Daniel A. Rottier

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury 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 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1976
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Daniel A. Rottier is the president of the Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. law firm, a premier personal injury practice with 13 locations across Wisconsin. Working primarily out of the firm's Madison location, Mr. Rottier focuses mostly on complex medical malpractice and product liability cases, and he has more than 43 years of total legal experience.

    Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocates, Mr. Rottier has achieved considerable success advocating on behalf of those who suffered an injury or loss as the result of someone else's negligence or wrongdoing. Of note, he has secured awards of $10 million or more in eight medical malpractice cases and three product liability cases, and he has secured verdicts and settlements in excess of $1 million in dozens of other cases.

    A veteran of hundreds of jury trials, Mr. Rottier holds the distinction of being the youngest attorney inducted as a Fellow into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. He is also an inductee in the American College of Trial Lawyers, and he has earned the honor of receiving a membership invitation into the Inner Circle of Advocates.

    Moreover, he has received recognition from The Best Lawyers in America for the past 20 years, as well as designation as one of the top personal injury attorneys in his region. He has also been the recipient of Best Lawyers' Best Lawyer of the Year Award and the Trial Lawyer of the Year award from the Wisconsin Association for Justice.

    A 1973 honors graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Mr. Rottier returned to his alma mater and obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1976. Throughout the course of his career, he has handled personal injury cases in 18 states across the country as well as before the U.S. Supreme Court.

    A leader in his field, Mr. Rottier has conducted numerous lectures and seminars on a variety of legal topics. He has also served on the adjunct legal faculty at University of Wisconsin Law School, where he has facilitated classes in trial advocacy. Additionally, he is the former president of the Wisconsin Association for Justice and the Civil Justice Foundation.

    Practice Areas
    • 40%Personal Injury - General
    • 40%Personal Injury - Products
    • 20%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 16 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2020

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    About Daniel Rottier

    Admitted: 1976, Wisconsin

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


    • Wisconsin Law Journal Leader in the Law
    • Named Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Wisconsin Association for Justice
    • Best Lawyer Personal Injury Litigation, 2019 & 2020
    • Top 25 Madison Super Lawyers, 2011-2013
    • Best Lawyer Medical Malpractice Law, 2019 & 2020
    • Top 10 Wisconsin Super Lawyers, 2006-2013
    • Top 50 Wisconsin Super Lawyers, 2005-2013
    • Wisconsin Super Lawyers, 2005-2018
    • Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers in 1994
    • Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers in America, 2018
    • Recognized as Best Lawyer of the Year for Personal Injury Litigation in 2014 and 2019
    • Recognized as Best Lawyer of the Year for Medical Malpractice Law in 2012 and 2015
    • Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers in 1990
    • Named one of 2017 Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America 

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

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

    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 

    Pro bono/Community Service:

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

    Educational Background:

    • University of Wisconsin-Madison, English


    • “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

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    Last Updated: 6/19/2020

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