News & Events

Christine Esser Recognized by the Plymouth Current

The Current
January 2012

When Christine Esser was young and attempting to decide what she wanted to do with her life, she settled on becoming an FBI Agent. Read the full story

Four of the five female attorneys certified as civil trial specialists in Wisconsin are from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.®

November 11, 2011

Wausau, Wis. –Two Habush, Habush & Rottier SC ® attorneys have become the fourth and fifth women in the state of Wisconsin to currently hold Board Certification as Civil Trial Specialists by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA). Read the full story

Sun Prairie house explosion victims will get millions

A furnace installation company and its insurer agreed to pay $5 million to the victims of a fatal home explosion in November in Sun Prairie, said an attorney for the victims. Read the full story

Settlement reached in lawsuit over boiler explosion at Appleton Medical Center

A hospital maintenance worker will receive $1.6 million in the settlement of a lawsuit stemming from a 2009 boiler explosion at Appleton Medical Center. Read the full story

Attorney Linda Meagher honored by the Wisconsin Law Journal

Attorney Linda Meagher was honored as one of the 2011 Women in the Law by the Wisconsin Law Journal at a reception at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee on June 23, 2011. We congratulate Linda on this impressive recognition! Read the full story

Bob Habush is featured as a member of the Class of 1961, celebrating 50 years of practicing law in Wisconsin

Chance is a funny thing. For several lawyers celebrating 50 years as State Bar of Wisconsin members, fateful moments of chance led to distinguished careers in politics, state government, academia, and law practice. Read the full story

Attorney Brenda Sunby profiled by In Motion

Attorney Brenda Sunby of the firm’s Wausau, Stevens Point and Rhinelander offices, was profiled in the February 2011 issue of In Motion, the newsletter of the Association of Women Lawyers (State Bar of Wisconsin). Read the full story

$16 million settlement in We Energies plant explosion

February 3, 2011

A $16 million settlement has been reached in connection with a lawsuit brought by eight people who were injured in an explosion at a We Energies plant in Oak Creek. Read the full story.

Settlement reached in Oak Creek power plant explosion suit

February 3, 2011

Timothy Trecek of the Milwaukee office of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® and attorney for eight victims of the Wisconsin Electric Power Company (WEPCO) dust collector explosion two years ago, today announced a settlement has been reached in which the defendants and their insurance companies have agreed to pay $16 million.Read the full story.

Lawsuit over 2008 crash that permanently injured Appleton toddler will end in $20 million settlement

October 28, 2010

The family of a toddler who suffered a severe brain injury in a freak traffic accident will get $12 million in a personal injury lawsuit scheduled for approval Monday. Read the full story at and The Cap Times.

Ashwaubenon woman hit by garbage truck accepted $4.5 million settlement

October 27, 2010

An Ashwaubenon woman who was hit by a garbage truck in February 2009 has accepted $4.5 million to settle a lawsuit, according to her lawyer. Read the full story.

Attorney Brenda Sunby is the recipient of this year’s prestigious Mentor Award by the Association for Women Lawyers

September 29, 2010

Brenda Sunby, an attorney working in the Wausau, Rhinelander, and Stevens Point offices of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, is the recipient of this year’s prestigious Mentor Award, given by the Association for Women Lawyers (AWL) to one outstanding female attorney in the state of Wisconsin each year. Read the full story.

Attorneys Tim Trecek and Rob Jaskulski have been invited to join the International Society of Barristers

September 22, 2010

Tim Trecek & Robert Jaskulski, of the Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® office in Milwaukee, have been invited to be inducted as a fellow of the International Society of Barristers, a prestigious society that seeks to honor top tier trial attorneys throughout the world. Read about Tim Trecek. Read about Robert Jaskulski.

Jake Reis Named One of 2010′s Up and Coming Lawyers by the Wisconsin Law Journal

August 30, 2010

Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® attorney, Jake Reis, named one of 2010′s Up and Coming Lawyers by the Wisconsin Law Journal. Click here to read the full story and click here to read the Appleton Post Crescent article.

Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® Attorneys Speak at WAJ Summer Seminar

July 9th, 2010

Wausau attorneys Brenda Sunby and Theresa Laughlin were speakers at the Wisconsin Association for Justice’s 22nd annual Summer Seminar, held July 9 in Door County. Sunby presented “Protecting Your Client’s Rights at Trial: Procedural Matters” and Lauglin presented “Tips for Cross Examining the Defense Medical Expert.”

Wrestler wins settlement in practice injury

June 28, 2010

Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® attorneys Dan Rottier and Chris Rogers secured a $3.85 million settlement for a severely injured high school wrestler. Read the full story.

Gus Macker tournament coming to Racine

May 19, 2010

Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® attorneys bring Gus Macker tournament to Racine. Read the full story.

$1.2 million settlement after helicopter crash

April 27, 2010

The estate of the late Alan Sapko will pay $1.2 million to the family of the late Joan Anzalone who died with Sapko in a September 2008 helicopter crash here. Read the full story.

Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® Attorney Kristin Cafferty Honored by the Wisconsin Law Journal

In May, the Wisconsin Law Journal will honor outstanding achievement by the top women in the practice of law. Kristin Cafferty, of the firm’s Racine office, is among the honorees for 2010. Congratulations to Ms. Cafferty for this well deserved honor! Read the full story.

UW Mock Trial Team Coached by Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® Attorney Rhonda Lanford Wins National Title

March 24, 2010
The Cap Times

Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® attorney Rhonda Lanford and attorney Ellen Berz coached the University of Wisconsin Law School’s mock trial team to a national victory on March 21, 2010! Read the full story.

Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® Attorney Mark Young Honored by the Wisconsin Law Journal

March 2, 2010

Mark Young of the firm’s Milwaukee office was honored as Leader in the Law for 2010 by the Wisconsin Law Journal. Read the full story.

Wisconsin Law Journal reports on $4 million products liability settlement

March 1, 2010
Wisconsin Law Journal

The Wisconsin Law Journal recently reported on the settlement which Habush attorneys Dan Rottier and Chris Rogers obtained for Alan Szuta who was catastrophically injured in an accident involving a Hendrix J.B. Quick Coupler machine. Click here for more information.

Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® Employees Give Child Safety Seat Presentation

Ken Jarvis and Kate Novotny from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® gave a child safety seat presentation to a group of parents at the Guadalupe Head Start in Milwaukee.

Bus crash suit settled for $3 million

January 15, 2010

The major court battles stemming from the Chi-Hi band bus crash may have already been fought. The final result for the two major lawsuits: Whole Foods Market Group agreeing to pay $3 million to crash victim Brian Collicott and $1.55 million to the estate of Branden Atherton, whose family had brought a wrongful death claim. Read the full story.

Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® Explores “Extranet” Possibilities

November 2, 2009

The attorneys of the Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® law firm are looking into the possibilities of a new system known as extranet, which would allow clients to instantly look up information about their cases, from billing information to case files to complaints and discovery requests.

The firm will be testing the viability of the system over the next year. Personal injury attorney Donald H. Slavik noted that Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® must first ascertain that the system is both secure and easy for attorneys and clients to use. The firm wants to be certain that there will be no breaches of attorney-client privilege.

“We’re a contingent fee-based firm and productivity is of vital importance,” he said. “A system has to be attorney-proof in the sense that it should prevent any mistakes and breaches of confidentiality automatically.” Read the full article.

Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® Leads Way on Toyota Lawsuit

November 2, 2009

Toyota Motors recently issued a recall on about 3.8 million Toyota and Lexus vehicles due to sudden and unexplained acceleration accidents. The recall was spurred by a crash in August which killed the four people riding in a Lexus ES 350 in San Diego.

However, several plaintiff’s law firms, including Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, allege that the problem is a much more deep-seated. According to Donald H. Slavik, an engineer and lawyer at the firm, tests indicate that the problem is not a simple one of the throttle being caught in floor mats, but is due in part to an electronic throttle control problem. While some floor mats are indeed causing problems, they say, this is masking the more serious problem caused by the electronic throttle.

Although more tests need to be done before these issues are confirmed, Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® is investigating the ultimate cause of these crashes. Read the full article.

Click here to see Donald Slavik on ABC News.

Benson settles civil suits in fatal crash

October 20, 2009

Former physician Mark M. Benson, sentenced to 30 years in prison for the crash that killed three people and injured two others, has settled two civil lawsuits filed against him for $3,670,000 plus unspecified punitive damages. Read the full story.

Wisconsin Law Journal reports on $17.3 million medical malpractice settlement

October 19, 2009
Wisconsin Law Journal

The Wisconsin Law Journal recently reported on the tragic case of Shelbey Bomkamp, who was only 6 years old when the mistakes of a surgeon left her wheelchair-bound, brain-damaged, and unable to talk. Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® helped her family secure a settlement of over $17 million. Read the story here.

Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® donates $5,000 to West Bend Fire Department

September 16, 2009
West Bend Daily News

Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® donated $5,000 to the West Bend Fire Department to help buy GPS units for advanced life support-intercept vehicles. Read the full story.

Family of man killed by brush chipper settles with company

September 3, 2009

The family of a Pleasant Prairie man killed three years ago in a brush chipper accident has finalized a settlement agreement with the company that made the chipper. Read the full story.

Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® sponsors WAJ Event

September 10th & September 11th 2009

HHR is a sponsor for the 2nd annual WAJ Women’s Caucus Seminar and Retreat in Wisconsin Dells on September 10 and 11, 2009. Brenda Sunby, Theresa Laughlin and Christine Genthner are all speaking at the event.

Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® sponsors Association for Women Lawyers event

April 22, 2009

Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® was a sponsor of the Association for Women Lawyer’s Annual Women Judge’s Night on April 22, 2009 at the Italian Community Center in Milwaukee.

Upcoming/Recent Speeches, Seminars & Authorship

Attorney Dave Sunby of the firm’s Wausau office spoke to the Stratford Lions Club on May 12, 2010 about the ABCs of an auto accident claim and common misconceptions of injury claims.