Kristin M. Cafferty

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Racine, WI

Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.
 | 5439 Durand Avenue, Suite 220
Racine, WI 53406
Phone: 262-554-6200
Fax: 262-554-7166
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2007
Licensed Since: 1994
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    Attorney Profile

    Kristin M. Cafferty is a shareholder at the branch office of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. that is located in Racine, Wisconsin. Focusing her practice on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, she represents clients throughout the area. Certified as a specialist in civil trial law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, Ms. Cafferty has been admitted to practice before all Wisconsin state courts since 1994, and she is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Wisconsin.

    Ms. Cafferty's clients are people who have suffered economic and noneconomic harm as a result of the negligence of other persons or entities. During her career, she has handled cases at both the trial and appellate levels involving animal attacks, vaccines, premises liability and motor vehicle crashes, and she has been able to win significant compensation for her plaintiff clients, whether as a result of settlements that she has negotiated out of court or through jury verdicts and successful appeals. Her record of accomplishments has earned her the respect of her colleagues, as evidenced by her receipt of a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo.

    Born and raised in Wisconsin, Ms. Cafferty attended Marquette University as an undergraduate, where she majored in finance and received a Bachelor of Science in 1991. Remaining in Milwaukee, she obtained her legal education at Marquette University Law School, and she served on the school's Moot Court General Board and was a member of the Marquette Law Review before being awarded her Juris Doctor in 1994. A past president of the Racine County Bar Association, Ms. Cafferty is the secretary of the Wisconsin Association for Justice.

    Practice Areas
    • 100%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 12 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 1 years

    Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2007

    Certificates and Credentials

    National Board of Trial Advocacy

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    About Kristin Cafferty

    Admitted: 1994, Wisconsin

    Professional Webpage:


    • Ms. Cafferty was honored for her service, Volunteer of the Year, Racine County Bar Association, 2012
    • 2015 & 2018 Top 50 Wisconsin Super Lawyers
    • 2009-2018 Top 25 Women Wisconsin Super Lawyers
    • 2009-2018 Wisconsin Super Lawyers
    • Outstanding member of the legal profession, Honoree, Wisconsin Law Journal's 2010 Women In The Law, 2010
    • Volunteer of the Year, Racine Youth Sports, 2013

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a Civil Trial Specialist (renewed certification 2012, 2017), 2007

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • State of Wisconsin, the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin, the Northern District of Indiana, and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims
    • Racine County Bar Association Board of Governors June, 2005-present; President, Racine County Bar Association (2009-2010)
    • Wisconsin Association for Justice, Treasurer, 2018
    • Fellow, Wisconsin Law Foundation, 2018
    • Admitted to Practice in Court of Federal Claims, 2014
    • District 15 Committee of the Office of Lawyer Regulation, 2012
    • Board of Governors, Wisconsin Association for Justice (2007 - present)
    • State Bar of Wisconsin and American Bar Association

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Parish Council, St. Joseph Parish, Racine WI, 2012
    • Siena Catholic Schools of Racine, Education Committee 2017-present
    • President, Wisconsin Civil Justice Education Foundation 2017-present
    • Board of Directors, Racine Neighborhood Watch (1998-2006)
    • Board of Directors, Conflict Resolution Center

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Speaker, Wisconsin Association for Justice Spring Conference, Wisconsin Association For Justice, 2011
    • Advice to lawyers based on service as a juror, Author, My Service As A Juror, The Verdict, A quarterly publication of the Wisconsin Association for Justice, Summer 2018, 2018
    • Speaker, Wisconsin Association for Justice Women's Caucus, 2011
    • Speaker, Marquette Annual Civil Litigation and Evidence Conference, 2015
    • Wisconsin Association for Justice Spring Seminar, Speaker, 2016
    • Wisconsin Association for Justice Winter Seminar, Speaker, 2017
    • Wisconsin Association for Justice Spring Seminar, Speaker, 2017

    Educational Background:

    • Marquette University, B.S., 1991
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    Office Location for Kristin M. Cafferty

    5439 Durand Avenue
    Suite 220
    Racine, WI 53406

    Phone: 262-554-6200

    Fax: 262-554-7166

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