About Us

Sky Insurance Agency: Insurance for Professionals

Tim Smigel, Principal Broker

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Sky Insurance Agency is a boutique insurance agency specializing in both professional liability insurance for physicians, medical clinics, attorneys, and law firms, as well as life and disability insurance. Our model is based on fewer clients and more attention to those clients. It is the goal of the Sky Insurance Agency to provide detailed attention to you and your account while working collaboratively with you and your team.

Tim Smigel, Principal Broker of Sky Insurance Agency, has over fourteen years of insurance experience working for a large national brokerage firm and a professional liability insurance carrier. Throughout Tim’s career he has placed insurance for clients in healthcare, law, technology, manufacturing, construction, commercial printing, and private golf clubs. Tim is one of the few specialists in professional liability insurance based in Oregon.

Michelle Smigel, JD – Insurance Broker

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Michelle Smigel is a broker with Sky Insurance Agency, LLC, with expertise in coverage review, coverage disputes, business litigation, employment law, and education law. Focusing on insurance for lawyers, doctors, and educational institutions, Michelle assists clients with coverage review, risk management, and negotiating insurance policy language to best protect clients in the event of a lawsuit.

Michelle is an experienced and respected litigator and advocate for her clients. Before joining Sky Insurance Agency, she was a shareholder at a premier Northwest law firm where she served as a lead counsel for businesses, colleges and universities in complex cases. She has taken and defended over 100 depositions, successfully argued numerous substantive motions such as motions for summary judgment, and represented clients in multiple state and federal jury trials. In addition, she has regularly given presentations on litigation, employment, and education law topics.

Michelle has been recognized in Oregon Super Lawyers magazine as a Rising Star for multiple years. She previously clerked for the Honorable Frederick J. Martone, United States Court, District of Arizona.

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