I am humbled by this nomination. If elected, I will work with the energy, passion, and commitment that the position requires. I will never lose sight of the fact that the State Bar needs to drive competitive advantage for you, our members, and that we are here to serve you. As President-Elect of the State Bar of Wisconsin, I pledge to bring real value and service to the great members of this organization, to advance the public trust in our justice system, and to ensure that the State Bar fulfills its mission in a fiscally responsible manner. I look forward to meeting with as many of you as possible during this campaign. I welcome your dialogue and your ideas and I ask for your vote.
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“Chris Rogers is one of the most conscientious and skilled trial lawyers in the state. I have enjoyed working with him and against him on cases. In my experience, he always takes the high ground and is trustworthy beyond exception. He is the model of what a litigator should be and will be a fantastic State Bar President.” - Michael P. Crooks, Peterson Johnson Murray
“When serving as the State Bar President I worked closely with Chris Rogers when he was on the Board of Governors Executive Committee. Chris is a focused and knowledgeable leader. His experience with the Bar and committees he has served have shaped him to be, in my opinion, an outstanding Wisconsin State Bar President.” - Robert R. Gagan, Wisconsin State Bar Past President
“I have had the great pleasure of knowing Chris Rogers for twenty-five years. Chris puts the interests of others first whether it is in his stellar representation of his clients or in his volunteer work at the State Bar. Chris tackles such matters with equal amounts of passion and dedication. If elected, Chris will work extremely hard for the members of the State Bar and be an excellent ambassador of the Bar throughout the State of Wisconsin.” - Shannon A. Allen, Fox, O’Neill & Shannon, S.C.
“I can attest to Chris’ active, engaged, and thoughtful volunteer service on the Board of Governors and with the search committee to assist the Bar in selecting its next Executive Director. His tireless efforts are a testament to his selfless dedication to the State Bar and its strategic priorities. I appreciate his attention and concern for the diverse membership of the State Bar, including the one-third of the Bar residing outside the state.” - David Werwie, President-Elect, Nonresident Lawyers Division
“I highly endorse Chris Rogers for President of The State Bar of Wisconsin. Having had the opportunity to work on State Bar standing committees and commissions, I have seen Chris in action as a Member of the Board of Governors. He is intelligent, hardworking, and measured. He is able to work with others to bring consensus on important issues.
Chris understands the needs of working lawyers to have meaningful support from the State Bar. He will help make the Bar relevant to practicing lawyers.
Because Chris will bring needed and important skills to the Office, I ask that you cast your vote for Chris Rogers as the next President of the State Bar of Wisconsin.”
- Christine Bremer Muggli, Bremer & Trollop Law Offices
Past President, Wisconsin Association for Justice
Founding Chair, Justice Fund
Christopher Rogers graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1995 where he was a Note & Comment editor for the Wisconsin Environmental Law Journal. After graduation, he worked for firms in Milwaukee and Madison, practicing insurance defense and defense litigation. In 1999, he began his work with Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® and is a shareholder with the firm. While initially practicing predominately in the firm’s Lake Geneva office, he worked and tried cases in Walworth, Kenosha and Racine counties. In 2004, he moved to the firm’s Madison office working on cases involving injuries from product defects, automobile accidents, and general negligence. He has clients throughout the state of Wisconsin.
J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School, 1995
B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1989
Court Commissioner, Branch 9 Dane County District Court, 2013-Present
Chair, Wisconsin State Bar Executive Director Search Committee, 2016-2017
Member, Board of Governors Executive Committee, 2013-Present
Member, Board of Governors, 2012-Present
Vice Chair, Continuing Legal Education Committee, 2015-Present
Member, Continuing Legal Education Committee, 2012-Present
Liaison, Board of Governors, Bench Bar Committee, 2013-Present
Member, Board of Governors, Business Plan Committee, 2015-Present
Vice Chair, Board of Governors, Strategic Planning Committee, 2014-2015
Member, Board of Governors, Strategic Planning Committee, 2012-2014
Liaison, Board of Governors, Litigation Section, 2013-2014
Board of Directors, Wisconsin Association for Justice, 2012-Present
Member, Dane County Bar Association, American Association for Justice, American Bar Association
Past member, Milwaukee, Racine, Kenosha and Walworth County Bar Associations
Admitted, United States District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin
Wisconsin State Bar President’s Award for outstanding service to the Bar and the profession, 2016
Fellow of the Wisconsin Law Foundation, 2016
Top 25 Madison Super Lawyer, 2012, 2015-2016
Wisconsin Super Lawyer, 2010-2016
Chris has worked extensively with individuals with disabilities, specifically in the areas of community integration, employment and job training. He has coached girls’ basketball and worked as a Badger High School mentor and has participated as a mock trial judge. He also volunteers with the Waunakee Football Club and chaired last year’s fundraiser. Chris lives in Waunakee with his wife Corina and their three children, Nicholas (17), Abigail (15), and Danielle (13), and their dog, Charley.