The primary goal of Axley’s insurance defense attorneys is to aggressively and efficiently defend insurance companies and their insureds who have been sued.

Axley’s insurance defense attorneys have expertise in a wide variety of areas including:
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Wrongful death claims
  • Products liability
  • Premises liability
  • Civil rights matters
  • Claims against municipalities
  • Claims against school districts
  • Environmental damage claims
  • Worker’s compensation
  • Claims against agricultural businesses and farmers
  • Bad faith claims
  • Subrogation matters
  • Insurance policy coverage disputes

Axley’s hard-working, cost-effective insurance defense attorneys serve as a central part of the litigation practice and have since the firm’s founding in 1885.  Axley’s defense team handles cases state-wide, before all administrative agencies and in all state and federal courts throughout Wisconsin.  Many of our defense team attorneys hold licenses to practice law in other state and federal courts outside of Wisconsin and before the Supreme Court of the United States, so we are often able to help our clients even when the venue of the matter is not Wisconsin.

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Client Successes

Obtained Defense Verdict in Multimillion Dollar Fungal Exposure Case
Successfully defended high profile winery at jury trial from multiple plaintiffs' claims that they were exposed to histoplasmosis triggered by accumulations of bat guano.
Curtis, Paul D.
Insurance Defense
Representation of Property Insurer
Successfully defended property insurer of Illinois bowling alley complex in first party insurance claim with over $2.8 million in property damage and lost business income claims.
Hofbauer, Tom C.
Insurance Defense, Litigation
Has Defended Dozens of High-Profile, Multi-Million Dollar Catastrophic Injury & Wrongful Death Cases
Curtis, Paul D.
Insurance Defense

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