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Michael John Cerjak

Personal injury Attorney at Brookfield, WI

5.0   9 reviews
  • State Years
    Wisconsin - WI 15 years
    Indiana - IN Licensed
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State WI
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed
    State IN
    Acquired N/A
    Status
    Temporary Admission No misconduct found

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About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

I handle a variety of personal injury, civil rights, and commercial litigation matters, but specialize in representing individuals seriously harmed as the result of substandard medical care. I am motivated by injustice and a sense of fair play, and seek accountability on behalf of those who have been hurt or killed by carelessness, errors, or systemic deficits in nursing homes, prisons, hospitals, and long-term care facilities.

 

Before devoting my practice to representing individuals and families, I spent years representing large institutions—insurers, businesses, and governmental entities—in commercial litigation, insurance coverage, civil rights, and personal injury cases. Having extensively defended complex cases, I anticipate how the defense will approach a case, and my clients benefit from my perspective and insight in evaluating claims, negotiating settlements, and presenting cases at trial.

 

I am listed in Best Lawyers in America for my work in Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, I have been recognized by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star every year since 2012, and I have been named a Leading Lawyer in Insurance Law by Milwaukee Magazine. 

Location

Cannon & Dunphy, S.C.
595 North Barker Road
Brookfield, WI, 53045

Reviews

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Posted by Carol | March 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic
I hired Michael to represent me in a claim against my medical provider, and I couldn’t be any happier! He really did a great job in handling my claim and getting it resolved with a result I was happy with. I would highly recommend Michael!
Posted by Kelly | March 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent experience.
I hired Michael Cerjak to represent me in a malpractice case. It was an excellent experience working with him. I believe he got the best possible settlement for me. He went the extra mile. He was able to lower my payback to UMR by thousands of dollars. If you are looking for an exceptional attorney, Michael is your man. Can’t say enough good things.
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Posted by Donald | February 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent!
I received a terrible wound from a nursing home. Besides being very kind, Michael walked me through the whole justice system, very often explaining why things happen, timelines, options, and how the opposing lawyer might respond. Michael was very professional and thorough. I was very satisfied with his knowledge and concern of me and my case.
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Posted by Lisa | January 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional!!
Michael Cerjak handled our nursing home negligence case. He was very thorough in his explanations, and kept our family informed with frequent updates. His firm even traveled to meet with our family at a location closer to where we live, so we did not have to travel as far. We were extremely pleased with the outcome, and would highly recommend Michael and his firm. Great job!
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Posted by Marsha | October 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding
I can't express the gratitude my family has for Mr. Cerjak. He was tireless in his preparation of our case. He patiently guided our family through the process of our lawsuit understanding that this was a very difficult situation for our family. He always looked out for our best interest and was available at all times. The case was settled to my families satisfaction and we only have the highest praises for Michael and the firm.
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Posted by Maria | September 21, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Skilled Professional
Mr. Cerjak provided great advice and excellent representation in my dispute with a healthcare provider. I was very happy with the outcome and would certainly recommend him. Thanks again!
Posted by Larry | September 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Positively Professional
Mr. Cerjak's performance in representing our nursery home abuse case was impeccable. He so simplified the litigation process that our personal responsibility was reduced to providing the basic facts and signing a few forms. Mr. Cerjak kept us updated on the progress of the case and always made himself available to offer explanations and to answer questions. We highly recommend him and his firm to anyone seeking assistance with a nursing home abuse case. Thank you so much for your help!
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Posted by Dale | June 14, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Michael is the best! He represented my brothers and I in a nursing home neglect matter. He is very professional, knowledgeable, and to the point. He goes above and beyond and always kept us well informed. Michael did an excellent job for us. We are very happy with the results and would highly recommend Michael and the law firm of P.K.S.D. Thanks again!
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Posted by Diana | April 16, 2014
Super lawyer
I would definitely recommend Michael. He handled a matter for me and my husband, and we got a very good result that we were happy with. Thanks again
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Cannon & Dunphy, S.C.
  • 2018 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Pitman, Kalkhoff, Sicula & Dentice SC
  • 2015 - 2018
  • Shareholder
  • Kasdorf Lewis & Swietlik, S.C.
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Associate
  • Kasdorf Lewis & Swietlik, S.C.
  • 2008 - 2014
  • Summer Associate
  • Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C.
  • 2007 - 2007
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Education

  • Marquette University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Milwaukee School of Engineering
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2005

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Landlord-Tenant Jury Verdict
  • Favorable jury verdict in landlord-tenant dispute.
  • Car-Accident Jury Verdict
  • No liability jury verdict in a motor-vehicle on bicycle accident.
  • Car-Accident Jury Verdict
  • No liability jury verdict in motor-vehicle accident case.
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Associations

  • Wisconsin Association for Justice
  • 2015 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Wisconsin Defense Counsel
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 10 Attorney Award
  • National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2016
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Leading Lawyers
  • M Magazine
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Six CALI (Highest Grade) Awards
  • Marquette University Law School
  • 2008
  • Dean's List
  • Marquette University Law School
  • 2008
  • Associate Editor
  • Marquette Law Review
  • 2008
  • National Appellate Advocacy Competition
  • American Bar Association
  • 2008
  • Jenkins Competition Finalist
  • Marquette University Law School
  • 2008
  • Honor's List
  • Milwaukee School of Engineering
  • 2005
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Speaking Engagements

  • Seminar
  • Collecting and Preserving Evidence for a Premises-Liability Trial
  • 2014
  • Seminar
  • Presentation & Technology
  • 2014
  • Conference
  • Using Evidence of Healthcare Fraud in Personal-Injury Cases
  • 2014
  • Seminar
  • Wisconsin Tort Update
  • 2013
  • Class
  • Experiences in Appellate Advocacy
  • 2013
  • Seminar
  • Wisconsin's Timely Payment of Claims Statute
  • 2011
  • Conference
  • The Enforceability of the Family Exclusion After Day v. Day
  • 2011
  • Conference
  • Taking Medicare's Interests Into Consideration: Mandatory Insurer Reporting
  • 2011
  • Conference
  • The Form of Pleadings as a Trigger of Coverage: What Is an Independent Concurrent Clause?
  • 2011
  • Class
  • Improving Your Legal Writing as a Young Lawyer
  • 2010
  • Class
  • Reflections on a Year of Practice
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (1)
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Class action Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"Michael and I worked recently on a class action matter. Michael impressed me with his depth of knowledge as well as his ability to quickly identify key legal and factual issues and devlop a strategy for resolving the case quickly and efficiently. I would recommend him for class action work in the future."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mike is a thoughtful, intelligent, dedicated, and skilled litigator. He excels as an aggresive advocate for his clients' interests. He takes pride in the quality of his work product both as a writer and a trial lawyer. Highly recommended."
Brookfield Personal injury Lawyer Michael John Cerjak
Michael John Cerjak
Personal injury Attorney
Brookfield, WI
Licensed for 15 years