Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer, S.C. Announces Austin, Texas Office

New Austin Office Opens May 1

Austin, TX Capitol Building

Austin, Texas Capitol Building

Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer, S.C. (“MWL”) is proud to announce the opening of its new Austin, Texas branch office. The office will be overseen by Gary Wickert, Jim Busenlener, and Lee Wickert. All three are licensed in Texas, and Gary is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Civil Trial Law and Personal Injury Law. Lee, a native Texan, will be living and practicing full-time in Austin while Jim and Gary will initially split time in the office and oversee its operation as we bring in new subrogation personnel.

The new Austin office is located at:

Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer, S.C.
7703 N. Lamar Blvd., Ste. 104
Austin, TX 78752
(800) 637-9176 (Same As Other Offices)

The Texas office location was chosen because it is centrally located to a significant amount of subrogation litigation MWL is currently handling in the Lone Star State, and a recent increase in Texas subrogation files necessitates a permanent presence there. MWL has deep roots in Texas, as Jim and Gary first met and began practicing together in Texas nearly 30 years ago. MWL’s national subrogation program actually began in Houston, Texas in 1983, and its home office was relocated to Hartford, Wisconsin. We are pleased to announce a return to a state which boasts over one-quarter million square miles and requires 13 hours to drive from Beaumont to El Paso.

MWL has an unmatched degree of Texas expertise and experience in handling subrogation in the areas of workers’ compensation, automobile, property and casualty, ERISA and health insurance subrogation, fidelity and surety bond, among others. Lee is co-author of Fundamentals of Insurance Coverage in All 50 States, published by Juris Publishing. Its 6th Edition is due to be released toward the end of summer. Gary and Jim have been responsible for multiple reported Texas case decisions dealing with subrogation. Gary has been licensed in Texas for 35 years and assisted in rewriting portions of the Texas Workers’ Compensation Subrogation Statute while serving on a legislative advisory committee there in 1989.

If you’ve had even one unsatisfactory subrogation result in Texas, give us the opportunity to prove ourselves in the Lone Star State. For us, it is all about relationships. Gary, Jim, and Lee are pushing a combined 65 years of Texas subrogation experience between them and, with the new Austin office, we are now at your doorstep. We work on either a contingency fee or low hourly rates, and have the state blanketed in order to handle any file – large or small.

Referring files to the new Austin office is easy. You can access our website’s file referral feature by clicking on the “Refer A File” button located on our website’s homepage. Utilizing MWL’s file referral forms are more than merely “convenient”. They ask the relevant questions and allow us to hit the ground running once we receive the file. Rest assured that MWL has taken all precautions to ensure that all data transferred to MWL through this feature is secure and encrypted so that it cannot be read or seen by anyone else. Texas file referral involves two easy steps:

Step One: Select your loss type from the drop-down menu and provide your contact information.

Step Two: Provide information on the file you are referring by answering as many of the questions on the form as you can. The last part of this step allows you to attach your file, no matter the size, and submit it to MWL for evaluation. Just click the Browse button to select the documents from your system that you want to submit.  Submitting documents in this step is optional. If you prefer, you can submit the File Referral Form and then send the file under separate cover in whatever manner you choose.

Once you submit your file using this feature, you will receive an e-mail confirmation that will contain the information you entered into the File Referral Form and a list of the attachments, which can be saved to your computer to be memorialized in your activity log as part of your claim file.

If you have a Texas subrogation question, but are not yet ready to refer a file, you can submit your question via our Subrogation Question feature and receive a useful and informative answer within the hour.

We look forward to the privilege of serving your Texas subrogation needs through our new Austin branch office. Please contact Gary Wickert at [email protected] if you’d like us to swing by your office to discuss handling Texas subrogation and how we can improve your recoveries for the balance of 2019 and for years to come.

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Gary L. Wickert
Partner

Gary L. Wickert is an insurance trial lawyer and partner with the law firm of Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer, S.C. Gary has 35 years of litigation experience and is regarded as one of the world’s leading experts on insurance subrogation. He is the author of several subrogation books and legal treatises and a national and international speaker and lecturer on subrogation and motivational topics.