Jerry W. Sisk

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Workers' Compensation Attorney in Coon Rapids, MN

Law Office of Thomas D. Mottaz
 | 3340 Northdale Boulevard NW, Suite 140
Coon Rapids, MN 55448
Phone: 763-447-3678
Fax: 763-421-8362
Selected to Rising Stars: 2007 - 2009, 2011, 2015 - 2017
Licensed Since: 2003
Practice Areas:
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant (90%),
  • Social Security Disability (10%)
Attorney Profile

Jerry W. Sisk is an attorney with the Law Office of Thomas Mottaz in Coon Rapids, Minnesota. Regarded as one of the region's top attorneys for workers' compensation and Social Security Disability law, Mr. Sisk has more than 13 years of legal experience. Since 2003, he has devoted his practice to advocating on behalf of employees who suffered a debilitating illness or injury on the job.

Drawing upon his extensive amount of knowledge and experience, Mr. Sisk provides unmatched assistance and support to those seeking help to secure the finances they need to support themselves and their families. Having served as an insurance defense attorney early in his career, he fully understands the tactics insurance companies use to reduce or deny claims to applicants, and this knowledge helps him better serve his clients with their initial filings as well as their appeals.

A 2000 graduate of Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts in international relations, Mr. Sisk obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2003. He received his license to practice from the Minnesota State Bar Association that same year.

Along with maintaining a successful legal practice, Mr. Sisk is also heavily involved in his legal community. In addition to serving as president of the Anoka County Bar Association, he is also a member of the Ramsey County Bar Association, the Minnesota State Bar Association and the Minnesota Association for Justice, among his other professional affiliations. Widely regarded as a leader in his field, he also has several publications to his credit, and he has conducted numerous lectures and seminars involving workers' compensation and SSDI matters.

Recognized for his impeccable professionalism and service, Mr. Sisk holds Superb ratings on Avvo, and he has earned several other awards and honors as well throughout his career.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Workers' Compensation (90%)

Social Security Disability (10%)

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 7 years

Rising Stars: 2007 - 2009, 2011, 2015 - 2017

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About Jerry Sisk

Admitted: 2003, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: https://mottazlaw.com/minnesota-work-comp-attorneys/

Honors/Awards:

  • 10/10 rating on Avvo.com
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating, awarded to only those lawyers with the highest ethical standards and professional ability., Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell , 2018
  • Selected to Rising Stars 2007 - 2009, 2011, 2015 - 2017, Rising Star attorney, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2017

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Dispute Resolution Certificate, Hamline University, 2001
  • Medicare Secondary Payer Professional , 2012

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member
  • Minnesota Association of Justice, Workers’ Compensation Section Co-Chair, 2019
  • Anoka County Bar Association Secretary, 2014
  • President of the Anoka County Bar Association., 2017
  • Anoka County Bar Association, Member
  • Anoka County Bar Association Vice President, 2016
  • Minnesota Association of Justice, Member
  • Anoka County Bar Association Treasurer , 2015

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • 21st District Ethic's Committee Investigator, 2019
  • 21st District Ethic's Committee Investigator, 2018
  • Mentor for law students at the St. Thomas Law School. 2011 to Present. , 2017

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • This session will explore ethical pitfalls to avoid in your practice including those related to civility, competence and wellness, harassment, and more., Co-presenter , Work Comp: Legal Ethics – Analyzing Scenarios in Practice, July 25, 2018 (MNCLE), Minnesota , Workers Compensation, 2018
  • Judges apply the rules of evidence to determine whether to admit or exclude physical evidence, oral testimony, and exhibits. The rules permit a judge only to allow evidence which is deemed relevant and material. What should you do if a ruling goes against you? In this presentation, OAH Judge Kirsten Tate and seasoned trial attorneys Natalie Lund and Jerry Sisk provide a practical look at 10 ways workers’ compensation attorneys can use evidentiary rules to their cases’ advantage., Co-Presenter, Rules of Evidence – 10 Ways Workers’ Comp Attorneys Can Maximize the Practical Benefit of Evidence Rules, Minnesota CLE, Workers Compensation, 2019
  • This session will explore ethical pitfalls to avoid in your practice including those related to civility, competence and wellness, harassment, and more., Co-presenter, Legal Ethics 2018 – Analyzing Scenarios Relevant to Work Comp Practice, Minnesota CLE, Workers Compensation, 2018
  • Author, When it Becomes Personal in Workers Compensation-The Idiopathic Injury, Minnesota Trial Lawyer Magazine, Minnesota Attorneys, 2011
  • Author, Avoiding the Potential Pitfalls of Medicare Set-Aside, Journal of the Minnesota Association of Justice, Minnesota Attorneys, 2013
  • Author, Nunn v. Noodles & Co. : Going Beyond Workers Compensation when the Employer Intentionally Obstructs the Right to Benefits, The Journal of the Minnesota Association of Justice, Minnesota Attorneys, 2013
  • Author, Dykoff v. Excel Energy: Understanding the Ramifications of the Minnesota Supreme Courts Decision, The Journal of the Minnesota Association for Justice, Minnesota Lawyers, 2014
  • Author, Changes to the Minnesota Workers Compensation Act, The Journal of the Minnesota Association for Justice, Minnesota Lawyers, 2014
  • Speaker, The Stipulation Panel, MN CLE, Workers Compensation Attorneys, 2013
  • Presenter, Utilizing Technology in the Social Media Age to Augment Your WC Practice, MN CLE, Lawyers, 2013
  • Presenter, Current Trends in Minnesota Workers Compensation, Hennepin County Bar Association, Lawyers, 2013
  • Minnesota Association of Justice Trial magazine, contributor
  • Presenter, Current Trends in Minnesota Workers Compensation, Hennepin County Bar Association, Lawyers, 2013
  • Presenter, Medicare set-asides, Minnesota Department of labor and industry, Adjusters, Government Employees, Lawyers, 2013
  • Presenting on ethical issues presented to Miinnesota workers' compensation lawyers. , Speaker, Top Ten Ethical Pitfalls to Avoid in Your Workers' Compensation Practic, Minnesota CLE, Lawyers, 2017
  • Minnesota Workers' Compensation Deskbook Seminar - addressing ethical issues in the workers' compensation system. , Speaker, The Minnesota Workers' Compensation Attorney - Top 10 Ethical Pitfalls to Avoid , Minnesota CLE, 2017
  • Reporting on recent cases in the workers' compensation system, Author, Trial Magazine, Minnesota Association of Justice, 2017

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • 2019 Workers’ Compensation Institute, Co-Chair, Minnesota Cle, 2019
  • Minnesota Association of Justice 2019 Chair of the Workers’ Compensation Seminar, 2019
  • Minnesota Association of Justice Chair of the 2018 Workers’ Compensation Seminar, 2018

Videos:

  • Minnesota workers compensation can be a difficult process to understand. After a work injury it's important to understand what benefits you may be entitled to under MN work comp law. Attorney Jerry Sisk talks about the four types of benefits available to injured workers., Four Benefits Available Under Minnesota Workers' Compensation , 2017

Educational Background:

  • University of Minnesota Law School, 2003
  • Michigan State University-James Madison College, 2000

Industry Groups

  • Injury At Work
  • Minnesota Workers Compensation Attorney
  • Minnesota Workmans Comp Lawyer
  • MN Work Comp
  • Work Injury Attorney
Office Location for Jerry W. Sisk

3340 Northdale Boulevard NW
Suite 140
Coon Rapids, MN 55448

Phone: 763-447-3678

Fax: 763-421-8362

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Last Updated: 2/28/2019

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