The Partners

Scott, Halsted & Babetch Partners

IMG_9889Robert K. Scott

Robert K. Scott is a partner with Scott, Halsted & Babetch, P.C. He is a highly-skilled and experienced trial and appellate litigator with an emphasis on automobile negligence, premises liability, product liability, wrongful death, professional malpractice and other personal injury and commercial matters.

He has concentrated his practice solely on civil litigation, whether in the courtroom, in mediation or at arbitration. Robert has successfully tried jury cases in the state courts of Illinois, Indiana, Texas, and Virginia, and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

He is a member of the Federal Trial Bar and the Defense Research Institute.


Robert received his law degree from DePaul University College of Law in 1982.


Robert can be reached at 312 463-1088, or

Daniel K. Babetch

Daniel I. Babetch

Daniel I. Babetch is a partner with Scott, Halsted & Babetch, P.C. He has focused his practice on the needs of the insurance industry. In so doing, Dan’s practice has taken him to myriad of varied legal matters, from premises liability and construction negligence to automobile negligence matters.

He has represented both insureds and insurers in first party and third party claims, as well as commercial owners, construction managers, and general contractors. Dan has tried bench trials and jury trials, and has defended his clients in arbitrations and mediations throughout northern Illinois. He has also represented and consulted with insurance companies regarding insurance coverage matters and has represented insurance companies in declaratory judgment actions.

Dan has been an adjunct professor at John Marshall since 2004 where he has taught both legal writing and civil drafting.


Dan is a 1993 graduate of The John Marshall Law School where he served on both The John Marshall Law Review and The John Marshall Moot Court team.


Dan can be reached at 312 463-1044, or

Matthew K. Bloom

Matthew R. Bloom

Matthew R. Bloom is a partner with Scott, Halsted & Babetch, P.C. His legal experience includes construction law, premises-related litigation involving business and residential land owners, severe bodily injury, property damage, automobile litigation, corporate contract disputes, condominium law and animal control law.

He has successfully represented various companies and individuals in these actions, including insurance companies regarding insurance coverage matters and spoliation law. Matthew has successfully represented numerous clients at jury trial and in the Illinois Appellate Court.


Matthew is a 2007 graduate of Chicago-Kent College of Law. As a member of the International Law Moot Court Team he received special recognition for his legal writing in consecutive years, having been awarded the second place legal brief at the 2006 and 2007 Niagara International Law Moot Court Competitions.


Matthew can be reached at 312 463-1075, orĀ