Jacob A. Sosnay



111 East Kilbourn Avenue, 19th Floor
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Jacob A. Sosnay is an attorney in Meissner Tierney’s litigation practice group. His practice focuses on civil rights litigation in federal court. Attorney Sosnay also has extensive experience representing insurers and their insureds in civil matters including complex torts, traumatic brain injuries, and wrongful death claims. He has experience in all phases of litigation including pre-suit negotiations, alternative dispute resolution, managing complex discovery and e-discovery, pretrial practice, trials, and appeals.

Prior to joining the firm, Jake spent several years trying cases at other prominent Milwaukee Area insurance litigation firms. He graduated from The John Marshall Law School in 2006. While in law school, he acted as the Executive Production Editor for The John Marshal Law School Journal of Computer & Information Law.

Jake is on the Board of Directors for Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols S.C.


  • The Best Lawyers in America® (2024)
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers Rising Star (2017-2020)

Professional Organizations

  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Milwaukee Bar Association
  • Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Notable Appellate Decisions

  • Xiong v. Wagner, 700 F.3d 282 (7th Cir. 2012) (upholding summary judgment for defendants concerning claims arising under 4th and 14th Amendments) (brief only)
  • Earl v. Racine County Jail, 718 F.3d 689 (7th Cir. 2013) (upholding summary judgment in favor of defendants concerning alleged due process violations)
  • Milligan v. Rock On the River, Inc., 738 Fed.Appx. 373 (7th Cir. 2018) (upholding district court decision excluding testimony of plaintiff’s liability expert and summary judgment for lack of evidence in absence of expert testimony)
  • Williams v. Ortiz, 937 F.3d 936 (7th Cir. 2019) (upholding summary judgment dismissing case based on plaintiff’s failure to exhaust administrative remedies)

University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, B.A., 2003
The John Marshall Law School, J.D., 2006

  • Wisconsin
  • Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • Northern District of Illinois
  • United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

  • St. Jude Catholic Parish, Active Member
  • Milwaukee Hurling Club, Active Member

Articles & Videos

Shareholder Jacob A. Sonsay Obtains Unanimous Verdict

On March 26, 2024, attorney Jacob A. Sosnay of Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols S.C. secured a unanimous verdict in...
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Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols S.C. Announces Attorney Jacob A. Sosnay Promoted to Shareholder

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The Prison Litigation Reform Act: Exhaustion of Administrative Remedies as an Affirmative Defense

Jacob A. Sosnay Convicted prisoners, pre-trial and pre-sentencing detainees confined to correctional facilities enjoy the same constitutional rights as those...
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The 2024 Edition of Best Lawyers in America® Recognizes 11 MTFN Attorneys

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BizTimes Media’s “Rising Stars in Law” Recognizes 3 MTFN Attorneys

Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols s.c.is honored to have three of our attorneys selected for inclusion in BizTimes Media 2022...
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Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols S.C. Welcomes Jacob A. Sosnay to Litigation Team

Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols S.C. (MTFN) is pleased to welcome Jacob A. Sosnay to its litigation team. At MTFN,...
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