Christopher E. Rogers

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney in Madison, WI

Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.
 | 150 East Gilman Street, Suite 2000
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: 608-255-6663
Fax: 608-255-0745
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1995
Practice Areas:
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (30%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Christopher E. Rogers is a shareholder with the law firm of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C., which has 13 office locations across Wisconsin. Working primarily out of the firm's Madison location, Mr. Rogers focuses his practice on plaintiff personal injury claims. He has achieved considerable success advocating on behalf of those throughout his area who have suffered an injury or lost a loved one as the result of someone else's negligent, careless or unlawful actions.

A top-rated, award-winning trial attorney with more than 24 years of legal experience, Mr. Rogers has recovered millions of dollars in settlements and awards for those adversely affected by motor vehicle accidents, defective products and other acts of negligence or wrongdoing. Recognized for his success representing personal injury victims across the state, Mr. Rogers has earned numerous accolades from his peers for his exemplary professionalism and outstanding legal abilities along with many positive testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients.

Among his most notable achievements, he accepted an induction as a fellow with the Wisconsin Bar Foundation, and he currently serves as Wisconsin Chair of the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation. In addition, the American Law Institute named him an Ex Officio Member in 2018, and during that same year, he received designation from The Best Lawyers in America. Moreover, he also received the President's Award from the State Bar of Wisconsin for his exceptional contributions to his profession.

Active in his legal community, Mr. Rogers has served as President of the State Bar of Wisconsin in 2018, and he has served as Court Commissioner, Branch 9, of the Dane County District Court. He has also conducted numerous lectures and seminars across his region on a variety of legal topics.

A 1988 graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Mr. Rogers returned to his alma mater and obtained his Juris Doctor from University of Wisconsin Law School in 1995. While there, he served as notes and comments editor for the Wisconsin Environmental Law Journal.

Committed to his local community as well, Mr. Rogers assists and supports disabled individuals with employment, job training and community integration, and he has coached youth basketball and football throughout his area.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Civil Litigation (30%)

Personal Injury - General (40%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents

Personal Injury - Products (30%): Motor Vehicle Defects, Products Liability

Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Motor Vehicle Defects, Products Liability

Selections

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Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2019

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About Christopher Rogers

Admitted: 1995, Wisconsin

Professional Webpage: https://www.habush.com/EN/Attorneys/Christopher-E-Rogers

Honors/Awards:

  • Wisconsin Super Lawyer, 2010-2018
  • Wisconsin Chair of the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation
  • Court Commissioner, Branch 9 of the Dane County District Court
  • Recognized as a Best Lawyer since 2017
  • Top 25 Madison Super Lawyers, 2012, 2015-2018
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyer, 2010
  • Wisconsin State Bar President’s Award for outstanding service to the Bar and the profession
  • Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers in America, 2018
  • Top 25 Madison Super Lawyer, 2012
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyer, 2011
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyer, 2012

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Admitted to practice law in the Federal Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin.

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Ex Officio Member of the American Law Institute, 2018
  • American Bar Association
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • Dane County Bar Association
  • Wisconsin State Bar Executive Director Search Committee
  • United States District Court, Western Districts of Wisconsin
  • Court Commissioner, Branch 9 of the Dane County District Court
  • Ex officio member of the American Law Institute 
  • State Bar of Wisconsin President-Elect; State Bar of Wisconsin Board of Governors, 2012 - Present; Elected, Board of Governors Executive Committee, 2013 - Present; Named, State Bar Liaison, Litigation Committee, 2013 - Present; Named, State Bar Liaison, Bench Bar Committee, 2013 - Present; Member, State Bar Strategic Planning Committee, 2013 - Present; Member, Continuing Legal Education Committee, 2011  - Present; Board of Directors, Wisconsin Association For Justice; American Association For Justice.
  • Fellow of Wisconsin Bar Foundation, 2016
  • Current member of the Dane County Bar Association. Past member of the Milwaukee, Racine, Kenosha and Walworth County Bar Associations
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation, 2018

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Past participant in Habush, Habush & Rottier bike helmet donation program. Active in Village of Waunakee community school district and athletics; 5th and 6th Grade volunteer football coach, Village of Waunakee. Active volunteer for the Waunakee Edible School Yard Community Garden., 2010
  • Youth Sports Couch
  • Waunakee Football Club Volunteer
  • Worked as a Badger High School Mentor and a mock trial judge
  • Has spoken to rotary and other community-based clubs about the law

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Note and Comment Editor, Wisconsin Environmental Law Journal, 1994-1995

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • 2010:  Houtakker v. Wilderness Resort 08 CV 802:  $514,000.00 settlement involving the drowning of a minor at an indoor waterpark. Bilberry v. Black Hawk Machinery Sales 08CV5181:  $200,00.00 product liability settlement involving a rip saw.  Curtis v. Allstate 09 CV 0530: $205,000 settlement involving an automobile accident, 2010
  • 2012:  Buol et al V. American Family et al, 11 CV 0075:  Successful jury verdict and finding of insurance coverage.   Pustina V. Summit Treestands, LLC, et al, 11 CV 0337:  $700,000.00 product liability settlement involving a defective tree stand.  Rusch-Hallanger et al V. Russ Darrow-Madison LLC, et al:  $375,000.00 product liability settlement involving a defective automobile air bag.  Wehmeyer V. BGHA, Inc, et al 10 CV 441:  $125,000 settlement involving a defective tree stand.  Poulter V. Zurich American et al, 10 CV 586:  $700,000 settlement involving a motor vehicle collision with disputed liability and damages.  Schultz V. Cincinnati Casualty et al, 11 CV 145:  $150,000.00 settlement involving a client with  severe preexisting conditions, and disputed liability and damages, 2012
  •  2011:  Stello v. State Farm et al 10 CV 801:  $700,000.00 settlement involving an auto collision with disputed damages regarding kidney failure and wrongful death.  Wallace v. State Farm Fire and Casualty et al 11 CV 059:  $250,000.00 settlement involving an auto collision with disputed liability and punitive damages.  Magnuson v. 1st Auto Casualty et al 10 CV 4555:  $250,000.00 settlement involving an auto collision with disputed liability and damages.  Johnson v. State Farm et al 10 CV 4500:  $180,000.00 settlement involving an auto collision with disputed liability and damages.   Lazar v. American Family et al 11 CV 025:  $175,000.00 settlement involving an auto collision with disputed liability and the necessity for surgery.  Wehmeyer v. B.G.H.A. Inc. et al 10 CV 441:  $122,400 product liability settlement involving a defective tree stand, 2011

Educational Background:

  • University of Wisconsin – Madison, B.A., 1988

Industry Groups

  • 2017 President-Elect
  • State Bar Of Wisconsin; American Association For Justice
  • Wisconsin Association For Justice
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Office Location for Christopher E. Rogers

150 East Gilman Street
Suite 2000
Madison, WI 53703

Phone: 608-255-6663

Fax: 608-255-0745

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Last Updated: 9/16/2019

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