Michael J Polak

Michael focuses on Rhode Island and Massachusetts foreclosures and creditor’s side bankruptcy matters handling all facets of the respective processes for the firm’s bank and mortgage servicing clients.

When firm clients are involved in appeals, Mike spearheads the appellate process from legal strategy to research and writing to presenting the oral argument in court. He has been involved in several of the firm’s RI Supreme Court decisions including the successful representation of a local school system in a matter that clarified the law surrounding non-renewal of an administrator, and representation of a professional service firm in a case that clarified the Statute of Frauds as it relates to realtors’ commissions.

Michael is part of the education law team where he handles a wide array of legal issues from truancy hearings to educational policy to employment disputes to funding conflicts, often dealing with the Department of Education, administrative agencies and local municipalities.


Bar Admissions:

Rhode Island
Federal Court for the District of Rhode Island
Federal Court for the District of Massachusetts
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Rhode Island
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of  Massachusetts


Articles Editor and Staff Member for Maine Law Review
Author, O’Donovan v. MacIntosh: Changing the Contours of Maine’s Easement Law, Published in Maine Law Review, Volume 52, Book II, 2000

Professional Affiliations:

Rhode Island Bar Association
Massachusetts Bar Association


University of Maine, School of Law, 2001

Boston College, 1998