Robert L. Habush
Trial Lawyer of the Year Award


The Robert L. Habush Trial Lawyer of the Year Award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated strong commitment to the goals for which the Wisconsin Association for Justice was established:

  • Promotion of the administration of justice for the public good
  • Upholding the honor and dignity of the profession of law
  • Upholding the right of trial by jury
  • Preserving and enhancing the rights of persons to have access to the Courts and our system of justice, and to afford everyone a full, fair and timely remedy for wrongs done

This award recognizes a trial lawyer who has shown exceptional dedication to these goals, and has upheld them in various ways, including handling a case involving a significant change in the law or a precedent-setting suit, by their support of WAJ through work in the WAJ organization, pro-bono or other volunteerism that benefited injured consumers, or efforts designed to improve and preserve the American civil justice system.

Trial Lawyer of the Year Award Nominations: 

Nominations should include the following:

  • ​Nominator contact information; statement of nominee's achievements; nominee's current bio; contact information for nominee's current employer; three independent letters of reference; relevant press clips, list of published work or other supporting materials
  • Nominations are accepted through September 30th each year
  • Submit nominations to Bryan Roessler

Past Recipients:


2018 Ann Jacobs


2018 Award Program
Acceptance Speech
Press Release


2017 Co-Honorees

Timothy J. Andringa, Milwaukee




Allan M. Foeckler, Brookfield




2016 - Randall L. Rozek, Milwaukee

​2015 - Robert L. Jaskulski, Milwaukee 

2014 - Kevin Lonergan, Appleton

2013 - Eric A. Farnsworth, Madison

2012 - Phillip M. Steans, Menomonie

2011 - Timothy S. Trecek, Milwaukee

2010 - Christine Bremer Muggli, Wausau

2009 - M. Angela Dentice, Milwaukee

2008 - Daniel A. Rottier, Madison

2007 - Don C. Prachthauser, Milwaukee


2006 - Lynn R. Laufenberg, Milwaukee

2005 - William C. Gleisner, III, Hartland

2004 - Keith R. Clifford, Madison

2003 - D. James Weis, Rhinelander

2002 - Merrick R. Domnitz, Milwaukee

2001 - John C. Peterson, Appleton

2000 - J. Michael End, Milwaukee


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