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Born and raised in Milwaukee, James R. Jansen graduated from the University of Wisconsin before moving to Madison, where he received his law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1983.  He has tried  a variety of cases in courts throughout Wisconsin during his career. Now as a Shareholder at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C., Mr. Jansen represents individuals on a variety of personal injury cases involving motor vehicle accidents, product defects, medical malpractice, contractor, pharmacy errors, and nursing home neglect. 


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 90%
  2. Mediation: 10%



Contingent (25-40%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse James. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jason Knutson

    Jim is one of Wisconsin's best lawyers. He has the unique combination of peerless analytical skills coupled with the ability to explain complex situations in an understandable way to a jury. He's an amazing advocate for his clients.


    Jason Knutson Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.

150 E. Gilman St #2000
Madison, WI, 53703-1481


WIGood Standing198303/02/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyersLaw & Politics Magazine2014
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2014
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2013
Super LawyersLaw & Politics Magazine2013
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2012
Best Lawyer Personal Injury-Plaintiffs, MadisonBest Lawyers in America2012
Super LawyersLaw & Politics Magazine2012
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2011
Super LawyersLaw & Politics Magazine2011
20 Years of Board Certification as Civil Trial AdvocateNational Board of Trial Advocacy2011
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2010
Super LawyersLaw & Politics Magazine2010
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2009
Super LawyersLaw & Politics Magazine2009
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2007
Board Re-Certification-Civil Trial AdvocacyNational Board of Trial Advocacy2006
Super LawyersLaw & Politics Magazine2006
Civil Trial SpecialistNational Board of Trial Advocacy2005
Super LawyersLaw & Politics Magazine2005
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2005
Board Re-Certification-Civil Trial AdvocacyNational Board of Trial Advocacy2001
Board Re-Certification-Civil Trial AdvocacyNational Board of Trial Advocacy1996
Board Certification-Civil Trial AdvocacyNational Board of Trial Advocacy1991
Peer Review Rated: AV 5 out of 5Martindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Court CommissionerDane County Circuit Court Branch 52011 - Present
ShareholderHabush Habush & Rottier S.C.1983 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
ABOTA-WisconsinVice President2015 - 2015
ABOTA-WisconsinTreasurer2014 - 2014
Wisconsin Injured Patients and Families Compensation FundChair-Legal Committee2008 - 2012
Wisconsin Patients and Families Compensation Fund Board of GovernorsMember2004 - 2012
American College of Trial LawyersFellow2003 - Present
Office of Lawyer Regulation District 9 Investigative CommitteeMember2001 - 2009
American Board of Trial AdvocatesAssociate2000 - Present
Dane County Bar AssociationMember1985 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1983 - Present
Wisconsin Association for JusticeMember1983 - Present
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of WisconsinMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Guardian ad Litem HandbookPersonal Injury2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Wisconsin Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
University of Wisconsin, MilwaukeeN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Motions in Limine and Challenging Evidence Before TrialMotions Regarding Reasonable Medical Expenses2014