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John P. Polewski

Medical malpractice Attorney at Desoto, TX

5.0   27 reviews

also known as John Polewski


Licensed for 38 years

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About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Medical malpractice
    70%
    I have personally represented people in hundreds of cases involving all types of medical malpractice, and injuries ranging from illness to death and amputations.

    38 years, 250 cases

  2. Personal injury
    20%
    In over 28 years of doing nothing but litigation, I have handled hundreds of cases involving car wrecks, slip and falls, dangerous products and places, assaults, and malpractice

    38 years, 300 cases

  3. Litigation
    5%
    I have represented businesses and families in hundreds of lawsuits involving business disputes, disputes between partners, employers and employees, and of course personal injuries.

    38 years, 300 cases

  4. Trucking accident
    5%
    Trucking cases are more complicated than other vehicle accident cases, and you need an attorney who knows the law and regulations in this area.

    26 years, 30 cases

SERVING CLIENTS THROUGHOUT TEXAS AND ARKANSAS FOR OVER 25 YEARS. CALL (972) 230-6200

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Licensed for 38 years
State AR
Status Active
Acquired 2009
Updated 12/05/2022
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 1984
Updated 10/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Polewski and Associates
540 East Pleasant Run Road
Desoto, TX, 75115-4211
Polewski & Associates, PC
620 West 3rd Street
Suite 404
Little Rock, AR, 72201
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Posted by Julie | April 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you, John
As anyone who’s gone through a malpractice suit knows, the stress and anxiety can be a tremendous burden. I would not have wanted anyone but John to be guiding me through this tough process. He is relentless when it comes to serving the best interests of his client. His calm demeanor saved me on so many days when I felt such frustration. He was victorious in my case and I owe him such gratitude for that outcome.
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Posted by Sherry | May 21, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Very kind and knowledgable team!
Barbara and John are both very caring people, and were extremely helpful in a very difficult time for our family. Barbara always had such words of encouragement and John went way over and above spending time building and researching our difficult case. He is extremely knowledgeable and can get to the facts quickly in an expert and professional manner. It is obvious that they care about each personal issue and the people they represent. They made a very terrible experience less scary. We have never faced any legal issues, and they really helped through this painful process and helped us relax through it all. I would definitely recommend Polewski & Associates.
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Posted by Jonathan | December 28, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very honest w/me and great advice
Mr. Polewski is very knowledgeable and has been Honest w/ me from the beginning. I recommend him & his firm above anyone else! He's honesty and responsiveness w/advice is what sold me. I can't say enough good things about him! Thank you for all your help
Posted by Karon | November 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Steadfast & Tenacious
I was referred to Polewski & Associates by a friend in mid-2014. I met with John and his team and described what happened to me. John attentively listened and gathered all the information I'd given him. He politely and honestly made sure I understood the entire process and the length of time the process could possible take. John answered any and all questions that I had. Barbara and he kept in contact with me throughout the entire course and kept me abreast of everything pertaining to my case. Ultimately a few years later and just recently we've reached a settlement (through mediation). I know that if I did not have John and his team in my corner that I would not have gotten such an outcome. Everyone was very respectful, knowledgeable, considerate and showed great empathy towards my situation. His tenacity in getting me a victory is greatly appreciated! I sincerely hope no one ever has to go through all that I've been through, but if that were the case I would HIGHLY recommend Polewski & Associates to help in your time of need.
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Posted by Bill | June 22, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Client Bill
I hired John to represent me in a medical malpractice lawsuit. I had contacted several lawyers and none would take my case. John said yes and he worked diligently, professionally and won my case over and above my expectations. From the time John said yes to the time of case settlement John kept in contact with me with continuous updates. I was very satisfied and would highly recommend him to my friends and family.
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Posted by Deforest | April 3, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
First, I would like to thank Mr. John Polewski for everything he has done in my case. He is a very smart and knowledgeable lawyer. I had a long going case that was slowly fading away until I hired John "aka" the finisher he got the ball rolling again. He took the proper steps on getting everything handled and situated within weeks. If you want Grade A work call on John Polewski he will get the job done!
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Posted by Andrea | October 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Medical Malpractice
My husband and I hired John 2 years ago after I was injured durning a medical procedure. This was the hardest time in our lives, not knowing what would happen next and where to go John made this process smooth and easy. He was always willing to listen and go above and beyond to calm my nerves through this life changing event. He was wonderful at communicating the status of my case along with he and his staff were always available to us for any questions we had. Thank you John and Barbara for a job well done! We would definitely refer him to anyone!
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Posted by Patti | October 14, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very professional
John is a very good lawyer. He has a strong sense of empathy. He is not just in business for the money, he really cares about his clients. My husband and I hired him in a malpractice case and we did not win but it wasn't because of John. John worked very hard for several years on our case. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Alvis | October 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Morals and principles
It is rare today in any profession that you find someone who will do what it takes for a client. John and Barbara did everything possible to help my case even when it seemed like a complete loss. For four years he worked on every possible way for us to win. John is a MAN of integrity first then he is an attorney of the same quality. Not once during my trial was he disrespectful to anyone on either side of the court room even when the defense was attacking everyone. His demeanor will help you in the face of adversity and he always makes sure you know what is happening. If I am ever in need of an attorney again I will not hesitate to call on him first.
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Posted by Pam | September 11, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Personal injury lawyer
We are currently a client of John Polewski and have so much confidence in him and know the outcome will exceed our expectations. He listens carefully and has empathy for everything that I and my family have and are going through. My husband made the best choice seeking out an attorney when we needed one the most.
Posted by Barbara | July 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Recommendation for Polewsky & Associates
If you have to hire a lawyer, Polewski & Associates, would be the one to hire. John has been our lawyer for ten years and his dedication, intelligence and tenacity has impressed us always. He has guided us through two legal proceedings. John has made it a point to understand our business and know the best way for us to move forward to positive outcomes. We would definitely recommend Polewsky & Associates for excellent work and legal counsel.
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Posted by Jeff | January 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Happy with the results and do recommend
I'm happy with the results that John Polewski achieved for me and my case. John, and his assistant Barbara, both did everything they said they would do, were professional, and were easy to work with. They took care of a very difficult situation for me and I personally recommend them to anyone that is looking for a personal injury or medical malpractice attorney.
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Posted by Avery | December 10, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank God for John Polewski and Associates!!!
The event that brought me to John Polewski was one of the worst that I had ever experienced. If it had not been for the care, compassion and genuine concern that John had, I don't know how I would have gotten through this trying time. I am so happy that he handled my case. Everything was done effiecently and effectively. If you want postive results in the shortest amount of time possible, please contact John Polewski. It will be one of the best decisions you will ever make!
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Posted by Denise | October 20, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Recommend Lawyer
"I would highly recommend Polewski & Associated. John and his staff are very honest and professional. They treated me with great respect during the most vulnerable time in my life, and for that I am most appreciative.”
Posted by Robin | September 16, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer in Texas!
John and his staff were patient, informative, professional, proactive and followed up. John personally visited me in the hospital following my surgery and was legitimately interested in my progression. I've had to work with other lawyers in the past personally, and work closely with my legal team professionally - and I've never come across a lawyer who provided anything close to John's level of service. I pray we never need this this type of service again, but if I do, there's no doubt who my family will call.
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Posted by Kevin | August 31, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
John P. Polewski
John Polewski, did a great job on our medical malpractice case, he was very friendly, professional, and very informative to us about our case. I would recommend John Polewski and Associate to our friends and family. Thanks John for all of your hard work.
Posted by Steve | September 4, 2012
Lawyer that gets the job done!
John helped me in a case collecting a balance due I had from a customer that did not want to pay. He quoted law to her and her lawyer, they were offering to settle by the end of the day. He's a great lawyer!!!
Posted by Lindsay & Shondra | March 24, 2012
Gifted!!!
John Polewski & Assoc. is hands down the best Law Firm in the area. John takes personal care in listening to all the details that you provide to him and maximizes every opportunity to get you the most $$$ you are entitled to. This is the 2nd time my wife and I had to hire Polewski & Assoc. and by God we are very pleased with the outcome of our case. God forbid we are ever in a need for an attorney again, we need to look no further than Polewski and Assoc. Thanks John & Barbara for all your hard work. God Bless You Always!
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Posted by John | May 19, 2011
satisfyed client
Unlike larger firms Mr. Polewski was very attentive to not only the facts of our case but also to the emotional stress we experenced during the legal process. We retained Mr Polewski after dismissing another attorney who after almost a year was unable to reach a settlement in our behalf. Mr Polewski listen to our desires and counciled us toward a reasonable settlement within a few months after his involvement I recomend Mr. Polwski to anyone who is looking for straight answers, advise that is based on reality, and who needs a bull dog in his corner who will fight for them to the end.
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Posted by mike | April 3, 2010
A helpful Lawyer
Mr. Polewski, was very professional and took all the time neccessary to understand the situation. He then took control of the problem and eased the pressure on me. He made sure that all corespondance went through him and when I was contacted again the case was over. He did great.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Polewski & Associates, PC
  • 1999 - Present
  • Partner
  • Smith & Polewski
  • 1995 - 1999
  • Partner
  • Stradley & Wright
  • 1991 - 1994
  • Attorney
  • Robins Zelle Larson & Kaplan
  • 1989 - 1991
  • Attorney
  • Thompson & Knight
  • 1984 - 1989
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Education

  • Texas Tech University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1984
  • University of Wisconsin
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1980

Associations

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Dallas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Client Reviewed
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2015
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Member
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • 2012
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2008
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2007
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2004
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2000
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1998
  • Board Certified-Personal Injury Trial Law
  • State Bar of Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 1989
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Publications

  • Today Newspapers
  • Stopping “Frivolous” Lawsuits
  • 2009
  • Today Newspapers
  • Deciding to File Suit
  • 2008
  • Today Newspapers
  • The Court Secrecy Debate
  • 2001
  • Texas Tech Law Review
  • Comment: A Prescription for Peterson
  • 1984
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (8)
Endorse John
Medical malpractice Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John Polewski is one of the finest lawyers I know. His knowledge and understanding of medicine combined with his passionate advocacy in the courtroom make him an excellent medical malpractice lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse John. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John is an excellent trial lawyer. Smart, aggressive and works hard for great results."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John Polewski is an excellent trial lawyer who I had the privilege of working alongside on a contract litigation matter in 2013. Mr. Polewski conducted a masterful cross-examination of one of the Plaintiffs, which undoubtedly led to both his client and mine earning take-nothing verdicts from the jury. Additionally, Mr. Polewski's extensive jury trial experience would be an asset to any client on any type of case. I'm proud to call Mr. Polewski a colleague and friend and would be delighted to work with him again in the future."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. John is a top-shelf lawyer. I have known John for more than 30 years. He is committed, resourceful and successful. He wins his cases!! John has handled serious cases throughout Texas and Arkansas. You will enjoy getting to know John and seeing him in action."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known John for more than 20 years and have referred dozens of cases to him over the years. I do so because I know John to be one of the sharpest, most-capable injury lawyers in Texas and I know he will always do an exemplary job for my clients. I often turn to John when I want to brainstorm an idea, such as a new trial technique or novel jury argument. John stays abreast of the latest developments in our field of practice, yet he also somehow finds time to remain active in the Bar, its committees, and the various trial lawyer associations. He is intelligent, hard-working, bright, innovative, and, most of all, successful. John wins cases. He gets the job done. If for no other reason than that, he has my highest recommendation."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with John for many years, litigating medical malpractice cases. He is aggressive to the defense and attentive to the client. I highly recommend him for both Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice cases."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have tried a case to a jury with John, and he is magnificent. He has excellent command of the law and the issues from the jury's perspective. I often defer to John's judgment on trial matters because he is very experienced and has an instinct regarding human nature- which includes judges and juries. I am proud of my association with John over the years and know that he is highly regarded by others in the legal community. If you have a case in Dallas, there are few plaintiff's attorneys who are better suited to handle your personal injury case."
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Desoto Medical malpractice Lawyer John P. Polewski
John P. Polewski
Medical malpractice Attorney
Desoto, TX
Licensed for 38 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available