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Joseph Joachim Sarmiento IV

Joseph Joachim Sarmiento IV

Practice areas:

Insurance, Litigation, Arbitration

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About Me

Joe has worked on multiple long-tail environmental and asbestos cases where allocation of damages has been a major issue in the litigation. He has also worked on multiple municipality coverage cases including those that have alleged torture and abuse against the City of Chicago and Cook County related to interrogation techniques in the 1980s and early 1990s. In addition, he has worked on Bermuda Form coverage claims and the associated arbitrations under such policies. In particular, his Bermuda Form work has focused on policies issued to major pharmaceutical companies – one of which resulted in Joe participating in a three week arbitration in London in 2013.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2007

  1. Insurance: 60%
    7 years
  2. Litigation: 30%
    7 years
  3. Arbitration: 10%
    0 years

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Contact Info

Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols Sc

111 E Kilbourn Ave Fl 19
Milwaukee, WI, 53202-6633


WIGood Standing201403/27/2015
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200705/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Criminal ProcedureCALI AwardN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AssociateMeissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols, S.C.2014 - Present

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Chicago Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Savers Prop. & Cas. Ins. Co. v. Indus. Safety & Environ. Servs., Inc.Obtained summary judgment on the pleadings for an insurer in an environmental contamination case where alleged conspiracy was not a continuing act of the insured that fell after the retroactive date.
Brunswick Corp. v. Allstate Ins. Co.Summary judgment based on late notice of claim involving PCB contamination.
Acuity v. Chartis Specialty Insurance CompanyThe Wisconsin Court of Appeals unanimously reversed. The Wisconsin Supreme Court then unanimously reversed the Court of Appeals’ decision

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Depaul University College of LawN/AUnknown2007
Bradley UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of Science2004

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Insurance & Risk Management for Corporate TransactionsLong-Tail Coverage Issues Related to Corporate Successors2015