Jacqueline M. Bertelsen Associate



Jacqueline Bertelsen maintains a robust practice defending clients in matters including product liability, professional liability, trucking and transportation, and complex tort and general casualty cases. As a member of the firm’s Art Law practice, Jacqueline also is making her presence felt as a formidable litigator and a regular contributor the firm’s popular Art Law Perspectives blog.

Before joining Wilson Elser, Jacqueline worked at a criminal defense and civil litigation firm in Orlando, Florida. While in law school, she served as judicial law clerk to the Honorable Margaret H. Schreiber, Ninth Judicial Circuit of Florida. In addition, Jacqueline acquired substantial knowledge as a research assistant to renowned Water Law and Environmental Law Professor Robert Abrams for two years as a law student. She also was a Fellow of the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, Environmental Cooperative Science Center and a Federal Honors Intern at the Environmental Appeals Board of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C.

Areas of Focus

Art Law
Having studied at the Tulane-Siena Institute for International Law, Cultural Heritage & The Arts in Siena, Italy, Jacqueline is highly familiar with the international structures in place to combat the illegal trade of art and antiquities, and with the frameworks in place to facilitate legitimate transactions. In the event of theft or damage claims, she leverages the firm’s long-standing relationships with qualified appraisers and conservators whose expertise helps determine the true value and correct resolution strategy to pursue, focused on accelerating turnaround through procedural or substantive dismissals, successful tenders and negotiated settlements.

Professional Liability
Jacqueline litigates claims against attorneys and has a background in obtaining Bar approvals for advertising and other professional responsibility guidance. She also has experience with Interest on Lawyer Trust Accounts (IOLTA).