Scott Hassett was a shareholder and partner at LawtonCates for 22 years before being appointed to the cabinet of Governor Jim Doyle as Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The Wisconsin DNR administered environmental protection and enforcement programs as well as traditional natural resource programs such as hunting, fishing, parks and forestry.

After five years as DNR Secretary, Hassett returned to LawtonCates. For 30 years Hassett has practiced in general litigation, including criminal defense and civil plaintiff cases. The civil practice included asbestos cases and other product liability matters, personal injury, and employment cases.

Hassett has participated in approximately 25 jury trials and 150 administrative hearings or bench trials, in both state and federal courts.

Hassett is a member of the Wisconsin State Bar and graduated with a J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law in 1980.

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Defense
  • Personal Injury and Accidents
  • Civil Litigation
  • Environmental Law
  • Labor and Employment