Background

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 has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Workers' Compensation Law every year since 2010. In 2018, Mike was recognized as a Lawyer of the Year by The Best Lawyers in America.

In 2016, Mike received Attorney of the Year" recognition by Minnesota Lawyer - an award reserved for a select group of attorneys based on leadership in the profession.

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. In 2009, he was awarded the "Distinguished Leadership Award" from the YMCA of Hastings.

Awards and Associations

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

Member

Minnesota State Bar Association

Member

Hennepin County Bar Association

Member

American Association for Justice

Member

Minnesota Association for Justice

Board of Governors

YMCA

Board of Directors - 2009 Distinguished Leader Award

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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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Injured Workers Have Third Party Option After Work Comp
Work injuries are life changing and still all too common in America. Injured workers wonder if they will ever return to work, how they will pay for extended care and rehabilitation, and who will pay the bills while they recover. Today, workers’ compensation insurance is available in all 50 states and covers some medical care and lost income. But with workers’ comp benefits under attack and shrinking in many states, injured workers should not overlook possible third party actions for additional financial support.

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Education

  • 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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