Douglas E. Swanson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Waukesha, WI

Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.
N14 W23755 Stone Ridge Drive, Suite 100
Waukesha, WI 53188
Phone: 262-523-4700
Fax: 262-523-4545
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1990
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Languages Spoken: English, French
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Attorney Profile

Attorney Douglas E. Swanson is a shareholder with the Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. law firm, which has 13 locations across Wisconsin. Working out of the firm's Waukesha office, Mr. Swanson devotes his practice to advocating on behalf of individuals and families who suffered injuries or losses as the result of someone else's careless, negligent or unlawful actions.

Certified as a Civil Trial Specialist and possessing more than 29 years of legal experience, Mr. Swanson has achieved considerable success helping his plaintiff clients protect their rights and entitlements while securing the maximum amount of compensation they deserve. Throughout his career, he has successfully handled a wide variety of personal injury claims across the state, including those arising from motor vehicle accidents, slip-and-fall accidents, construction defects, defective products, nursing home abuse, dog bites and other preventable tragedies.

Recognized for his impeccable professionalism and unwavering commitment to those he serves, Mr. Swanson has received consistent recognition from his peers as being among the top trial lawyers in his region, and he has earned many positive reviews and referrals from his satisfied clients.

A 1987 cum laude graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University, Mr. Swanson obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Iowa College of Law in 1990. A leader in his field, he has conducted numerous lectures and continuing legal education seminars on personal injury law and safety. He has also held a number of leadership roles with the Waukesha County Bar Association, including the organization's president, treasurer, secretary, and chairman of the Scholarship and Legal Ethics Committees.

Mr. Swanson currently serves on the Waukesha County Bar Association's Board of Directors and serves on the organization's Bench Bar Committee. He is also a member of the American and Wisconsin Associations for Justice, the Civil Trial Council of Wisconsin and the State Bar of Wisconsin, including the organization's Continuing Legal Education Committee.

Active in his local community as well, Mr. Swanson is a member of the Waukesha County Chamber of Commerce, the Waukesha County Rotary Club, the Bell Tower Memorial Project, and his local Big Brothers and Big Sisters.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff


10 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2021

Certificates and Credentials

About Douglas E. Swanson

Admitted: 1990, Wisconsin

Professional Webpage:


  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers, 2012-2018 
  • Trial Advocacy Board, Trial Advocacy Team, Moot Court Board, American Trial Lawyers Association Team, Journal of Corporation Law, Research Assistant to Professor Alan Widiss 
  • Trial Advocacy Board, Trial Advocacy Team, Moot Court Board, American Trial Lawyers Association Team, Journal of Corporation Law member, Research Assistant to Professor Alan Widiss   

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Board of Directors of the Veteran’s Oral History Project 
  • Has coached 6th grade basketball and Little League
  • Board of Directors for the Bell Tower Memorial Project
  • Waukesha County Volunteer
  • Member, Waukesha Chamber of Commerce: Pewaukee Chamber of Commerce: Waukesha Rotary Club:     
  • Past member of the Big Brother and Big Sister Program in Milwaukee

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Waukesha County Bar Association -- positions held: Past President, President, President Elect, Treasurer, Secretary, Chairman Scholarship Committee, Chairman Legal Ethics Committee, Candidates Forum Committee, Annual Awards Dinner Committee: Board of Directors: Bench / Bar Liason Committee: Representative to the State Bar Leaders Conference: Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers: Wisconsin Association for Justice: Association of Trial Lawyers of America: Wisconsin State Bar: Habush Habush & Rottier - Managing partner of Waukesha office, Past Chairman Office Management Committee    
  • State Bar of Wisconsin Continuing Legal Education Committee

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy

Educational Background

  • Illinois Wesleyan University, 1987 (Cum Laude) - B.A. French, B.A. Business Administration, Named Outstanding Senior, 1987


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Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Wisconsin Association for Justice Spring Seminar., Featured Speaker, How to Properly Handle State Tort Claims, Wisconsin Association for Justice, 2013

Industry Groups

  • ATLA
  • WAJ
  • WATL
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Office Location for Douglas E. Swanson

N14 W23755 Stone Ridge Drive
Suite 100
Waukesha, WI 53188

Phone: 262-523-4700

Fax: 262-523-4545

Last Updated: 6/23/2021

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