Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer, S.C. (“MWL”) is pleased to welcome attorney Catherine Dowie to the firm as a litigation associate in our Wisconsin office. Catherine is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts and Vermont and her practice focuses on national insurance subrogation with an emphasis on ERISA and health insurance subrogation. Catherine has a vast amount of insurance industry experience, including 6+ years of experience working with Phia Group.
Catherine boasts an undergraduate degree from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, where she excelled in debate and interned with the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Treasury Department. A graduate of the Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Catherine graduated cum laude, with a concentration in Trial and Appellate Advocacy, and served as Comment Editor for Suffolk’s Journal of Health & Biomedical Law. In her time at Suffolk, she served as Judicial Intern for Judge Elspth B. Cypher with the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts and went on to represent clients as a student attorney in three separate clinics, including Suffolk’s Supreme Court Clinic.
Before, and during, law school, Catherine worked full-time for The Phia Group. She began as an assistant and worked her way up to be a paralegal and Manager of Legal Subrogation & Reimbursement Services before she became an attorney. Her work at the Phia Group focused on working with ERISA and healthcare subrogation claims, including litigation. Most recently, Catherine served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Sarah A. L. Merriam, U.S. Magistrate Judge.
Catherine was born and raised in New Jersey, where she played a lot of tennis. After failing to earn a starting slot on Smith College’s tennis team, she joined the debate society, which is how she met EJ, her husband. They recently relocated to Wisconsin with their two Siberian cats, Bran and Arya. Catherine enjoys knitting, snowboarding, television shows, comic books, and other books.
On behalf of the partners, associates, legal assistants, and support staff here at MWL, we would like to welcome Attorney Catherine Dowie to our firm. We would also invite our clients and friends to introduce themselves to Catherine, who can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.