Leadership at Sky Insurance

Physicians, medical clinics, and law firms trust Sky to help them with their professional liability insurance needs. Our team brings unique knowledge and experience to Sky’s clients.

Tim Smigel

Principal Broker

Tim Smigel, Principal Broker of Sky Insurance Agency, has over fourteen years of insurance experience including working for a national brokerage firm and a physician owned medical professional liability insurance company. 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 medical professional liability specialists in Oregon.

Tim assists medical groups in understanding their loss history in relation to premium and placing coverage with the insurance company that best fits an insured’s needs at the lowest cost.

To date, not one Oregon medical group Tim works with has moved coverage back to its previous insurer. By working with Tim as your broker, you gain an advocate who can help you obtain premium reductions and more comprehensive claims and risk management services from your insurance carrier.


University of Oregon, Bachelors of Arts and Science, Political Science

Michelle Smigel

Insurance Broker

Michelle focuses on brokering insurance for physicians and attorneys and can assist clients with coverage review, risk management, defense counsel selection, and negotiating favorable insurance policy language to protect clients in the event of a claim.

Before joining Sky Insurance Agency, Michelle was a partner and shareholder at one of the largest Northwest law firms where she served as lead counsel in a variety of complex cases.  She draws on this background as an advocate to work to obtain high quality insurance products at competitive rates for Sky’s clients. 


J.D., Notre Dame Law School, cum laude;

B.A., University of Notre Dame, magna cum laude, English and Government & International Relations, College of Arts and Letters

Honors Program.

Professional Activities

Oregon State Bar, member

Oregon Association of Defense Counsel, member

  • Professional Liability Practice Group
  • Coverage Practice Group
  • Commercial Practice Group
  • Women in Law Practice Group

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