Art Kurtz is a partner at Wisconsin law firm Axley Brynelson, LLP, and a member of the Litigation Practice Group, practicing across a broad range of litigation matters. He practices primarily in the areas of insurance defense, insurance coverage, disciplinary matters, and personal injury; he also has a significant family law practice.
Mr. Kurtz has represented clients in jury trials, court trials and administrative hearings throughout the state of Wisconsin, as well as in federal court. He has made numerous presentations regarding insurance law including bad faith claims and has been retained as an expert witness. He is admitted to practice before the Wisconsin Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and various federal district courts.
Mr. Kurtz was employed in the claims department of Progressive Insurance Companies for 10 years and held the position of regional claims manager, responsible for offices in five states.
No Negligence – Slip-and-Fall — Represented insurance company and its insured in regards to a slip-and-fall which occurred in the insured’s home. Plaintiff’s counsel offered to settle the case based on a 90-10 liability split against the insured. The Dane County jury determined that the insured was not negligent and the Plaintiff was solely negligent. The Plaintiff rejected an offer of over $20,000 and instead received no recovery.