Scott D. Pauley

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906 W 2nd St, Rm 206
Hastings, NE 68901

Phone: 402-462-5187

Scott was recently featured at UNL's "Nuts & Bolts of Trial" seminar, where he presented, "Kimminau Decision and the New Understanding of Spot or Localized Defect in PSTCA Cases."

Scott D. Pauley

I was born in Hastings, Nebraska where I attended grade school at Wallace 
District 60 and high school at Adams Central. After graduating high school, 
I attended Hastings College and graduated in 2006 with a major in economics 
and minor in religion. After graduating from college, I moved to Lincoln, 
Nebraska with my significant other, Steph, where we both continued our 
education. I attended the MBA program at the University of Nebraska Lincoln 
while Steph completed her undergraduate degree in education. I was then 
accepted into law school at the University of Nebraska in 2009 and graduated 
in 2012. We moved back to Hastings in 2012 to practice law and for Steph to teach. 
Steph and I currently live in downtown Hastings with our cat, Jack. We enjoy 
living within walking distance of restaurants and local businesses. Steph 
currently enjoys teaching algebra at Westridge Middle School in Grand 
Island, Nebraska.
In my free time, I enjoy jogging around Heartwell Park, playing guitar, 
cheering for the Huskers and hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park. 


  • University of Nebraska College of Law, J.D. with distinction, 2012
  • Hastings College, B.A. with distinction


  • 2012 Nebraska and U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska


  • Nebraska State Bar Association
  • Adams County Bar Association

Continuing Legal Education

  • NBI litigating School Bullying and Cyberbullying Lawsuits
  • NBI Plaintiff’s Personal Injury from Start to Finish
  • NATA Workers’ Compensation Seminar
  • NBI ERISA, Medicare, Medicaid, and Workers’ Compensation Liens in Personal Injury Settlements
  • UNL The 2013 Annual Institute on The Survey of Nebraska Law
  • NATA Fall Seminar “Tools for the Trade: The Essentials of Litigation”
  • NATA Discovery Boot Camp
  • NBI Medicare Set-Aside Allocation in Workers’ Compensation
  • Mangrum on Nebraska Evidence 2014
  • Lorman What You Need to Know About Public Records and Open Meetings
  • NBI Personal Injury 101
  • NATA “Tools of the Trade: The Essentials of Litigation”
  • NBI Advanced Strategies for Negotiating Claims with Insurance Companies
  • NBI Traumatic Brain Injury Cases 101: Plaintiff, Defense, and Doctor Perspectives
  • Supreme Court Attorney Services and Technology update
  • NATA Presidents Seminar
  • Avvo, Inc: Lawyernomics 2016 (Las Vegas, NV)
  • NSBA: 2016 Annual Family Law Section Seminar (Live Webcast)
  • NATA: Maximizing Damages (Webinar)
  • Dan Jewell Trial Institute
  • SBA Workers’ Compensation Section’s “Causation, Aggravation, and Adjudication: Get it Right, Get it Tight” (Webcast)
  • NSBA Workers’ Compensation Section’s 2017 Annual Workers’ Compensation Seminar
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Areas of practice

  • Civil litigation
  • Family law
  • Insurance law and contracts
  • Personal injury
  • Workers’ compensation
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