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As an insurance services attorney, Mollie Kugler represents and counsels insurance companies in litigation and disputes. Her clients benefit from her extensive coverage claims experience and her comprehensive knowledge of the litigation process, from formulating strategy plans and handling discovery, to drafting and arguing motions, and settlement or—if necessary—trial.

A portion of Mollie's practice is dedicated to personal injury and property damage defense litigation, as well as commercial and business litigation. In addition, she works with self-insured clients and medical professionals and practitioners in professional liability matters, and has also advised clients facing legal malpractice.

Prior to joining Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, Mollie was an associate at an insurance litigation and defense firm in the Milwaukee area. She began her legal career at a defense firm in Springfield, Illinois and later relocated to Milwaukee.

While in law school, Mollie served a number of internships and research assistant positions. She was also a member of the Fordham Law Review. During her undergraduate studies, she was a Congressional Intern with the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, D.C., and also a Presidential Intern in the White House Office of Presidential Correspondence.

Professional Affiliations

  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • National Association of Women Lawyers
  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS)
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin Defense Counsel
    • Insurance Law Committee

Presentations

  • "General Counsel's Office: Legal Oversight of Business Operations," National Association of Insurance Commissioners, Midwest Zone, Continuing Legal Education, Chicago, Illinois, June 2018
  • "Navigating the Duty to Defend and the Initial Grant of Coverage," We've Got You Covered, Insurance Coverage in Wisconsin, State Bar of Wisconsin Seminar, Madison, Wisconsin, May 2018

Publications

  • Co-Author, "Protect Your Firm from Collateral Damage: Understanding Your Ethical Duties in the Event of a Data Breach," DRI's For the Defense magazine, October 2019
  • "When Do Timing Issues and Payment Discrepancies Constitute Breach of the Duty to Defend?," Wisconsin Defense Counsel, Summer 2019
  • Co-Author, "Defense Cost Issues Under D & O Policies," Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS) Journal, Q1 2019
  • Co-Author, "Defense Cost Issues Under D & O Policies," Wisconsin Defense Counsel, Spring 2018
  • Contributor, "Allocation of Losses in Complex Insurance Coverage Claims," 6th ed. Thomson Reuters, 2017
  • "Recent Wisconsin 'Occurrence' Decisions Need Clarification," Wisconsin Defense Counsel, Winter 2016
  • Co-Author, "Illinois" Chapter, Lobbying, PACs and Campaign Finance: 50 State Handbook, Thomson Reuters, 2014

Personal

Mollie enjoys traveling, running, playing tennis, watching Georgetown basketball (some years), and spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys volunteering for various organizations in the Milwaukee area, both through and outside the Junior League of Milwaukee.

Community/Civic Activities

  • Georgetown Club of Wisconsin
    • Treasurer
  • Georgetown University Alumni Admissions Program
    • Milwaukee Area, Chair
      • Alumni Interviewer
  • Junior League of Milwaukee
    • Donor Relations Committee, Former Member; Former Chair-Elect; Former Chair
    • Membership Engagement Committee, Member
    • Nominating Committee, Former Member

J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 2011

B.A., cum laude, Georgetown University, 2008