Curriculum Vitae

Daniel R. Doucette
N14 W23833 Stone Ridge Drive, Suite 460
Waukesha, WI 53188
O:  (239) 244-9388
C:  (262) 391-3246
dan@doucetteassociates.com

 

Retired insurance executive and trial lawyer, Mr. Doucette brings to the forensic consulting practice an extensive knowledge of insurance coupled with an intimate knowledge of the court system and trial tactics.

Career History

Milwaukee Insurance Group, Milwaukee WI                                                  

This multi-line group of insurance companies had approximately $250 million of property and casualty premium, a life insurance subsidiary and affiliated businesses.  It was a combination of a publicly traded holding company and a mutual insurance company parent.  Through acquisitions and mergers, the group went through a number of corporate changes and affiliations.  The public holding company and its downstream affiliates were acquired by a NYSE listed company.  The mutual insurance company then converted to a holding company and acquired/merged with the First Nonprofit Insurance Group based in Chicago, IL.

Chairman: 2005-2011

Mr. Doucette had corporate responsibility for all activity of the group including Milwaukee Insurance Company and First Nonprofit Insurance Company as well as the subsidiaries and affiliates.  He was a member of the Claim Review Committee actively involved in reviewing and managing significant claims.

Chief Executive Officer: 1991-2005

In 1991, Mr. Doucette assumed the CEO role including all P&L responsibility for the principal operations as well as all subsidiaries including the life insurance subsidiary and leasing affiliates.

Chief Operating Officer: 1990-1991

In 1990, Mr. Doucette assumed full P&L responsibility for the group with the exception, at that time, of the life insurance subsidiary.  Responsibilities included all operational reports, all financial reports, as well as the agency operations.  During this period, all claim managers reported directly to Mr. Doucette and he remained actively involved in the management of all significant claims.

Vice President of Legal – Vice President of Claims: 1988-1990

In this position, Mr. Doucette had complete responsibility for all litigation and claim activity on behalf of the group throughout its 15 state operations.

Associate Counsel – Litigation & Claims Supervisor: 1974-1976

During this period, Mr. Doucette operated as in-house trial counsel and litigation and claims supervisor.

College Intern – Claims Adjuster: 1967-1971

 

Kluwin, Dunphy, Hankin & McNulty (Hinshaw & Culbertson), Milwaukee, WI

Managing Partner – Litigator: 1976-1988

Mr. Doucette was an active trial litigator and a managing partner of the firm.  He specialized in insurance related matters.  In addition to his litigation and management activities, Mr. Doucette was an active lecturer, author and active in both state and national bar organizations.

In addition, Mr. Doucette acted as the defacto claim manager for a professional liability program underwritten in London.

 

Education

University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, Juris Doctor: 1971-1974

Boston College, Boston, MA: 1967-1971

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Major in Accounting-Magna cum Laude

 

Other

Active participant in numerous sports including skiing, water skiing, biking, scuba diving and activities with family.

Organizational Involvement

  • Young President’s Organization/World President’s Organization – Member 1991 to Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin – Member
  • Defense Research & Trial Lawyers Association – Past Member & Officer
  • The International Society of Air Safety Investigators – Past Member
  • International Association of Defense Counsel – Past Member
  • Lawyer-Pilot Bar Association – Past Member
  • Marquette University Law School – Past Instructor-Trial Practice
  • Milwaukee Rampage – Professional Soccer Team – Past Owner & President
  • Wisconsin Rebels – Professional Soccer Team – Past Owner & President

PRINCIPAL OFFICE:

16800 W. Greenfield Ave.
Suite 124
Brookfield, WI 53005
PHONE: 239/244-9388
MOBILE: 262/391-3246