Timothy L. Pagel is a trial lawyer with experience in subrogation, insurance defense, and insurance coverage. Prior to joining MWL, Tim worked as a Civil Division Law Clerk with the Milwaukee County Circuit Court (First Judicial District), and then joined the Law Offices of Jeffrey Leavell, S.C. in Racine, Wisconsin, where he represented insurance companies, individuals, businesses and municipalities in personal injury, contract, business tort, and employment law cases. Tim’s areas of practice include personal injury insurance defense, insurance liability, coverage litigation, automobile liability, large loss property, workers’ compensation, and Longshore and Harbor Workers’ subrogation, all lines of subrogation litigation, civil litigation, contract interpretation, premises liability, products liability, arbitration, and mediation. Tim has also presented numerous seminars and webinars on insurance litigation related topics throughout the United States, including Auto/Property Mediation, Arbitration, and Winning Negotiation Strategies (2014), Parental Liability For The Acts of A Minor (2013), Employer Contribution In Workers’ Compensation Subrogation (2012).

In his free time, Tim enjoys spending time with his wife, Angela, daughter Lyla, and son Julian, and rooting for the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers, and Milwaukee Bucks.

Reported Decisions

Marjala v. Fox News Network LLC, No. 13-C-631, 2014 WL 1922788 (E.D. Wis. May 13, 2014) (remand order); 2013 WL 4017078 (E.D. Wis. Aug. 5, 2013) (sealed documents).

Schinner v. Gundrum, 342 Wis.2d 529 (Wis. 2012) and 340 Wis.2d 195 (Ct. App. 2012).

Sawyer v. West Bend Mutual Ins. Co., 343 Wis.2nd 714, 821 N.W.2d 250 (Wis. App. 2012).

Representative Cases

Darvin A. Rickert, III, et al. v. Thomas G. Gruenberger, et al., Dodge County Circuit Court Case No. 13CV000038 (2013) (Obtained summary judgment in favor of insurer that contended there was no coverage for a truck pulling a hay wagon that was involved in an accident).

L & K Tricoli, LLC d/b/a Baker Street Restaurant and Pub v. Environ/Wright County, Inc. d/b/a Wright County Egg, et al., Kenosha County Circuit Court Case No. 12-CV-1074 (2012) (Obtained summary judgment in favor of insurer that sought to deny coverage for a Salmonella outbreak in Kenosha, Wisconsin).

Education

Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2007, J.D.

  • Honors: Dean’s List
  • Honors: Clifford L. Bitker Memorial Scholarship Recipient
  • Law Review: Marquette Intellectual Property Law Review, Managing Editor, 2006 – 2007

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2003, B.A.

  • Honors: Dean’s List
  • Major: Economic Studies

Speaking Engagements

Recognizing Subrogation and Third-Party Liability and Best Practices in Subrogation, October 10, 2017, panelist for National Association Subrogation Professional (NASP) Wisconsin Chapter Meeting in Madison, Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Subrogation Year In Review, October 3, 2016, panelist for National Association Subrogation Professional Wisconsin Chapter Webinar.

Best Practices For File Documentation, October 15, 2015, seminar provided at National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP) Wisconsin Chapter Meeting in Wausau, Wisconsin.

Auto/Property Mediation, Arbitration and Winning Negotiation Strategies, May 22, 2014, seminar presented at National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP) Wisconsin Chapter Meeting.

Illinois Workers’ Compensation and Employer Contribution, December 7, 2011, MWL webinar presented to the public.

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Member
  • Longshore Claims Association (LCA)
  • Property Loss Research Bureau (PLRB), Member
  • Liability Insurance Research Bureau (LIRB), Member
  • National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP), Member
  • NASP Legislative Affairs Committee Member
  • NASP Wisconsin Chapter Committee Member
  • Claims Litigation Management (CLM), Member

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