Teirney S. Christenson is the managing attorney of Yost & Baill’s Wisconsin property subrogation group. In that capacity, Teirney oversees a talented team of attorneys, paralegals and legal assistants who are devoted to working with Yost & Baill’s clients to develop the best possible strategy for each individual subrogation claim. As a subrogation attorney, Teirney has handled property subrogation losses (including multi-million dollar claims) involving defective products, construction defects, breach of warranty, breach of contract and a variety of negligence claims. As a true Wisconsinite, he has attended scene inspections in -30° wind chills and heat indexes over 100°.
Teirney began his legal career as a trial attorney at an established defense firm, where he assisted clients with complex litigation in state and federal courts, including product liability, personal injury and construction defect cases. Teirney received his juris doctorate degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School, where he learned to enjoy legal research and writing as a Note & Comment Editor for the Wisconsin Law Review and penned Fish on Morphine: Protecting Wisconsin’s Natural Resources Through a Comprehensive Plan for Proper Disposal of Pharmaceuticals, 2008 Wis. L. Rev. 141, which was awarded the Wisconsin State Bar Environmental Law Essay Award.
While earning his bachelor’s degree (magna cum laude) at Belmont University in Nashville, Teirney worked part-time as a barista, where he developed an appreciation for the word “y’all” and a palate for a good shot of espresso. You will rarely find him without a cup of coffee in his hand. When he’s not negotiating settlements or preparing cases for trial, you can find Teirney anchoring Yost & Baill’s sand volleyball team or making guest appearances as a keyboardist/guitarist in his friends’ band. His favorite people in the world are his wife, Leah, and his children, Kaydence, Quincey and Iloe. Quincey has loved coffee from his first sip (at age 2).