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Mr. Knutson is a shareholder with the firm. His practice includes complex litigation, such as major environmental and industrial accidents, and class action employment claims. He also handles cases of medical malpractice, products liability, and personal injury. Additionally, Mr. Knutson is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School where he has taught courses in trial advocacy, negotiation and legal writing. He will be teaching a class titled Lawyering Skills at the university this April.

Jason has successfully handled cases involving catastrophic injuries, and cases where the client’s injuries have completely resolved. His focus is always on how each individual’s life is uniquely affected by their particular experience and damages.

Jason has handled personal injury cases at every level of Wisconsin’s court system, from jury trials in county circuit courts, to arguing before the Wisconsin Supreme Court. He is an active member in several legal associations and local community organizations. He currently serves on the Law for the Public Committee of the Dane County Bar Association, and is on the executive committee of the James E Doyle Inns of Court. When not in the office or courtroom, Jason’s interests include art history and aviation.

Due to his significant trial experience and success, he has been certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 50%
  2. Class Action: 20%
  3. Employment: 10%
  4. Medical Malpractice: 10%
  5. Defective Products: 10%



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  • Matthew David Robles

    Jason is an outstanding litigator with a true passion for serving his clients. Our firm regularly refers people with personal injury claims to Jason knowing that they will be in good hands. His dedication to clients and his track record of success are exceptional.


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  • Michael S. Waddington

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


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Contact info

Habush, Habush & Rottier, S.C.

150 E. Gilman Street
Suite 200
Madison, WI, 53703


WIGood Standing200103/24/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Personal Injury Litigation - PlaintiffsBest Lawyers in America2017
Top 25 Madison Super LawyersWisconsin Super Lawyers2016
Top 50 Wisconsin Super LawyersWisconsin Super Lawyers2016
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2016
Top 50 WisconsinSuper Lawyers2015
Top 25 MadisonSuper Lawyers2015
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2015
Super LawyerMilwaukee Magazine2015
10 Best Personal Injury LawyerAmerican Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys2014
Top 100 Trial LawyerThe National Trial Lawyers2014
Civil Trial SpecialistNational Board of Trial Advocacy2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2008
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity of Wisconsin Law School2006 - Present
AttorneyAxley Brynelson LLP2003 - 2011
AttorneyAtterbury & Riley, S.C.1999 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Madison Museum of Contemporary ArtVice President2013 - Present
Dane County Bar AssociationVolunteer Mediator2003 - Present
Wisconsin Health Care AssociationMemberN/A
Public Investors Arbitration Bar AssociationMemberN/A
National Center for Victims of CrimeMemberN/A
Legal Writing InstituteMemberN/A
Lawyer Pilots Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of Wisconsin, Law-related Education CommitteeMemberN/A
James E. Doyle American Inn of CourtExecutive Committee MemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
State Bar of Wisconsin, Media-Law Relations CommitteeMember2006 - 2007
Woodland Montessori SchoolPresident2004 - 2008
Wisconsin Association for JusticeMembership Committee2003 - 2007
Dane County Bar Association, Mediation CommitteeSubcommittee Chair2003 - 2007
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Nichols v. ProgressiveJudgment
Harold Umansky v. Barry FoxSupreme Court rules in plaintiff's favor.
Pitbull attackSettled for policy limits of $400,000.00
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Publication nameTitleDate
Wisconsin Law JournalFighting the Fine Print – Madison Lawyers Wage Epic Battle Over Whether Arbitration Agreements Violate Labor Laws2016
Wisconsin Law Journal7th Circuit Getting its Crack at Arbitration Agreements2016
Wisconsin LawyerWalk in our Shoes: Why Docs Avoid Lawyers2012
Wisconsin LawyerPreparing the Personal Injury Plaintiff for Mediation2007
The VerdictRisking Home Equity in the Stock Market2005
The VerdictUnsuitable Investment Claims, 1012004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Wisconsin Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of Minnesota, Twin CitiesPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts - Waller Scholarship Winner1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Health, Labor, and Employment Law InstituteAutomatic Meal Break Deduction Policies in Hospitals2014
CLE WebinarHow to Help Doctors Help You and Your Clients2012
CLE WebinarAuto Insurance2012
Continuing Legal EducationPersonal Injury Cases2008
MAPA presentationPreparing for Mediation and Arbitration2007
Lorman CLE SeminarAuto Insurance: Uninsured, Underinsured and Accident Litigation in Wisconsin2007
Lorman CLE SeminarSkillfully Handling Motor Vehicle Accidents from Start to Finish2006
CLE presentationEthics Questions and Answers for the Litigator2006
CLE presentationLoose Metadata Can Sink Ships2006
Litigation SeminarPreparing for Litigation2005
Continuing Education SeminarThe Ethics of Representing Both Sides of the Insurer/Insured Fence2004
Classroom to CourtroomNew Lawyer Challenges2004
Tort & Technique Continuing Education UpdatePunitive Damages in Drunk Driving Cases2003