Monthly Archives: January 2021


Lindner & Marsack, S.C., today announced that the Firm has joined The Gavel your claims defense network,® a nationwide network of defense firms and insurance specialists. The Gavel was designed by experienced insurance industry professionals to streamline their work by providing direct access to and connections with experienced, vetted insurance defense attorneys and insurance specialists through a web-based, single-access point.

“The Gavel provides us with a nationwide platform to assist our insurance carrier partners looking for representation or counsel in other jurisdictions,” says Firm President Oyvind Wistrom. In addition, the Firm hopes to become a trusted resource for insurance carriers and clients of members of The Gavel in other states. “As these carriers and clients look to The Gavel for assistance connecting with an experienced, vetted Wisconsin defense firm, we are in a great position to leverage our deep experience handling both Employment Practice Liability Insurance defense matters as well as Worker’s Compensation defense matters,” added Wistrom.

In addition to connecting counsel with insurance specialists, The Gavel also hosts several conferences and events throughout the year that Lindner & Marsack, S.C. attorneys will attend. In 2021, The Gavel will continue to publish members’ success stories and legal updates in its magazine, The Gavel Strikes!, and it will launch The Gavel Course Catalog with web-based and in-person course selections for industry professionals to receive training and accredited education sessions.

For carriers, clients and friends of the Firm looking to connect with an experienced insurance defense firm in other states, please visit the website For members and friends of The Gavel seeking representation in Wisconsin, please contact Daniel Finerty at (414) 226-4807 or e-mail to for assistance.

About The Gavel

The Gavel is a nationwide network of vetted law firm and specialist members. Its primary mission is to streamline work of insurance industry professionals by providing a single access point to some of the most qualified professionals in the industry.

Lindner & Marsack, S.C., today announced Andrew J. Quartaro and James W. Goonan became equity shareholders effective January 1, 2021. Quartaro and Goonan were tapped in early 2020 to lead the growing firm’s expansion by heading up new offices in Madison and Manitowoc, respectively.

“With Andrew and James leading the way, our Madison and Manitowoc offices have taken root as we continue to expand our presence and add depth to our already highly-regarded Worker’s Compensation Defense team,” says Firm President Oyvind Wistrom. “Their expertise and dedication will be a great asset to our leadership team and helps solidify our commitment to top-notch client service and building positive solutions for the businesses we serve.”

Quartaro has been repeatedly recognized by The Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers and was awarded an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating possible.

He is a frequent author and presenter on worker’s compensation issues and is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin and the Civil Trial Counsel of Wisconsin.




Goonan serves on the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Association of Worker’s Compensation Attorneys and is a frequent presenter on Wisconsin worker’s compensation issues. He has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers and is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin.