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Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer, S.C.

1111 E. Sumner St
P.O. Box 270670
Hartford, WI, 53027-0670

P.O. Box 27o670
Hartford, WI, 53027-0670


Practice areas


  1. Health Care: 24%
    33 years
  2. Workers Compensation: 24%
    33 years
  3. Insurance: 24%
    33 years
  4. Defective Products: 23%
    33 years
  5. Health Insurance: 5%



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WIGood Standing198803/02/2015
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198308/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Wisconsin Super LawyersSuper Lawyers and Law & Politics2009
Wisconsin Super LawyersSuper Lawyers and Law & Politics2008
Wisconsin Super LawyersSuper Lawyers and Law & Politics2007
Wisconsin Super LawyersSuper Lawyers and Law & Politics2006
Wisconsin Super LawyersSuper Lawyers and Law & Politics2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney/Managing PartnerMatthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer, S.C.1998 - Present
Attorney/Managing PartnerHughes, Watters & Askanase, LLP1983 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
FindLaw Wisconsin Law Firm Advisory BoardBoard Member2005 - Present
Property Loss Research Bureau (PLRB)Member2000 - Present
Property Loss Research BureauMember2000 - Present
National Association of Subrogation Professionals, Publications Committee and Amicus CommitteeMember1999 - Present
National Association of Subrogation Professionals, Regions CommitteeChair1999 - Present
National Association of Subrogation Professionals Founding Member1999 - Present
National Board of Trial AdvocacyBoard Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy1994 - Present
Houston Bar AssociationMember1988 - Present
State Bar of Texas, Texas Board of SpecializationBoard Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law and Civil Trial Law1988 - Present
State Bar of WisconsinMember1988 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember1983 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember1983 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1983 - Present
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1983 - Present
National Association of Subrogation ProfessionalsBoard of Directors2002 - 2004
Houston Trial Lawyers AssociationDirector1997 - 1998
Houston Bar Association, Fee Dispute CommitteeChair1988 - 1992
American Arbitration AssociationMember1985 - 1990
Publication nameTitleDate
NASP Subrogator, WinterTurning Off The Spigot: Future Credits In Health Insurance Subrogation2009
Publisher: Juris Publishing, Inc.Workers Compensation Subrogation In All 50 States (Fourth Edition)2009
Publisher: Juris Publishing, Inc.Fundamentals of Insurance Coverage In All 50 States (Second Edition)2008
NASP Subrogator, WinterWorkers' Compensation Subrogation and Employee Leasing Companies2008
NASP Subrogator, Spring/SummerSleeping With The Enemy: Federal Statute Creates Opportunity for Subrogation Stipulation in Workers' Compensation Files2008
Publisher: Juris Publishing, Inc.ERISA and Health Insurance Subrogation in All 50 States (Third Edition)2008
NASP Subrogator, Spring/SummerSqueezing the Turnip: Fidelity and Surety Bond Subrogation2007
NASP Subrogator, Spring/SummerSubrogation and the Economic Loss Doctrine: A 50 State Survey2007
NASP Subrogator, WinterDuplex: Subrogating Landlord/Tenant Property Subrogation Losses2007
NASP Subogator, WinterPerfect Storm: The Science Behind Subrogating Catastrophic Flood Losses2007
Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer, S.C.Where's The Beef? Subrogating Livestock/Vehicle Collisions In All 50 States2006
NASP Subrogator, Spring/SummerSweating the Small Stuff: Arbitrating Workers' Compensation Subrogation Files2006
NASP Subrogator, FallContracting Away Made Whole: Does the Made Whole Doctrine Appy If Your Policy/Plan Says It Doesn't2006
NASP Subrogator, WinterWorkers' Compensation Subrogation In Construction Settings: In All 50 States2006
NASP Subrogator, Spring/SummerWhere's The Deductible? A Survey of Laws Regarding Reimbursement of an Insured's Deductible In All 50 States2006
NASP Subrogator, FallWorkers' Compensation Subrogation: Which Payments Can Be Recovered?2006
NASP Subrogator, WinterHealth Insurance and ERISA Subrogation: Part 5: ERISA Preemption and the Common Fund Doctrine2006
NASP Subrogator, Spring/SummerWhere's The Paint? Subrogating Paint Overspray Claims2005
NASP Subrogator, WinterWhere's The Luggage? Subrogating Lost or Damaged Luggage2005
NASP Subrogator, Spring/SummerSubrogating On The Waterfront: Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Subrogation2004
NASP Subrogator, FallSubrogating South of the Border: Increasing Recovery Opportunities In Mexico2004
NASP Subrogator, WinterSubrogating Against God II2003
NASP Subrogator, FallThe Negligent Employer: Obstacle or Advantage In Workers' Compensation Subrogation2003
NASP Subrogator, WinterHealth Insurance and ERISA Subrogation: Part 4: ERISA Preemption and the Made Whole Doctine2003
NASP Subrogator, Spring/SummerThe Paper Chase: Subrogating In A Paperless World2003
NASP Subrogator, FallSubrogating Against God2002
NASP Subrogator, Spring/SummerThe Many Faces of Workers' Compensation2002
NASP Subrogator, WinterHealth Insurance and ERISA Subrogation: Part 2: What Is An ERISA Plan?2002
NASP Subrogator, Spring/SummerHealth Insurance and ERISA Subrogation: Part 3: ERISA Subrogation Rights2002
NASP Subrogator, Issue II, Vol. IIThe Erosion of ERISA: Subrogation Rights2001
NASP Subrogator, Issue III, Vol. II, SummerHealth Insurance and ERISA Subrogation: Part I: History and Scope of ERISA2001
NASP Subrogator, Issue I, Volume IIWhere is the Beef?2001
NASP Subrogator, Issue I, Volume IIMedical Record Privacy: HIAA and Its Effect on Subrogation2001
Contractual Risk Transfer: Waivers of SubrogationChapter 3 on Waivers of Subrogation2000
NASP Subrogator Premier IssueCan Workers Compensation Carriers Subrogate Against Uninsured Motorists Benefits?2000
NASP Subrogator, NovemberSubrogating Defective Firestone Tires2000
NASP Subrogator, NovemberUnderstanding Waivers of Subrogation2000
Texas Corporate Counsel Law ReviewUnderstanding Experience Modifiers1996
Texas Corporate Counsel Law Review, FallSubrogation and the Self-Insured1995
Bests ReviewMany Insurers Overlook Advantages of Subrogation1995
Trial Lawyers Forum, Vol. 28, No.2Statutes of Repose: A New Defense for Product Liability1994
Trial Lawyers Forum, Volume 28, Number 2I Am An Expert Witness1994
Texas Bar Journal, Vol. 53, No 8 The Houston Lawyer, Vol. 27, No.5Apportioning Attorneys Fees in Workers Compensation Third Party Actions: The Need for Legislative Reform1990
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
South Texas College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
University of Wisconsin, MilwaukeeCriminal LawMA - Masters1980
University of Wisconsin, MilwaukeeN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
NASP 2009 Subro Litigation: Skills and Management ConferenceLobbyist! We Don't Need No Stinkin Lobbyist!....Do We?2009
6th Annual National Property Subrogation Strategies ExecuSummitThe Societal Benefits of Subrogation2009
2009 NOPLG ConferenceThe Complete Guide to Taking a Future Credit In All 50 States2009
Wisconsin Claims Counsel MeetingWorkers' Compensation Subrogation: How To Position Your Investigation For Successful Recoveries2007
2007 ExecuSummit Workers' Compensation ConferenceWorkers' Compensation Subrogation: In The New Millennium2007
2007 ExecuSummit Property Subrogation ConferenceThe Perfect Storm: Where Subrogation and Science Meet2007
Secura Insurance Company's Fall Claims ConferenceWorkers' Compensation Recoveries In Wisconsin2005
NASP North Central Region Chapter MeetingRecognizing Subrogaiton2005
2005 NASP ConferenceWhere's The Money In Construction Cases?2005
2005 ExecuSummit Property Subrogation ConferenceSubrogating Against God: Turning Disasters Into Recoveries2005
2005 ExcuSummit Workers' Compensation ConferenceThe Nuts and Bolts of Workers' Compensation Subrogation In All 50 States2005
NASP North Central Region Chapter MeetingSubrogating Across State Lines2004
Laidlaw's National Workers' Compensation ConferenceRecognizing Subrogation2004
2004 NOPLG Annual Education SeminarSubrogating Across State Lines2004
2004 NASP ConferenceWorkers' Compensation Subrogation By Region: East Meets West: The Ultimate Panel Discussion2004
Wisconsin Insurance Claims Council MeetingWorkers' Compensation Subrogation Liens2003
NASP North Central Region Chaper MeetingWorkers' Compensation Subrogation In Wisconsin2003
2003 NASP ConferenceSubrogating Across State Lines: Extra-territorial Workers' Compensation In An Interstate Economy2003
2002 NASP ConferenceDifficult Legal Issues in the Workers' Compensation Recovery Area2002
2002 NASP ConferenceMold Magic: How to Convert Mold Remediation Losses Into Recovery Dollars2002
2002 NASP ConferenceSpread Claims: How to Recover Even If You Don't Know the Cause of the Loss2002
2002 NASP ConferenceGreat-West Life Insurance & Annuity Co. v. Knudson: The Aftermath2002
2001 NASP ConferenceIntroduction to Health Care Subrogation2001
2001 NASP ConferenceAdvanced Concepts in Subrogation of Workers' Compensation Liens2001
2000 NASP ConferenceWorkers' Compensation Subrogation Primer2000
19th Annual Construction Insurance ConferenceContractual Risk Transfer1999
18th Annual Construction Insurance ConferenceWaiver of Subrogation As A Risk Management Tool1998