• Personal Injury
    • Auto and Truck Accidents
    • Motorcycle/Boat Accidents
    • Products Liability
    • Dog Bites/Dog Attacks
  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
  • Wisconsin, 1975
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit, 1987
  • U.S. Federal Courts
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin, 1987
  • Menominee Tribal Court, 2007
  • Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa, 1974 J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, 1972 B.A
    Major: Sociology, With Honors
  • Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Civil Pre-trial Advocacy Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • During the course of his career, Mike has had the opportunity to argue many cases before the Wisconsin Court of Appeals and the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Mike’s efforts in those cases often clarified Wisconsin law and in some cases, his efforts were responsible for changing the law entirely. Early on in Mike’s career, he represented a young motorcyclist who was seriously injured when a motorist turned in front of him. The motorist was uninsured. Mike’s client had no insurance on the motorcycle he was riding but he did have uninsured motorist insurance on a different vehicle he owned. The insurance company argued that there was no coverage for the motorcyclist’s damages because of an exclusion in the policy. Mike argued that the exclusion was contrary to the uninsured motorist statute and that it also violated public policy. He argued to the Wisconsin Supreme Court that that uninsured motorist coverage should follow the person and not just the vehicle. This case changed the law in the State of Wisconsin for injured people, allowing for much broader coverage. Bauer v. Securities Mutual Ins. Co., 99 Wis. 2d 332, 298 N.W. 2d 58 (1980).Another case Mike handled that got state wide attention involved the Wisconsin Dog Bite statute and the liability of a “harborer” of a dog as opposed to a dog owner. Mike’s client was on her daily walk when someone let two large dogs out a door and they attacked Mike’s client. The dogs’ owner let them out but he was uninsured. He had been staying, though, with a friend and Mike sued the homeowner- friend arguing that she was a “harborer” under Wisconsin’s statute and thus a “statutory owner,” making her own homeowner’s policy liable for the loss. Ultimately, the Wisconsin Supreme Court agreed with Mike. Pawlowski v. American Family/Seefeldt, 2009 WI 105.
  • Bauer v. Securities Mutual Ins. Co., 99 Wis. 2d 332, 298 N.W. 2d 58 (1980).
  • Beduhn v. Auto Owners Ins. Co., 2008AP1549
  • Dietsche v. Moya, 1996AP001949
  • Dobratz v. Thompson, 161 Wis. 2d 502, 468 N.W. 2d 654 (1991)
  • Grube v. Daun & Secura Insurance, 210 Wis. 2d 682, 563 N.W. 2d 523 (1997)
  • Jepson v. Stilen, 133 Wis. 2d 35, 393 N.W. 2d 93 (1986)
  • Nischke v. Aetna Health Plan & Partners Mutual Ins. Co., 2008 WI App 190
  • Pawlowski v. American Family/Seefeldt, WI 105 (Court of Appeals decision found at 2009 WI App 7)
  • Ritchie v. Allstate Ins. Co., 1994AP001941
  • Sievert v. American Family Ins. Co., 1993AP000272
  • Sprangers v. Great Way Insurance Co., 175 Wis. 2d 60, 498 N.W. 2d 858 (1993)
  • Young v. Greatway Ins. Co., 1992AP0001617
  • Wisconsin Association for Justice
    Regional Director
    Member of Executive Committee
  • American Association for Justice
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
    Past Member, Board of Governors
    Past Member, Bench/Bar Committee
  • Medical Malpractice Patients’ Compensation Panels
    Past Chairman
  • University of Wisconsin Law School, Civil Practice Course
    Past Adjunct Professor
  • U.S. Paratrooper, serving with the 173rd Airborne Brigade in Vietnam, 1968 – 1969
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation of Wisconsin, Past Director, Past Member of the Executive Committee, Past Vice President of Legal
  • Make-A-Wish Field Advisory Counsel, Past Member, Volunteer and Wish Granter
  • Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity, Past Director and Vice President of Legal
  • ABATE: Motorcycle safety rights group, active member
  • Wisconsin Veterans Village Association, Inc., Board Member and Executive Committee Member

MICHAEL S. SIDDALL

Partner  |  Appleton, Wisconsin
Email: msiddall@herrlingclark.com
Phone: 920-739-7366 | 800-559-7366
Fax: 920-739-6352


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.

Michael Super Lawyer Top 50   Michael Super Lawyer 15 Year  avvo  mh

I was in a car accident which resulted in an injured shoulder and bicep. The next day I contacted Mike Siddall, a highly respected lawyer in the Fox Valley. From the very first consultation to our last encounter, he and his team were extremely thorough, making sure to understand each detail that could be relevant to the case. Mike demonstrated candor, determination, and a passion for his clients, which only the very few possess. I highly recommend Mike and his team to anyone seeking an experienced lawyer in his area of expertise.

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I am so thankful I hired Mike as my attorney. Anytime my case comes up in a conversation, I tell everyone about him and the care and attention Mike and his staff put in my case. Mike is extremely knowledgeable.

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Mike represented me for a motorcycle accident I was in. Mike was always very professional. If I didn’t understand something, he would explain it in terms I could understand. I always felt he was looking out for my best interest. If I had a question, he was prompt in returning the call.

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Mike represented me in an auto accident in which I got hit from behind. Mike was able to answer all my questions so I fully understood what was happening with my case. Mike worked really hard to win this case for me.

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I hired Mike regarding my slip and fall personal injury case. Mike and his paralegal Jessica were great! They always kept me informed, were so easy to work with, and very experienced. They kept me at ease during this difficult time and I’m so grateful for their help!

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