Sean A. Bukowski

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

Sean A. Bukowski is an attorney in Meissner Tierney’s litigation practice group where he primarily represents insurers and their insureds in civil matters involving liability and coverage issues. Additionally, he advises insurers on extra-contractual claims, including bad faith and duty to defend issues. Sean has extensive litigation experience in both state and federal courts.

Prior to joining Meissner Tierney, Sean worked as a Junior Partner for several years at an insurance defense firm in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, in addition to a brief stint as an attorney representing insured’s interests in extra-contractual claims. Having represented both plaintiffs and defendants has provided Sean a unique perspective that he utilizes to effectively serve his clients.

After graduating Summa Cum Laude and receiving his B.A. in History and Political Science from Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan, Sean received his J.D. from Marquette University Law School with certification in Litigation. In law school, he engaged in a wide variety of professional experiences including clerking for a prominent Racine County Circuit Court judge, interning with the Wisconsin Department of Justice: Criminal Litigation Unit and the Wisconsin legislature, and clerking for a solo practitioner in Milwaukee, before capping his experience as a law clerk with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.


  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers® Rising Star (2023)
  • Future 15 of Manitowoc County, 2019

Professional Organizations

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Milwaukee Bar Association
  • Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association
  • Wisconsin Defense Counsel
  • Amicus Curiae Committee

  • Employment Law Committee
  • Insurance Law Committee
  • Law School Committee
  • Wellness Committee
  • Young Lawyer Committee

Speeches & Articles

  • Speaker, Non-Competition and Confidentiality Clauses, Drafting More Effective Contracts 2024, State Bar of Wisconsin (April 2024)
  • Speaker, How to Avoid a Bad Faith Claim: Best Practices for Insurance Companies, Wisconsin Defense Counsel (August, 2023)
  • Speaker, The Young Lawyer Committee Presents: The Substantive and Practical Aspects of Defending your First Insurance Defense Case, Wisconsin Defense Counsel, (December, 2021)
  • Speaker, Tips and Practice Pointers to Prosecute a Denied Insurance Claim, Manitowoc County Bar Association (May, 2019)
  • Speaker, The Fundamentals of Insurance Coverage Analysis, Auto-Owners Insurance Company Claims Presentation (February, 2019)
  • Speaker, Bad Faith Training, Wilson Mutual Insurance Company Claims Presentation (November, 2017)
  • Saginaw Valley State University, B.A., 2012, summa cum laude
  • Marquette University Law School, J.D., 2016
  • Michigan
  • Wisconsin
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin

Articles & Videos

MTFN Podcast Episode 33

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MTFN BizCast Episode 30

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Attorney Spotlight – Sean A. Bukowski

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MTFN BizCast Episode 25

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11 MTFN Attorneys Selected for 2023 Wisconsin Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

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Rethinking the Statute of Repose? Not right now says the Wisconsin Supreme Court. The Statute of Repose and Statute of Limitations in Construction Contract Cases in the Wake of Wascher

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Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols s.c. Welcomes Sean A. Bukowski as an Attorney

Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols S.C. (MTFN) is pleased to welcome Sean A. Bukowski as an Attorney. Sean joined MTFN...
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