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Matthew Siderits focuses his career defending insurance companies, third-party administrators, and self-insureds in workers’ compensation matters. He has experience handling a variety of matters ranging from straightforward scheduled injury claims to complex multi-party occupational disease cases, and permanent and total disability cases.

He is frequently consulted by his clients on issues relating to claims strategies and recommendations, as well as adjuster training and formal representation on both non-litigated and litigated matters through the hearing process and on appeal.

Matthew began his legal career in 1996 with a general practice firm in downtown Milwaukee focusing his practice on real estate, personal injury, and employment law with an emphasis on litigation. In 1998, began to concentrate in defense of workers’ compensation cases working for Otjen, Van Ert & Weir, S.C. in the workers’ compensation group.

From 2009 through 2013, Matthew worked as a senior attorney at a prominent Wisconsin workers’ compensation law firm and continued his focus on defending workers’ compensation claims. After a brief foray in the medico-legal industry, Matthew returned to practicing workers’ compensation defense and general litigation in 2016 as a senior attorney with a well-respected litigation firm in the Delafield area.

Matt has been an active member of the Pewaukee community for 15 years. He enjoys travel and dining with his wife, Tanya, and spending time with his college-age children. He keeps active by running and cycling and is an avid Badger sports and music fan.

From 2012-2018 he was board member of Pewaukee Sussex United Soccer Club including roles as Vice President of Select Soccer, Vice President of Recreational & Academy Soccer, and coach. He is also active in his local high school booster club.

  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin Association of Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
  • Milwaukee Insurance Adjusters Association
Presentations and Publications
  • “The Death of the Idiopathic Injury Defense in Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation” – Wisconsin Civil Trial Journal, Winter 2006, Vol. 4 No. 3 (co-author).
  • “Defamation in Cyberspace: Reconciling Cubby, Inc. v. Compuserve, Inc. and Stratton Oakmont v. Prodigy Services Co.” – 79 Marquette Law Review 1065, Summer 1996.
  • Numerous seminars to insurers, third-party administrators, employers, and other groups on topics ranging from introductory workers’ compensation courses and legislative and statutory updates, to detailed presentations on death benefits, Medicare set-asides, and return to work issues.