Jim Fergal is a shareholder at Habush Habush & Rottier. His practice is focused in medical malpractice, and leads the firm’s malpractice team. Jim has worked previously as a medical malpractice defense attorney, including defending government doctors as an Assistant United States Attorney; this experience provides him with special insight into cases.
Jim has tried cases throughout the State of Wisconsin and has argued before the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and the Wisconsin Supreme Court. He is certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a Trial Specialist.
Jim is listed in the 2018 edition of Best Lawyers in America for both personal injury litigation and medical malpractice law. He has been recognized by Best Lawyers since 2005. Jim has been named a Super Lawyer every year since 2005, and has been elected to membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). He is a member of the Litigation Section Board of the Wisconsin Bar Association and was the Chief of Section in 1999-2000 and 2006-2007.
Jim is a graduate of both the University of Wisconsin School of Business and the University of Wisconsin Law School, and is an avid Badgers fan.
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Best Lawyers, Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs||Best Lawyers in America||2019|
|Best Lawyers, Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs||Best Lawyers in America||2019|
|Best Lawyer||Best Lawyers in America||2018|
|Super Lawyer||Wisconsin Super Lawyers||2018|
|Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs||Best Lawyers in America||2017|
|Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs||Best Lawyers in America||2017|
|Super Lawyer||Wisconsin Super Lawyers||2017|
|Best Lawyers in America||Best Lawyers in America||2016|
|Super Lawyer||Wisconsin Super Lawyers||2016|
|Best Lawyers in America||Best Lawyers in America||2015|
|Certified Civil Trial Specialist||National Board of Trial Advocacy||N/A|
|Wisconsin Super Lawyer||Wisconsin Super Lawyers||N/A|
|Best Lawyers in America||Best Lawyers in America||N/A|
|Attorney||Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.||2013 - 2013|
|Assistant U.S. States Attorney||United States Attorneys Office, Eastern District Of Wisconsin||1977 - 1980|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of Wisconsin, Litigation Section||Member||1995 - Present|
|State Bar of Wisconsin||Member||N/A|
|American Board of Trial Advocates||Member||N/A|
|Wisconsin Association for Justice||Member||N/A|
|American Association for Justice||Member||N/A|
|State Bar of Wisconsin||Board of Directors||N/A|
|State Bar of Wisconsin||Chair||2000 - 2000|
|State Bar of Wisconsin||Vice Chair||1998 - 1998|
|University of Wisconsin Law School||JD - Juris Doctor||1972|
|University of Wisconsin, Madison||BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration||1969|
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