Vincent Scipior enjoys a challenge – something he finds nearly every day as a litigator at Coyne, Schultz, Becker & Bauer.
“I like problem-solving and difficult work, and I’ve found both with my cases,” said Scipior, who started at the Madison law firm as a clerk during his first year of law school and joined as an associate after graduating law school. “It’s definitely intellectually challenging and I also get the opportunity to help clients.”
Scipior’s civil-litigation practice has him working on cases involving liability, personal injuries, employment law and insurance coverage. He also handles mediations and settlement negotiations.
“I spend a lot of time researching and writing,” Scipior said. “I love writing briefs – it’s where you can win the case, especially with appeals.”
His insurance-defense work attracts attention, Scipior said, since many non-lawyers do not understand that insurers hire him to defend their insured policyholders in court. “People often think I defend insurance companies,” Sciopor said. “That’s not the case.”
Amy Scholl, a shareholder at Coyne, Schultz, Becker & Bauer, praised Scipior’s dedication and versatility, noting that he handles cases in both trial and appellate courts. During the past year, he successfully tried a case in front of a jury in Adams County and also won a case on appeal in front of the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
“Vince is reliable, dependable and always has a ‘can do’ attitude,” Scholl said. “He works hard on behalf of all his clients.”
Scipior did not start out planning to be attorney. He was taking a class in logic that he needed for his computer-science major when he discovered about half the students in the class were legal-studies majors. The more Scipior learned about legal-studies classes, the more he realized the major and a legal career were right for him, he said.
Scipior said he modifies his approach to his cases depending on whether he is in circuit or appellate court.
“How you say things, or in the case of appellate court, how you write, your arguments are different,” he said.
Scipior said he feels fortunate to be able to get into court as often as he does, whether it be for hearings or multi-day jury trials.