Timothy Trecek is a shareholder and has been a member of the law firm since 1995. He is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and is a managing partner of both the Milwaukee and West Bend offices.
Mr. Trecek specializes in all types of personal injury litigation. He has successfully litigated cases involving automobile defects (airbags, seatbelts, seats and structural integrity), construction accidents, misfilled prescriptions, car/motorcycle accidents, truck/semi accidents, slip/trip and falls, dog bites, injuries involving horses, brain injury, RSD (reflex sympathetic dystrophy), machine defects (saws, chippers, cement mixer defects, deer stands, snow blowers), child car seats, personal watercraft, gas explosions, utility/electrical burns and hundreds of others.
Mr. Trecek has worked on cases throughout the United States. Due to his significant trial experience, he has been certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He was recognized in the January 25, 2006 issue of the Wisconsin Law Journal (see article) for holding three of the state’s top five settlements in 2005. In 2009, he obtained the third largest reported award in the state of Wisconsin ($6 million) for his client who was injured in an accident with a semi tractor trailer.
In February of 2011, Mr. Trecek obtained a $16 million award on behalf of eight injured scaffold workers involved in a dust explosion at the WE Energies Oak Creek plant. This is the largest award in the state’s history involving injuries caused by an explosion of PRB coal dust. It also makes Mr. Trecek the attorney in Wisconsin to have four multi-million dollar recoveries against the state’s largest utility.
In 2011, the Wisconsin Association for Justice selected Mr. Trecek as the annual recipient of the prestigious Robert L. Habush Trial Lawyer of the Year Award. Wisconsin Law Journal named Mr. Trecek as one of Wisconsin’s Leaders in the Law in 2008. He has been chosen to appear in the Millennium Edition of Who’s Who in American Law and also the 2002 edition of Who’s Who in America. Mr. Trecek has been requested by the Chief Justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court to serve a second term on the District 2 Committee of the Office of Lawyer Regulation.
Since 2005, Mr. Trecek has been teaching an Advanced Trial Practice course at Marquette University Law School. He has given speeches to other lawyers on a variety of legal topics. Using his experience in child car seat defect cases, He has given presentations to parents of pre-school children concerning the safe use of child car seats. Mr. Trecek is listed in the Best Lawyers in America for both personal injury and product liability litigation, and is a Fellow in the International Society of Barristers. Additionally, he has been recognized as a “Super Lawyer” by Milwaukee Magazine each year since 2006 and made the ‘Super Lawyers” Top 50 list in 2010. Mr. Trecek is also actively involved in his church and the community.