Attorneys at Law | Madison, Wisconsin

Vincent J. Scipior


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Associate

Vincent J. Scipior | vscipior@cnsbb.com

Vince clerked at Coyne, Schultz, Becker & Bauer, S.C. during law school and joined the firm as an associate in 2011. His practice focuses on insurance defense, personal injury, and general litigation.

Vince received his B.S. in 2007 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his J.D. in 2011 from the University of Wisconsin Law School. He is admitted to practice in Wisconsin state and federal courts. He has tried cases in Adams, Columbia, Dane, Grant, and Green Counties.

Vince is a member of the American Inns of Court James E. Doyle Chapter, the Dane County Bar Association, and the Wisconsin Defense Counsel. He was recognized as a 2017 Up and Coming Lawyer by the Wisconsin Law Journal and has been included in the Wisconsin Rising Stars List by Super Lawyers Magazine since 2016. He is the current Editor of the Wisconsin Civil Trial Journal.

A copy of Vince’s curriculum vitae can be downloaded here.

 

Year Joined Firm
2011

Areas of Practice
•Civil Litigation
•Insurance Litigation
•Commercial Litigation
•Professional Negligence
•Personal Injury

Education
•J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School, 2011
•B.S., University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2007

Bar Admissions
•Wisconsin, 2011
•Western District of Wisconsin
•Eastern District of Wisconsin

Professional Associations
•Member, State Bar of Wisconsin
•Member, Dane County Bar Association
•Director, Wisconsin Defense Counsel
•Member, American Inns of Court, James E. Doyle Chapter

Honors and Awards
•Wisconsin Rising Stars List, Super Lawyers, 2016-18
•2017 Up and Coming Lawyer, Wisconsin Law Journal

Activities
• Editor, Wisconsin Civil Trial Journal, Wisconsin Defense Counsel, 2018
• Judge, Wisconsin High School Mock Trial Tournament, State Bar of Wisconsin, 2018
• Judge, Evan A. Evans Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition, University of Wisconsin Law School, 2015-16, 2018
• Articles Editor, Wisconsin Law Review, 2010-11
• Student Attorney, Community Supervision Legal Assistance Project, 2009-10
• Coach, Michael A. Hall Middle School Mock Trial Tournament, University of Wisconsin Law School, 2009-10.

Publications
“Children (Usually) Have No Claim for Wrongful Death Benefits When Their Parent’s Death was Caused by the Negligence of the Surviving Spouse,” 17 Wis. Civ. Trial J. 3 (Winter 2017) (discussing the availability of wrongful death benefits in Wisconsin).
“Security for Costs: The Best Security is a Reserve of Knowledge, Experience, and Ability,” 11 Wis. Civ. Trial J. 1 (Spring 2013) (discussing the procedure for obtaining an order for security for costs in Wisconsin).
“The After-Tax Analysis Argument: Why Income Taxes Should Be Considered in Calculating Damages for Lost Earnings in Personal Injury Cases,” 10 Wis. Civ. Trial J. 3 (Winter 2012) (discussing whether income tax should be considered in calculating damages for lost earnings in personal injury cases).
“The Amazing Spider-Man: Trapped in the Tangled Web of the Termination Provisions,” 2011 Wis. L. Rev. 1 (2011) (discussing whether comic book artists may bring copyright termination claims to recapture the rights to characters they helped create).

Presentations
“QA the RIGHT WAY and Statutory Caps,” Insurance Symposium (Aug. 23, 2017) (discussing quality assurance investigations in long-term care settings and statutory caps on non-economic damages applicable to long-term care providers ).
“Quality Assurance: Investigation Training,” Insurance Symposium (Sept. 13, 2016) (discussing quality assurance investigations in long-term care settings ),.
“The (Legal) Standard of Care,” Insurance Symposium (Nov. 11, 2013) (discussing ways to reduce liability in long-term care settings).
“Safe Place Claims 101,” Insurance Symposium (Dec. 12, 2012 and July 20, 2017) (discussing safe place claims in Wisconsin).
“ Costs: Before (Security for Costs) and After (Bill of Costs) –Protecting Your Client’s Pocket,” Wisconsin Defense Counsel 2012 Summer Conference (Aug. 3, 2012) (discussing different ways to recover costs in a civil action, including security for costs, statutory settlement offers, and bills of costs).

Trial Experience
Kayla L. Literski, et al., v. John M. Holst, Jr., et al., Adams County Case No. 14-CV-169. Overview: Represented Defendants John M. Holst, Jr. and Allstate Property and Casualty Company in a 3-day jury trial on September 19-21, 2016; trial concerned damages related to an auto accident; jury returned defense verdict awarding only 20% of claimed damages.
Lori J. Olson v. Artisan and Truckers Cas. Co., et al., Columbia County Case No. 12-CV-485. Overview: Represented Defendant Allstate Property and Casualty Company in a 2-day jury trial on March 5-6, 2015; trial concerned insurance coverage related to an auto accident; jury returned defense verdict finding no coverage under Allstate’s policy.
Rhiannon L. Lord, et al. v. GEICO Cas. Co., et al., Grant County Case No. 12-CV-623. Overview: Represented Defendants Joseph Leverton and GEICO Casualty Company in 3-day jury trial on February 11-13, 2014; trial concerned liability and damages related to an auto accident; jury returned defense verdict finding no liability.
Larry Klemm v. Justin Dickau, et al., Green County Case No. 17-SC-501. Overview: Represented Defendants Justin Dickau and Badger Mutual Insurance in a small claims trial on November 2, 2017; trial concerned damages related to an auto accident; court awarded plaintiff less than his pre-suit demand and statutory settlement offer.
Gary Becker, et al. v. Costco Wholesale Corp., Dane County Case No. 16-SC-1737. Overview: Represented Defendant Costco Wholesale Corporation in a small claims trial on June 7, 2016; trial concerned liability and damages related to auto services provided; court commissioner issued defense decision finding no liability.
Chong Moun, et al. v. Costco Wholesale Corp., Dane County Case No. 15-SC-1598. Overview: Represented Defendant Costco Wholesale Corporation in a small claims trial on May 21, 2015; trial concerned liability and damages related to auto services provided; court commissioner issued defense decision awarding only 20% of claimed damages.

Appellate Experience
North Highland Inc. v. Jefferson Mach. & Tool Inc., 2017 WI 75, 377 Wis. 2d 496, 898 N.W.2d 741. Overview: Represented defendant-respondent in appeal of court of appeals’ decision affirming order granting defendant’s motion for summary judgment; judgment affirmed.
North Highland Inc. v. Jefferson Mach. & Tool Inc., 2016 Wis. App. LEXIS 262, 2016 WI App 41, 369 Wis. 2d 223, 880 N.W.2d 182 (unpublished opinion). Overview: Represented defendant-respondent in appeal of circuit court order granting defendant’s motion for summary judgment; judgment affirmed.
Stapleton v. Dickman, Appeal No. 14-AP-1800 (Sept. 17, 2014) (unpublished summary opinion). Overview: Represented defendant-respondent in appeal of circuit court order granting defendant’s motion for summary judgment; judgment affirmed.
Woodford State Bank v. Zahran, 2014 Wis. App. LEXIS 759, 2014 WI App 110, 357 Wis. 2d 720, 855 N.W.2d 903 (unpublished opinion). Overview: Represented defendants-respondents in appeal of circuit court orders denying plaintiffs’ motions for reconsideration; orders affirmed and petition for review denied.
Redfearn v. Allstate Prop. & Cas. Ins. Co., 2014 Wis. App. LEXIS 82, 2014 WI App 24, 352 Wis. 2d 753, 843 N.W.2d 710 (unpublished opinion). Overview: Represented defendant-respondent in appeal of circuit court order denying plaintiffs’ motions for new trial; judgment and order affirmed.
Stewart v. GEICO Ins., 2013 Wis. App. LEXIS 656, 2013 WI App 115, 350 Wis. 2d 508, 838 N.W.2d 137 (unpublished opinion). Overview: Represented defendant-respondent in appeal of circuit court order granting defendant’s motion to dismiss; order affirmed.


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