Christopher E. Rogers

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney in Madison, WI

Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.
 | 150 East Gilman Street, 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%)
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    Chris Rogers is a shareholder with the firm. He initially practiced predominately in the firm’s Lake Geneva office, where he tried cases in Walworth, Kenosha, and Racine counties. In 2004, he moved to the firm’s Madison office, where he continues to practice today.  His focus is on cases involving injuries from product defects, automobile accidents, and general negligence. He has clients throughout the State of Wisconsin.

    In 2017, Chris served a one year term as President – Elect for the State Bar of Wisconsin. He then served a one year term as State Bar President in 2018 and is the current Past President. Chris has been named a Wisconsin Super Lawyer since 2010 and was named a Top 25 Madison Super Lawyer in 2012 and then again in 2015-2019. In 2016 he was inducted as a Fellow of the Wisconsin Bar Foundation, which recognizes members of the profession in Wisconsin who are known by their peers for high achievements in their profession and outstanding contributions for the advancement and improvement of the administration of justice in the State of Wisconsin.

    In 2018 he was inducted as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, an honor less than one percent of all U.S. practicing lawyers receive. Chris is the current Wisconsin Chair of the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation. Chris was named an Ex Officio Member of the American Law Institute in 2018. Additionally, in he has been elected as a Best Lawyer in America since 2018. In 2020, Chris was chosen to served on the Wisconsin Courts COVID-19 Task Force, which was established to recommend how the courts can safely continue jury trials and other court proceedings. 

    Chris graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1995 where he was a note and comment editor for the Wisconsin Environmental Law Journal. After graduation, he worked for firms in Milwaukee and Madison, practicing insurance defense and defense litigation, before joining Habush Habush & Rottier.

    On the personal side, Chris has worked extensively with individuals with disabilities, specifically in the areas of community integration, employment and job training. He has coached girls basketball, boys middle school football, and has participated as a mock trial judge. He also volunteers for the Waunakee Football Club and chaired last year’s fundraiser. He lives in Waunakee.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 30%Civil Litigation
    • 40%Personal Injury - General
    • 30%Personal Injury - Products
    Focus Areas

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

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 10 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2019

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    About Christopher Rogers

    Admitted: 1995, Wisconsin

    Professional Webpage: https://www.habush.com/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:

    • Wisconsin Courts COVID-19 Task Force Committee Member, 2020
    • 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
    Madison, WI 53703

    Phone: 608-255-6663

    Fax: 608-255-0745

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