Robert L. Habush (Retired).
Mr. Habush received his undergraduate degree and his juris doctor from the University of Wisconsin. Mr. Habush was Order of the Coif and a member of the Law Review.is a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, where he served on the Board of Directors. He was a Fellow of the International Society of Barristers and the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys. He was a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates. He was also a Diplomat of the American Board of Trial Advocates and was the first President of the Wisconsin Chapter. He was a certified Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and has been listed in the Best Lawyers in America.
Mr. Habush has held leadership roles in the American Association for Justice (formerly ATLA), serving on the Board of Governors, 1969-1970 and 1983-1986, as National Parliamentarian, 1971-1972, as National Secretary, 1972-1973, as President-Elect and then President, 1985-1987. He was also instrumental in the success of the Wisconsin Association for Justice, serving as its President from 1968-1969 and 1970-1971.
Mr. Habush was admitted to practice before all Wisconsin courts and has been admitted pro hac vice in many courts around the country. He is a past member of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Wisconsin and the Milwaukee Bar Association. He is a former member of the Board of Governors of the State Bar.
Mr. Habush has taught courses at both the University of Wisconsin Law School and the Marquette University School of Law over the past twenty-five years. He has authored law review articles and was the author of “Cross-Examination of Non-Medical Experts” in the Art of Advocacy series by Matthew Bender Company. He has lectured before professional groups throughout the country in the area of trial practice.
Mr. Habush has been named the recipient of the AAJ Harry Philo Award and Champion of Justice Award. The Wisconsin Association for Justice has named its annual award to an outstanding trial lawyer, “The Robert L. Habush Trial Lawyer of the Year Award.” He has achieved an AV® Preeminent™ Rating from his peers in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory for over 30 years. In 2001, for his victory in the Miller Park crane collapse case, Mr. Habush was named one of the top litigators in the United States. In addition to being named a Super Lawyer from 2014-2017, he was also included on Super Lawyers’ “Top 50 Wisconsin” list and “Top 25 Milwaukee” lists since 2014, and was the #1 point earner for the latter recognition in 2014. The American Bar Association has published a biography about Mr. Habush, titled “Courtroom Avenger” and is written by Kurt Chandler.