Ralph J. Tease, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Green Bay, WI

Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.
408 South Monroe Avenue
Green Bay, WI 54305
Phone: 920-437-0900
Fax: 920-437-0910
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1981
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (90%), Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
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Attorney Profile

Ralph Tease is a shareholder and managing partner of the firm’s Green Bay and Appleton offices. He currently handles a wide range of personal injury and wrongful death cases and has tried cases in courts throughout the State of Wisconsin.

Because of his extensive trial experience, Ralph has been certified as a Civil Trial Specialist with the National Board of Trial Advocacy since 1997. He was also selected for exclusive membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates where he currently serves as Treasurer, serves on the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Association for Justice, and is currently the Past Chair of the Board of the Litigation Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin. Due to his distinguished legal accomplishments and community service, Ralph was selected as a Leader in the Law by the Wisconsin Law Journal and was elected as a Fellow of the Wisconsin Law Foundation. He has been recognized as a Super Lawyer by the Milwaukee Magazine every year since 2005, and named as one of the Top 10 Attorneys in the State of Wisconsin since 2017.  He also has been listed as a Best Lawyer in America since 2015, and in has been named as Lawyer of the Year for personal injury litigation in Green Bay.

Ralph is active in the statewide educational community, serving on the St. Norbert College President’s Advisory Council and the Marquette University Law School Advisory Board. Additionally, his involvement in the Green Bay community has included service on the governing boards of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Brown County and NEW Community Shelter, Oneida Golf and Country Club, and as President of the Congregation of Grace Lutheran Church. Ralph has been very active with the youth of his community having coached youth soccer, baseball, softball, and basketball. He also continues to be active as a WIAA High School Varsity football official.

Ralph was born and raised in Green Bay and is a 1974 graduate of Green Bay Preble High School and a 1978 graduate of St. Norbert College. Ralph began his legal career as a judicial intern for the Honorable John A. Decker, Wisconsin Court of Appeals Chief Judge. Following his graduation from Marquette University Law School in 1981, he became a tax attorney for a national accounting firm in Milwaukee. Subsequently, he returned to Green Bay and began his career as a civil litigation specialist.

Practice Areas
  • 90%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Motor Vehicle Defects, Products Liability

Selections

17 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2021

Certificates and Credentials

About Ralph J. Tease, Jr.

Admitted: 1981, Wisconsin

Professional Webpage: https://www.habush.com/attorneys/ralph-j-tease/

Honors/Awards

  • Recognized as one of Top 50 Super Lawyers in Wisconsin 2013, 2016-2021, Top 50 Super Lawyers- Wisconsin, Best Lawyers® in America
  • Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America list since 2015 Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs (Green Bay) , Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers® in America, 2015
  • Recognized as Lawyer of the Year for Personal Injury in Green Bay by Best Lawyers in America, 2017, Best Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers® in America, 2017
  • Selected as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by The American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Recognized as one of Top 10 Super Lawyers in Wisconsin, (2017 -2021, Top 10 Super Lawyers Wisconsin, Super Lawyers®
  • Recognized as a Wisconsin Super Lawyers, 2005-2021, Wisconsin Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers®
  • Treasurer, Past President, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Selected as a Fellow of the Wisconsin Law Foundation, 2013
  • Elected as a Member of the Board of the Litigation Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin, Currently Serving as Chair-Elect of the Board of Litigation Section
  • Selected as a Leader in the Law, Wisconsin Law Journal, 2013
  • Green Bay, Lawyer of the Year: Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, Best Lawyers in America, 2017
  • Selected as a Member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, 2009
  • AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

Verdicts/Settlements

  • $620,000 settlement for sons of man killed in head-on collision
  • Treasurer of the American Board of Trial Advocates
  • $650,000 settlement for family of elderly man killed in propane home explosion
  • $1.250 million settlement for woman motorcyclist injured in intersection collision
  • $1.450 million settlement for elderly couple injured in head-on highway crash
  • $450,000 settlement for young woman injured in 2 vehicle crash on city street
  • $895,000 arbitration award for Wisconsin State Trooper injured in 2 vehicle rash while on patrol
  • $1.245 million settlement for husband-and-wife motorcyclists injured in highway crash
  • $800,000 settlement for a young woman injured in an UTV rollover accident
  • $850,000 settlement for a motorcyclist struck by a car at an intersection
  • $700,000 settlement for a couple injured in a head-on collision with a pick-up truck in Texas
  • $450,000 settlement for a man injured in a single vehicle crash
  • $600,000 settlement for a husband and wife injured in a single vehicle rollover
  • $1.150 million settlement for a young woman injured in a 2 vehicle crashing involving a race activity
  • $600,000 settlement for a man injured in a natural gas explosion
  • $555,000 settlement for the death of a motorcyclist struck by a car at an intersection
  • $675,000 settlement for a college student injured by a drunk driver
  • $637,500 settlement for a woman injured in a 2 vehicle crash on a snowy highway
  • $500,000 settlement for an off-duty sheriff deputy struck while on a motorcycle in Indiana
  • $825,000 settlement for a man injured in a head-on collision
  • $1.2 million settlement for a woman bicyclist struck by unrestrained dog
  • $500,000 settlement for the wrongful death of 82-year-old pedestrian struck in a crosswalk
  • $1.05 million for a teenage boy injured in a single vehicle crash
  • $1.1 million for a man injured in a head-on highway crash
  • $900,000 settlement for a bear hunter who was struck by a motor vehicle
  • $4.5 million settlement for a woman who was struck in a crosswalk by a commercial garbage truck
  • $653,000 settlement for a toddler injured at a child care facility  
  • $2.3 million verdict for the widow of a sheriff deputy killed while on duty
  • $625,000 settlement for a motorcyclist struck from behind by a pickup truck
  • $1.2 million verdict for woman injured while working in tavern
  • $500,000 settlement for auto mechanic injured while using truck hoist
  • $1.1 million for young boy injured in single vehicle crash
  • $498,000 verdict for young farmer injured in 2 vehicle crash
  • $900,000 settlement for retired school teacher injured in auto crash
  • $5.525 million settlement of deer hunter struck by pickup truck 
  • $725,000 for deputy sheriff injured in semi-tractor/trailer crash while on duty
  • $2.7 million settlement for man who sustained electrical shock at construction site
  • $642,500 settlement for man struck by car in entranceway to hospital/clinic 
  • $1.28 million verdict for man injured in crash with semi-tractor/trailer
  • $500,000 settlement for wrongful death of 98-year-old passenger in auto struck in intersection
  • $1.19 million settlement for young woman injured in rural intersection vehicle crash
  • $500,000 settlement for death of truck driver crushed by shifting trailer load
  • $1.025 million for motorcyclist struck by car at intersection
  • $21 million settlement for children of couple killed in propane explosion
  • $825,000 settlement for woman injured in snow tubing accident
  • $2.8 million verdict for woman injured in single vehicle crash
  • $650,000 settlement for woman injured in 2 vehicle crash  
  • $1.5 million settlement for man injured at marina
  • $610,000 verdict for off duty truck driver struck from behind at intersection

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Board Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by National Board of Trial Advocacy

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member and Director of Wisconsin Association for Justice
  • Past President of The American Board of Trial Advocates 
  • Member of State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member of the Board of the Litigation Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin, (Board of Directors), Past Chair 
  • Member of American Association for Justice
  • Member of American Bar Association
  • Inns of Court – Robert J. Parins Chapter
  • Member of District 14 Committee of Supreme Court of Wisconsin Office of Lawyer Regulation, 2003
  • Member of Brown County Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service

  • WIAA Varsity High School Football Official
  • Board of Directors of Oneida Golf and Country Club
  • Member of Marquette University Law School Dean’s Advisory Board
  • Leadership of the Congregation of Grace Lutheran Church (Served as President, Vice President and Council Member)
  • Member of the governing board of NEW Community Shelter
  • Member of the governing board of CASA of Brown County
  • Coach for High School Mock Trial Competition
  • Member of St. Norbert College President’s Advisory Council

Educational Background

  • St. Norbert College, B.B.A., magna cum laude, 1978

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Lecture given at 2009 Spring Seminar, A Discussion of Passenger Negligence, Wisconsin Association For Justice, 2009
  • Boilerplate objections in response to written discovery requests in civil cases cause undue delay, excessive costs, and needless consumption of time, say Ralph Tease and David Blinka. Wisconsin courts should not hesitate to sanction those who use boilerplate objections to evade discovery obligations., Co-Author, The Scourge of Boilerplate Objections, Wisconsin State Bar, Legal, 2021
  • Wisconsin now has a limit on the number of written interrogatories. Ralph Tease and David Blinka share their thoughts on the impact of this new limitation, and what it may mean in civil litigation., Co-Author, Written Interrogatories as a Discovery Tool: Learning to Count to 25, 2019
  • The Wisconsin Legislature recently redefined the scope of allowable discovery in Wisconsin. Ralph Tease discusses how these substantive rule changes – effective July 1, 2018 – represent a dramatic change in the practice of civil law, Author, Fixing What Wasn't Broken: Wisconsin's New Discovery Rules, 2018
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Office Location for Ralph J. Tease, Jr.

408 South Monroe Avenue
Green Bay, WI 54305

Phone: 920-437-0900

Fax: 920-437-0910

Last Updated: 6/15/2021

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