MICHAEL S. SIDDALL
Partner | Appleton, Wisconsin
Phone: 920-739-7366 | 800-559-7366
Mike joined the firm in 1974. He served as the firm’s President for six years. Mike’s trial experience includes a wide range of claims, from winning a jury verdict against Ford Motor Company for manufacturing a defective automobile to obtaining a punitive damages award against a national insurance company for libel and slander. He has tried accident cases involving farm machinery, ATVs, motorcycles, automobiles, dog bites, and other animal claims, as well as claims against manufacturers of defective products. He has argued numerous cases before the Wisconsin Court of Appeals and the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
Mike’s practice is entirely dedicated to personal injury. Mike has been certified both as a Civil Trial Advocacy Specialist and a Civil Pre-trial Advocacy Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy since 1982. He has been named the top personal injury and products liability lawyer in the Fox Cities and one of the top trial lawyers nationally. He has also been named to the “Super Lawyer” list each and every year possible by a prominent statewide magazine, placing him in the top 5% of all attorneys in Wisconsin. Mike was also named one of the top 50 “Super Lawyers” in the state of Wisconsin by his peers.
Mike has also received the highest possible national rating for legal ability and ethics by an international service. Throughout his time at the Firm, Mike has been a regular guest as a personal injury specialist on various WHBY radio programs. He also serves as a part-time Court Commissioner for Outagamie County.
Mike serves as regional director and member of the Executive Committee of Wisconsin Association for Justice (formerly known as the Wisconsin Association of Trial Lawyers), the most prominent organization of personal injury trial lawyers in the state. He was elected to the Board in 1995 and remains on the board today. He served two terms on the Board of Governors for the State Bar of Wisconsin and is a long-standing member of the Bench Bar Committee.
Mike is active in community-related activities, which included six years as a director and member of the Executive Committee and Vice-President of Legal of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Wisconsin. He was also a member of the Make-A-Wish Field Advisory Council, where he served as a volunteer and acted as a wish grantor. Mike served as Director and Vice-President of Legal for the Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity. He is also a member of ABATE, the Motorcycle Safety Rights Group. Recently, Mike was named to the Board of Directors for Wisconsin Veterans Village Association, Inc. This nonprofit group is working to create affordable housing options for Veterans, a cause near and dear to Mike’s heart.
He is currently on the executive committee and vice president of legal of the Wisconsin Veterans Village association, a nonprofit with a goal of securing affordable housing for our veterans.