National Subrogation Recovery Program

Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer, S.C. (MWL) coordinates a National Subrogation Recovery Program involving representation of more than 250 insurance carriers, Third-Party Administrators (TPAs), and self-insured entities throughout the country on all lines of subrogation, including personal lines insurance, workers’ compensation, fire, group health, casualty, fidelity and surety bonds, automobile, inland and ocean marine, ERISA, longshore and harbor workers’ compensation, aviation, hospital liens, group health and disability, conversion claims, Med Pay, mistaken payment of benefits, and recovery of premiums.

MWL is like no national subrogation law firm you’ve worked with before. With attorneys licensed in numerous states, MWL attorneys are well-positioned to serve the insurance industry directly. If needed, MWL has a local counsel network of contracted law firms strategically located throughout North America – we are prepared to tackle your subrogation needs no matter the venue.

We are not your typical “file forwarder” firm which, in our opinion, does subrogation an injustice. Rather, we apply our expertise and experience as the industry leaders in subrogation and our local counsel serve as “boots on the ground” getting pleadings filed and attending routine hearings, etc.

We stay heavily involved with each file, from the initial investigation to settlement or verdict. If local counsel is needed, you are still only paying for one attorney because we share the agreed upon attorneys’ contingency fee with our local counsel and, if the file is being handled hourly, we make sure no work is duplicated.

We work on contingency, low hourly, and/or blended or flat rate fees in order to match the right fee arrangement to each file. We religiously, and in detail, report to our clients with each significant development in every file entrusted to us, and our billing is among the most detailed you will come across – leaving little doubt of the work we perform on every file entrusted to us.


Free Subrogation Opinions – MWL will review your file and make an assessment based on the liability of the third-party tortfeasor, lien amount, reserve amount, and facts involved, and provide you with a written opinion regarding whether, based on all of the subrogation technicalities involved, the matter can be pursued cost-effectively.

Subrogation Investigation – MWL plays a key role in conducting subrogation investigations whenever there is a serious injury or a catastrophic loss, by coordinating experts, interviewing witnesses, and preserving evidence that is crucial to the success of your subrogation file. Our extensive database numbering more than 25,000 experts, covering all disciplines and price ranges, has been meticulously gathered and archived over the past 35 years, allowing us to recommend the best expert at the best price.

One Stop Shop – This means experienced trial lawyers on the phone at a moment’s notice to discuss and advise you on a new file or status of a file, and one point of contact calling for authorization on settlement agreements. It means one law firm handling the day-to-day details of managing hundreds of qualified subrogation counsel across the country for you.

Instant Access To Subrogation Resources – MWL has an extensive subrogation research bank consisting of every subrogation case and issue we have ever countered. We don’t need to reinvent the wheel – we have answers to your complicated subrogation questions at our fingertips.

No Charge For Routine Overhead Costs – We believe incidental costs and expenses such as long distance phone calls, facsimile charges, routine copy costs, and routine postage expenses, which are ordinarily necessary in the handling and development of any litigation matter, should be considered overhead and these costs are not passed onto our clients.

Experience And Results – MWL does not only work for you, we work with you, every step of the way, and you will learn something new about subrogation with each file we handle for you. Our goal is to assist you in improving and maximizing your subrogation recoveries in the most aggressive, cost-efficient manner and to make sure you are equipped to deal with the defenses and roadblocks which will ultimately be thrown in your path. Remember, you cannot spend yourself into a successful subrogation program; the only successful subrogation recovery result is one which is obtained cost-effectively.