Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer Launches New Jacksonville Branch Office And Welcomes Partner Elizabeth Hernandez To The Firm

Jacksonville, Florida SkylineJacksonville, Florida Office Opens October 12, 2020. MWL is proud to announce the opening of its new Jacksonville, Florida subrogation law office. For years, MWL has represented workers’ comp carriers, auto carriers, self-insured companies, third-party adjusting companies, and subrogation vendors throughout the Sunshine State.

MWL has enjoyed a subrogation partnership with the City of Jacksonville for many years, handling its workers’ compensation and property subrogation needs throughout Florida. We have also represented the subrogation needs of other self-insured Florida municipalities. The increased need for subrogation representation of our Florida clients has long pointed to this exciting expansion into this state. Jacksonville joins New Orleans, Los Angeles, Hartford, and Austin as the latest MWL branch office.

Elizabeth Hernandez

Elizabeth K. Hernandez

MWL is simultaneously pleased to announce that Florida attorney Elizabeth Hernandez has joined the firm as a partner and is overseeing the opening and running of our new office. Elizabeth is a seasoned trial lawyer who most recently practiced with a local Jacksonville law firm where she handled a heavy litigation caseload. Prior to that, she was managing partner with another Jacksonville law firm and practiced in the Office of the State Attorney. She is a graduate of the University of Central Florida and received her law degree from Florida A & M University School of Law. Her Florida Bar Exam essay is published in the Florida Bar Exam Study Guide for having had the highest scoring/best answer for the 2014 exam.

Elizabeth is a United States Air Force Veteran and a proud Florida native who enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and friends. During football season, Elizabeth can be found with her husband and children cheering for their home teams the Florida Gators (Go Gators!!!) and the Jacksonville Jaguars (DUUUUUUVAL). Her family also enjoys spending time on the beach or golf course.

We look forward to the experience and insight Elizabeth brings to the firm, and eagerly welcome her to our new Jacksonville office, which is already very busy. On behalf of the partners, associates, legal assistants, and support staff here at MWL, we would like to welcome Elizabeth to our firm. We would also invite our clients and friends to introduce themselves to Elizabeth, who can be reached at [email protected].

If you have Florida subrogation needs—from PIP to workers’ compensation to fire and casualty and health— referring subrogation files to MWL for handling in Florida is simple and quick. 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 data transferred to MWL through this feature is secure and encrypted so it cannot be read or seen by anyone else. Files can be referred to MWL in 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 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 containing 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.

The subrogation professionals at MWL look forward to handling your Florida subrogation needs along with the handling of recovery work throughout North America.

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