Paul J. Pytlik

Paul Pytlik has over 30 years of litigation experience. His practice has been devoted to full service insurance defense litigation. Over the years, he has been extensively involved in truck and bus liability, product liability, premises liability, construction claims, professional liability, medical malpractice, toxic tort and environmental claims, and complex insurance coverage litigation. He has been awarded an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell.

Before graduating from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1984, Paul obtained dual bachelor degrees in criminal justice and psychology. In law school, he clerked for another large insurance defense firm in the Milwaukee area. He also served as a law clerk for the Board of Attorney’s Professional Responsibility, the agency of the Wisconsin Supreme Court which was responsible for the investigation and prosecution of ethical complaints against attorneys.

Paul has tried over 100 cases to verdict and has represented his clients in numerous arbitration proceedings. Of note, just three years after law school, he tried a multi-million dollar construction lawsuit involving a high rise condominium project as counsel for one of the primary defendants. This case, which resulted in a favorable defense verdict, lasted in excess of eight weeks, and is still one of the longest trials in Wisconsin legal history.

Paul has numerous reported published and unpublished opinions from the Wisconsin Court of Appeals and Wisconsin Supreme Court as well as the Federal District and Appellate Courts.

Paul is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Defense Counsel. He has been called upon to give presentations to various groups on insurance and tort defense topics. Most notably, these include presentations on “Tender of Defense for Insurance and Indemnity” presented at the Fall Conference of the Civil Trial Counsel of Wisconsin; “The Practical Impact of Recent Changes in Comparative Negligence, Punitive Damage and UM/UIM Laws in Wisconsin” presented at GAB Robins Property/Casualty Seminar; and “Life After the City of Edgerton Case – Insurance Coverage for Environmental Claims” presented at the State Bar of Wisconsin Winter Convention. Most recently, Paul participated in a panel discussion concerning the defense of insurance coverage issues for claims involving the Wisconsin Home Improvement Act at a recent convention of the Civil Trial Counsel of Wisconsin. Additionally, he has presented numerous “in-house” seminars for insurance clients

– Bachelor of Science UW-Plateville, 1981
– Juris Doctor University of Wisconsin – Madison 1984
– Admitted to the Bar 1984
– Wisconsin Circuit Courts, Courts of Appeal and Supreme Court
– U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin and the Sixth and Seventh Circuit Court of Appeal
– Admitted to United States Supreme Court