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, James Busenlener, who for many years, served as our local subrogation counsel in Louisiana.
In 2017, MWL opened a branch office in Santa Ana, California, with convenient access to state and federal courts in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Central Valley. The California office is overseen by MWL’s Partner, Katherine Sandavol. The volume of recovery work we had in California called for our opening this branch office.
In 2019, MWL opened a branch office in Austin, Texas office. The Austin office is overseen by MWL’s partner, Mark Solomon. The Texas office location was chosen because it is centrally located to a significant amount of subrogation litigation MWL is handling in the Lone Star State.
In 2020, MWL opened a branch office in Jacksonville, Florida. The Jacksonville office is overseen by MWL’s partner, Elizabeth Hernandez. For years, MWL has represented workers’ comp carriers, auto carriers, self-insured companies, self-insured municipalities, and TPAs throughout the Sunshine State. The increased need for subrogation representation of our Florida clients has long pointed to expansion into this state.
In 2022, MWL opened a branch office in Boston, Massachusetts. The Boston office is overseen by Senior Associate Attorney, Catherine Dowie. The volume of recovery work we have in the New England states necessitated our opening this branch office.