Who We Are

At Grotefeld Hoffmann we define ourselves by our intuitive thinking, well-executed approach, and the results we achieve in complex litigation throughout the United States. Our accomplished attorneys work as a team, providing superior legal services, while mindful of our clients’ needs.

We address our cases methodically, and pride ourselves on efficient file management, timely reporting, and sound resolution strategies. Our attorneys are proactive and aggressive in their advocacy, responsive to clients, and innovative in their project management skills and use of technological resources.

Our client partnerships represent our greatest success story. Our relationships are supportive and built upon trust and open lines of communication. 

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Attorneys with 10+ years of experience

Our Attorneys

Mark S. Grotefeld

Founding Partner

Mark Grotefeld is a founding member of the firm. Mr. Grotefeld’s trial practice is focused on complex civil cases involving matters both national and international in scope.

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William J. Hoffmann

Founding Partner

William Hoffmann is a founding member of Grotefeld Hoffmann. He has been engaged in the subrogation industry for over twenty-five years with a concentration in products liability and consolidation of claim matters for the insurance industry.

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Adam M. Romney

Partner, Los Angeles

Adam Romney is a partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office. His practice focuses primarily on civil litigation related to wildland fires and other catastrophic losses.

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Amy L. Dvorak

Partner, Chicago

Amy Dvorak is a partner in the firm’s Chicago office. She concentrates her nationally based practice on subrogation and recovery involving extensive property damage claims.

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Anooj M. Thakrar

Managing Partner, Austin

Anooj Thakrar is the managing partner of the firm’s Austin office. His practice focuses on general and commercial litigation with an emphasis on large loss property subrogation, construction defect, and product liability matters.

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Brad M. Gordon

Managing Partner, Chicago

Brad Gordon is the managing partner of the firm’s Chicago office. He focuses his practice on litigation, representing the interests of corporations and insurance companies throughout the United States

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Carson O. Smith

Associate, Portland

Carson Smith is an associate in the firm’s Portland office. His multi-state practice focuses on large property subrogation and recovery, wildland interface fires, and products liability.

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Catherine E. Carter

Associate, Geneva

Catherine Carter focuses her practice in the areas of insurance subrogation and general liability defense for insurers, specifically products liability, premises liability, construction defect litigation, and general negligence actions.

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Cristina E. Gonzalez

Associate, Austin

Cristina Gonzalez focuses primarily in the areas of subrogation recovery and products liability matters.

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Daniel W. Berglund

Managing Partner, Minneapolis and Portland

Daniel Berglund’s practice focuses on civil litigation related to catastrophic property loss, including fires, explosions, hurricanes, floods and other weather-related losses, equipment failures, production facility losses, and losses caused by negligent design and construction.

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David H. Fisk

Partner, Dallas

David Fisk is a partner in the firm’s Dallas office. Mr. Fisk concentrates his practice on large-loss property subrogation and construction matters, primarily representing businesses, homeowners, and builder’s risk, property, and liability insurers pursuing property damage claims against tortfeasors and other wrongdoers.

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David J. Kestenbaum

Partner, San Francisco

David Kestenbaum is a partner in the firm’s San Francisco office. His practice focuses on subrogation recovery, specifically in the areas of tort, products liability, contractual disputes, and wildfires.

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David S. Evinger

Of Counsel, Minneapolis

David Evinger is of counsel in the firm’s Minneapolis office. Mr. Evinger’s practice focuses on catastrophe litigation with a primary emphasis on fires, explosions, structural, mechanical and electrical failures, construction project failures, floods, earthquakes and other natural and man-made disasters.

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Emma L. Gaddipati

Partner, Chicago

Emma Gaddipati is a partner in the firm’s Chicago office. Ms. Gaddipati practices primarily in the areas of subrogation recovery and product liability. She represents clients before various state and federal courts throughout the country.

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Howard L. Lieber

Of Counsel, Chicago

Howard Lieber is of counsel in the firm’s Chicago office. Mr. Lieber practices in both State and Federal courts handling a variety of matters including class actions, product liability/construction defect claims, professional liability claims, directors/officers claims, errors/omission claims, insurance coverage matters, warehouse/bailment matters, contract matters and premises liability.

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Hunter W. Seibert

Associate, Austin

Hunter Seibert focuses his practice in the areas of subrogation recovery and products liability matters.

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Janice M. Seller

Associate, Los Angeles

Ms. Seller’s practice focuses primarily on insurance subrogation, specifically within the area of property casualty including, products liability, and construction defect.

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Jeffery A. Korinko

Partner, Los Angeles

Jeffery Korinko is a partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office. Mr. Korinko is very experienced subrogation attorney, having been exclusively dedicated to the prosecution of subrogation matters since 1995.

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Jena M. Shillingburg

Associate, Austin

Jena M. Shillingburg focuses her practice primarily on subrogation recovery and products liability matters.

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Jessica N. Odum

Associate, Chicago

Jessica Odum is an associate in the firm’s Chicago office. Her practice focuses primarily in the areas of property subrogation, products liability, and premises liability.

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Jonathan J. Tofilon

Partner, Geneva

Jonathan Tofilon is a partner in the firm’s Geneva office. He focuses his practice on civil litigation, specifically within the areas of products liability, wrongful death, food contamination and recalls, construction defect litigation, and catastrophic losses

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Jordan B. Everakes

Partner, San Francisco

Jordan Everakes joined the firm in 2017 and his practice focuses primarily on civil litigation matters involving insurance subrogation and recovery, torts, products liability, contracts, and wild land fire cases.

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Joseph F. Suareo III

Associate, Geneva

Joseph Suareo is an associate in the firm’s Geneva office. Mr. Suareo’s practice focuses on insurance subrogation and general liability defense for insurers, specifically products liability, premises liability, construction defect litigation, and general negligence actions.

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Julia R. Sullivan

Associate, San Francisco

Julia R. Sullivan is an associate in the firm’s San Francisco office. Her practice focuses primarily in the areas of property subrogation, products liability, and premises liability.

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Kaitlyn M. Dent

Associate, Portland

Kaitlyn Dent is an associate in the firm’s Portland office. Her practice focuses on large property subrogation and recovery, including fire losses and products liability.

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Kathleen A. Reid

Managing Partner, Geneva

Kathleen Reid is the managing partner of the firm’s Geneva office. Ms. Reid’s main area of concentration includes the defense of products liability, premises liability, and discrimination claims for a variety of self-insured retail and other businesses, product manufacturers and suppliers, and national insurance carriers.

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Kelli A. Herzog

Associate, San Francisco

Kelli Herzog is an associate in the firm’s San Francisco office. Ms. Herzog’s primary focus is on product liability litigation, including breach of warranty matters, in state and federal courts.

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Kevin A. Schummer

Partner, Portland

Kevin Schummer is a partner in the firm’s Portland office. His practice focuses on large property subrogation, including fire losses, water losses, and products liability. Mr. Schummer has extensive experience in complex litigation matters in addition to his work for various transportation and shipping companies.

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Kevin S. Mosley

Partner, Austin Office

Kevin Mosley is a partner with the firm’s Austin office. Mr. Mosley currently focuses his practice in the areas of product liability, general civil litigation, intellectual property, and subrogation matters.

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Laura M. Johnson

Associate, Minneapolis

Laura Johnson is an associate in the firm’s Minneapolis Office. Her practice focuses primarily in the areas of insurance litigation, representing insurers in both coverage and subrogation matters.

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Lawrence T. Bowman

Managing Attorney, Dallas

Lawrence “Larry” Bowman is the managing partner of the firm’s Dallas office. For more than three decades, Mr. Bowman has represented clients in complex commercial litigation, including construction, energy, contractual, tort, product liability, intellectual property, antitrust, and securities matters.

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Lilla Shkolnikov

Partner, San Francisco

Lilla Shkolnikov is a partner in the firm’s San Francisco office. Ms. Shkolnikov focuses her practice on subrogation recovery and insurance defense matters involving products liability, property damage and premises liability matters.

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Margaret L. Sell

Partner, San Francisco

Margaret Sell is a partner in the firm’s San Francisco office. She focuses her practice on subrogation, product liability, warranty, construction and commercial litigation.

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Mark G. Meyers

Partner, Geneva

Mark Meyers is a partner in the firm’s Geneva office. He focuses his practice on insurance subrogation and general liability defense for insurers, specifically within the areas of products liability, premises liability, construction defect litigation, and general negligence actions.

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Mark L. McGuire

Partner, Chicago

Mark McGuire is a partner in the firm’s Chicago office. Mr. McGuire focuses his practice on litigation matters involving insurance subrogation, products liability, premises liability and insurance defense.

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Mark S. Grotefeld

Founding Partner

Mark Grotefeld is a founding member of the firm. Mr. Grotefeld’s trial practice is focused on complex civil cases involving matters both national and international in scope.

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Maura Walsh Ochoa

Managing Partner, San Francisco

Maura Walsh Ochoa’s practice focuses on subrogation recovery, specifically in the areas of tort, product liability and contractual disputes.

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Meghan M. Rodda

Partner, Minneapolis

Meghan Rodda is a partner in the firm’s Minneapolis office. Ms. Rodda has a multi-jurisdictional practice focused primarily on insurance litigation, representing several major national insurers in subrogation matters, specifically in the areas of tort, products liability, construction defects, fire and water losses, explosions, and workers compensation.

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Michael J. Scola

Partner, Geneva

Michael Scola is a partner in the firm’s Geneva office. Mr. Scola’s practice focuses primarily on insurance subrogation and defense matters, specifically products liability, premises liability, and construction defect litigation.

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P. Joel Radakovich

Partner, Austin

Joel Radakovich is a partner in Grotefeld Hoffmann’s Austin office. Mr. Radakovich focuses primarily on matters involving large loss property subrogation, including losses stemming from catastrophic events.

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Patrick P. Jarosch

Partner, Minneapolis

Patrick Jarosch is a partner in the firm’s Minneapolis office. His practice focuses on insurance litigation, representing insurers in both coverage and subrogation litigation matters.

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Susan M. Benson

Of Counsel, Los Angeles

Susan Benson is of counsel in the firm’s Los Angeles office. She has more than 25 years of experience in subrogation litigation.

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Timothy S. Poeschl

Partner, Minneapolis

Timothy Poeschl is a partner in the firm’s Minneapolis office. His practice is concentrated in civil litigation and subrogation matters. Mr. Poeschl handles subrogation cases of all sizes, primarily involving fire and water losses, collapses, commercial property loss, commercial lost profit claims, business interruption claims, and agricultural losses.

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Vincent Raboteau

Partner, Honolulu

Vince Raboteau focuses his practice on general and commercial litigation with an emphasis on large loss property subrogation, construction defect, product liability matters, and complex claims stemming from catastrophic losses.

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William J. Hoffmann

Founding Partner

William Hoffmann is a founding member of Grotefeld Hoffmann. He has been engaged in the subrogation industry for over twenty-five years with a concentration in products liability and consolidation of claim matters for the insurance industry.

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Zach M. Lucio

Associate, Dallas

Zach M. Lucio is an associate at the firm’s Dallas office, where he handles property subrogation litigation and construction defect litigation. Mr. Lucio also has experience handling insurance coverage litigation, trucking litigation, premises liability disputes, and appellate work.

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News & Insights

Hosts of 2024 Lloyd’s of London 30 Under 30 Tour

Grotefeld Hoffmann had the honor of hosting the 2024 Lloyd’s of London 30 Under 30 Tour in Miami, Florida. During this biennial event, up-and-coming members of the Lloyd’s of London insurance market study insurance-related businesses.  Joel Radakovich and Meghan Rodda organized the event, which featured presentations and discussion with scientists from University of Miami Rosenstiel […]

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2024 Combined Claims Conference-Wild, Wild West of Claims

Grotefeld Hoffmann is excited to be part of the 2024 Combined Claims Conference-Wild, Wild West of Claims in Garden Grove, California on May 13-15. Susan Benson, William Hoffmann, and Jeffery Korinko will be attending. The CCC kicks off on Monday, May 13 with the Bill King Memorial Golf Tournament, which helps fund the CCC Scholarship […]

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2024 Property Insurance Claims Group (PICG) Conference

Grotefeld Hoffmann is excited to be part of the 2024 Property Insurance Claims Group (PICG) Conference in London. The 2024 PICG Conference theme is “Not every loss is a Catastrophe” – back to basics and focusing on what we do as an industry. If you are attending, be sure to check out the following session: […]

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