Jesse B. Blocher

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: 2013 - 2019
Selected to Rising Stars: 2011 - 2012
Licensed Since: 2006
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%),
  • General Litigation (10%),
  • Appellate (10%)
Attorney Profile

Certified as a specialist in civil trial law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, Jesse B. Blocher is a partner at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. Practicing out of the firm's office in Waukesha, Wisconsin, he focuses his practice primarily on personal injury litigation, and his experience has also extended to bad faith and other insurance coverage matters. Mr. Blocher has been admitted to practice before all Wisconsin state courts since 2006, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Wisconsin.

In his personal injury practice, Mr. Blocher represents clients throughout the greater Milwaukee area who have incurred economic and noneconomic losses due to the negligence of other persons or entities. The types of cases that he has handled throughout his career have included truck and other motor vehicle crashes, toxic torts, defective products, and premises liability. Mr. Blocher has an enviable record of success in obtaining significant compensation for his clients, both after jury trials and as a result of negotiated settlements, and this has earned him a great deal of recognition from his colleagues. He has received both an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo, and he has been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40.

Mr. Blocher is often asked to deliver presentations to groups of fellow attorneys on topics relating to his practice areas, and he has had articles published by the State Bar of Wisconsin's magazine. His memberships include the Waukesha County Bar Association and the Wisconsin Association for Justice. Mr. Blocher served on the Marquette Law Journal before obtaining his Juris Doctor in 2006.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (70%)

Personal Injury - Products (10%)

General Litigation (10%)

Appellate (10%)

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 7 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2019 Rising Stars: 2011 - 2012

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About Jesse Blocher

Admitted: 2006, Wisconsin

Professional Webpage: https://www.habush.com/EN/Attorneys/Jesse-B-Blocher

Honors/Awards:

  • AV Preeminent Rated on Martindale-Hubbell
  • Named one of M Magazine’s “Leading Lawyers” from 2012-2014
  • Wisconsin Rising Star, 2011 -2012
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers, 2013-2018
  • 2009-10 Editor of Wisconsin Defense Counsel's published tri-annual journal, the "Wisconsin Civil Trial Journal"
  • Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyers, 2012
  • Up and Coming Lawyer, Wisconsin Law Journal, 2013
  • Other educational honors/achievements while attending Marquette University Law School: Marquette Law Review: Member and Associate Editor (2004-06); Regional Semi-Finalist, 2005 New York City Bar Association National Moot Court Competition; Regional Finalist, Third Best Brief, 2006 ABA National Moot Court Competition, Washington D.C. Region; Moot Court Executive Board Member (2004-06); Dean’s List: every semester; CALI Award (highest grade): Legal Writing II, Law and Economics; Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel Quarterly: Student Editor and Scholarship recipient (2005-06)
  • Rating 10/10 Superb, avvo.com, 2012
  • Super Lawyer, Milwaukee Magazine, 2013
  • J.D. degree conferred, graduated summa cum laude, Marquette University, 2006
  • Rising Star, Milwaukee Magazine, 2011
  • Rising Star, Milwaukee Magazine, 2012

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney, National Board of Trial Advocacy

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Admitted to practice in the Eastern District of Wisconsin Federal District Court
  • Milwaukee County Bar Association
  • Wisconsin Judicial Council
  • Member of the State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member of the Milwaukee Young Lawyers Association
  • Member of the American Association for Justice
  • Admitted to practice in all Wisconsin state courts
  • Member of the Waukesha County Bar Association
  • Member of the Wisconsin Association for Justice
  • Admitted to practice in the Western District of Wisconsin Federal District Court
  • Member of the American Bar Association
  • Member of the Milwaukee Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • President-Elect and Litigation Section Chairman of the Waukesha County Bar Association
  • Mr. Blocher volunteers his time to serve as a practitioner coach for some of Marquette University Law school's national moot court teams

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Jesse Blocher, Limiting Damages in Fire Loss Cases with an Enhancement of Damages Defense, 7 The Counsel 11 ( Spring 2009). The article discusses application of an enhancement defense in fire loss cases, where a plaintiff property owner's negligence could have prevented the spread of a fire.  The article is based on a theory successfully employed in a multimillion-dollar property damage fire loss jury trial that Atty. Blocher assisted in litigating as a second chair
  • Panel Speaker at CLE seminar entitled Bridging the Gap Between the Classroom and the Courtroom held at Marquette University Law school on November 9, 2007 sponsored by the Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers.
  • Speaker, The Dos and Don'ts of Discovery, Wisconsin Association for Justice, 2011
  • Author, Is the "Drive Other Car" Exclusion the Exception that Swallowed the Stacking Rule?, The Verdict - Quarterly Publication of WAJ, 2012
  • Author, Earn Your Stripes, Part 2: How to Get Through a Civil Trial, Wisconsin Lawyer, 2015
  • Spoke on Practice Pointers relating to the Collateral Source Rule, Presenter, Marquette University Litigation Summit, 2013
  • Author, Injury Cases: What You Need to Know About Insurance, BW 50+, 2012
  • Author, Injury Cases: What You Need to Know, BW 50+, 2012
  • Speaker, ERISA Complex Lien Resolution, National Business Institute, 2013
  • Speaker, The Collateral Source Rule: Is the Debate Over?, Pinnacle/State Bar, 2013
  • Speaker, Torts Update, Wisconsin Association for Justice, 2013
  • Author, Earn Your Stripes, Part 1: How to Get Civil Trial Experience, Wisconsin Lawyer, 2015
  • “Is Mandatory Mediation Losing Its Effect Among Frequent Players?”

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Mark Griffin Jr et al vs. Cincinnati Insurance Company et al, Milwaukee County Case Number 2005CV010747.  In August of 2007, while working as defense counsel, Atty. Blocher successfully tried this personal injury automobile accident case to a jury and obtained a favorable contribution verdict from the co-defendant when liability was in question.    
  • Kenosha Rendering LLC et al vs. Cincinnati Insurance Company et al, Kenosha County Case Number 2007CV000213.  In 2008, while working as defense counsel, Atty. Blocher participated in the defense of this multimillion-dollar fire loss case at trial as a second chair.  After hearing two weeks of testimony, the jury returned a no liability verdict on behalf of the defendants as well as a drastic reduction of plaintiff's claimed damage
  • Amanda Lehrer vs. The Cincinnati Insurance Co, Racine County Case Number 2005CV001778.  In 2006, while working as defense counsel, Atty. Blocher participated in defending this case as a second chair at trial.  The jury determined that the plaintiff's liability exceeded the defendant's, and therefore the plaintiff did not recover. 
  • Mark Cohan et al vs. Allstate, 2011CV012437. After trial with disputed liability, the jury determined that the the defendant was 100% responsible for the accident in question and the plaintiff, represented by Mr. Blocher, recovered the full insurance policy limit in damages., 2013
  • Terrence Tyler et al vs. Anthony Q Jamal et al, Milwaukee County Case Number 2006CV005693.  In 2007, while working as defense counsel, Atty. Blocher successfully defended this case at trial and obtained a no liability jury verdict on behalf of the defendants. 
  • Joy Uhlig v. Employers Mutual Casualty Company, Fond du Lac County Case Number 2008CV000980.  In April of 2010, while working as defense counsel, Atty. Blocher successfully tried this civil case to a Fund du Lac County jury and obtained a defense verdict where the jury assessed a greater percentage of comparative negligence to the plaintiff than the defendant. 

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Kenneth F Sullivan Co et al vs. Kenneth S Keryluk et al, Dane County Case Number 2002CV002655.  In 2009, Atty. Blocher obtained summary judgment in favor of his client in this multimillion-dollar construction case. Mr. Blocher also obtained dismissal of the appeal (Appeal Number 2008AP000970).   
  • Jay Gehler vs. Best Buy Co Inc., Dane County Case Number 2008CV003649.  While working as defense counsel, Atty. Blocher obtained partial summary judgment on behalf of the defendant in this personal injury action involving claims of misrepresentation, infliction of emotional distress, and punitive damages. 
  • General Casualty Company of Wisconsin et al vs. New Berlin Building Systems Inc et al, Ozaukee County Case Number 2007CV000246.  While working as defense counsel, Atty. Blocher obtained summary judgment in favor of the defendants in this negligent construction case.
  • Grace Christian Fellowship v. KJG Investments LLC, Eastern District of Wisconsin Federal District Court case # 07-C-0348.  While working as defense counsel, Atty. Blocher participated as a second chair in the defense of a 7-day preliminary injunction hearing of this environmental claim brought under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. After the hearing and after extensive briefing, the Court denied the plaintiff's motion for a preliminary injunction. 
  • Authored winning amicus briefs on behalf of the Wisconsin Association for Justice in Belding v. Demoulin, both in the Court of Appeals and the Wisconsin Supreme Court, Appeal Number 2012AP000829, in which the court found stacking of insurance policy limits is available in Wisconsin under the Truth in Automobile Insurance Act, 2013

Educational Background:

  • Bachelor's of Business Administration degree conferred by the University of Wisconsin - Madison, with a major in Finance, 2003
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N14 W23755 Stone Ridge Drive
Suite 100
Waukesha, WI 53188

Phone: 262-523-4700

Fax: 262-523-4545

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