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Mar

Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. Holds RESPECT Contest for Local Fifth Grade Students

Sheboygan, Wis. – Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. hosted a RESPECT contest at four local elementary schools in Sheboygan, WI. The students were asked to write and illustrate what respect means to them, and why it is important. Eight 5th grade classes participated in the contest, resulting in 111 entries total. Three winners were selected, and received prize money for themselves, their schools and their charity of choice. Attorneys Christine D. Esser, Steven T. Botzau and Peter M. Young selected the winning submissions.

First place – Total prize of $1,300 to be divided as follows: $1000 to the school, $200 to a charity of the student’s choice and $100 to the student.

Second place – Total prize of $700 to be divided as follows: $400 to the school, $200 to a charity of the student’s choice and $100 to the student.

Third place – Total prize of $500 to be divided as follows: $200 to the school, $200 to a charity of the student’s choice and $100 to the student.

Eliyah Boehmer of Grant Elementary School placed first. She donated $200 to the International Rescue Committee (IRC). According to Boehmer, “Respect is a behavior that can be shown and felt. Respect is listening, believing and honoring someone’s ideas, their identity and their culture.”

Adrian Durr of Wilson Elementary School placed second and donated $200 to Disabled Veterans of Wisconsin.

Andy Vang of Jefferson Elementary School placed third and donated $200 to the Humane Society of Sheboygan County.

Quote by attorney Christine D. Esser, “Our goal for the RESPECT contest was to encourage respect, inclusivity and creativity for the students. All the entries were great, and we wish we could have chosen more than three to win. We want to thank everyone who participated, and we look forward to continuing this project in the future.”

Wisconsin Personal Injury Attorney Christine D. Esser

Christine Esser is a shareholder with the firm and manager of the Sheboygan office. She represents injured individuals in a variety of cases from automobile collisions to complex liability claims. Large or small, Christine prepares each case as if it will someday be argued to a jury. While most cases settle out of court, she works as if every case is going to trial to obtain the best possible outcome for each client. Christine has successfully tried jury trials throughout the State of Wisconsin. Based on her extensive experience and success in the courtroom, Christine has been certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy for over 15 years. Christine has received the distinction of being recognized as a top lawyer by Super Lawyers, a selective recognition awarded to 5% of Wisconsin lawyers each year, on many occasions. Since 2011, she has been named one of the “Top 25 Women Attorneys in Wisconsin”. She has also been named as one of the “Top 50 Attorneys in Wisconsin” since 2014. She has been named as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the American Trial Lawyers Association and in 2016 she was one of 26 outstanding women lawyers honored by the Wisconsin Law Journal. In 2017 Christine was given an ATHENA Leadership award for mentoring women and girls in Sheboygan County.