Robert Habush reflects on fights that mattered

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.