Houston attorney Stacey Burke recently spoke with veteran trial lawyer and former American Association for Justice President (1986-87) Robert Habush after reviewing his biography, Courtroom Avenger. The book originally started out as a memoir for his grandchildren. “My daughter had made me promise that I would put something down about my early life and my cases, so the kids could get some kind of wisdom or inspiration,” Habush said. He also recalled his happiest time: being president of AAJ—then the Association of Trial Lawyers of America—when the tort ‘reform’ movement was at its peak. “I would have taken that job for life if they would have offered it to me. I felt like General Patton going in a tank across Germany. We got an organization together to fight these people in all 50 states and in Washington, D.C. It was perfect for me—it was making war, what I love to do best.” At 78, Habush is still practicing law in Milwaukee with Habush Habush & Rottier.
“Being in the courtroom is a place where I will always want to be. It’s a place where I never feel better psychologically. It’s always been this way. To me, it’s what I was put on this earth to do.” -Robert Habush
This new addition to the acclaimed ABA Lawyer Biography Series is a profile of Robert Habush, a prolific and esteemed trial lawyer based in Milwaukee. He’s a lawyer whose name would probably appear on any top-ten list in the country. He’s recognized by his peers as a lawyer who is always fighting for the little guy against the big pocket. Habush has been honored by every bar association in his state and has been honored by the Association of Trial Lawyers of America on numerous occasions. In the state of Wisconsin, an award was established in his name, the Robert Habush Trial Lawyer of the Year Award.
Each chapter of this compelling book covers a significant trial in his career, with analysis of trial strategy and commentary from Habush himself, interwoven with biographical information. From the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries trial, where he represented the widows of three ironworkers who had been killed during the construction of Miller Park stadium in Milwaukee, to representing the survivors of the World Trade Center attack, this book is filled with stories that will thrill, educate and inspire you.
In addition, Robert Habush shares his personal visions for the future of the legal profession and the law. Read this compelling story of a man who wasn’t afraid to fight for the common man and make a difference in the legal profession.