Powerful Wisconsin Lawyer Daniel Rottier Charged With Caning Wife
Daniel Rottier, the president of Wisconsin personal injury law firm Habush, Habush & Rottier, is facing criminal misdemeanor charges related to a domestic violence incident in early February.
According to a Dane County criminal complaint:
Police in Maple Bluff were dispatched to Rottier’s lakefront home on the evening of Feb. 7 for a report of a disturbance between a man and a woman.
Rottier’s wife, Frankie, told police her husband was supposed to take their children to the movies but came home about 7:30 p.m. and had been drinking. She admitted being angry that he was no longer going to take the children to the movies and confronted him about being drunk.
Rottier then drew back his cane. His wife said she turned away, and was struck across her back. Officers observed a red welt, about an inch wide and seven inches long, from her shoulder blade to her spine. Emergency medical staff arrived and treated Frankie Rottier, but she declined transport to a hospital.
Rottier, 62, was arrested and taken to the Dane County Jail, where a preliminary breath test indicated a blood alcohol level of 0.13.