Jim Fergal is of counsel at Habush Habush & Rottier. His practice is focused in medical malpractice, and he is the former head of the firm’s malpractice team. Jim has worked previously as a medical malpractice defense attorney. Jim was the staff attorney of the Legal Aid Society of New York City, working as a public defender in Brooklyn prior to him becoming an Assistant United States Attorney. This experience provides him with special insight into cases.
Jim has tried cases throughout the State of Wisconsin and has argued before the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and the Wisconsin Supreme Court. He was certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a Trial Specialist.
Jim is listed in the 2019 edition of Best Lawyers in America for both personal injury litigation and medical malpractice law. He has been recognized by Best Lawyers since 2005. Jim has been named a Super Lawyer every year since 2005, and has been elected to membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). He was a member of the Litigation Section Board of the Wisconsin Bar Association and was the Chief of the Section in 1999-2000 and 2006-2007.
Jim is a graduate of both the University of Wisconsin School of Business and the University of Wisconsin Law School, and is an avid Badgers fan.