Ashton Kirsch

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Member of CLM Since: 2015

CLM Committees

  • Product Liability
  • Subrogation
  • Publication/Magazine
  • Webinar Development
  • Young Professionals

CLM Contributions

  • Speaker - 2018 CLM Southeast Conference
  • Speaker - 2021 Claims College
  • Speaker - 2021 CLM Focus: Cannabis, Environmental, Insurance Fraud, Property, Subrogation, Claims and Litigation Management
  • Speaker - 2022 Annual Conference
  • Speaker - 2022 Claims College
  • Speaker - 2022 CLM Focus: November
  • Speaker - 2023 Annual Conference
  • Speaker - 2023 Claims College
  • Speaker - 2023 Work Comp, Casualty and Risk Management Conference
  • Speaker - 2024 Annual Conference
  • Speaker - AC Test Event Zerone
  • Speaker - CLM Webinar: Cargo Subrogation 101
  • Speaker - CLM Webinar: Hacked! Preparing the subrogation industry for cyber-related losses


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Practice Areas

  • ADR
  • Claims Management
  • Environmental
  • Fraud / SIU
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Litigation Management
  • Maritime Law
  • Municipal Law
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Property
  • Subrogation
  • Transportation
  • Workers' Compensation


Ashton T. Kirsch is an insurance litigation attorney and partner with the law firm of Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer, S.C. Ashton has been with MWL’s Hartford office since 2015, concentrating his practice on litigation of subrogation cases involving large loss casualty, commercial auto, transportation and cargo, and workers’ compensation. He has built and grown the MWL commercial auto and cargo/transportation group into the thriving sector of our firm’s subrogation practice. Ashton is an expert in the handling of complex interstate transportation claims. He knows the ins, outs, and in-betweens of the labyrinth of federal regulations that can impact a commercial auto or cargo loss. In fact, he has been retained by other attorneys around the nation to serve as an expert and consult/train on both the MCS-90 Endorsement and Carmack Amendment. Through this unique knowledge base, Ashton has successfully litigated and recovered on countless claims where others could not. He also boasts another, unique expertise—high-level negotiation tactics and skills which maximize the likelihood of high dollar recoveries. He travels the country providing seminars and training sessions to attorneys and adjusters on best negotiation tactics and litigation practices. With over 95% of claims settling prior to litigation and 99% of litigated cases settling prior to trial, negotiation skills are at the pinnacle of importance to a successful subrogation attorney. 
Ashton obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He went on to graduate from the University of Wisconsin Law School, focusing on finance and corporate litigation. In 2018 and 2019, he was named a Wisconsin Rising Star by SuperLawyers Magazine, an award given only to the top 2.5% of lawyers in the State.

Areas of Practice: National Subrogation; Transportation and Cargo; Inland and Ocean Marine; Commercial Automobile; Large Loss Casualty; Workers' Comp Subrogation


  • University Of Wisconsin System, Bachelor’s Degree
  • University Of Wisconsin System, Juris Doctor


  • Bar Admissions: WI
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