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Eric J. Haag
State of Practice: Wisconsin
Member Since: 1/10/2012
Last Answer: 05/29/2013

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Eric has significant trial experience in the courtroom. He has tried cases in multiple different State and Federal Courts throughout Wisconsin, as well as one jury trial in Iowa. Eric has achieved several noteworthy verdicts on difficult cases. A sample of some of the cases he has successfully taken through trial include cases involving: a serious motor cycle accident with disputed liability; a multi-vehicle multi-fatality automobile case; a patron injured in a big box store by a forklift; a husband and father who died because of a failure to diagnose melanoma; a woman seriously injured when her car was t-boned by a large truck. He has also obtained settlements to provide fair compensation to those harmed in a variety of personal injury cases, insurance bad faith cases, product liability cases, sexual harassment cases, employment discrimination and retaliation cases, and medical malpractice cases. Eric has represented clients in various courts of appeals in Wisconsin and the Supreme Court of Wisconsin. He has argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on at least three occasions. He is admitted to practice in all courts of the State of Wisconsin, in addition to the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin, as well as federal courts outside of Wisconsin. Eric J. Haag was raised in Windsor, Wisconsin, and attended DeForest High School. Eric left the Madison area to attend college at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. While at Duke, Eric was a four year varsity letterman while competing in cross-country and track. He was recognized as a member of the ACC all-academic team his sophomore year. Eric funded part of his college education while working for the athletic department at home basketball games and coaching swim team during the summers. After college, Eric returned to Madison and attended Law School at the University of Wisconsin. During law school, Eric worked for two years as a law clerk for a Madison litigation firm. He graduated from law school in 1996. Eric is a member of the Wisconsin Association for Justice which is a large organization of trial lawyers from all over the State. He was invited to serve on the Board of Directors for WAJ and has done so for several years. He was a past Program Chair for the same organization. He is a member of the American Association for Justice, the State Bar of Wisconsin, and the Dane County Bar Association. Outside of work, Eric is an avid outdoorsman, with a particular interest in bow hunting and fly fishing. He has taken several record class bucks with his bow. He also enjoys golfing, running, and working out. He is married and has one son and two daughters. Eric volunteers his time coaching youth basketball and baseball. Eric recognizes that most people do not want to sue. Most people do not want to be part of a lawsuit and never imagined that they would be involved in one. Being seriously injured or having a loved one seriously injured is a terribly emotional and traumatic event. The fight for fair and just compensation is, unfortunately, usually not easy. The adversary is usually large, well-funded, and impersonal. Eric has been devoted to that fight on behalf of injured people, consumers, and workers, for more than 15 years. He remains devoted to helping those in need find fair and just compensation for harms that were caused by someone else's negligent or intentional conduct. Recently, in addition to continuing to focus on his personal injury practice and catastrophic injury cases, Eric has been involved in several wage and hour class action lawsuits, representing classes of workers who have not been paid in accordance with state or federal law. These cases have typically involved a failure on the part of the employer to pay the employees for performing tasks off-the-clock, for failure to provide meal breaks, or a failure to pay for overtime. He was a key member of the team of lawyers who obtained one of the ten largest wage and hour class action settlements in the country in 2009, on behalf of several thousand employees in numerous states. Eric's entire career has been devoted to representing people who have been injured or wronged. Over the years, he has represented hundreds of people injured in car accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, construction site accidents, and also those who have been injured by dangerous and defective products. Similarly, he has represented people who have been treated unfairly by their own insurance company either because a claim was wrongly denied, or because the insurance company did not fulfill its fiduciary duty to the insured in some other manner. Eric has also represented people who have been injured by medical malpractice, and the families of people who have died because of medical malpractice. Throughout his career, he also represented numerous victims of sexual harassment, employment retaliation, and employment discrimination.

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