2020 Publication Award: Monte E. Weiss
Congratulations to Monte Weiss for being selected by the WDC Journal Editor and Board of Directors as the recipient of the 2019 Publication Award! The Publication Award recognizes a well-written cutting edge article written for the WDC Journal. Monte receives the award for his article, “A Perilous Decision: Steadfast Explains an Insurer’s Duty to Defend in the Multi-Insurer Context (and the Damages Available against a Breaching Insurer).” The article appeared in the summer 2019 issue of the WDC Journal – an entire issue dedicated to the duty to defend. All of the articles in the summer 2019 issue were authored by members of the Insurance Law Committee, of which Monte is the Committee Chair. Monte was instrumental in putting together the issue, which was very well received by the membership.
Monte Weiss of Weiss Law Office, S.C., Mequon, graduated from Case Western Reserve University in 1991 S.C. He practices primarily in the defense of bodily injury, property damage, and professional negligence claims for insurance companies and self-insured companies. In conjunction with this area of practice, he has drafted several personal lines insurance policies, including homeowner and automobile policies. Monte routinely represents insurance companies on insurance contract interpretation issues and is a frequent lecturer and author on insurance topics. He is currently on the Board of Directors for the WDC.