Teirney S. Christenson

Teirney S. Christenson


Tel: 414-203-2054

Fax: 414-259-0610

Email: tchristenson@yostbaill.com

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Assistant: Katie Nitz

Tel: 414-203-2057

Fax: 414-259-0610

Email: knitz@yostbaill.com

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Assistant: Sara Gyurina

Tel: 414-203-2059

Fax: 414-259-0610

Email: sgyurina@yostbaill.com

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).


  • J.D., University of Wisconsin
  • B.A., Belmont University

Admission to Practice

  • State of Wisconsin
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin
  • United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Illinois
  • United States District Courts for the Southern District of Indiana

Honors & Awards

  • Wisconsin Environmental Law Essay Award Recipient
  • Wisconsin Law Review, Note & Comment Editor

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP)
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Milwaukee Bar Association
  • Board of Directors for City on a Hill, a Milwaukee Non-Profit Organization


  • 2018
    -NASP Subrogation and Litigation: Skills and Management Conference, New Orleans, LA. Keynote Presentation – “Jury Research Focus Groups – Hitting the Bull’s-Eye: Putting Your Subrogation Claim in Focus,” co-presenter with Paul Scoptur and William Hoffman
    -NASP Subrogation and Litigation: Skills and Management Conference, New Orleans, LA. “A Humorous Look Behind the Scenes of Jury Selection,” co-presenter with Mark Grotefeld

  • 2017
    -NASP Subrogation and Litigation: Skills and Management Conference, Scottsdale, AZ. “Litigating CGL Exclusions in Construction Defect Cases: Arguments and Strategies for Establishing Coverage”

  • 2015
    -“The Evolution of ‘Your Work’ Exclusion and Strategies for Keeping Your Subrogation Claim Out of Its Grasp,” co-presenter with Steven Theesfeld