As a partner at SiebenCarey, Mike has earned a reputation for being a strong advocate for the rights of injured workers. He has achieved success in the areas of workers' compensation, personal injury, and auto accident insurance litigation.

Mike graduated from Hamline University School of Law after working for more than 15 years with government, nonprofit and education organizations. Mike was admitted to the Minnesota State Bar in 1997, the Federal District Court in 2004, and is qualified as a mediator by the Minnesota Supreme Court.

Every year since 2014, Mike has been selected as a Minnesota Super Lawyer honoree every year; selection for this respected list recognizes lawyers for their outstanding professional achievements who have attained a high degree of peer recognition. No more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Mike was also chosen for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Workers' Compensation Law. He has been selected every year since 2010.

In 2018 and 2016, Mike received "Lawyer of the Year" recognition by The Best Lawyers in America. Mike was selected by his peers in Minnesota for his work in the practice area Workers' Compensation Law -- Claimants.

As a member of the Minnesota Association for Justice, Mike has actively lobbied the Minnesota Workers' Compensation Advisory Council and the Minnesota Legislature to support change in the Minnesota Workers' Compensation laws to benefit injured workers. Mike frequently speaks to labor union members about the rights of injured workers.

Mike and his family live in Hastings where he is an active member of his church and community. Since 2007, Mike has been an active volunteer for the YMCA of Hastings serving in various capacities. In 2009, he was awarded the "Distinguished Leadership Award."

Awards and Associations

2018 and 2016 Lawyer of the Year - Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants

Best Lawyers of America

Best Lawyers in America

Workers' Compensation Law

Super Lawyer - Thomson Reuters

Workers' Compensation

Minnesota Rising Stars

Super Lawyers/Thomson Reuters

Qualified Neutral under Rule 114

Minnesota Supreme Court

American Association for Justice Leader's Forum


Minnesota State Bar Association


Hennepin County Bar Association


American Association for Justice


Minnesota Association for Justice

Board of Governors Emeritus


Board of Directors - 2009 Distinguished Leader Award

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2019 Best Lawyers in America

SiebenCarey today announced that 12 of the firm’s attorneys were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2019 – an annual list universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.

Michael Scully Named 2016 Lawyer Of The Year

Michael Scully has been recognized as a Lawyer of the Year in The Best Lawyers in America 2016. Scully was selected by his peers in Minnesota for his work in the practice area of Workers’ Compensation Law - Claimants.

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  • J.D., 1996, Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, MN
  • B.A., 1978, St. John's University, Collegeville, MN

Why I Became a
Know Your Rights
Personal Injury Attorney

I came to the practice of law a little later in life, starting law school after working blue-collar jobs for 15 years. While in law school, I clerked for SiebenCarey in workers’ compensation. When I graduated, I joined the firm to fight for the rights of injured workers and have done so ever since. Part of our tradition here is working closely with labor unions to ensure that workers’ rights are protected when out on the job. I couldn’t have chosen a better profession for my background and life experiences.

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Michael Iwanok

Susan Holden is "Top shelf".  I truly felt I had the smartest person representing me in the courtroom, the confidence I had in her shined when needed. Thank you for taking care of me and Keri.

Judy Rother

Mike Scully represented me in a Work comp claim. He went above and beyond to help me. I always felt and knew Mike was always in my corner and had my back.

Thank you again so much Mike for what you did!!!!!!!

Jesse Bukal

In need of a personal injury attorney? Well you're if you're reading this you're in the right place. You'd be hard pressed to find more competent attorneys than the ones here at SiebenCarey.

They took my case to trial and an amazing job presenting the facts and fighting for my best interests! Three years ago I was unsure of what my future would bring; now that it's over I can rest a bit easier. With SiebenCarey as my counsel, I believe I had the absolute BEST representation a person could've asked for. I knew that I wanted the absolute best representation when searching for an attorney to handle my case and I most definitely received it.

If you need a personal injury attorney, look no further. Can't recommend highly enough.

Jazz Smith

SiebenCarey is a professional and dedicated law organization that help accident victim.

St. Paul Local 12
Thanks for everything, your experience paid off BIG!!!
Carly R.

My boyfriend was hit by a car and while all the attorneys he talked to said he didn't have much chance of a case, SiebenCarey took him on and gave him a fighting chance. He's still recovering, but SiebenCarey is making it a lot easier.

Jenna L. at Insider Pages
I have had nothing but great service with these guys. They are very knowledgable on a wide variety of subjects and topic. They will help you with any case you need!
Eric Petoletti
Even though I was states away and could only talk on the phone, they listened and did everything that they could to win my case. I felt like I was a part of the family.
Morgan Petoletti
My husband had an amazing experience with this firm. They listened and took the time to understand our case.
Daniel Ball
Really good professionals, they solved my issues in no time using the most impressive and advanced approach. Really good, highly recommended