Jason Knutson

Adjunct Professor

E-mail: jknutson@habush.com

B.A., University of Minnesota
J.D., University of Wisconsin

Teaching Areas:
Trial Advocacy

Recently Taught Courses
743 Negotiation/Mediation


Jason Knutson is a shareholder at the Madison office of Habush Habush & Rottier, where he practices personal injury and insurance litigation. He is admitted to practice in the circuit courts of Wisconsin, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Mr. Knutson received his law degree, cum laude, from the University of Wisconsin. His undergraduate degree is in philosophy from the University of Minnesota, where he won the Waller Scholarship.

Mr. Knutson's memberships include the State Bar of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Association for Justice, Dane County Bar Association, Inns of Court, Lawyer Pilots Bar Association, Legal Writing Institute, National Center for Victims of Crime, and the Dane County Case Mediation Program.

Mr. Knutson has been a presenter on topics including punitive damages, preparing for litigation, motor vehicle accidents, insurance, challenges for new lawyers and ethics. He has published articles ranging from unsuitable investment claims and risking home equity in the stock market to a survey of judicial treatment of punitive damages in drunk driving cases. Mr. Knutson has participated in several appellate cases in Wisconsin, including:

Hellenbrand v. Hilliard, 275 Wis.2d 741 (Wis. App. 2004)

Arnold v. Cincinnati Ins. Co., 276 Wis.2d 762 (Wis. App. 2004)

Atkins v. Swimwest Family Fitness Center, 277 Wis. 2d 303 (Wis. 2005)

Nichols v. Progressive Northern Ins. Co., (2008 WI 20)

His participation at the law school includes lecturing for the Legal Research and Writing Department, judging moot court competitions, guest lecturing in other classes and speaking at new student orientations.  As an adjunct professor, Mr. Knutson now teaches Negotiation and Trial Advocacy.

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