Daniel A. Rottier is the President of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, a plaintiffs’ personal injury firm, with thirteen offices located throughout Wisconsin. He received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Wisconsin. He is admitted to practice in all courts in Wisconsin and has been admitted on a pro hac vice basis in eighteen other states.
From 2006 through 2013, Mr. Rottier was voted to the Top Ten Super Lawyers® List in Wisconsin, earning the most points among all attorneys in 2011, 2012 and 2013. He was again named a Super Lawyer in 2014. He is an elected Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (1990–membership limited to 500 trial lawyers in the United States), the American Board of Trial Advocates (1990), the American College of Trial Lawyers (1994) and the Wisconsin Law Foundation (2001). He has been certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocates since 1982 and has been listed in the Best Lawyers in America for over twenty years, including the most recent edition in 2016 in which he was recognized for medical malpractice law and personal injury litigation. Mr. Rottier was named Lawyer of the Year in 2015 for Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs. In 2009 he was invited to membership in the Inner Circle of Advocates, a national association limited to the top one hundred plaintiffs’ trial attorneys in the United States. He is a member of the Board of Visitors of the University of Wisconsin Law School and is a past-president of the Civil Justice Foundation, the educational arm of the Wisconsin Association for Justice. Mr. Rottier has served on the Board of Governors of the American Association for Justice, the Wisconsin Association for Justice and the State Bar of Wisconsin as past chair of the Litigation Section. He is a past-president of the Wisconsin Association for Justice and was named Trial Lawyer of the year in 2008 by that organization. He is admitted and in 1991 he successfully argued before the United States Supreme Court in Molzof v. USA.
Mr. Rottier has taught various courses at the University of Wisconsin Law School and is a frequent lecturer on trial practice techniques and use of technology in litigation. Mr. Rottier has been lead counsel on seventy-four cases resulting in awards over a million dollars and eight cases over ten million dollars. Mr. Rottier resides in Madison with his wife Frankie and their children.