Pamela J. Tillman’s practice focuses on representing a wide variety of businesses in litigation matters, primarily in the areas of complex insurance coverage issues, commercial litigation, mortgage lending disputes, employment disputes and health care liability. Whatever the issue, she believes that it is paramount to have the experience and understanding to advise clients on the possible outcomes and costs of litigation so that clients have a comprehensive viewpoint to make the strategic decisions that drive the litigation.
Insurance coverage clients routinely call on Pam for her coverage analysis and advice in cases ranging from basic property damage coverage, to bad faith liability, and upward to complex commercial disputes. These matters involve an extensive variety of claims, including environmental pollution liability, product liability, health care liability, toxic tort and various business torts, at the trial and appellate court level.
Pam has defended banking and financial institutions in mortgage lending litigation and federal consumer claims such as claims under the Truth-in-Lending Act, Home Owners Equity Protection Act, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Equal Credit Opportunity Act, as well as an array of state law consumer claims. Beyond this, she has also defended business litigants in product liability, toxic tort and medical negligence claims.
Pam is an active member of the Defense Research Institute and various insurance-related committees, who believes that her own practice is enhanced by continually meeting and learning from others who similarly excel in these chosen fields. She is humbled and honored that her peers’ nominations have resulted in her being named as a Rising Star® and, more recently, as a Super Lawyer® by Wisconsin Super Lawyers® for the last three years running.
Licensed since 2000
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Listed||Wisconsin Super Lawyers||2014|
|Top 25 Women in Wisconsin||Wisconsin Super Lawyers||2014|
|Listed||Wisconsin Super Lawyers||2013|
|Listed||Wisconsin Super Lawyers||2012|
|Listed||Wisconsin Super Lawyers||2011|
|Listed||Wisconsin Super Lawyers||2010|
|Rising Star||Wisconsin Super Lawyers||2009|
|Shareholder||Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols, S.C.||2003 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|State Bar of Wisconsin||Member||N/A|
|Association of Women Lawyers||Member||N/A|
|Milwaukee Bar Association||Bench-Bar Civil Division and Professionalism Committees||N/A|
|Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee||N/A|
|Defense Research Institute||Insurance Law Committee and CGL Subcommittee||N/A|
|Wisconsin Defense Counsel||N/A||N/A|
|Tessling, et al. v. Great Bear Lodge of Wisconsin Dells LLC, et al.||Obtained summary judgment obtained for insurer client|
|Schultz, et al. v. Wisconsin Injured Patients & Families Compensation Fund, et al.||Obtained summary judgment for insurer|
|Rogers, et al. v. Wisconsin Patients Compensation Fund, et al.||We successfully obtained summary judgment in favor of our client insurer that was affirmed on appeal in a published decision by the Wisconsin Court of Appeals|
|Wisconsin Civil Trial Journal for Wisconsin Defense Counsel||Are Claims-Made Policies Worth Issuing in Wisconsin from an Insurer's Standpoint?||2014|
|ABA publication||Insurers Beware: The Circumstances Under Which An Excess Policy May Be Obligated to Defend or to Reimburse for Defense Costs||2012|
|The Voice (TCDLA))||Legislative Tracking: Wisconsin Legislative Updates||2011|
|Defense Research Institute (DRI)||Insurance Bad Faith Compendium (Wisconsin Law Update)||2010|
|Wisconsin Civil Trial Journal||Wisconsin Holds a Defaulting Insurer Strictly Liable for the Unproven Negligence of its Non-Defaulting Insured||2009|
|The Voice (TCDLA))||Legislative Tracking: Washington Legislative Updates||2009|
|Civil Trial Counsel of Wisconsin||The Effect of an Insurers’ Failure to Defend Under Wisconsin Law||2002|
|Marquette University Law School||N/A||J.D.||2000|
|Marquette University Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2000|
|University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee||N/A||BS - Bachelor of Science||1995|
|Civil Litigation Section||Third-Party Discovery||2014|
|State Bar of Wisconsin, CLE Committee||Liability and Casualty Insurance Coverage: A Primer for Wisconsin Businesses||2010|
|Lorman CLE Seminar||The Insurance Policy Conditions You Need to Know About||2007|
|National Business Institute||Consider the Ethical Consequences: It’s Legal, But is it Right?||2006|
|Civil Trial Counsel of Wisconsin||Considerations Trying the Coverage Case: Motion Practice, Working Without a Stay, Investigation Outside the Merits Case, Proving and Disproving Coverage||2004|