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Daniel A. Rottier

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice 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: 2005 - 2022
Licensed in Wisconsin Since: 1976
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Daniel Rottier is the President of Habush Habush & Rottier which has 13 offices located throughout Wisconsin. The firm is dedicated to the practice of personal injury law, representing clients injured through the carelessness of others. In addition to managing the firm, Dan handles complex medical malpractice and product liability cases. While practicing primarily in Wisconsin, his career has brought him to courts in 18 other states, and to the United States Supreme Court.
Dan grew up on a farm in West De Pere, Wisconsin, and attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison as an undergraduate, where he obtained an honors degree in English. He also spent a semester studying at the United Nations. Law school followed at the University of Wisconsin, where he graduated in 1976.

His career began in an era where many more cases were tried to jury than we see today. By 1990, Dan had tried 100 jury trials and was the youngest fellow inducted to the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, an organization whose membership is limited to 500 trial lawyers in the United States. In the same year, he was inducted into the American Board of Trial Advocates. Two years later (1992), he was inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers. He’s been certified as a civil trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocates since 1982, and has been listed in the Best Lawyers in America for more than 25 years. His most significant honor was being invited to membership in the Inner Circle of Advocates in 2009. This group is limited to the top 100 plaintiff trial lawyers in the United States.

In his career Dan has resolved more than ninety cases for over a million dollars.  The recovery in twelve of them was over ten million dollars.  In three of those cases the defense had offered nothing to settle before a jury ordered them to pay.  Dan was also part of the Habush tobacco team, spending two years working nearly full-time as counsel for the State of Wisconsin, with a resulting settlement of over five billion dollars.

He has served as president of the Wisconsin Association for Justice, as well as its educational arm, the Civil Justice Foundation. Dan served on the Board of Governors of the American Association for Justice, Wisconsin Association for Justice, and the State Bar of Wisconsin, where he also served as chairman of the litigation section. In 2008 and 2019, he was named Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Wisconsin Association for Justice, being the first attorney to receive it twice. He also serves on the Board of Visitors at the University of Wisconsin Law School. In 1991, he successfully represented a Korean War veteran before the United States Supreme Court in Molzof v. United States, insuring the availability of future medical funds for this army veteran.

Dan has taught trial advocacy at the University of Wisconsin Law School for many years and is a frequent lecturer on trial practice techniques and the use of technology in litigation.  Dan resides in Madison with his wife, Frankie.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 50%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Medical Malpractice

Selections

18 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2022

Articles about Daniel A. Rottier appearing in Super Lawyers

About Daniel A. Rottier

First Admitted: 1976, Wisconsin

Professional Webpage: https://www.habush.com/attorneys/daniel-a-rottier/

Educational Background

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, English

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Gilda’s Club, Madison, Wisconsin
  • Overture Performing Arts Foundation

Bar/Professional Activity

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • American Bar Association 
  • American Association of Justice
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Inner Circle of Advocates
  • Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Dane County Bar Association 
  • American Board for Trial Advocates
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Wisconsin Law Foundation 

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Mr. Rottier has given frequent lectures to various professional groups, including the State Bar of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Association for Justice, the American Association for Justice, the Law School and the College of Engineering at the University of Wisconsin and at the Marquette University School of Law

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy since 1982

Honors/Awards

  • Recognized as a Best Lawyers in America since 1993 Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs (Madison)  Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs (Madison), Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers® in America, 1993
  • Wisconsin Law Journal Leader in the Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation (Madison) , Best Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers® in America, 2009
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs (Madison) , Best Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers® in America, 2015
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs (Madison) , Best Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers® in America, 2019
  • Named Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Wisconsin Association for Justice
  • Personal Injury Litigation (Madison) , Best Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers® in America, 2011
  • Top 25 Madison Super Lawyers, 2011-2013
  • Top 10 Wisconsin Super Lawyers, 2006-2013
  • Top 50 Wisconsin Super Lawyers, 2005-2013
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers, 2005-2021, Wisconsin Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers
  • Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers in 1994
  • Recognized as Best Lawyer of the Year for Personal Injury Litigation in 2014 , Best Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers® in America, 2014
  • Recognized as Best Lawyer of the Year for Medical Malpractice Law, Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers® in America, 2012
  • Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers in 1990
  • Named one of 2017 Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America 

Comments

  • “Dan's knowledge of personal injury matters extends to legal malpractice, medical malpractice and products liability. I benefit greatly under his tutelage.”
  • “Dan is the best PI attorney in Wisconsin, bar none. He is very skilled, works unbelievably hard, and gets tremendous results.”
  • “He is the best, hands down, for plaintiffs pi.”
  • “Dan gets the absolute best results for his plaintiff pi clients. He is a stud. He is tough and not afraid to try a case, and generally gets more than the case is worth because of the defendants' fear of going to trial with him against them. I know Dan had a domestic abuse incident recently, of which I do not know the particulars, but he is the best plaintiff pi attorney in the state, in my opinion.”
  • “Dan is very successful, having obtained some of the largest verdicts and settlements in Wisconsin over the past 20 years.”
  • “In my opinion, Dan is the top Plaintiff's PI attorney in the state, hands down. His record of verdicts and settlements speaks volumes.”
  • “In my opinion, he is the best plaintiff's personal injury attorney in the state.”
  • “Dan is one of the best in terms of getting results for his clients. He is a zealous advocate who is not afraid to try cases.”

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

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Office Location for Daniel A. Rottier

150 East Gilman Street
Suite 2000
Madison, WI 53703

Phone: 608-255-6663

Fax: 608-255-0745

Last Updated: 6/9/2022

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