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Frank James Polek

Personal injury Attorney at San Diego, CA

5.0   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1993
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Frank

Learn Frank’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    Representing people injured in accidents, including automobile and motorcycle accidents, slip and falls, premises liability, etc.

  2. Civil rights
    Representing victims of civil rights violations.

    31 years

  3. Employment and labor
    Representing employees who have been wrongfully terminated by their employers and victims of sexual harassment.

    31 years

Mr. Polek typically represents plaintiffs in personal injury and employment cases, including sexual harassment and wrongful termination matters.  Mr. Polek also represents businesses and invdividuals in consumer, commercial and business disputes, including in class actions.

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Frank Polek, attorney at law
3033 Fifth Avenue
Suite 225
San Diego, CA, 92103

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Posted by Karine | March 21, 2014
Phenomenal Attorney!!!
What a class act! Not just a phenomenal Attorney, Frank Polek is an outstanding human being. Mr. Polek successfully represented me in a case that was challenging and highly emotional for me. He literally took every ounce of anxiety away from me, was extremely persistent in my position and never backed down from the truth. In the end, it was a victory for me. I could never thank Mr. Polek enough for his representation and handling my case as he did. Extremely professional and knowledgeable. I would HIGHLY recommend Mr. Polek to anyone who needs legal assistance.
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Posted by Andria | February 12, 2014
Compassionate help when you need it most!
When a competing company plagiarized my company's website, I didn't know where to start. I was fortunate enough to find Frank and he went to work on my case right away. He was very knowledgeable, provided reassurance and advised me of my options along the way. Frank was able to settle the dispute and protect my company's intellectual property. I especially appreciated how he would follow up with me on a regular basis and was able to translate the complexities of copyright law into terms that I could understand. I hope that I do not need an attorney anytime soon, but if I do, I will definitely be contacting Frank again!
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Posted by TM | February 6, 2014
A good lawyer to ave in your corner.
Frank Polek worked with me for a little over a year and continues to keep in touch today. He handled my case professionally and fairly, always letting me know my options and possible outcomes regardless of if they where favorable. I would recommend him highly and believe the time he put into my case was a good investment.
Posted by Robert | January 30, 2014
excellent legal assistance for a California lemon law claim
Frank helped me with a lemon law claim when it became apparent to me that the car manufacturer was unwilling to meet its legal responsibility for a defective vehicle. Frank is forthright, smart and responsive. He facilitated a very favorable outcome for my claim that exceeded my expectations. He was professional and direct with his communications to me and the car manufacturer. He kept me informed every step of the way. It was clear from the outset that Frank was credible and reasonable. Without reservation, I would recommend Frank to anyone who needs expert assistance to resolve a Lemon Law claim.
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Posted by Marissa | January 29, 2014
Fantastic professional!
Frank Polek was a wonderful lawyer and assisted me a lot with my case. He was always very easy to reach and provided me with all of the information I needed in a comprehensible manner. What stood out to me was, firstly, how friendly he was and truly after my best interest, but more importantly how helpful he was overall. He came to my area to make it more convenient for me, kept me up to date with the case, and gave me some tips I wouldn't have thought of otherwise. He managed to get the best possible outcome for my case and even aided me a lot with a problem I had separately, giving me some legal advice that proved extremely helpful. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone seeking a great lawyer in San Diego.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-450 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney at law
  • Frank Polek
  • 2012 - Present
  • Small Claims Court Judge
  • San Diego Superior Court
  • 2012 - Present
  • Special Counsel
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
  • 2001 - 2012
  • Associate
  • Rose & Associates
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Associate
  • Lorenz Alhadeff Cannon & Rose
  • 1993 - 2000
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  • Georgetown Univ Law Ctr
  • Law
  • 1993
  • University of Southern California
  • Barchelor of Arts
  • 1990

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Torres v. City of San Diego
  • Victory--lower court affirmed
  • United States v. Gamma Tech Industries
  • Restitution award affirmed


  • Federal Bar Association (San Diego chapter)
  • Treasurer
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association (San Diego chapter)
  • Secretary
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Federal Bar Association (San Diego chapter)
  • Events Coordinator
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Federal Bar Association (San Diego chapter)
  • Newsletter Editor
  • 2009 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Wiley M. Manuel Award For Pro Bono Legal Services
  • San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program
  • 2006


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Speaking Engagements

  • White Collar Crime Perspectives
  • White Collar Crime
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (11)
Endorse Frank
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Frank and I have worked together on a challenging personal injury matter. He is local counsel, and his knowledge of substantive and procedural law in both San Diego and Los Angeles is unparalleled. I lived in San Diego for a long time, and have many friends and family members there. Not only have I already referred a friend to Frank, but I will continue to refer to him. He's my number one personal injury referral in San Diego."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. One of the best litigators I have other seen."
Unknown Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Class action Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've worked with Frank on several consumer class actions. He is smart, tough, thorough, experienced, and a joy to work with. I am glad he's on our side."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Polek is aggressive and very knowledgable. He achieves results for his clients and thinks many steps in advance. One of the best lawyers I know."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This attorney works very hard for the client and keeps up with the law by attending legal seminars to assist them in this regard. I endorse this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Your resume speaks for itself and I consider you a valuable member of the attorney community. I would recommend you to anyone and everyone who needs your services. I whole heartedly endorse this lawyer!"
Litigation Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Frank for many years and admire his work. He is a trustworthy advocate. If you are seeking a diligent, well-respected attorney who works hard on behalf of his clients, then I highly recommend him."
Unknown Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Frank is an insightful, thorough, and zealous attorney. I respect his approach and evaluation on case matters. He offers expert advice and keen insight into the court process."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have had the privilege of working with Frank. He is thorough, conscientious and knowledgeable. He cares and works hard for his clients, repeatedly achieving favorable outcomes for them."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Frank is hard working, tenacious, and caring. His breadth of knowledge in a wide variety of litigation matters is impressive."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Frank and I were opponents in the litigation of a $10 million business dispute. Frank's efforts to defend his client were smart and well executed. And he was always a consummate professional. Frank can win any case that can be won, and maybe a few that can't."
White collar crime Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Frank is perceptive, diligent and a consummate "lawyer's lawyer.""
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San Diego Personal injury Lawyer Frank James Polek
Frank James Polek
Personal injury Attorney
San Diego, CA
Licensed for 30 years
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