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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.


Practice areas


  1. Commercial Real Estate: 34%
    16 years
  2. Litigation: 33%
    16 years
  3. Insurance: 33%
    16 years

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Contact info

Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols Sc

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


WIGood Standing200003/23/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerWisconsin Super Lawyers2015
Top 25 Women in WisconsinWisconsin Super Lawyers2015
Super LawyerWisconsin Super Lawyers2014
Top 25 Women in WisconsinWisconsin Super Lawyers2014
Super LawyerWisconsin Super Lawyers2013
Super LawyerWisconsin Super Lawyers2012
Super LawyerWisconsin Super Lawyers2011
Super LawyerWisconsin Super Lawyers2010
Rising StarWisconsin Super Lawyers2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderMeissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols, S.C.2003 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of WisconsinMemberN/A
Association of Women LawyersMemberN/A
Milwaukee Bar AssociationBench-Bar Civil Division and Professionalism CommitteesN/A
Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationInsurance Coverage Litigation CommitteeN/A
Defense Research InstituteInsurance Law Committee and CGL SubcommitteeN/A
Wisconsin Defense CounselN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
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
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Publication nameTitleDate
Defense Research Institute (DRI)Insurance Bad Faith: A Compendium of State Law - Wisconsin Chapter2015
Wisconsin Civil Trial Journal for Wisconsin Defense CounselAre Claims-Made Policies Worth Issuing in Wisconsin from an Insurer's Standpoint?2014
ABA publicationInsurers Beware: The Circumstances Under Which An Excess Policy May Be Obligated to Defend or to Reimburse for Defense Costs2012
The Voice (TCDLA))Legislative Tracking: Wisconsin Legislative Updates2011
Defense Research Institute (DRI)Insurance Bad Faith Compendium (Wisconsin Law Update)2010
Wisconsin Civil Trial JournalWisconsin Holds a Defaulting Insurer Strictly Liable for the Unproven Negligence of its Non-Defaulting Insured2009
The Voice (TCDLA))Legislative Tracking: Washington Legislative Updates2009
Civil Trial Counsel of WisconsinThe Effect of an Insurers’ Failure to Defend Under Wisconsin Law2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Marquette University Law SchoolN/AJ.D.2000
Marquette University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of Wisconsin, MilwaukeeN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Civil Litigation SectionThird-Party Discovery2014
State Bar of Wisconsin, CLE CommitteeLiability and Casualty Insurance Coverage: A Primer for Wisconsin Businesses2010
Lorman CLE SeminarThe Insurance Policy Conditions You Need to Know About2007
National Business InstituteConsider the Ethical Consequences: It’s Legal, But is it Right?2006
Civil Trial Counsel of WisconsinConsiderations Trying the Coverage Case: Motion Practice, Working Without a Stay, Investigation Outside the Merits Case, Proving and Disproving Coverage2004