Jerry Sisk has been handling and trying workers' compensation cases since 2003. While workers' compensation insurers attempt to delay or avoid paying owed benefits to injured workers, Jerry has devoted his career to making sure his clients receive the compensation they deserve.
Earlier in his career, Jerry represented insurance companies so he knows first-hand how these companies defend against lawsuits by manipulating the legal system in their favor. He knows what it takes to prove entitlement to benefits. Because insurance companies have infinite dollars to fight your case they can hire expensive defense lawyers and investigators to assist in the denial of your benefits. Moreover, they can send you to their doctors to obtain medical reports which potentially can be used against you during your case. Jerry understands this and works diligently to make sure that all the necessary steps are taken to win at trial.
Jerry grew up in Minnesota and spent all but his college years living in the Twin Cities. When he was not participating in sports at Wayzata High School, he would be busy “flipping burgers” at his family restaurant. In college, Jerry clerked for former Representative Jim Ramstad in Washington, D.C. Jerry is a graduate of the prestigious James Madison College at Michigan State University and the University of Minnesota Law School.
Jerry is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association, Minnesota Association of Justice, and Anoka County Bar Association. He is also currently the Treasurer for the Anoka County Bar Association. He is a contributor to the Minnesota Association of Justice Trial magazine, where he is published. He is frequent presenter throughout the State of Minnesota on various workers' compensation topics.
Jerry, his wife, and three kids reside in Blaine, Minnesota. When he is not chasing his kids around the house and coaching their activities, he enjoys snowboarding, woodworking, bicycling, and doing anything outdoors.
Jerry prides himself on representing members of the Minnesota workforce who have been injured on the job and need ethical, responsive, and zealous representation. No commericals, no highway billboards - just great lawyering. Call today for a free consultation.
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Jerry Sisk is an excellent workers’ compensation attorney. Bright, energetic and talented – he possesses the willingness to try cases when necessary- balanced by the discernment to resolve disputes amicably where appropriate. Guided by a good moral compass and possessing a solid set of technical skills, Jerry provides superb representation for his clients. Jerry possesses an able grasp of the intricacies of the complex Minnesota Workers’ Compensation law. Before coming to work at the Law Office of Thomas D. Mottaz, he spent 5 years working at the premier St. Paul insurance defense firm of Heacox and Hartman. There he learned the nuts and bolts of defending a case. This tutelage prepared him well for his position. In addition to providing zealous and capable representation to his clients, Jerry also presents at various seminars and he periodically writes for local legal publications. Jerry is also very active in the local bar association. As such, I highly recommend him.
David Kempston Workers Compensation Attorney
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|MN||Authorized to practice||2003||07/31/2015|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Sar||Super Lawyers Magazine||2015|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2011|
|Rising Star||Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine||2009|
|Rising Star||Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine||2008|
|Rising Star||Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine||2007|
|Associate||Law Offices of Thomas Mottaz||2009 - Present|
|N/A||Law Offices of Donald Noack||2008 - 2009|
|Associate||Heacox, Hartman, Koshmrl, Cosgriff & Johnson, P.A.||2003 - 2008|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Anoka County Bar Association||N/A||2010 - Present|
|Minnesota Association for Justice||N/A||2008 - Present|
|Ramsey County Bar Association||N/A||2003 - 2008|
|Minnesota State Bar Association||N/A||2003 - Present|
|Cantu v. Ameripride Linen & Apparel Service||N/A|
|Mankowski v. St. Paul Companies||N/A|
|Pechacek, v. HealthEast||Prevailed|
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|Minnesota Association for Justice||Avoiding the Potential Pitfalls of Medicare Set-Aside||2013|
|Minnesota Trial Lawyer Magazine||When it Becomes Personal in Workers Compensation-The Idiopathic Injury||2011|
|Lexis Nexis Publishing||Minnesota WCAC Commissioner Sviggum Proposes to Strip Benefits From Undocumented Workers||2008|
|Comp Wonk||The impact of illegal immigrants on the US economy||2008|
|University of Minnesota Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2003|
|Michigan State University||International Relations||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2000|
|Handling Workers' Compensation Cases: Perspectives from Both Sides of the Aisle||Minnesota Workers Compensation||2015|
|Workers' Compensation Institute||Utilizing Technology in the Social Media Age to Augment your WC Practice||2013|
|Current Trends in Minnesota Workers' Compensation Perspectives from the Petitioner and Defense||Current Trends In Minnesota Workers' Compensation||2013|
|Minnesota Workers' Compensation Basics||Minnesota Workers' Compensation||2012|
|Handling the Basics of MN Workers' Compensation||Workers' Compensation||2012|
|Travelers Insurance Conference||Q & A: Workers’ Compensation||2011|
|Minnesota CLE 2010 Workers Compensation Institute||Workers’ Compensation and Immigrants: Cross-Practice||2010|
|Education Minnesota||Workers Compensation 101||2010|
|Minnesota County Insurance Trust Seminar||Caselaw Update||2007|