Christopher E. Rogers

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

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 became State Bar President on July 1, 2018. 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 2015-2017. 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. Additionally, in 2018, he was elected as a Best Lawyer in America.

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 with his wife Corina and their three children,and their dog, Charley.

 

About Christopher Rogers

Admitted: 1995, Wisconsin

Professional Webpage: www.habush.com/attorneys/christopher-rogers.aspx

Honors/Awards:

  • Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers in America, 2018
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyer, 2012
  • Top 25 Madison Super Lawyer, 2012
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyer, 2011
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyer, 2010

Special Licenses/Certifications:

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

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation, 2018
  • Fellow of Wisconsin Bar Foundation , 2016
  • 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 Committe, 2011  - Present; Board of Directors, Wisconsin Association For Justice; American Association For Justice.
  • Court Commissioner, Branch 9 of the Dane County District Court
  • Current member of the Dane County Bar Association.  Past member of the Miwaukee, Racine, Kenosha and Walworth County Bar Associations.

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 foootball coach, Village of Waunakee. Active volunteer for the Waunakee Edible School Yard Community Garden., 2010
  • Worked as a Badger High School Mentor and a mock trial judge
  • Has spoken to rotary and other community based clubs about the law.

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • 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. Cincinatti Casualty et al, 11 CV 145:  $150,000.00 settlement involving a client with  severe preexisting conditins, and disputed liability and damages., 2012
  •  2011:  Stello v. State Farm et al 10 CV 801:  $700,000.00 settlment 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
  • 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

Industry Groups

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

150 East Gilman Street
Suite 2000
Madison, WI 53703

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Last Updated: 7/1/2019

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