The MWL Story

Founded in 1990, Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer, S.C. (“MWL”), is a national and international insurance law firm, whose corporate office is located in Hartford, Wisconsin. Insurance litigation lawyers from MWL have rapidly become among the most respected in the Midwest and throughout the country. Its partners have an extraordinarily strong and significant relationship with the insurance industry, giving them the perspective and dedication to represent and counsel insurance carriers, their insureds, self-insured corporations, third-party adjusting companies, and underwriters on subrogation, insurance litigation, and insurance coverage issues.

In 2014, MWL opened a branch office in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Lake Pontchartrain with convenient access to New Orleans and other Louisiana state and federal courts. The Louisiana office is overseen by MWL’s partner, Jim Busenlener. For many years, Jim served as MWL’s local subrogation counsel in Louisiana.

In 2017, MWL opened a branch office in Orange, California, with convenient access to state and federal courts in Los Angeles, San Diego, and the Central Valley. The California office is overseen by MWL’s partner, Hector Salitrero. For many years, Hector served as MWL’s local subrogation counsel in California.

In May 2019, MWL will be opening a branch office in Austin, Texas office.

MWL is known for its cost-effective and practical solutions to insurance issues, yet maintains a strong resolve to take matters through trial if reasonable settlements cannot be obtained in defense matters or if reasonable recoveries cannot be negotiated in subrogation cases. Each of the firm’s attorneys has extensive jury trial experience and a strong record of obtaining defense verdicts and significant subrogation recoveries. Compare that with the experience of firms you are currently using.

A full range of insurance services are offered by the experienced attorneys at MWL, including exceptional and knowledgeable representation in the areas of subrogation, civil litigation defense, workers’ compensation defenseinsurance coverage, and defense of product liability claims with a focus on Asian manufacturers.

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