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 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1981
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (90%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Ralph J. Tease, Jr., is a shareholder with the Wisconsin law firm of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C., and he serves as the firm's managing partner. Certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and possessing more than 38 years of legal experience, Mr. Tease works out of the firm's Green Bay and Appleton offices. He devotes his practice to personal injury and wrongful death claims across the state.

Throughout the course of his career advocating on behalf of those who suffered an injury or loss as the result of someone else's negligence, Mr. Tease has achieved considerable success helping to recover the full amount of compensation his clients deserve. Recognized for his success, he has received numerous awards and honors from his peers along with many positive reviews and referrals from his satisfied clients.

Among his most notable accolades, Mr. Tease received the Lawyer of the Year for Personal Injury in Green Bay from The Best Lawyers in America, and he has earned a top attorney designation from several peer-review sources. In addition, the American Board of Trial Advocates selected him for membership in its exclusive organization, and the Wisconsin Law Journal has named him a Leader of the Law.

A native of Green Bay, Mr. Tease graduated from St. Norbert College in 1978. He then attended Marquette University Law School, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1981. He completed an internship for the Honorable John A. Decker of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, and he served as a tax attorney in Milwaukee for years before focusing his practice on civil litigation.

Mr. Tease is an active member of the Brown County and American Bar Associations and the State Bar of Wisconsin. Additionally, he is a board member of the Wisconsin Association for Justice and past president of the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Committed to his local community as well, Mr. Tease serves on the governing board for CASA of Brown County and the NEW Community Shelter. He also serves on the President's Advisory Council of St. Norbert College and the Dean's Advisory Board of Marquette University Law School.

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Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (90%): Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Products (10%): Motor Vehicle Defects, Products Liability

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

Selected to Super Lawyers for 15 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2019

Certificates and Credentials

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy

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About Ralph Tease, Jr.

Admitted: 1981, Wisconsin

Professional Webpage: https://www.habush.com/EN/Attorneys/Ralph-J-Tease

Honors/Awards:

  • Recognized as one of Top 50 Super Lawyers in Wisconsin 2013, 2016-2018
  • Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America list, 2015-2020
  • Recognized as Lawyer of the Year for Personal Injury in Green Bay by 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 & 2018
  • Recognized as a Wisconsin Super Lawyers, 2005-2018
  • Past President, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Best Lawyers: Green Bay - Personal Injury Litigation- Plaintiffs, Best Lawyers: Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs: Green Bay, Best Lawyer, 2019
  • 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
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, Best Lawyers in America, 2016
  • 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
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, Best Lawyers in America, 2015
  • Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers in America, 2018

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), Chair Elect
  • 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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Lecture given at 2009 Spring Seminar, A Discussion of Passenger Negligence, Wisconsin Association For Justice, 2009

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • $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

Educational Background:

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

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Last Updated: 9/16/2019

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