Erik J. Pless

Erik J. Pless - The Everson Law Firm - Insurance and Tort Law

Erik Pless primarily practices insurance and tort law, insurance coverage and bad faith litigation.

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An active trial attorney in Northeast Wisconsin since 1993, Erik Pless has litigated more than 50 jury trials to verdict. He practices primarily in the fields of insurance and tort law, defending insureds and insurers in personal injury, insurance coverage and bad faith litigation. Erik also handles product liability, professional malpractice, premises liability, lemon law and mold litigation. He earned Board Certification as a Civil Trial Specialist from the National Board of Trial Advocacy in 2004. Since 1998, Erik has authored the chapter on insurance law for the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Annual Survey of Wisconsin Law.

Erik served on the Board of Directors for the Wisconsin Defense Counsel and is the President of the Northeast Wisconsin Chapter of the Council on Litigation Management. Outside the office, Erik is an endurance athlete, finishing 5 Ironman distance triathlons.

Areas of Practice

  • General Insurance Defense Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage Litigation
  • Auto Litigation
  • Bad Faith
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Mold Litigation
  • Lemon Law


  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • Menominee Tribal Court


  • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence – University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, WI
    • Honors: Moot Court Board, Best Oralist at Product Liability Competition
  • B.A., Bachelor of Arts – Wisconsin Lutheran College, Milwaukee, WI
    • Honors: magna cum laude

Memberships, Publications and Recognition

  • Wisconsin Super Lawyer Law & Politics magazine 2008-to present
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist by The National Board of Trial Advocacy 2004 to present
  • “Superb” rating from
  • “Insurance Law Chapter” Annual Survey of Wisconsin Law The State Bar of Wisconsin 1998 to present
  • “Is Our Relationship Special?” NAMIC Insurance Connection July 2011
  • Trial Advocacy Instructor – 2013 Lawyering Skills Course
    • University of Wisconsin Law School
  • Wisconsin Defense Counsel (formerly Civil Trial Counsel of Wisconsin)
    • Board of Directors 1998-2003
  • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys 2014-present
  • Defense Research Institute
  • The Honorable Robert J. Parins American Inns of Court
  • America’s Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators