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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 - 2022
Licensed in Wisconsin Since: 1990
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Languages Spoken: English, French
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Attorney Profile

Doug Swanson is a shareholder at the law firm and works in the Waukesha office. Doug’s practice involves handling a wide variety of personal injury claims, including motor vehicle accidents, defective products, slips and falls, contractor negligence, landowner liability, dog bite claims, and nursing home accidents. He has successfully tried numerous cases in more than 10 different Wisconsin counties. Because of his trial experience, the National Board of Trial Advocacy certified him as a Civil Trial Specialist in 2001. He has also been named a Wisconsin Super Lawyer since 2012.

Doug has given presentations about the law and safety in many local high schools and has participated in educational events in conjunction with Law Day on several occasions. He has also been a very active member in the Waukesha County legal community as evidenced by his involvement in the Waukesha County Bar Association, where he serves on the Board of Directors and is a Past President. He has held the offices of Treasurer, Secretary, Scholarship Committee Chairman, Legal Ethics Committee Chairman, and Bar Leaders Conference Representative and is a member of the Bench / Bar Liaison Committee of Waukesha County.

Doug graduated cum laude in 1987 from Illinois Wesleyan University with a B.A. and received his J.D. in 1990 from the University of Iowa. He is an active member of the Waukesha County Chamber of Commerce, the Pewaukee Chamber of Commerce, and the Waukesha Rotary Club. He is also on the Board of Directors for the Bell Tower Memorial Project. Doug and his family enjoy living and participating in the Waukesha County community.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff


11 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2022

Certificates and Credentials

About Douglas E. Swanson

First Admitted: 1990, Wisconsin

Professional Webpage:


  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers, 2012-2021, Wisconsin Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers
  • 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: 6/24/2022

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