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About me

I am blessed to be able to help persons with injuries and disabilities navigate the complicated and often confusing areas of Workers Compensation and Social Security Disability to effect a real and positive change in their circumstances.


I enjoy sharing my time and talents in various church and community volunteer opportunities.


For fun and recreation, I love to sail and sing barbershop songs.


Practice areas


  1. Administrative Law: 50%
    35 years
  2. Workers Compensation: 45%
    35 years
  3. Personal Injury: 5%
    35 years



Contingent (25-33%)

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  • Adrienne Marie Hines

    Mr. Polofka is a bright and thoughtful attorney. He's very knowledgeable in the area of workers compensation and I am happy to endorse him.


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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse John. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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Contact info

Polofka & Van Berkom, Attorneys

Four Seagate, Suite 602
Toledo, OH, 43604


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselMickel & Huffman1999 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
Toledo Bar AssociationChairman Lawyers and Doctors Committee2009 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Supreme Bumpers, Inc. v. Indus. Comm.Supreme Court upheld award of compensation.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of ToledoN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
In-house training for Employees of The SourceOhio Workers Compenation benefits and the impact on those looking for work2010