Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer, S.C. is pleased to announce that Stephen A. Smith has become a partner with the firm. Steve is in his 13th year of practice and joined MWL in 2015. His practice focuses on insurance litigation and subrogation, including automobile, property, and workers’ compensation, and product liability. Prior to MWL, Steve worked with J. Peterman Legal Group, Ltd. (f/k/a Blommer Peterman, S.C.) in Brookfield, Wisconsin. Steve attended the University of Oklahoma, where he received his B.A. in political science and minor in German. He is an avid Sooners fan. He received his J.D. from Oklahoma City University School of Law, and also studied at International House LGS Sprachschule in Freiberg, Germany, where he received his Zertifikat Deutsch (ZD) for German proficiency.
Steve is licensed in and admitted to practice in Illinois, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, as well as all federal courts in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Indiana. He brings an unusual breadth and depth of multi-state litigation and subrogation experience to the MWL team. Steve was selected to the 2021 Wisconsin Rising Stars list by the Wisconsin Super Lawyers Magazine, a prestigious distinction given only to the top 2.5% of lawyers in the State. Steve is one of the country’s leading authorities on Michigan no-fault and his admittance to the bars of Minnesota and Michigan mean that he oversees a large number of subrogation cases in those complex states.
On behalf of the partners, associates, legal assistants, and support staff here at MWL, we would like to welcome Steve as the firm’s newest Partner. He can be reached at [email protected].