Paul J. Scoptur

Paul J. Scoptur

Trial Consultant

Key Facts

Education
Marquette University Law School, J.D., 1978
Professional Affiliations
Trustee and past co-chair of the National College of Advocacy Board of Trustees
Adjunct Professor of Law at Marquette University Law School
Member of the American Society of Trial Consultants

Biography

Paul J. Scoptur has been exclusively representing plaintiffs since graduating from Marquette University Law School in 1978. He is on the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Association for Justice and is a trustee and past co-chair of the National College of Advocacy Board of Trustees. He is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Marquette University Law School where he has teaches litigation and trial skills. He has been named one of the Best Lawyers in America continuously since 2002 and is one of Wisconsin’s top fifty Super Lawyers. He is a Diplomat of the NCA and was one of the first lawyers to complete the NCA’s Advanced Studies in Trial Advocacy curriculum.

Paul is also a member of the American Society of Trial Consultants and is internationally recognized as an expert on deposition skills and developing case and trial strategies. He and has taught thousands of lawyers how to use advanced techniques to take depositions that make a difference and is one of America’s most sought after trial consultants. The cases he has worked on in the US and Canada have recovered a total in excess of $150 million.

Paul is a coauthor of Advanced Depositions Strategies & Practice with Phillip Miller. Together they have produced two videos, one sharing the name of their book, and the other titled Deposing the Defense Medical Examiner.

In over twenty years of coaching, Paul has never gotten a technical foul and he wishes he could still dunk a basketball. You can learn more about Paul at www.plaintiffslaw.com and www.paulscoptur.com.

Paul Scoptur passed away on June 3, 2018.