Timothy Scott Trecek

Timothy Scott Trecek

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Products Liability 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: 2006 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (40%),
  • General Litigation (30%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%)
Attorney Profile

Tim Trecek is a shareholder and has been a member of the law firm since 1995. In 2017, he was elected by his partners as a corporate officer of the firm (Secretary). He is a managing partner of both the Milwaukee and West Bend offices. Tim specializes in all types of personal injury litigation. He has successfully litigated cases involving automobile defects (airbags, seatbelts, seats and structural integrity), construction accidents, misfilled prescriptions, car/motorcycle accidents, truck/semi accidents, slip/trip and falls, dog bites, injuries involving horses, brain injuries, RSD (reflex sympathetic dystrophy), machine defects (saws, chippers, cement mixer defects, deer stands, snow blowers), child car seats, personal watercraft, and specialized experience with serious burn injuries from events such as explosions and utility/electrical accidents.

Tim has worked on cases throughout the United States. Due to his significant trial experience, he has been certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, and has been selected for exclusive membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates. He was recognized in the January 25, 2006 issue of the Wisconsin Law Journal (see article) for holding three of the state’s top five settlements in 2005. In 2009, he obtained the third largest reported award in the State of Wisconsin ($6 million) for his client who was injured in an accident with a semi-trailer truck.

In February of 2011, Tim obtained a $16 million award on behalf of eight injured scaffold workers involved in a dust explosion at the WE Energies Oak Creek plant. This is the largest award in the State’s history involving injuries caused by an explosion of PRB (Powder River Basin) coal dust. It also makes Tim the only attorney in Wisconsin to have four multi-million-dollar recoveries against the State’s largest utility.

In 2011, the Wisconsin Association for Justice selected Tim as the annual recipient of the prestigious Robert L. Habush Wisconsin Trial Lawyer of the Year Award (see acceptance speech). Additionally, he was named as one of Wisconsin’s Leaders in the Law in 2008 by the Wisconsin Law Journal. In 2013 Tim was accepted as a Fellow in the prestigious American College of Trial Attorneys, one of the youngest recipients of this venerable honor. In 2015 and 2017, he was honored to be listed as Lawyer of Year for Product Liability Litigation in Milwaukee by Best Lawyers in America. He has been listed in Best Lawyers in America since 2010. Tim was requested by the Chief Justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court to serve two terms on the District 2 Committee of the Office of Lawyer Regulation.

Since 2005, Tim has been teaching an Advanced Trial Practice course at Marquette University Law School. He has given speeches to other lawyers on a variety of legal topics. Using his experience in child car seat defect cases, he has given presentations to parents of pre-school children concerning the safe use of child car seats. He is also a Fellow in the International Society of Barristers and is a member of the invitation only Litigation Counsel of America. Additionally, Tim has been recognized on the Wisconsin Super Lawyers list each year since 2006, making the Wisconsin Top 10 list in 2014. In 2016, he was once again named to the Top 25 Milwaukee list and was also named on the Top 50 Wisconsin list. Recently, Tim was elected to the Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee’s Board of Directors. The Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee is one of the nation’s oldest, continuously operating, public interest law firms.

Although he was born, raised, and works in southeastern Wisconsin, Tim has earned a national reputation as a successful plaintiff’s trial lawyer. Tim’s successes have been so noteworthy that they have been chronicled in papers such as the Boston Globe, the Washington Post, the Fort Worth Star Telegram, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the San Francisco Chronicle and dozens of other publications.  Tim is also actively involved in his church and the community.

Certificates and Credentials

About Timothy Trecek

Admitted: 1993, Wisconsin

Professional Webpage: https://www.habush.com/EN/Attorneys/Timothy-S-Trecek

Honors/Awards:

  • Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers in America, 2018
  • Milwaukee, Lawyer of the Year: Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs , Best Lawyers in America, 2017
  • Personal Injury Litigation:  Plaintiffs, Product Liability Litigation:  Plaintiffs, Best Lawyers in America, 2016
  • Recipient of the annual award given to an outstanding trial lawyer in Wisconsin, the Robert L. Habush Trial Lawyer of the Year Award, Wisconsin Association for Justice, 2011
  • Best Lawyers In America: Personal Injury Litigation and Product Liablity Litigation, 2010
  • Life Member: Million and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum: Top Trial Lawyers In America, 2009
  • Named Fellow: International Society of Barristers, 2009
  • Leader In The Law, Wisconsin Law Journal, 2008
  • Client Distinction Award, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Admitted to the exclusive Elite Lawyers of America
  • Fellow in the International Society of Barristers
  • Featured in 2002 editon of Who's Who in America, 2003-2004 edition of America's Registry of Outstanding Professionals

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Licensed to practice in Wisconsin and U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1993
  • Certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates, 2016
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Motorcycle Injury Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, The American Trial Lawyers Association (Top 100 Trial Lawyers)
  • Member, Legends Society Top Lawyers
  • Bench Bar Committee
  • The Wisconsin Association for Justice and the District Two Committee of the Office of Lawyer Regulation
  • American Association for Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Has been teaching an Advanced Trial Practice course at Marquette University Law School since 2005

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee – Board of Directors

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • $16 million awarded to 8 men injured while working inside a silo at a power plant when a fire and explosion occurred, 2011
  • $6 million awarded to a woman hit head-on by semi tractor trailer which crossed the center line when its brakes locked up, 2009
  • $5 million awarded to a man who suffered life-threatening electrical shock and severe burns upon contact with a power line, 2006

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Recognized in the January 25, 2006 issue of the Wisconsin Law Journal for holding three of the state's top five settlements, 2005

Educational Background:

  • Marquette University, J.D.; received the American Jurisprudence Award for Advanced Trial Practice and was on the Dean’s List for outstanding academic achievement, 1993
  • Marquette University, B.S., 1990
Office Location for Timothy Scott Trecek

777 East Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 2300
Milwaukee, WI 53202

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Last Updated: 4/17/2019

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