Scott, Halsted & Babetch


Scott, Halsted & Babetch is a boutique civil litigation defense firm headquartered in downtown Chicago. We handle matters throughout northern Illinois, including Chicago and jurisdictions in the surrounding counties.

We believe in doing things the right way the first time.

Our strategy empowers us to provide consistent, successful defense work. First, the legal problem is thoroughly analyzed at the beginning of the case. Then an appropriate strategy is developed, one that is followed through until the end of the matter.

Our service is personalized, creative and respectful.

All legal matters are handled by the same attorney from start to finish. We pride ourselves on handling matters not only successfully, but also creatively and efficiently and with a deep respect for the trust and confidence that our clients place in us.

We are a firm of trial attorneys.

At Scott, Halsted & Babetch, we understand that litigation is a problem that needs to be solved and that clients involved in litigation wish that, above all else, the matter be resolved expediently.

Our lawyers are skilled at every facet of litigation from the pleading stage, through discovery and motion practice all the way to trial. We are a group of lawyers able to litigate a matter in whatever forum a case demands, from arbitration hearings and mediations to bench trials and jury trials.

While we understand that most cases are resolved through settlement, we also understand that it is through aggressive trial preparation that we can obtain the best settlements for our clients.

At Scott, Halsted & Babetch, we strive to be our clients’ first choice for legal services. Through our professionalism, creativity and personalized service, we differentiate ourselves from our competitors.