Mackall, Crounse & Moore, PLC has joined Dewitt Ross & Stevens S.C.

The newly formed DeWitt Mackall Crounse & Moore S.C. will provide clients with enhanced legal services
and efficiencies as well as access to more than 100 attorneys practicing in nearly 30 areas of
law in Wisconsin and Minnesota.

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Scott M. Paler

location:
Madison
email:
sxp@dewittross.com
phone:
608-252-9213
fax:
608-252-9243
assistant:
Sarah Piersma
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/scott-paler/7/767/55a

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Scott Paler is a partner at DeWitt Ross and Stevens S.C., one of Wisconsin's largest law firms. He serves as Chair of the Firm's Labor and Employment Practice Group.

Scott has extensive experience advising companies on employment issues such as hiring processes, wage and hour practices, non-compete agreements, disciplinary investigations, and terminations. He has also helped defend companies in a wide variety of employment lawsuits, and litigated general commercial disputes.

Uniquely, Scott has developed a niche expertise in background screening. Over the last eleven years, he has assisted employers nationwide in creating and administering sound, legally compliant background screening programs. Among other things, he has helped employers prepare consent forms and adverse action letters, determine when they can reject a candidate based upon background screening information, and respond to lawsuits related to background screening practices.

In addition to representing employers, Scott has advised dozens of background screening providers throughout the country. He has worked closely with them to develop strong end-user and vendor contracts, determine whether information can be reported under the Fair Credit Reporting Act and state laws, and handle lawsuits and legal complaints. Scott has served as Co-Chair of the Litigation Avoidance Committee for the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) for several years. He is also a member of NAPBS' Ethics Committee and Best Practices Steering Committee.

In 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Wisconsin Super Lawyers recognized Scott as a "Rising Star."

In 2016, Scott was recognized as the exclusive winner of the Client Choice award in the area of Employment and Benefits in the State of Wisconsin. The Client Choice award recognizes attorneys around the world that stand apart for the excellent client care they provide and the quality of their service. Uniquely, attorneys can only be nominated for this award by corporate counsel.

Clients

Scott has worked with organizations in a variety of industries including: healthcare, retail, information technology, staffing, manufacturing, accounting, agriculture, background screening, transportation, insurance, construction, non-profit, and a variety of others.

Client Recommendations

Scott is “among the most qualified in his field.” - Client

“What distinguishes Mr. Paler from other lawyers is his ability to collaborate and creatively problem solve for clients.” - Client

Scott’s “attention to detail and willingness to go above and beyond for clients is always the same, regardless of the case.” - Client

“Mr. Paler is more than a competent lawyer - he is also a trusted adviser.” - Client

“I have known and worked with Scott Paler for a couple of years and have nothing but good things to say. Scott has the ability to see all sides of a situation while incorporating our business position. This approach results in him providing comprehensive advice to ensure our company is not legally compromised.” - Client

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Madison

Two East Mifflin Street, Suite 600
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 255-8891
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Greater Milwaukee

13935 Bishop's Drive, Suite 300
Brookfield, WI 53005
(262) 754-2840
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Minneapolis

1400 AT&T Tower,
901 Marquette Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(612)305-1400
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DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C., including its affiliate DeWitt Mackall Crounse & Moore S.C., is one of the ten largest law firms based in Wisconsin, with an additional presence in Minnesota. It has more than 120 attorneys practicing in Madison, Metropolitan Milwaukee and Minneapolis in over 30 legal practice areas, and has the experience to service clients of all scopes and sizes.

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We are an active and proud member of Lexwork International, an association of midsized independent law firms in major cities located throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia.

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Best Lawyers 2013 - 2016
Compass Award 2012
Top 100 Lawyers: National Trial Lawyers Association

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