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Joseph M. Troy

Car accident Attorney at Appleton, WI

4.8   33 reviews

also known as Joe Troy

  • Licensed for 44 years
    State WI
    Acquired 1980
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Joseph

Learn Joseph’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    25%

  2. Wrongful death
    25%

  3. Personal injury
    20%
    auto, motorcycle, pedestrian, and truck accidents. work place, slip and fall, dog bite, construction-based injury cases.

    44 years

  4. Defective and dangerous products
    10%

  5. Slip and fall accident
    10%

  6. Trucking accident
    10%

Joe Troy is a Shareholder with the Firm. Joe had a long and distinguished career as a Wisconsin Circuit Court Judge and Chief Judge, before returning to private practice with Habush Habush & Rottier in 2007. Joe’s practice is dedicated exclusively to helping people who suffered personal injuries in accidents caused by other people’s carelessness and negligence. He has successfully recovered multi-million-dollar results for his clients in jury trials and settlements, but he has also helped hundreds of people with much smaller claims.

In 2018 he was named Personal Injury Attorney of the Year by Best Lawyers®. In 2004 he was named Wisconsin Trial Judge of the Year by the American Board of Trial Advocates. Joe is Wisconsin’s first attorney to receive these distinctions as both a judge and attorney. 

Joe uses his unique experience as both a judge and attorney to help people who have suffered injuries which disrupt their lives, jeopardize their financial well-being, and impacts the lives of their loved ones.  

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Location

Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.
4100 Boardwalk Court
Appleton, WI, 54914

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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  33 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | October 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
First Class Lawyer
Working with Joseph was one of the best professional interactions I have experienced. Joseph is highly thoughtful, thorough, and detail-oriented. He has a thorough understanding of client needs, particularly with regard to underlying legal issues. He is a first class individual and a first class attorney. I am grateful to Joseph for his caring and help in helping me to achieve the best possible result and ultimately settle my case successfully.
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Posted by anonymous | July 22, 2021
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Outstanding!
OUTSTANDING! is the One word that sums up working with Attorney Joseph Troy and the Habush, Habush and Rottier office in Appleton WI. My personal injury case involved a man in a hurry backing out of his driveway right in front of me as I’m riding on my bike. Needless to say this was a complicated case that involved two insurance companies, Medicare, and other parties. Joe and his team took care of every detail and were always available when needed. I highly recommend them. These are the only people I would use. Thanks again Joseph Troy and the entire Habush, Habush & Rottier team!
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Posted by Claire | June 4, 2021
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Great Lawyer
Attorney Joseph Troy and his paralegal Bonnie did an excellent job in handling our case after a car accident. They were professional, responsive, and always listened to our concerns.
Posted by Sherry | December 5, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Compassionate, understanding legal help
I am truly thankful that I retained Joseph Troy to help me after a driver pulled out in front of me on the highway (!) and totaled my car. Not only was I freed from the hassle the negligent party's insurance company was trying to put me through, and had someone to make sure all my medical bills were properly paid, but when the case took an unexpected and unpleasant turn at one point, Attorney Troy's compassionate handling of the situation earned my heartfelt gratitude. I am thankful that he is not only a good lawyer, but a good man. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who needed an accident/injury attorney.
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Posted by Darrell & Anita | November 2, 2020
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Car accident
I we are so happy that we hired Joe we did not know how to fight the insurance company so we recognized habbash habbash firm and made one call and from there on no more worries Troy and Bonnie took care of us so thankful we will if we have to contact them again with no question
Posted by Nikki | August 23, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Huge Help!
Joe Troy was such a great help with everything I needed. Not only did he guide me through the whole process, he gave advice on what was best for me and got me an outcome I never could have dreamed of! I highly recommend!
Posted by Robert | June 20, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Car Accident
I knew right away after meeting with Joe that he was the right lawyer for me. I highly recommend Mr. Troy if you want an awesome lawyer and person for your legal issue. Joe was straight forward with excellent morals helping and consulting me with everything reducing my stress significantly. Joe's assistant Bonnie was awesome in helping me with any questions or concerts I had about the case.
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Posted by Jodie | January 28, 2019
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Excellent and caring lawyer
We hired Joe Troy over 4 years ago to take on my personal injury care that was not an easy one in any way. Words cannot express our gratitude to Joe and his staff, especially Bonnie. My case took time because of workers compensation and multiple insurance companies. But they never stopped fighting for me, even when I wanted to throw in the towel. Joe took the time to walk us through it all, listen, understood my frustration through all the treatments and rehab, made it as easy as possible going through all the steps to get resolution. He helped us make the best decisions and choices for our situation and was constantly in contact with us. We are extremely happy with the outcome of our case and settlement. We would highly recommend Joe and the entire law firm to our family, friends and anyone in need. They are compassionate, caring and will get the job done.
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Posted by Laura Arts | December 3, 2018
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Professional and Reliable
Joe Troy handled my long drawn out case with ease. Though it took a few years, Joe did everything in his power to bring me ease and confidence in the case. I was hit by a semi a few years ago and he not only did he show sensitivity, and understanding, he took complete ownership over everything. I rarely felt stressed, I felt as though he had everything under control. I am very thankful for Joe and would highly recommend him.
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Posted by Gary | May 23, 2018
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I Got Lucky
I am a 65 year old man who was struck by an insured motorist when I was out exercising on my bicycle. I was hit directly from behind by the motorist who was traveling at least 25 m.p.h. I spun around in mid air and body slammed to the street. I was soaked in gutter water. It was a very stunning experience. I received a large tear in my rotator cuff of the left shoulder. I also had contusions and abrasions that left scars. I called Habush Habush & Rottier in Appleton, Wisconsin. I was lucky to be introduced to Joe Troy who is a personal injury specialist. Being a student of life for a long time, I have found that in all fields there are people who do not understand the fundamentals and do not belong in their field. This is not the case with Joe Troy. Joe served as a judge in Outagamie County fo 20 years. Joe knows the inns and outs of the entire legal system and has the experience to prove it. If you hire Joe you are hiring an experienced seasoned professional and not some kid who is learning on the job. I have a masters degree in speech communication which gives me insights in argumentation, debate and negotiation. I understand language quite well. I am telling you this because I am qualified better than most to understand what is going on when an attorney negotiates for me. I have retained attorneys before and none were as polished as Mr. Joe Troy. Joe explained every detail to me in a warm and non threatening manner. After a year Joe called me with a settlement that he negotiated for me that was way higher than what I expected it to be. I highly recommend Joe Troy if you are injured in an accident.
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Posted by Dennis | May 1, 2018
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Best All around Laywer
Mr. Troy explained ever aspect of my case in detail, always responded in a timely manor, just an all around good guy that will go to bat above and beyond what is expected.
Posted by Brandon | January 27, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Treated like family.
I was involved in a major car accident in which I suffered a TBI (traumatic brain injury) and other significant injuries. I was referred to Habush Habush & Rottier by a family member and couldn’t be happier with the outcome. Joe and his staff treated me like family from day one and were more than willing to help and assist with anything. If you or a loved one gets injured and needs an attorney on their side, Joe is the man for the job. Him and his staff will go above and beyond to make sure every medical bill is paid, and you get the compensation you deserve.
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Posted by Jim | November 10, 2017
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Joe is the only phone call you need to make
From day one, I knew I was going to go with Joe Troy. Before the accident I knew Joe from afar with admiration for him as a judge and as a parent for many years. Things I like about Joe is he is a down to earth, good man with sound morals. He is the same way as a lawyer. My case had several changes on different fronts and Joe and his staff were fantastic! They were always understanding and patience with myself and situation. Joe always kept the focus on my health and well being getting better. He was a great communicator with explaining how the process would go and where it was at. I could not have done this without him. Joe is top notch lawyer and I would recommend him in a heartbeat.
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Posted by anonymous | October 26, 2017
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Car accident 2015
Joe and his staff did a great job. My case had alot of turns and twists and they handled everything. Always taking and returning my call and my concerns. Helping and consulting me with everyrhing, including some personal things. If I had any type of problem throughout the process they were always there with ideas and helping me sort through things. The process does take a long time but at the end, my settlement was in full. I don't know if Joe and his staff read these reviews but I would like to say thank you and would recommend them to anyone.
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Posted by Megan | September 30, 2017
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Car Accident
After being in a car accident that forever changed my life, we contacted Joe and I was never disappointed. Joe was there to help make sure I got the care I needed and the result I needed. The team worked hard through the years to push my case along and I never doubted his ability to get me the outcome that was the best for me, receiving more than I thought I could. I was kept up to date on the process, receiving calls and emails often to be sure I always knew how things were going. Truly an exceptional lawyer to work with and would recommend him to anyone!
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Posted by Abbey | September 20, 2017
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Car accident
Joe was phenomenal! I got into a car accident that totaled my car and he and his team went above and beyond to help me with my settlement. They all made it very easy for me and kept me updated regularly on their progress.
Posted by Jared | September 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Lawyer
I was referred to Attorney Troy through a corporate lawyer with 20+ years experience. Joseph's initial assessment of my case was spot on with the final result. He did not speculate on settlement numbers, but clearly explained the process, the likely timing, and how he would work with the other parties. He and his team negotiated a complex case with multiple insurance and health care providers and arrived at a settlement that was far better than what I could have done without their help. Cannot recommend highly enough!
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Posted by anonymous | November 7, 2016
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Trucking accident
I have long history of respect for Joe Troy, and he was the man I needed to help with a Trucking accident for my family, the contact and level of caring is 5 star service, not once did I question what he was doing. We settled out of court for more than expected. I highly recommend his services.
Posted by Vicki | October 14, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Professional and personable
We were referred to Attorney Joe Troy by another legal professional. Joe was very supportive in everything we had gone through since the accident. Joe always answered our questions throughout the process very promptly. He is a phenomenal attorney and I would refer anyone I know to him. Thank you.
Posted by Scott | June 13, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Patrick Case
Joe not only took care of us, but he felt like a member of our family. He went out of his way to make us feel comfortable and well informed. We honestly felt Joe's compassion and integrity. He understood the issues we were facing with the criminal side of the case and got involved where he could. Without Joe's help the criminal case wouldn't have come to a conclusion when it did. He was fantastic through the entire process and brought a sense of urgency, understanding, compassion, and made us feel at peace with the fact that he had things under control. He also can throw the football well for an old man.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 20%-33%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.
  • 2007 - Present
  • Chief Judge/Circuit Judge
  • State of Wisconsin Courts
  • 1987 - 2007
  • Partner
  • Herrling Clark Law Firm
  • 1980 - 1987

Education

  • University of Wisconsin Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1980
  • Lawrence University
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Knorr v Chizek Transportation 10 CV 32 Manitowoc County, WI
  • $415,000 settlement shortly before trial
  • Keith Strehlo v American Hardwware Mutual
  • $2,000,000 settlement
  • Derepkowski v Secura Insurance
  • 2.8 million dollar verdict

Associations

  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Judicial Selection Task Force
  • Chair
  • 2012 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Litigation Section
  • Vice Chair
  • 2012 - Present
  • National Judicial College
  • adjunct faculty
  • 2003 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member
  • 1980 - Present
  • Wisconsin Committee of Chief Judges
  • Chair
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Wisconsin Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1980 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs - Appleton
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2020
  • Best Lawyer, Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Lawyer of the Year: Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2018
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • President's Award
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • 2014
  • Fellow
  • Wisconsin Law Foundation
  • 2014
  • Chair, Judicial Selection Task Force
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • 2012
  • Vice Chair of Litigation Section
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • 2012
  • Preeminent Lawyer based on Peer Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Top Trial Lawyer
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2010
  • Top Attorneys in Wisconsin
  • Milwaukee Magazine
  • 2010
  • Board of Directors Litigation Section
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • 2010
  • Top Attorneys in Wisconsin
  • Milwaukee Magazine Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Outstanding Instructor Award
  • National Judicial College
  • 2008
  • Wisconsin Trial Judge of the Year
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • 2004
  • Chief of the Chiefs
  • Chief Judges of Wisconsin
  • 2004
  • President's Award for Public Service
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • 2002
  • State of Wisconsin Public Service Award
  • State Public Defender
  • 2001
  • Outstanding Public Service
  • Office of the State Public Defenders
  • 1999
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Publications

  • Wisconsin Lawyer
  • Term Limits for Supreme Court Justices
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • WAJ Winter Conference Green Bay
  • Handling Trucking Accidents: How They Are Different
  • 2011
  • Judicial Forum
  • Advanced Trial Practic
  • 2010
  • Fourth Amendment Trial Judges Seminar
  • Search and Seizure
  • 2009
  • Spring Conference
  • A View From the Bench
  • 2007
  • AMBER Alert Investigators Training
  • Search and Seizure in AMBER Alert Situations
  • 2006
  • General Practice Course
  • Trial Advocacy
  • 1999
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (3)
Endorse Joseph
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Troy is top notch. His experience both on the bench and as a trial lawyer make him one of the best advocates around. He will handle your case with skill and compassion."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe Troy is absolutely Top Notch. There are less than a handful of attorneys in this state whose experience spans 2 decades as a circuit court judge with almost another decade and a half of private practice experience in helping the badly injured. Smart, compassionate, experienced, and clever....you can not go wrong with this very fine attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Troy is the top of his field. His attention to detail along with the experience that over twenty years on the bench brings makes him the best choice for representation on any personal injury case. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. No one can bring to a case the depth of expirience that Joe Troy can provide. As a former Judge he knows things that the average injury attorney does not. Joe is passionate in his representation of his clients. Anyone seeking a top quality injury attorney need look no further for their attorney."
Appleton Car accident Lawyer Joseph M. Troy
Joseph M. Troy
Car accident Attorney
Appleton, WI
Licensed for 44 years
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