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Resume for Robert L. Habush


  • Milwaukee, WI

Admitted to Bar

  • 1961 Wisconsin and U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin
  • Also admitted in the United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit Supreme Court of the United States


  • 1961 University of Wisconsin Law School
    • Order of the Coif; Member of Law Review
  • 1959 University of Wisconsin, B.B.A. (Accounting)

Memberships and Leadership Positions in Wisconsin

National Bar Associations and Leadership Positions


  • Recipient of two Lifetime Achievement Awards
    • 2013 – Milwaukee Bar Association,
    • 2011 – Wisconsin Law Journal, Leaders in the Law
  • 2005 – 2013 Top 10 Wisconsin Super Lawyers® List
  • 2007 Received the Truman Q. McNulty Service Award for a lifetime of distinguished service to the legal profession, the State Bar, the state, and the nation for leadership in educating the public in the rule of law
  • 2004 Milwaukee Chapter of the AJC – 2004 Community Service Human Relations Award
  • 2003 AAJ named its endowment the Robert L. Habush AAJ Endowment
  • 2003 Named as one of ten Wisconsin Leaders in the Law by the Wisconsin Law Journal
  • 2003 Received the 2003 Distinguished Service Award from the University of Wisconsin Law School
  • 2002 Recipient of The American Association for Justice’s highest award, The Leonard Ring Champion of Justice Award
  • 2001 Named by the National Law Journal as one of the top ten litigators in the United States
    • Award Named in his Honor: The Wisconsin Association for Justice Robert L. Habush Trial Lawyer of the Year Award
  • Awarded Evan P. Helfaer Donor Award from the National Society for Fundraising Executives
  • 1999 Recipient of The American Association for Justice Harry Philo Award
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for 20 years
  • Named as the top Personal Injury Lawyers in Milwaukee from Milwaukee Magazine For 2003-2004
  • Listed in Who’s Who in America, World, Midwest, and American Law

Law School Contributions

  • Marquette University Law School, Benefactor
    • Habush Advocacy Scholarship
  • University of Wisconsin Law School, Benefactor
    • Habush/Bascom Chair in Trial Advocacy
    • Robert L. Habush Moot Court Advocacy Fund
  • Howard B. Eisenberg Memorial Hall, Benefactor
  • Wisconsin Civil Justice Education Foundation, Benefactor


  • Adjunct Professor, Marquette University Law School, Fall 2004
  • Past Adjunct Professor, University of Wisconsin Law School
    • Trial Advocacy
  • Annual Lecturer, Advanced Products Liability Seminar, Marquette University Law School
  • Frequent lecturer to AAJ and Wisconsin Trial Lawyers, State Bar of Wisconsin, ABA, state trial lawyer associations


  • A biography of Mr. Habush called “Courtroom Avenger” will be out in the spring of 2014
  • The Art of Advocacy: Cross-Examination of Non-Medical Experts, Matthew Bender & Co., 1981 (annually supplemented)
  • “A Panel State: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly”, Trial Diplomacy Journal, Winter 1983-84, Vol. 6, No. 4
  • “Maximizing Damages Through Trial Techniques”, Trial Magazine, April 1984 (quoted in part in Forbes, June 18, 1984)
  • An Interview of Robert L. Habush Entitled “Hey Manufacturer, You Blew It” presented in “The Trial Masters: A Handbook of Strategies and Tactics That Win Cases”, Bertram G. Warshaw, Editor Prentice Hall, 1984
  • “Hey Manufacturer, You Blew It”, Trial Diplomacy Journal, Summer 1980, Vol. 3, No. 2
  • Contributing Author to Masters of Trial Practice – Techniques of 22 Nationally Recognized Advocates; Wiley Law Publications, 1988
  • Contributor to Trial Practice Series – Successful Trial Techniques of Expert Practitioners, Robert V. Wells, J.D., Ph.D., Shepard’s/McGraw-Hill, Inc., 1988, Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Contributor to The Art of Advocacy Skills in Action Series –Cross-Examination of Non-Medical Experts Videotape Series, Matthew Bender & Co.
  • Contributor to Crashworthiness: AAJ Anthology Series, AAJ, 1989, Washington, D.C.
  • Contributor to Excellence in Advocacy – Trial Expertise and Wisdom from the National College of Advocacy, AAJ Press, 1992, Washington, D.C.

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