Jaskulski Chosen “Trial Lawyer of the Year” by Wisconsin Association for Justice
December, 2015 (Madison) Robert L. Jaskulski, a managing partner at Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C., has been named as Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Wisconsin Association for Justice.
Jaskulski has been one of the staunchest political policy advocates for WAJ for more than a decade. As the Co-Chair of the association’s Legislative Task Force, Jaskulski led the fight to stop plans to eliminate the Collateral Source Rule. This year alone he has pushed for substantial changes in the Statute of Limitations in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death actions, as well as the law with respect to informed consent claims in medical malpractice cases.
As the recipient of an award named for his firm’s founder, Robert Habush, Jaskulski says being given the award as Trial Lawyer of the Year is humbling after working and learning from the well-known attorney. “The battles we fight for our clients are not limited solely to the courtroom,” said Jaskulski, “the right to trial by jury is under assault today more than ever before. We advocate for our clients whether it’s in front of a jury or in the halls of our government.
“Rob is the role model for what lawyers do best,” said WAJ Immediate Past President Ann Jacobs, “he sets a standard for excellence in his work that is second to none.”
The Robert L. Habush Trial Lawyer of the Year award was created in 2000 to recognize a Wisconsin trial lawyer who had made significant contributions to the trial bar by handling a case involving significant change in the law, a precedent setting suit, or donating time to a project involving injured consumers.