Milwaukee Personal Injury Lawyers - Cannon & Dunphy S.C. Milwaukee Personal Injury Lawyers - Cannon & Dunphy S.C.
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Michael J. Cerjak

Cannon & Dunphy S.C. Attorney
Professional Memberships
  • Wisconsin Association for Justice
    • Amicus Curiae Committee (Since 2015)
  • American Association for Justice
    • Nursing Home Litigation Group - Survey of Law Committee (Since 2017)
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • Marquette University Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2008)
    • Marquette Law Review (2006-2008)
    • Moot Court - Board Member (2007-2008)
    • Moot Court - National Appellate Advocacy Competition (2007-2008)
    • Moot Court - Jenkins Intramural Moot Court Competition, Finalist (2007)
    • Judicial Internship - Senior Judge John L. Coffey, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
    • Judicial Internship - Chief Judge Rudolph T. Randa, U.S. District Court, Eastern Wisconsin
    • Judicial Internship - Presiding Judge Patricia S. Curley, Wisconsin Court of Appeals, District I
    • Highest Grade: Legal Writing and Research 1, Legal Writing and Research 2, Advanced Legal Writing, Federal Civil Litigation, Securities Regulation, Criminal Law
  • Milwaukee School of Engineering (B.A., Honors List, Software Engineering, 2005)
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2012-2017
  • Leading Lawyers, Insurance Law, M Magazine, 2015
  • Graduate, International Association of Defense Counsel’s 43rd Annual Trial Academy at Stanford Law School, 2015
  • Firm Trial Lawyer of Year, 2011
Community Involvement
  • Marquette University Law School, Advisor, National Appellate Advocacy Competition, 2008-Present
  • Marquette University Law School, Advisor, National Moot Court Competition, 2008-Present

Before joining Cannon & Dunphy S.C. in February of 2018, attorney Michael Cerjak specialized in representing families of individuals and individuals seriously injured due to neglect in nursing homes, long-term care facilities, hospitals, and more. He has also spent years representing insurers and businesses in insurance coverage, commercial litigation, and personal injury cases, which gives him insight into how the defense will approach a case in order to best prepare his clients for trial and negotiations. Attorney Cerjak has successfully fought for and secured favorable jury verdicts in dozens of cases and has appeared in appeals in front of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and the Wisconsin Court of Appeals.

In 2015, attorney Cerjak visited Stanford University to participate in the 43rd Annual International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy, where he earned praise from some of the top trial lawyers in the nation for his skills and experience in the field. Since joining the plaintiffs’ bar, he was nominated for and selected to serve on the Wisconsin Association of Justice’s Amicus Committee. This committee is comprised of highly trained trial attorneys working to present and highlight arguments before the Wisconsin Supreme Court and Court of Appeals in notable cases. In addition to his work as a professional lawyer, attorney Cerjak enjoys advising Marquette University Law School students in preparing to present appellate arguments at notable moot court competitions throughout the country.



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