Payne and Blanchard, L.L.P.
PH: 214.953.1313
FX: 214.220.0439

Samuel J. Polak, Partner

Samuel J. Polak

Samuel J. Polak Partner

Contact Information:

Telephone: (214) 231-3250
Facsimile: (214) 220-0439
E-Mail: spolak@pandblaw.com

Current Scope of Practice:

Sam Polak is an experienced trial attorney who represents clients involved in litigation across North Texas. He has successfully tried dozens of lawsuits to verdict in cases involving trucking and automobile litigation, construction litigation, personal injury defense, premises liability, product liability and wrongful death litigation.

Education:

  • Louisiana State University, B.A., 1990
  • Southern Methodist University School of Law, J.D., 1993

Professional Affiliations:

  • Admitted, State Bar of Texas, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas
  • Defense Research Institute

Practice Areas:

  • Commercial Auto and Trucking Litigation
  • Construction Defect and Construction Litigation
  • Personal Lines Auto Litigation
  • Premises Liability Litigation
  • Personal Injury and Tort Defense
  • Product Liability Litigation

Representative Litigation Matters:

  • Representation of national trucking companies in serious personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits involving commercial vehicles.
  • Defense of contractors and subcontractors in construction defect litigation and arbitration, including electrical, masonry, structural steel, framing, plumbing, concrete, waterproofing, HVAC and roofing.
  • Representation of national retail chains in premises liability lawsuits.
  • Insurance defense of personal injury lawsuits related to motor vehicle accidents.
  • Defense of national insurance companies in first-party UIM and bad faith cases.
  • Defense of national and mid-sized companies in deceptive trade practice cases.
  • Defense of national manufacturers and distributors of products including heavy equipment, lighting fixtures, water coolers, roofing products, electrical equipment, plumbing products, retail products and automobile/trailer component parts in product liability cases.

Personal:

Sam is married to Jennifer, a CPA. They have two children. He grew up in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Personal interests include fishing, hunting, baseball, college football and running, having completed marathons in a number of cities around the country.