David S. Blinka

  • 2014-2016 Rising Star

David S. Blinka

"David and the team at Habush Habush and Rottier were not afraid to take my complicated personal injury case. They helped me to get a fair settlement quickly. I waited months instead of years.  David and his team were easy to work with. I highly recommend them. My only regret is not contacting them sooner."

- Nan

“From the moment I stepped foot into the meeting room to explain my story, David was straight forward and truthful every step of the way. Communication is the key to every good relationship!”

- Mario

"I was in a car accident last year and hired Habush law firm. I worked with David for about a year. Being from India, I did not know the process here very well. He walked me through every step, was very patient and understanding. David is very through, detailed and promptly replied to all emails. He made it easy to work on the case and only contacted me when I needed to know something."
- Akanskha

David Blinka is an associate in the firm’s Madison office where he has worked since 2012. Mr. Blinka’s practice encompasses various personal injury cases, including wrongful death, products liability and motor vehicle accidents. He recently assisted in achieving a successful settlement of claims for over 200 property owners in the Town of Jackson, Wisconsin, who were impacted by groundwater contamination arising from the release of gasoline from a pipeline that ruptured.

Prior to joining Habush Habush & Rottier, Mr. Blinka dedicated his efforts to serving the public’s interest in securing justice and protecting legal rights while learning trial practice. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin Law School, Mr. Blinka gained felony trial experience as a volunteer prosecutor in the Violent Crimes Unit of the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office. During law school, Mr. Blinka was a student attorney for the Wisconsin Innocence Project, where he helped to advance the project’s mission to correct weaknesses in the criminal justice system. He contributed to three cases that resulted in the release of individuals found to be wrongfully convicted.

Mr. Blinka lives in Madison and stays active in the legal community through his involvement on the New Lawyer’s Section Board for the Dane County Bar Association, the Inns of Court, and the Wisconsin Association for Justice.He also become a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin Pro Bono Honor Society in 2016 and is a member of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin and spends time volunteering for programs held by the University of Wisconsin Law School. He also volunteers at the Dane County Bar Association Wills Clinic, which is an extension of his participation in the new lawyer’s division. Additionally, Mr. Blinka has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers since 2014. In his free time, he enjoys reading history and outdoor activities at any time of the year.

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Admitted to Bar

  • 2012, Wisconsin State Bar

Education

  • University of Wisconsin, J.D., 2012 (cum laude)
    • Student Prosecuting Attorney, Waukesha County District Attorney’s Office, May 2011 – August 2011
    • Student Attorney, Wisconsin Innocence Project – Frank J. Remington Center, Madison, WI, May 2010 – May 2011
  • University of Wisconsin – Madison, M.A. United States History, 2008
  • Marquette University, B.A., 2006 (magna cum laude)

Memberships

Awards / Recognitions

  • Named a 2014 and 2015 “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers
  • Wisconsin Pro Bono Honor Society

Presentations

  • Presenter at Wisconsin Association for Justice Tort & Technique Update Seminar, October 2014, “Wisconsin’s Made Whole Rule”
  • Tort & Technique Update Seminar Presenter, Wisconsin’s Made Whole Rule, Wisconsin Association For Justice, 2014

Articles

Volunteering

  • Volunteer, University of Wisconsin Law School
  • Volunteer, Dane County Bar Association Wills Clinic

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