Kent Carnell is a shareholder with the Madison firm of Lawton & Cates, S.C. He is... more
Kent Carnell is a shareholder with the Madison firm of Lawton & Cates, S.C. He is certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and has achieved great results for clients on personal injury cases. He has gained a reputation for successfully handling business litigation and resolving construction disputes. Kent was admitted to the Wisconsin Bar in 1970 and has als... view profile
Michael Riley is a third-generation Madison lawyer. Mike concentrates his practice... more
Michael Riley is a third-generation Madison lawyer. Mike concentrates his practice in the areas of personal injury, insurance issues, mediation and arbitration. He has lectured and written extensively on matters relating to the preparation and trial of lawsuits. Mike has taught trial advocacy and negotiation at the University of Wisconsin Law School, and has been a featured speaker at a number ... view profile
Much of Amanda’s litigation work involves defending municipalities, insurance... more
Much of Amanda’s litigation work involves defending municipalities, insurance companies and their insureds from a wide variety of liability claims. The claims range from motor vehicle accidents to excessive force claims to allegations of nursing home negligence as well as worker’s compensation defense.
Insurance law covers the policies insurance companies offer and the rates they charge. Personal insurance standards include auto insurance, health insurance, homeowners insurance, life insurance, and disability insurance. Business insurance standards usually include commercial liability insurance, errors and omissions insurance, malpractice insurance, and business interruption insurance. Each of these policies covers losses from different types of risk, and both the losses and the risks are carefully defined. It can take an insurance lawyer just to determine if your loss resulted from a risk you were insured for. Sometimes insurance companies deny claims, acting in what is legally called “bad faith.” Insurance lawyers can determine if your insurer is treating you fairly and sue for you if the company is acting in bad faith.