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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

  • Milwaukee Junior Bar Association – President
  • Wisconsin State Bar Association Board of Governors, 1980-84
  • Wisconsin Judicial Council, 1976-1979
  • Wisconsin Association for Justice; President, 1968-69 and 1971-72
  • Wisconsin Legislative Council Special Subcommittee on Product Liability, 1978- 1980
  • Wisconsin Bar Foundation
  • American Association for Justice (formerly ATLA) – President 1986-87
  • Wisconsin and Milwaukee Bar Association

National Bar Associations and Leadership Positions

  • Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers – Board of Directors
  • Fellow of the International Society of Barristers
  • Fellow of the Inner Circle of Advocates
  • Lifetime Sustaining Member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • President, 1986-87, Board of Governors, 1969-70 and 1983-86, former AAJ- PAC Trustee and Chairman, Public Affairs Committee
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
  • American Board of Trial Advocates – Founder and First President/Wisconsin Chapter
  • The Roscoe Pound Foundation – Lifetime Fellow, Trustee, President 1990-92
  • American Bar Foundation – Member
  • Advisor, American Law Institute – Restatement of Torts Products Liability 3rd and General Principles


  • 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; Listed in Who’s Who in the World
  • Listed in Who’s Who in the Midwest; Listed in Who’s Who in American Law

Law School Contributions

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


  • 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


  • The Art of Advocacy: Cross-Examination of Non-Medical Experts, Matthew Bender & Co., 1981 (annually supplemented);
  • “Hey Manufacturer, You Blew It”, Trial Diplomacy Journal, Summer 1980, Vol. 3, No. 2;
  • “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;
  • 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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