Benjamin S. Wagner

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Milwaukee, WI

Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.
 | 777 East Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 2300
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: 414-271-0900
Fax: 414-271-6854
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2019
Selected To Rising Stars: 2006 - 2012
Licensed Since: 2003
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

An attorney at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C., Benjamin S. Wagner has been with the firm for his entire career. Located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he focuses his practice on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, representing clients throughout the area. Admitted to practice in Wisconsin since 2003, Mr. Wagner is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Wisconsin, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit.

Mr. Wagner represents people who have been harmed by the negligence of other persons or entities. The types of cases that he has handled have arisen out of incidents involving motorcycle, truck and other motor vehicle crashes, nursing home abuse and neglect, premises liability and construction site accidents. Throughout his career, Mr. Wagner has been able to obtain millions of dollars in compensation for his clients, through both jury awards and settlements that he has negotiated out of court with defendants and their insurers. His successful track record has resulted in a great deal of recognition from his colleagues, including an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo. In addition, Mr. Wagner has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America every year since 2012.

Majoring in political science, Mr. Wagner attended Emory University in Atlanta, and he received a bachelor's degree in 2000. He then pursued his legal education at the University of Wisconsin Law School, and he served an internship for a justice on the Wisconsin Supreme Court and was a legal fellow for an attorney for the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee before being awarded his Juris Doctor magna cum laude in 2003. A former president of the Wisconsin Association for Justice, Mr. Wagner remains active in several legal organizations.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
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White Papers

  • The 7th Amendment: A Gift from our Nation's Founders (2017) - Last December marked the 225th anniversary of the Bill of Rights. The first ten amendments, added to our Constitution to protect individual rights and liberties, were ratified on December 15, 1791. Among the provisions included in the Bill of Rights is the right to a civil jury trial afforded by the 7th Amendment. The key promise of the 7th Amendment is that “the right of trial by jury shall be preserved.”  We must heed these wise words today.

  • Champions and Guardians of the Seventh Amendment (2016) - It is a tremendous honor and privilege to begin serving as President of Wisconsin’s trial lawyer association. As trial lawyers, we empathize with people who need our help.  When we see a vulnerable person in need, we instinctively commit to use our hearts, minds and the 7th amendment to achieve justice for them.  As we know, the 7thAmendment guarantees a jury trial in civil cases.  Together, with our state constitution, we declare that this right should be inviolate. We are the champions and guardians of the Seventh Amendment. It is our most powerful tool and a pillar of our democracy. 

  • The Power of Advocacy (2017) - We are trial lawyers. We are the protectors and guardians of our civil justice system.  We are the ultimate advocates for our individual clients in the courtroom. We exercise the 7th amendment power to seek and obtain justice for our clients in the courtroom, but this is not where the power, efficacy, and strength of our advocacy ends.  We are advocates for justice, compassion, and equality in our communities. Individually, we take on leadership roles in our respective communities for just causes.  We give back.  We engage. We activate.  We are good neighbors.  Collectively, by doing so, we help our communities shape and define justice.

  • Collaborate for Justice (2017) - As Trial Lawyers, we embrace the power of advocacy and seek a greater mastery of courtroom skill and presentation. We must, however, always aspire to be more than that. Obtaining justice for our clients requires that we seek to understand not only their legal claims, but how to seek justice as they define it.

  • About Benjamin Wagner

    Admitted: 2003, Wisconsin

    Professional Webpage: https://www.habush.com/EN/Attorneys/Benjamin-S-Wagner

    Honors/Awards:

    • Avvo Rating 10.0
    • AV Preeminent Peer Review rating from Martindale - Hubbell
    • Top 25 Milwaukee Super Lawyers, 2015-2018
    • Top 50 Wisconsin Super Lawyers, 2014, 2016-2018
    • Rising Star, 2006-2012
    • Wisconsin Super Lawyers, 2013-2018
    • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, Best Lawyers in America, 2017
    • Recognized as a 2019 Best Lawyer: Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, Best Lawyer: Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, Best Lawyer, 2019
    • Recognized as a 2018 Best Lawyer: Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, Best Lawyer: Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, Best Lawyer, 2018
    • Leader in the Law, Wisconsin Law Journal, 2016
    • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, Best Lawyers in America, 2016
    • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, Best Lawyers in America, 2014
    • Milwaukee Business Journal, 40 Under 40, 2016
    • 20 Up and Coming Lawyers in Wisconsin, Wisconsin Law Journal, 2009
    • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, Best Lawyers in America, 2013
    • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, Best Lawyers in America, 2015
    • Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers in America, 2018
    • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, Best Lawyers in America, 2012

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified Civil Trial Specialist by National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2010
    • Certified as an advocate by the National Board of Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy in 2012

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee
    • Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, 2019
    • Member of Governor Tony Evers Judicial Selection Committee, 2019
    • Board of Directors Discovery World, 2019
    • Former board member of Milwaukee World Festival
    • Board of Directors Sojourner Family Peace Center, 2019
    • Former board member of the Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee
    • Chair-Elect of the Neuroscience Center Advisory Board of the Medical College of Wisconsin, 2019
    • Past President of the Wisconsin Association for Justice, 2019
    • Board of Directors Safe & Sound, Inc., 2019
    •  President, Wisconsin Association for Justice, 2017
    • Past President of Milwaukee Young Lawyers Association Past Chair of Wisconsin Association for Justice New Lawyers Section Board of Directors of Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Chair Elect Neuroscience Center Advisory Board of the Medical College of Wisconsin
    • Secretary, Board member, Jewish Family Services; Chair of Fund Development Committee
    • Former board member, Milwaukee World Festival, Inc., 2007-2010
    • Board of Director Legal Aid Society, 2012
    • Board of Director, Discovery World - Milwaukee, 2012

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Collaborate for Justice
    • Champions and Guardians of the Seventh Amendment
    • The 7th Amendment: A Gift from our Nation’s Founders
    • The Power of Advocacy

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • Achieved a $1,375,000 verdict for a good Samaritan who stopped to help a stalled car and was pinned between cars when an inattentive driver rear ended the car. The award was given for past and future medical expenses, wages and pain and suffering, 2017
    • Achieved a $41,316 verdict for a client that was rear-ended by a truck driver. The award was given for past medical expenses, wages and pain and suffering, 2017

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Appointed by the Honorable Stephanie Rothstein as a Milwaukee County Court Commissioner, 2018
    • Best Lawyers in America
    • Board Certified Trial Specialist by National Board of Legal Specialty Certification (NBTA)  
    • Successfully tried dozens of jury trials throughout Southeastern Wisconsin, 2003
    • Appointed Court Commissioner by Honorable Judge Stephanie Rothstein, 2014

    Educational Background:

    • 2003 University of Wisconsin Magna Cum Laude 2000 Emory University
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    Office Location for Benjamin S. Wagner

    777 East Wisconsin Avenue
    Suite 2300
    Milwaukee, WI 53202

    Phone: 414-271-0900

    Fax: 414-271-6854

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