The MWL Story

Founded in 1990, Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer, S.C. (“MWL”), is a national and international insurance law firm, whose corporate office is located in Hartford, Wisconsin. Insurance litigation lawyers from MWL have rapidly become among the most respected in the Midwest and throughout the country. Its partners have an extraordinarily strong and significant relationship with the insurance industry, giving them the perspective and dedication to represent and counsel insurance carriers, their insureds, self-insured corporations, third-party adjusting companies, and underwriters on subrogation, insurance litigation, and insurance coverage issues.

In 2014, MWL opened a branch office in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Lake Pontchartrain with convenient access to New Orleans and other Louisiana state and federal courts. The Louisiana office is overseen by MWL’s partner, Jim Busenlener, who for many years, served as our local subrogation counsel in Louisiana.

In 2017, MWL opened a branch office in Santa Ana, California, with convenient access to state and federal courts in Los Angeles, San Diego, and the Central Valley. The California office is overseen by Sr. Associate Attorney, Katherine Sandavol. The volume of recovery work we had in California called for us to open this branch office.

Austin, Texas SkylineIn 2019, MWL opened a branch office in Austin, Texas office. The Austin office is overseen by MWL’s partner, Mark Solomon. The Texas office location was chosen because it is centrally located to a significant amount of subrogation litigation MWL is handling in the Lone Star State.

Jacksonville, Florida SkylineIn 2020, MWL opened a branch office in Jacksonville, Florida. The Jacksonville office is overseen by MWL’s partner, Elizabeth Hernandez. For years, MWL has represented workers’ comp carriers, auto carriers, self-insured companies, self-insured municipalities, and TPAs throughout the Sunshine State. The increased need for subrogation representation of our Florida clients has long pointed to expansion into this state.

MWL is known for its cost-effective and practical solutions to insurance issues, yet maintains a strong resolve to take matters through trial if reasonable settlements cannot be obtained in defense matters or if reasonable recoveries cannot be negotiated in subrogation cases. Each of the firm’s attorneys has extensive jury trial experience and a strong record of obtaining defense verdicts and significant subrogation recoveries. Compare that with the experience of firms you are currently using.

A full range of insurance services are offered by the experienced attorneys at MWL, including exceptional and knowledgeable representation in the areas of subrogation, civil litigation defense, workers’ compensation defenseinsurance coverage, and defense of product liability claims with a focus on Asian manufacturers.

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