Pretzel & Stouffer
Scott L. Howie

Scott L. Howie

Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D. 1994
Northwestern University, B.A. 1989

Bar Admissions
Illinois State Bar
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit

Professional Affiliations
Illinois Appellate Lawyers Association
Director, 2007-2009
Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel

Attorney Bio

Scott specializes in civil appeals, focusing on civil appellate litigation in the state and federal reviewing courts. He has written appellate briefs and presented oral arguments in every reviewing court in Illinois and Wisconsin. Scott’s expertise in appellate matters extends to trial-level work, and he often counsels clients and the firm’s trial attorneys in developing and litigating cases in the lower courts, especially on interlocutory appeals and issues that are likely to arise on appeal. He frequently writes posttrial motions, or responses to such motions filed by adversaries, in anticipation of the appeals that often follow. Scott has also litigated issues of personal jurisdiction on appeal, successfully arguing in several cases that out-of-state defendants were not subject to the jurisdiction of the Illinois courts.

News and Verdicts

Pretzel Attorney Presents on Appellate Practice at Professional Seminar

Appellate Court Affirms Dismissal of Medical Malpractice Action

Summary Judgement Won and Upheld Due to Lack of Medical Causation

Hospital Not Guilty Verdict Reinstated on Appeal

Jury Verdict for Doctor Upheld with Barring of Handwriting Expert and Contributory Negligence Instructions Affirmed

Appellate Court Affirms Summary Judgment for Boy Scouts of America

Defense Victory for Physicians in Bacterial Meningitis Death Case Upheld on Appeal