The Litigation Counsel of America (LCA) has announced that Milwaukee attorney Timothy S. Trecek of the firm Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. has been named recipient of the LCA's Tommy Malone Outstanding Verdict Award for 2020. Trecek’s 2020 verdict of $38.16 million awarded by a Racine County jury is the largest single plaintiff compensatory verdict in Wisconsin history. The verdict was given for injuries caused by a defectively designed driver’s seat in plaintiff’s 2013 Hyundai Elantra.
“The award committee reviewed a significant number of verdicts for this annual recognition and concluded Tim’s accomplishment to be noteworthy for not only its amount, but also for establishing meaningful facts that will result in changes benefiting society,” said G. Steven Henry, Executive Director and General Counsel of the LCA. “Tim is an immense legal talent whose career and reputation reflect the award’s namesake, legendary Georgia lawyer Tommy Malone.”
Trecek is a shareholder and managing partner of the Habush firm, where he has been a member since 1995. Specializing in personal injury cases, he has multiple seven and eight figure verdicts and settlements to his credit. His professional accolades include Fellowships in the American College of Trial Lawyers, Litigation Counsel of America, American Bar Foundation, International Society of Barristers, and membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates. He has also been designated a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.
Trecek has been recognized for trial and settlement successes by the Wisconsin Law Journal, the Wisconsin Association for Justice, and numerous national newspapers, and is a perennial selection by publications such as Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers. He is an Adjunct Professor at Marquette University Law School and active with the Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee.