Jerry W. Sisk

Top rated workers' compensation attorney in Coon Rapids, Minnesota

Mottaz & Sisk Injury Law
Jerry W. Sisk
Mottaz & Sisk Injury Law

Practice Areas: Workers' compensation, Social security disability

Licensed in Minnesota since: 2003

Education: University of Minnesota Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2022 Selected to Rising Stars: 2007 - 2009, 2011, 2015 - 2017
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Mottaz & Sisk Injury Law

3340 Northdale Boulevard NW
Suite 140
Coon Rapids, MN 55448 Visit website


Jerry W. Sisk is an attorney with the Mottaz & Sisk 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 15 years of legal experience. Since 2008, 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, having served as president of the Anoka County Bar Association and currently Chair of the workers' compensation section of the Minnesota Association for Justice. He also serves on the Executive Committee for the Minnesota State Bar Association. He is the junior editor of The Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Deskbook. 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 throughout his career, including 2021 Best Lawyer for Claimant Attorneys in Minnesota and Best Law Firm for workers' compensation by the Star & Tribune. 

Practice areas

Workers' compensation: claimant, Social security disability
  • 90% Workers' compensation: claimant
  • 10% Social security disability

First Admitted: 2003, Minnesota

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Minnesota Association of Justice, Workers’ Compensation Section Co-Chair
  • Podcast - MN Work Comp Connection.
  • Junior Editor of the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Deskbook., 2021
  • Executive Committee Member for the Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Arbitrator/Mediator for the Union Construction Workers' Compensation Program
  • President of the Anoka County Bar Association., 2017
  • Anoka County Bar Association Vice President, 2016
  • Anoka County Bar Association Treasurer , 2015
  • Anoka County Bar Association Secretary, 2014
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member
  • Anoka County Bar Association, Member
  • Minnesota Association of Justice, Member
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Mentor to St. Thomas Law School student
  • 21st District Ethic's Committee Investigator
  • 21st District Ethic's Committee Investigator, 2018
  • Mentor for law students at the St. Thomas Law School. 2011 to Present. , 2017
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Dispute Resolution Certificate, Hamline University, 2001
  • Medicare Secondary Payer Professional , 2012
Educational Background:
  • University of Minnesota Law School, 2003
  • Michigan State University-James Madison College, 2000
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • This program comes packed with real-world paralegal tips for navigating the workers' compensation case. Analyze best practices for coordinating with insurance adjusters and medical providers, delve into guidelines for handling discovery requests and responses, find out what you need to know about IMEs, and much more. Enhance your skills - register today! Examine best practices for case intake. Discover tips for coordinating with medical providers, insurance adjusters, and clients. Uncover practical guidance for summarizing financial, employment, and medical records. Develop strategies for investigating claims. Determine how to prep for mediation, hearings, and settlement., Speaker, Worker’s Compensation cases: A how to guide for paralegals, NBI, Legal, 2021
  • This session will utilize short medical scenarios and allow viewers to vote on the outcome of each, with discussion around findings and what you can apply to your next case., Speaker, You Be the Judge! Expert Medical Opinions – An Evidentiary Quiz Show, , MN CLE, Lawyers, Adjusters And Legal Professionals, 2022
  • CLE on COVID-19 and workers' compensation. , Presenter, COVID-19 AND MINNESOTA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION: HOW THE VIRUS AFFECTS YOUR PRACTICE, Anoka County Bar Association , Attorneys, Employers, 2020
  • An overview of the updated Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Treatment Parameters: when they apply, getting them right and how to use them effectively for your clients., Co-Presenter, Arguing the Treatment Parameters , Minnesota CLE, Attorneys, 2020
  • Thіѕ guide gоеѕ thrоugh the bаѕісѕ of Wоrkеrѕ’ Compensation іn Mіnnеѕоtа. Workers’ Compensation lаw іѕ dіffеrеnt from ѕtаtе tо ѕtаtе. Minnesota law is different than other states. You should be careful about what you read on the internet – the information you find may not apply to your situation. Speaking with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney about your case is the best way to get the advice that will help you.Thіѕ guіdе also covers helpful tорісѕ and questions ѕuсh as: Whаt іѕ Wоrkеrѕ’ Cоmреnѕаtіоn? Whаt benefits сould be available to you? Whаt іѕ the tіmеlіnе оf a case? Each саѕе іѕ dіffеrеnt. Your specific сіrсumѕtаnсеѕ may not be оutlіnеd here and you should always consult with a workers’ compensation attorney to get answers that are specific to you., Author, Injured Workers’ Guide to Minnesota Workers’ Compensation , Amazon, Injured Workers, Workers' Compensation Attorneys, 2020
  • 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
  • Medicare – Concepts and Practice Tips when handling workers' compensation cases. , Presenter, Medicare Deskbook, MN CLE, Workers' Compensation, 2018
  • his Year, the Highly Rated, Annual Workers’ Compensation Institute is on a Wednesday and Thursday! Practical Session Content New Developments and Other Key Topics Fun Conference Get-Together New DLI Commissioner Nancy Leppink Important Medical Topics Including Stem Cell Therapy for Orthopedic Injuries PLUS – Bonus Free Thursday Afternoon Program – More Great Education, More Credits!, Co-Chair, Co-Chair of the Workers’ Compensation Institute, Minnesota CLE, Attorneys, 2019
  • Legal issues facing vocational rehabilitation counselors in workers' compesation matters. , Presenter, Vocational Decisions from the Bench, MOSPRR, Workers' Compensation, 2018
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Handling the settlement process through a workers' compensation case., Presenter, Workers Compesation: The Settlement Process, National Business Institute, Workers' Compensation, 2016
  • How do you identify a TBI? What should you be looking for when defending or prosecuting TBI claims? What type of evidence should you be prepared to submit at hearing? Matt and Jerry will provide helpful information and insight on how to deal with these ever changing claims., Presenter, How to Handle TBI Claims - Petitioner and Defense Lawyer Perspective, MN CLE, Workers' Compensation, 2016
  • Author, Changes to the Minnesota Workers Compensation Act, The Journal of the Minnesota Association for Justice, Minnesota Lawyers, 2014
  • 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, Avoiding the Potential Pitfalls of Medicare Set-Aside, Journal of the Minnesota Association of Justice, Minnesota Attorneys, 2013
  • Speaker, The Stipulation Panel, MN CLE, Workers Compensation 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
  • 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
  • Author, When it Becomes Personal in Workers Compensation-The Idiopathic Injury, Minnesota Trial Lawyer Magazine, Minnesota Attorneys, 2011
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Chair of the Workers' Compensation Section for the Minnesota Association for Justice., 2022
  • Junior Editor of the Minnesota Workers' Compensation Deskbook, 2022
  • Co-Chair of Minnesota Association of Justice's Workers' Compensation Section, 2019
  • Co-Author of Minnesota Workers' Compensation Deskbook, Chapter 16 : Medicare.
  • 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
  • Mottaz & Sisk Injury Law is a workers’ compensation firm located in Coon Rapids, Minnesota that serves clients throughout the state., Minnesota's Best Gold Award Winner 2022, Voted Minnesota's Best, 2022
  • , Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2022
  • , Lawyer of the Year - Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants in Minneapolis, Best Lawyers - US News & World Report, 2021
  • 10/10 rating on
  • 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
  • Selected to Rising Stars 2007 - 2009, 2011, 2015 - 2017, Rising Star attorney, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2017
Industry Groups:
  • Injury At Work
  • Minnesota Workers Compensation Attorney
  • Minnesota Workmans Comp Lawyer
  • MN Work Comp
  • Work Injury Attorney

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

“Aggressive advocate for his client and is well respected by the defense bar.”

“Jerry Sisk is a great lawyer, highly skilled, knowledgeable and honest. ”

Office location for Jerry W. Sisk

3340 Northdale Boulevard NW
Suite 140
Coon Rapids, MN 55448

Phone: 763-447-3678


1 Year Super Lawyers
7 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2007 - 2009, 2011, 2015 - 2017

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