Insurance Defense Litigation

For nearly a century, insurance defense has been the core business of Cross Jenks Mercer & Maffei LLP. Our firm has ongoing relationships with state, regional and national insurance companies, providing expert legal defense of property and casualty claims, bad faith claims and coverage disputes.


Our litigation defense team is led by Wayne Maffei, a board certified trial attorney and past president of Civil Trial Counsel of Wisconsin, now Wisconsin Defense Counsel, the largest professional defense organization in the state. We have experience in all areas of property and casualty defense including defense of claims for personal injury, wrongful death, product liability, construction, municipal liability, professional negligence as well as fire loss and property claims.


We pride ourselves on our ability to provide insurer clients with high quality and cost effective claims defense services. Our defense team includes paralegals experienced in discovery preparation and response and medical record assembly and analysis. Each task in the case is assigned to the professional who can perform the work most efficiently. In every case, all work is done under the direct supervision of the attorney to whom you have assigned the file, and that attorney will provide you and your insured with regular and timely reports.


If you are an insurer looking for expert and cost effective defense of claims in the central Wisconsin area, call us. Let us show you the benefit that a century of insurance defense experience affords.


Wayne Maffei
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