Attorney Joe Troy

Joe Troy is a Shareholder with the Firm. Joe had a long and distinguished career as a Wisconsin Circuit Court Judge and Chief Judge, before returning to private practice with Habush Habush & Rottier in 2007. Joe’s practice is dedicated exclusively to helping people who suffered personal injuries in accidents caused by other people’s carelessness and negligence. He has successfully recovered multi-million-dollar results for his clients in jury trials and settlements, but he has also helped hundreds of people with much smaller claims.

In 2018 he was named Personal Injury Attorney of the Year by Best Lawyers®. In 2004 he was named Wisconsin Trial Judge of the Year by the American Board of Trial Advocates. Joe is Wisconsin’s first attorney to receive these distinctions as both a judge and attorney.  

Joe uses his unique experience as both a judge and attorney to help people who have suffered injuries which disrupt their lives, jeopardize their financial well-being, and impacts the lives of their loved ones.  



  • 1980 University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D., cum laude
  • 1976 Lawrence University, B.A., magna cum laude
  • National Judicial College faculty member
  • U.S. Justice Dept. lecturer on 4th Amendment
  • UW Law School, guest lecturer
  • Wisconsin Judicial Education, guest lecturer



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  • I am a 65 year old man who was struck by an insured motorist when I was out exercising on my bicycle. I was hit directly from behind by the motorist who was traveling at least 25 m.p.h. I spun around in mid air and body slammed to the street. I was soaked in gutter water. It was a very stunning experience. I received a large tear in my rotator cuff of the left shoulder. I also had contusions and abrasions that left scars. I called Habush Habush & Rottier in Appleton, Wisconsin. I was lucky to be introduced to Joe Troy who is a personal injury specialist. Being a student of life for a long time, I have found that in all fields there are people who do not understand the fundamentals and do not belong in their field. This is not the case with Joe Troy. Joe served as a judge in Outagamie County fo 20 years. Joe knows the inns and outs of the entire legal system and has the experience to prove it. If you hire Joe you are hiring an experienced seasoned professional and not some kid who is learning on the job. I have retained attorneys before and none were as polished as Mr. Joe Troy. Joe explained every detail to me in a warm and non threatening manner. After a year Joe called me with a settlement that he negotiated for me that was way higher than what I expected it to be. I highly recommend Joe Troy if you are injured in an accident.
  • Mr. Troy explained ever aspect of my case in detail, always responded in a timely manor, just an all around good guy that will go to bat above and beyond what is expected.
    - Dennis
  • I knew right away after meeting with Joe that he was the right lawyer for me. I highly recommend Mr. Troy if you want an awesome lawyer and person for your legal issue. Joe was straight forward with excellent morals helping and consulting me with everything reducing my stress significantly. Joe's assistant Bonnie was awesome in helping me with any questions or concerts I had about the case.
    - Robert
  • We hired Joe Troy over 4 years ago to take on my personal injury care that was not an easy one in any way. Words cannot express our gratitude to Joe and his staff, especially Bonnie. My case took time because of workers compensation and multiple insurance companies. But they never stopped fighting for me, even when I wanted to throw in the towel. Joe took the time to walk us through it all, listen, understood my frustration through all the treatments and rehab, made it as easy as possible going through all the steps to get resolution. He helped us make the best decisions and choices for our situation and was constantly in contact with us. We are extremely happy with the outcome of our case and settlement. We would highly recommend Joe and the entire law firm to our family, friends and anyone in need. They are compassionate, caring and will get the job done. 
    - Jodi

  • Joe Troy handled my long drawn out case with ease. Though it took a few years, Joe did everything in his power to bring me ease and confidence in the case. I was hit by a semi a few years ago and he not only did he show sensitivity, and understanding, he took complete ownership over everything. I rarely felt stressed, I felt as though he had everything under control. I am very thankful for Joe and would highly recommend him.
    - Laura Arts