Robert 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)

National Bar Associations and Leadership Positions

Memberships and Leadership Positions in Wisconsin


  • Recipient of two Lifetime Achievement Awards
    • 2013 – Milwaukee Bar Association,
    • 2011 – Wisconsin Law Journal, Leaders in the Law
  • 2005 – 2013 Top 10 Wisconsin Super Lawyers® List
  • 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, World, Midwest, and American Law

Financial Law School Contributions

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


  • Adjunct Professor, Marquette University Law School, Fall 2017
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Wisconsin Law School, 2017
    • 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


  • Courtroom Avenger -- The Challenges and Triumphs of Robert Habush, by Kurt Chandler, 2014, American Bar Association