Ralph J. Tease, Jr. is a shareholder and managing partner of the firm’s Green Bay and Appleton offices. He was born and raised in Green Bay and is a 1978 graduate of St. Norbert College.
Mr. Tease began his legal career as a judicial intern for the Honorable John A. Decker, Wisconsin Court of Appeals Chief Judge. Following his graduation from Marquette University Law School in 1981, he became a tax attorney for a national accounting firm in Milwaukee. Subsequently, he returned to Green Bay and began his career as a civil litigation specialist. Mr. Tease currently handles a wide range of personal injury and wrongful death cases and has tried cases in courts throughout the State of Wisconsin.
Because of his trial experience, Mr. Tease has been certified as a Civil Trial Specialist with the National Board of Trial Advocacy since 1997. He was also selected for exclusive membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates, serves on the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Association for Justice, and was elected to the Board of the Litigation Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin. Recently, due to his distinguished legal accomplishments and community service, Mr. Tease was selected as a Leader in the Law by the Wisconsin Law Journal and was elected as a Fellow of the Wisconsin Law Foundation. He has been recognized as a Super Lawyer by the Milwaukee Magazine for every year since 2005, was named as one of the Top 50 Attorneys in the State of Wisconsin, and is listed in the 2015 and 2016 editions of Best Lawyers in America for personal injury litigation.
Mr. Tease is also active in the educational community, serving on the St. Norbert College President’s Advisory Council and the Marquette University Law School Advisory Board. Additionally, his involvement in the Green Bay community includes service on the governing board of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Brown County and NEW Community Shelter, and as President of the Congregation of Grace Lutheran Church.
Languages spoken: Spanish
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Best Lawyer||Best Lawyers in America||2016|
|Best Lawyer||Best Lawyers in America||2015|
|Super Lawyer||Milwaukee Magazine||2014|
|Super Lawyer||Milwaukee Magazine||2013|
|Top 50 Lawyers in Wisconsin||Milwaukee Magazine||2013|
|Fellow||Wisconsin Law Foundation||2013|
|Leader in the Law||Wisconsin Law Journal||2013|
|Super Lawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||2012|
|Super Lawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||2011|
|Super Lawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||2010|
|Super Lawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||2009|
|Super Lawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||2008|
|Member||American Board of Trial Advocates (Wisconsin chapter)||2008|
|Super Lawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||2007|
|Super Lawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||2006|
|Super Lawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||2005|
|Certified Civil Trial Advocate||National Board of Trial Advocacy||1997|
|Managing Partner||Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C.||1995 - Present|
|Partner||Liebmann, Conway, Olejniczak and Jerry, S.C.||1981 - 1995|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Robert J. Parins Inn of Courts||Member||1999 - Present|
|High School Mock Trial Competition||Coach||2008 - 2009|
|Wisconsin Association for Justice (Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers)||Director||1994 - 2012|
|American Association for Justice||Member||1982 - 2012|
|State Bar of Wisconsin||Member||1981 - 2012|
|American Bar Association||Member||1981 - 2012|
|Brown County Bar Association||Member||1981 - 2012|
|Marquette University Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1981|
|St Norbert College||N/A||Other - Bachelors||1978|
|24th Annual Institute of Trial Practice (ABOTA)||Trial Practice||2013|
|2009 Spring Seminar||A Discussion of Passenger Negligence||2009|