Steven T. Botzau

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Racine, WI

Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.
 | 5439 Durand Avenue, Racine, WI 53406
Phone: 262-554-6200
Fax: 262-554-7166
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1988
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    Attorney Profile

    A shareholder at Wisconsin-based Habush Habush & Rottier S.C., Steven T. Botzau works out of the firm's Racine and Kenosha offices. Focusing his practice on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, he has been certified as a specialist in civil trial law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, and he has been admitted to practice before all Wisconsin state courts since 1988.

    Mr. Botzau provides advice and counsel to area residents who have incurred economic and noneconomic losses due to the negligence or recklessness of other parties. The types of cases that he has handled during his distinguished career have arisen out of incidents involving medical malpractice, motor vehicle crashes, aviation accidents, defective products and premises liability. Mr. Botzau has tried more than 100 cases to verdict, and he has been able to obtain sizable jury awards on behalf of his clients. He has also negotiated many settlements outside of the courtroom that have produced significant compensation. Mr. Botzau's successful track record and high degree of ethics have earned him a great deal of respect from his colleagues, including an a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo. He has also been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, and he is a member of the prestigious invitation-only American Board of Trial Advocates.

    Born and raised in Racine, Mr. Botzau attended the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and received a Bachelor of Science in 1984. He then went on to obtain his legal education at Marquette University Law School, and he served on the Marquette Law Review before being awarded his Juris Doctor in 1988. Mr. Botzau is a member of the Racine County Bar Association and other professional groups.


    Practice Areas
    • 100%Personal Injury - General
    Focus Areas

    Wrongful Death


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 14 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2019

    Certificates and Credentials

    • National Board of Trial Advocacy

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    About Steven Botzau

    Admitted: 1988, Wisconsin

    Professional Webpage:


    • 2011-2018 Top 50 Wisconsin Super Lawyers
    • Avvo 10.0 Rated
    • Marquette Law Review, 1987
    • 2011, 2013-2018 Top 25 Milwaukee Super Lawyers
    • 2005-2018 Wisconsin Super Lawyers
    • Leaders in the Law, Wisconsin Law Journal, 2014
    • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, Best Lawyers in America, 2017
    • Graduate of Distinction, Horlick High School Hall of Fame, 2010
    • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, Best Lawyers in America, 2016
    • Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers in America, 2018

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified Civil Trial Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1997

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • President, Racine County Bar Association, 2004
    • Wisconsin Association for Justice
    • State Bar of Wisconsin
    • Board Member, American Board of Trial Advocates, 2016
    • Kenosha and Walworth Bar Associations
    • American Association for Justice

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Board of Directors, Racine Youth Sports (1999-present)
    • Volunteer Center of Racine County
    • Co-chair Racine Youth Sports/Gus Macker 3-on-3 charity basketball tournament, 2010 - Present
    • Basketball coach at St. Catherine's Middle School

    Educational Background:

    • University of Wisconsin La-Crosse, 1984


    • “Steve is very straight-forward and tells it like it is. He does not inflate the client's expectations.”

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

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    Office Location for Steven T. Botzau

    5439 Durand Avenue
    Racine, WI 53406

    Phone: 262-554-6200

    Fax: 262-554-7166

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