J. Scott Paul

Scott has practiced nationwide with extensive litigation experience in Nebraska, Iowa, Alabama, South Dakota, Illinois, Texas and Oklahoma.

Scott’s practice is primarily defense oriented, concentrating on insurance coverage on life, health and long term care insurance.  Scott also handles commercial litigation cases which include the nationwide defense of class actions.  Specialty areas of practice on the local and regional level include medical malpractice defense, the representation of both owners and contracts in construction contract disputes, and representation of employers in covenant not to compete cases.

Scott is also a frequent speaker on ethics and professional responsibility at various seminars and conferences throughout the Midwest.

Scott has been a shareholder in the firm since 1990.  The law firm at which he previously practiced merged with McGrath North in 1988.  He has over 32 years of litigation experience.

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Professional Background

Nebraska, 1981

Iowa, 1999

U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 1981


Creighton University School of Law J.D., 1981

University of Iowa B.B.A., 1978


Listed: “Best Lawyers in America”, Commercial Litigation, Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law, Litigation – Insurance

Listed: Great Plains Super Lawyers (Insurance Coverage, Class Action/Mass Torts, Professional Liability) 2007-2010, 2012-2016

Professional Organizations

Omaha Bar Association, President 2006-2007

Chair of OBA Ethics Seminar Committee

Nebraska State Bar Association – Executive Council 2011-2015

Nebraska State Bar Association – House of Delegates 2009-2013

American Bar Association

Defense Research Institute