Scott W. Berends

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Scott is an experienced trial attorney with more than twenty victories in courts throughout the United States.  In addition to his trial victories, Scott has successfully represented clients in appeals before the Illinois First, Second and Third District courts of appeal, the Illinois Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. 

Scott has represented clients ranging from individuals to multi-million dollar corporations, including several foreign corporations.  On behalf of his plaintiff clients, Scott has obtained more than fifteen million dollars in verdicts or settlements; he has defeated claims in excess of double that amount on behalf of his defendant clients.

In addition to his litigation and trial experience, Scott has given testimony before Illinois legislative bodies regarding the “foreclosure crisis” in Chicago and has conducted seminars on topics ranging from “e-discovery” to cross examination techniques. 


      University of Illinois, College of Law – Juris Doctor, cum laude, 2003

      Harno Scholar

      Deans List


      Illinois – 2003

      Northern District of Illinois – 2003

      Central District of Illinois – 2012

      Southern District of Illinois - 2012 

When it matters most, experience counts

With nearly a century of combined trial litigation experience, Busse, Busse & Grassé has a long history of obtaining optimal results for our clients. Click on the profile links below for more information about our exceptional attorneys.

C. William Busse, Sr. (Deceased 2011)

C. William Busse, Jr.

Edward K. Grassé

Kenneth M. Lubinski

Courtney D. Lorentz

Christopher D. Willis

Bryan White

Jeffrey Marks

Scott W. Berends