and Child Representation
A guardianship pertains to the legal representation between a minor and a guardian that gives them legal obligations regarding the child.
A Prenuptial Agreement is an agreement established before marriage about the ownership of assets if the marriage fails.
Child Support and
Child support falls under family law and is an ongoing payment from a parent for the financial benefit of their child.
An order of protection is a document that is issued by a court and verified by a judge which protects you from harassment or abuse.
Estate Planning and Probate
Wills & Trusts
Wills and trusts are a legal way to establish beneficiaries of your estate after your death. If you have a family that is financially dependent on you, consider an estate plan.
The judicial process of authenticating a last will and testament. This includes locating assets, paying final bills and taxes, distributing assets to beneficiaries, etc.
Power of Attorney
A power of attorney is a written authorization you make for someone to handle your personal and business affairs. There are different kinds of Power of Attorneys.
This is a plan/written document that legally establishes the logistical and financial decisions about who takes over your business after your retirement.
If you are named the guardian of an estate, you are tasked with overseeing, managing, and making the financial decisions on behalf of the estate during the legal proceedings.
Give us a call to schedule an appointment and learn how we can help you set up your estate and probate planning for the future. Do not wait until it is too late to plan for your estate.
Business and Corporate Law
Business Organization & Formation
Entailing the many ways a business can be formed within state laws, this oversees the setup, tax management, liability benefits, and drawbacks.
Do you need a contract drawn up? We can help navigate you through the process and draft up a contract with clear terms that provide value to those involved.
Recognized as leaders in the area of litigation, our attorneys handle a broad range of matters, including proceedings in the trial courts and in the appellate courts.
Mergers, Sales, and
We help owners who are selling their business, purchasing another business, or creating an arrangement to work with a different business.
Trying to trademark a product or idea? We are qualified to handle that legal matter and file your trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Overwhelming bills? Filing for bankruptcy could be an ideal solution. Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 are great ways to establish your financial security and get back on track.
We help protect your investment and provide financial security by reviewing your real estate transactions, including purchases, inspections, appraisals and leases.
Foreclosure & Collections
When a debt goes unpaid, creditors typically seek relief in court to obtain a judgment for the amount owed. We represent both debtors and creditors.
We specialize in tax law and are practiced in helping you handle your tax matters like settling back taxes, helping with your unified returns, halting wage garnishment, and more.
This is the collection of laws that regulate relationships between employees and employers. This covers when an employer can hire a worker, terminate them, and more.
If you are in the process of forming a new business, filing for bankruptcy, or any other business and corporation law matter, schedule an appointment with today.
Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
If you were ever in an auto accident and are now suffering from injuries, you could be entitled to a compensation package.
Premises liability is the litigation process where a landowner has certain wrongdoings that occur on their land and are accountable.
As your wrongful death attorney, we can help seek compensation for your loss including income loss or medical/funeral costs.
Trusted Legal Representation That Cares About Your Rights
Our attorneys have represented more than 10,000 individual, government, and corporate clients. We concentrate our practice in the areas of family law, estate planning and probate, business and corporate law, tax law, real estate and litigation matters. We have over 500 clients that have us on retainer, including nursing homes, municipal governments, medical service corporations, limited liability partnerships, liability companies, corporations, real estate practitioners, and developers. With over 75 years of experience in legal representation, if you want an attorney that knows their way around the courtroom – contact Scott & Scott, P.C. for your legal representation.
We are located on the corner of Sixth and Monroe Street, in the heart of downtown Springfield. Our law firm has an ideal location; across the street from the United States District Court and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of Illinois. We are located only a few blocks away from the Sangamon County Courts Complex. Scott & Scott, P.C. is a law firm that is committed to providing our clients with the highest quality of legal services they deserve.