Scott A. Nehls

Scott represents and counsels small to mid-sized corporations, individuals, and financial institutions in a broad range of civil litigation matters.  He focuses his practice on cases involving shareholder disputes, breaches of contracts, construction litigation, fraud, landlord-tenant disputes, employment disputes, business torts, and enforcement of loan documents.  In representing his clients, Scott leverages his courtroom skills, business acumen, and advanced knowledge of technology to effectively and efficiently achieve his clients’ goals.

Prior to joining Fuchs & Roselli, Ltd, Scott amassed significant experience through his work as an Assistant State’s Attorney for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office.  In this capacity, Scott drafted and filed dozens of briefs before the First District Appellate Court of Illinois, as well as several Petitions for Leave to Appeal before the Illinois Supreme Court, and he has argued twice before the First District Appellate Court.  In his prior position, Scott also conducted hundreds of bench trials, motions, and related hearings, and brought over ten jury trials to verdict.  Upon transferring to the Civil Unit of the State's Attorney's Office, Scott primarily defended Cook County employees from civil complaints brought in both federal and state court.

Scott graduated magna cum laude from Washington University in Saint Louis in 2003 with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science.  He attended law school at DePaul University College of Law and graduated in 2006.

Scott is licensed to practice in Illinois, and is an active member of both the Chicago and Illinois State Bar Associations.  He currently serves as a member of the Chicago Bar Association’s Judicial Evaluation Committee.

Scott resides in Lake Forest with his wife and four children and coaches all of his children's various sports teams.

At a Glance

  • Named one of Super Lawyers Magazine‚Äôs Rising Stars in 2014 and 2015 and an Emerging Lawyer by Leading Lawyers between 2016 and 2019

  • Washington University in Saint Louis, B.A. in Economics and Political Science, magna cum laude, 2003

  • DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 2006

  • Conducted over a dozen jury trials and hundreds of bench trials and other hearings

  • Member of the General and Trial Bar of the Northern District of Illinois, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and Illinois

  • Member of Chicago Bar Association Judicial Evaluation Committee