Attorney: Civil Litigation, Employment Law, Criminal Defense, Environmental Law, and Personal Injury
Scott Hassett was a shareholder and partner at Lawton & Cates, S.C. 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 Lawton & Cates. For 25 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.
Areas of Practice
Civil Litigation, Employment Law, Criminal Defense, Environmental Law, and Personal Injury
Professional Associations and Memberships
State Bar of Wisconsin (Member)
Wisconsin Association for Justice
Dane County Bar Association
Former managing editor, Jefferson Banner
Member, Ducks Unlimited
Member, Oak Ridge Rifle Club
Member, Gathering Waters Conservancy
Member, River Alliance of Wisconsin
Member, Muskies, Inc. International
Member, Wisconsin Bowhunters
Rutgers University School of Law - Camden, Doctor of Law J.D.,