Michael S. Polk

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Products Liability Attorney in Hastings, MN

Sieben Polk, P.A.
 | 1640 South Frontage Road, Suite 200
Hastings, MN 55033
Phone: 651-304-6708
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1979
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts (10%)
Attorney Profile

Mike Polk has been a certified civil trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy since 1986. Mr. Polk has been practicing as a trial lawyer in Hastings with Sieben Polk, P.A., specializing in personal injury, product liability and wrongful death since 1979. His practice spans Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Mr. Polk has represented hundreds of victims in complex cases involving serious injury and wrongful death, resulting in significant recoveries.

He has been featured in Super Lawyers since 2001. He is also active in the American Association for Justice, the Minnesota Association for Justice, and is a member of the Board of Governors of the Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association and several committees within the association.

He is a former adjunct professor at William Mitchell College of Law, author of articles on civil trial law and a continuing legal education lecturer for trial attorneys.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - Products (70%)

Personal Injury - General (20%)

Class Action/Mass Torts (10%)

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 15 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2017

Certificates and Credentials

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy

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About Michael Polk

Admitted: 1979, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: http://www.siebenpolklaw.com/Attorneys/Michael-S-Polk.shtml

Honors and Awards:

  • Top 40 Plaintiff personal injury attorney, Minnesota Law & Politics, 2004 - 2008
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Pre-Eminent Legal Rating (AV), Martindale-Hubbell

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certification Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Wisconsin, 1985
  • Minnesota, 1979
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Wisconsin State Bar Association
  • Minnesota Association for Justice
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • American Association  for Justice
  • States District Court for the Districts of Minnesota

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Presentation, Masters In Trial, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 7/8/2009
  • Presentation, National Silica Conference, HarrisMartin National Silica Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, 9/15-16/2005
  • Presentation, Respiratory Protective Devices, Mealey's National Asbestos Litigation Conference, Westin Hotel, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 9/19-20/2002
  • Presentation, Handling A Silicosis And/Or Respiratory Protective Device Case, Mealey's Silica Litigation Conference, Westin Hotel, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 9/18/2002
  • Presentation, Respiratory Protective Devices and Pneumoconioses, Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention, 8/12/2000
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, William Mitchell College of Law, 1/96-5/97
  • Lecturer, Trial of Complex Litigation Case, William Mitchell College of Law - Professor Thomas H. Carey's Class - Management of Complex Litigation, 11/9/93
  • Instructor, Minnesota Advocacy Institute, served as an instructor in course entitled "Depositions" offered as part of the Minnesota Continuing Legal Education Skills Training, 10/19-20/93
  • Contributing Author, Minnesota Cause of Action Manual, MTLA publication, 1985 - Present
  • Author, Bad Faith and Punitive Damages, ALI-ABA, 1985
  • Lecturer, Punitive Damages and Bad Faith Claims, MTLA, 2/90
  • Lecturer, Comparative Fault in a Products Liability Case, MTLA, 2/90
  • Lecturer, The Anatomy of a Products Liability Trial, MDLA and MTLA, 4/89
  • Lecturer, Litigation of Complex Toxic Tort Cases, MTLA, 8/87
  • Lecturer, Third Annual Insurance Law, MTLA (Punitive Damages), 9/86
  • Lecturer, "Bad Faith" Insurance Litigation, ALI-ABA, 10/85
  • Lecturer, Automobile Liability - Bad Faith and Punitive Damages, MTLA, 9/85
  • Lecturer, Handling the Dram Shop Case, MTLA, 8/84
  • Lecturer, Pierringer Releases, Minn. CLE, 11/83
  • Lecturer, Preparing a Medical Witness for Trial, Minn. CLE, 10/83
  • Lecturer, Toxic Substances Litigation, MTLA, 2/81
  • Lecturer, Converting Medicine's Tools into Tools of Courtroom Proof, Minn. CLE, 10/83
  • Lecturer, No-Fault and Bad Faith, MTLA, 5/80
  • Lecturer, Damages, MTLA, 2/80
  • Lecturer, Handling the Automobile Insurance Case, Punitive damages in bad faith claims, MTLA, 5/89
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, William Mitchell College

Educational Background:

  • Drake University, B.S.B.A., 1975
  • Northfield Senior High School, 1971

Industry Groups

  • Academy Of Certified Trial Lawyers
  • American Association Of Justice
  • AMERICAN BOARD OF TRIAL ADVOCATES
  • Mesothelioma And Asbestos Litigation
  • Minnesota Association Of Justice
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    Office Location for Michael S. Polk

    1640 South Frontage Road
    Suite 200
    Hastings, MN 55033

    Phone: 651-304-6708

     

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