About Me

Frank PolekI am attorney Frank Polek. I have been practicing law for more than 20 years and have extensive trial experience. I represent clients in civil litigation, particularly matters involving business disputes, consumer rights, employment disputes, sexual harassment and personal injury.

In the courtroom, I am aggressive, a bulldog of a lawyer. I have used my trial skills to represent large corporations and individuals. My reputation as a tenacious, strategic litigator means that your case will be taken seriously.

Individualized Service Starts with the First Phone Call

Personal service is not just a concept at Polek Law. I answer my own phone and promptly return calls and emails. I will meet outside the office if that works best for clients. When we discuss your case, I will explain the process until it makes sense. I keep clients well-informed throughout their case.

I am an approachable person who makes clients feel at ease. Many former clients have become friends because I got to know them so well. If you have a question, call and we can discuss your options.

My work and professionalism have earned an AV Preeminent* rating from Martindale-Hubbell as well as a 10 rating on Avvo.com.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

Areas of Practice

Sexual Harassment
Mass Torts
Personal Injury
Business Litigation
Consumer Protection

Litigation Percentage

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

California, 1993
U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1993
U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1993
U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1993
U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1993
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1995


Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia; J.D. – 1993; Law Journal: Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, Associate Editor, 1992 – 1993
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California; A.B. magna cum laude – 1990; Major: International Relations

Published Works

“Repairing Lives of the Wrongfully Accused Is No Simple Task”, Los Angeles Daily Journal, March 25, 2008
“New Law Deters Abuse of Class Action Suits”, May 5, 2005
“The Future of the Patriot Act”, May 6, 2004
“Know They TMP (Tax Matters Partner)”, San Fernando Business Journal, March 31, 2003
“Keeping Step with the USA Patriot Act”, May 21, 2002
“Recovering From Dishonest Employees and Their Accomplices,”, February, 2002

Previous Employment

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, Special Counsel, 2001 – 2012
Rose & Associates, Associate, 2000 – 2001
Lorenz, Alhadeff, Cannon & Rose, Associate, 1993 – 2000

Professional Associations & Memberships

American Association for Justice, Associate, 2014 – Present
Federal Bar Association, Treasurer, 2002 – Present
San Diego County Bar Association, Member, 1993 – Present
Lawyers Club of San Diego, 2005 – Present
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2014 – Present
American Bar Association, Member, 1993 – Present

Honors and Awards

Wiley M. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services, 2006