Charles “Jim” Suk

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Rochester, MN

Suk Law Firm, Ltd.
 | 5 East Center Street, Rochester, MN 55904
Phone: 507-281-0000
Fax: 507-281-4427
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1972
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

The owner and founder of Rochester, Minnesota-based Suk Law Firm Ltd., Charles James Suk has litigated personal injury and wrongful death cases since 1988. He accepts all types of personal injury cases, including wrongful death, product liability, nursing home negligence, dram shop claims, dog bites and accidents involving automobiles, pedestrians, motorcycles, bicycles, trains and trucks. Mr. Suk is licensed to practice law in the state courts of Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin, the United States Tax Court, the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota and before the Supreme Court of the United States. He represents clients throughout southeastern Minnesota and makes out-of-office visits to clients throughout the state as well as in Iowa and Wisconsin, operating on a contingency fee basis.

In 1995, Mr. Suk obtained a landmark jury verdict in excess of $1 million, the first of its kind in the region for a wrongful death or personal injury trial. Since 2003, Mr. Suk has secured verdicts exceeding $950,000 in three counties, including a $1.6 million judgment in Ramsey County. As such, he was invited to and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a national organization which recognizes those attorneys who have achieved over $1 million on behalf of their clients.

With more than three decades of experience, Mr. Suk has garnered the respect of his peers, receiving an AV Preeminent* rating from Martindale-Hubbell, its highest peer-reviewed rating. Additionally, he has been certified as a civil trial specialist by both the Minnesota State Bar Association and the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Mr. Suk has also served on the board of directors for the Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers of Minnesota and the Minnesota Association for Justice.

In his spare time, Mr. Suk is dedicated to serving his community. He has served on the board of directors for numerous organizations, including the Rochester Art Center, the History Center of Olmsted County, the Planning and Zoning Commission of Rochester, the Olmsted County Humane Society and the Rochester Charter Commission.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
  • 100%Personal Injury - General
Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 18 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2020

Certificates and Credentials

MSBA Board Certified Specialists

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About Charles Suk

Admitted: 1972, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: https://profiles.superlawyers.com/minnesota/rochester/lawyer...

Honors/Awards:

  • Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • "Minnesota 'Best' Lawyer" by Minnesota Monthly Magazine 2017
  • AVVO.com Rated 10 (Superb) by clients and peers, avvo.com, 2017
  • Martindale-Hubbell (2019) AV® Preeminent™ (5 out of 5) lawyer, the highest rating possible by the lawyer rating service.

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers of Minnesota

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Iowa
  • Member, Minnesota State Bar Association, 3rd District Bar Association 1972 – Present
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1994 – Present
  • Member, Minnesota State Bar Association, 1988
  • Member, Iowa Association for Justice 1999 – Present 
  • Member, State Bar Association of Iowa 1999 – Present
  • Minnesota Federal District Court 1973 – Present
  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court for the State of Minnesota
  • Member, American Association for Justice 1980 – Present
  • Associate Member, KidsandCars.org
  • Board of Directors, Academy of Certified Civil Trial Specialists of Minnesota 1988 – Present
  • Wisconsin
  • Member and Former Board Membe, Minnesota Association for Justice 1980 – Present
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • Member National Board of Trial Advocacy 1989 – Present
  • Former Member, Board of Directors, Minnesota Association for Justice
  • Member, State Bar of Wisconsin 1999 – Present

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • September 14, 2016 verdict in the amount of $15.3 million.  Matthew Siems, et al. vs. Gerald Mohs, et al.District Court, Olmsted County, Court File No. 55-CV-14-8193.  This was dram shop/auto liability claim arising out of a 9/14/14 car crash which left a nine year old boy dead, his eight year old cousin crippled, and that boy's mother, the driver, with a severe hand injury.  The drunk driver is in prison for seven years.  Three bars were involved and either settled or were found liable.  , 2016

Transactions:

  • $2 million, non-litigated settlement (January 21, 2013).  Patron at a restaurant fell on ice as he exited the restaurant and was rendered a quadriplegic.  Basis of the claim was that the restaurant was aware of a roof design defect which deposited water which could freeze near the entryway and not be apparent to patrons. , 2013

Educational Background:

  • University of Minnesota, B.A., 1969
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Office Location for Charles “Jim” Suk

5 East Center Street
Rochester, MN 55904

Phone: 507-281-0000

Fax: 507-281-4427

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Last Updated: 1/7/2020

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