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Benjamin S. Wagner

Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney at Milwaukee, WI

5.0   14 reviews
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State WI
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Benjamin

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Benjamin S. Wagner is a shareholder with the firm. His practice includes nursing home abuse and neglect, personal injury, car accidents, construction accidents, premises liability incidents, wrongful death and motorcycle accidents. Benjamin has successfully tried numerous cases throughout Wisconsin. Because of his significant trial experience and success, he has been certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and as an advocate by the National Board of Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy.

The Honorable Judge Stephanie Rothstein appointed Mr. Wagner as her Court Commissioner. In 2009, he was selected by Wisconsin Law Journal as one of 20 up and coming lawyers in the State. He was named a Rising Star from 2006 – 2012 by Milwaukee Magazine. He has also been named to the Super Lawyers list since 2013. In 2014 and 2016 - 2019 he has made the Top 50 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list and since 2015 has been named to the Top 25 Milwaukee Super Lawyers list. In 2016, the Milwaukee Business Journal named him to one of their “40 Under 40”, and the Wisconsin Law Journal named him a 2016 “Leader in the Law.” He has also been listed annually in Best Lawyers in America since 2012, including the most recent edition in 2020, for personal injury litigation. Benjamin has received a 10 out of 10 (superb) rating in the Avvo legal directory.

Benjamin is a Past President of the Wisconsin Association for Justice, which is the state’s trial lawyer association and Wisconsin’s largest voluntary bar organization. He is also a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin, the Milwaukee Bar Association, American Association for Justice, the American Bar Association and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Benjamin was selected by Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers for the Judicial Selection Committee, which helps interview and recommend candidates to judicial vacancies.

Benjamin is extremely active in various community and civic causes as well. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of: Sojourner Family Peace Center in Milwaukee; Discovery World in Milwaukee; Safe & Sound; Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee; and is the current Chair of the Neuroscience Center Advisory Board of the Medical College of Wisconsin. Benjamin is also a former board member of the Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee and Milwaukee World Festival, Inc.

Benjamin comes from a family of legal and medical professionals and decided to attend law school so that he could use the legal system to protect people’s rights. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 2000 from Emory University, where he was a member of the Political Science Honor Society. He served as a Judicial Intern for Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice William Bablitch and was the Lafollette-Peck Legal Fellow for Senator Kohl’s Judiciary Committee Counsel in Washington D.C. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 2003 and received the Phillips Owens Memorial Scholarship for outstanding academic achievement and community service.

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Location

Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C.
777 E. Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 2300
Milwaukee, WI, 53202-5318

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Posted by Billy Ray | October 8, 2019
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A Great Attorney and truly a good man
I was injured on the job and required multiple neck surgeries. Mr. Wagner is a great fighter and not only got a great settlement for me. But I gained a lifelong friend. Mr. Wagner is the real deal he fights for people because he cares about people. He is one of the very few that make this world a better place . What ever your situation may be , you will not find better representation and more importantly you will gain a friend.
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Posted by anonymous | February 27, 2019
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Benjamin Wagner - 100% Recommend!
I cannot think of anything negative to say about Benjamin Wagner. We worked together for years over the course of my case and he was responsive, informative, helpful, and compassionate; he earned my trust and confidence right away. He understood that there were many facets to my case (physical, psychological, financial) and was aware and empathetic in regards to all of them. He was clear on timelines and expectations and walked me through each step of the process so that I could understand exactly what I was responsible for and what I was doing. I have no legal knowledge and I found it very interesting to observe his work; I gained a greater understanding of the ins and outs of my case throughout the process. Settling my case through Benjamin Wagner allowed me to work towards healing and closure from emotional and financial perspectives and ultimately, we produced the best possible result I could have imagined. In working with me as a client, Benjamin was smart, professional, and compassionate and on my behalf, Benjamin was tough, knowledgeable, and ambitious. I would absolutely recommend Benjamin Wagner to anyone I know in need of his expertise; I had an excellent experience working with him.
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Posted by Tammy | July 22, 2016
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Ben Wagner
Ben worked very hard and went above and beyond for me involving difficult and unusual circumstances involving my case. He was knowledgable, respectful and compassionate! Ben is personable, but remains profession and I truly trusted him and appreciated his honesty and communication skills! I know quitr a few attorneys and believe not only is he GREAT at his job, but also has morals that are not always shown by other attorneys. He was the greatest!
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Posted by Briana | January 21, 2016
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Great Lawyer with Exceptional Skills
Benjamin was referred to me by my lawyer friend Jonathan Allen Gruhl, and came highly recommended for my car accident claim. I was rear-ended by an inattentive driver. It's not a "quick-fix" "one-call" process, but rather Ben kept in touch, did his job, fought to get me the most compensation possible for my claim and in the end I was very very pleased. I'm healed up and am happy with the outcome of my case.
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Posted by Nancy | January 13, 2016
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Benjamin Wagner - tough negotiator, seasoned, experienced professional
I was struck by a vehicle as a pedestrian. Benjamin Wagner was referred to me by a trusted family member. Benjamin did an outstanding job of handling my auto injury claim. He has years of experience in this area and a tough, no-nonsense approach to handling insurance companies and adversaries. He is a self-confident negotiator whose familiarity with the system and process is a plus. I always felt he was looking out for my best interest. In an age when billion dollar insurance companies don't want to pay out to a deserving injured party, I felt Benjamin Wagner successfully fought for the highest possible settlement.
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Posted by Michele | September 30, 2014
Caring, compassionate, responsive and just a nice person.
““I worked with Benjamin on a car accident case and he truly went above and beyond. He stayed on top of my case for four years. He was incredible and extremely dedicated. I would recommend him to anyone. Benjamin was also responsive, knowledgeable and kept me informed no matter how small the detail. Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® was great and Benjamin is an outstanding, caring and compassionate attorney.”
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Posted by Candace | June 26, 2014
Compassionate and dedicated lawyer
I had a very sensitive and challenging case that Ben assisted me through. It was a very time-consuming and emotional manner but he remained right by my side. He continually kept me informed of anything that was occurring. He reached out to me several times during the process just to see if I was doing well and if I had any questions. He is a reliable, trustworthy and dedicated lawyer. He fought the best he could for me and we ended up with a settlement. Although it was not what we hoped for, I still feel that he did all that he could. I would and have recommended Ben to family and friends.
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Posted by margaret | May 4, 2014
Thank you Benjamin
I chose Benjamin as my attorney because of an unfortunate personal incident. The last thing I needed was to, as the saying goes, add insult to injury. Benjamin was beyond wonderful. He was such a pleasure to work with.. He was kind, professional, prompt, and so very easy to work with. He was very open about what he was going to do and explained everything clearly. I don't know how Ben and his team at Habush were and are capable of keeping all of these cases organized and on track, but they do. Ben worked long hours, days, weeks and months to resolve this issue in my favor. The result was a jury that was unanimous in my favor! I would and have, without hesitation, recommended Ben to others.
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Posted by Julia | April 19, 2014
Highly recommend Benjamin Wagner
I had a great experience working with Mr. Wagner. I was able to meet with Mr. Wagner a few days after getting in an accident while riding in the back of a taxi. Throughout my case Mr. Wagner was professional, honest, and had a sense of urgency. I was always kept in the loop on any progress on my case, and he was very responsive if I had any questions.
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Posted by Sheree | April 7, 2014
Ben was great!
Ben was a great find after my car accident. We met at a cocktail party and after talking about the upcoming holiday, he noticed I was in pain while sitting in a low chair and asked me was I alright. I told him about the accident not knowing he was an attorney and from there, a relationship was born. I found him to be honest and realistic. He took his time and explained the process to me. He answered my questions until I had a pretty good understanding of each step of the process. His paralegal, Alexis was great. My experience with Ben and his team was exceptional.
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Posted by Beth | April 7, 2014
Great Attorney
Ben was very helpful to me throughout the process of my case. He kept me informed of what was happening. He provided his professional guidance and expertise to help me receive a just settlement. I have already referred 3 people to Ben. He was great.
Posted by Dustin | March 22, 2014
Good guy, great lawyer.
I was very pleased with the way that Ben handled my lengthy car accident/injury case. I always felt properly prepared and informed each step of the way. I really felt he had my best interest in mind and worked diligently for the best outcome of my case. I was pleased with the results and the process. He has a reputation as a strong trial lawyer, and while I am thankful that we settled outside of court, it was reassuring to know that he was in my corner if we would have went to trial.
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Posted by Michael | June 26, 2013
Excellent
Mr. Wagner was honest and upfront about everything and made my family and I feel very comfortable with he process. He was always responsive with our questions and dind't just settle he ensured we got everything we deserved in our case. He didn't rush things and made sure we were happy with what he was doing. We trusted him to the pont that I let him know he was the expert and we would be happy with what he sugested. If you are looking for someone who works for you, Mr Wagner is the Attorney of choice
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Posted by Tony | September 4, 2012
Outstanding Service, Honest, Fought Well for Us
Due to the nature of the injury I received from the car accident, it had been almost 3 years since the accident to its resolution. (multiple surgeries, rehab, etc.) Ben was very good about keeping us in the loop occasionally to let us know what's happening, (even if there wasn't any real movement.) Once everything was finally coming to a close, he fought hard for us and we were not only pleased with the final outcome, but surprised as well! Thank you Ben!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Habush Habush & Rottier
  • 2003 - Present

Education

  • University of Wisconsin Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor Magna Cum Laude
  • 2003
  • Emory University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Associations

  • Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee
  • Board Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • American Bar Foundation
  • Fellow
  • 2019 - Present
  • Governor Tony Evers Judicial Selection Committee
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Wisconsin Association for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Milwaukee Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Racine County Bar Association
  • Member
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  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
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  • Milwaukee Young Lawyers
  • Past President
  • N/A
  • Legal Aid Society of Wisconsin
  • Board Member
  • N/A
  • Milwaukee World Festival, Inc.
  • N/A
  • Neuroscience Center Advisory Board of the Medical College of Wisconsin.
  • Chair
  • N/A
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Honors and Awards

  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs - Milwaukee
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2020
  • Milwaukee Top 25 Super Lawyer
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Best Lawyers, Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 50 Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 25 Milwaukee Super Lawyers
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 50 Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2017
  • Top 25 Milwaukee Super Lawyers
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Top 50 Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • 40 Under 40
  • Miilwaukee Business Journal
  • 2016
  • 2016 Leader in the Law
  • Wisconsin Law Journal
  • 2016
  • Top 25 Milwaukee Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2011
  • Pre-eminent Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Certified Trial Specialist
  • National Board Trial Advocacy
  • 2010
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2010
  • Up and Coming Lawyer
  • Wisconsin Law Journal
  • 2009
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2009
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2008
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2008
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2007
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (3)
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Unknown Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ben is an excellent and tireless advocate for the rights of those wrongly injured. I highly endorse Ben for his efforts, skills, and ethics in representing personal injury clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ben is one of Wisconsin's best personal injury lawyers. He combines tenacity with compassion and is a fabulous advocate for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Ben is an outstanding attorney and person. He is the person I would go to and I would recommend him to anyone."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Wagner. Excellent Personal Injury Attorney, great person. I would recommend him to anyone."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ben is our go-to guy for personal injury law because he's honest, hard-working, and effective."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"From working with Benjamin Wagner, I have seen firsthand that he has achieved excellent results for his clients. He is highly recommended."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Benjamin is a smart aggressive attorney. Benjamin's credibility and professionalism have set a high standard for young lawyers in our community."
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Milwaukee Nursing home abuse and neglect Lawyer Benjamin S. Wagner
Benjamin S. Wagner
Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney
Milwaukee, WI
Licensed for 21 years