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Beginning in 1976, John J. Polk served as a deputy attorney general for theState of Delaware for eighteen years as a prosecutor and civil litigator. Duringseven of those years, he was the supervising attorney for major civil litigation. Asthe senior trial attorney for the Civil Division of the Delaware Department of Justice(“the Attorney General’s office”), Mr. Polk was responsible statewide for litigationboth on behalf of and against the state and its agencies, officials, and employees.He personally litigated a wide variety of litigation including antitrust, civil rights,labor, personal injury, securities violations, wrongful death and wrongful dischargematters in state and federal courts. Among the significant cases for which he waslead counsel are:
Baltimore & O.R.R. v. Oberly, 606 F.Supp. 1340 (D.Del. 1985), aff'd, 782 F.2d 29 (3dCir.), vacated and remanded, 479 U.S. 980 (1986), on remand, 837 F.2d 109 (3d Cir.1989).
Wheeler v. Sullivan, 599 F.Supp. 630 (D.Del. 1984).
West v. Keve, 541 F.Supp. 534 (D.Del. 1982), aff'd, 721 F.2d 91 (3d Cir. 1983).
Heine v. Receiving Area Personnel, 711 F.Supp. 178 (D.Del. 1988).
State of Del. v. Bennett, 697 F.Supp. 1366 (D.Del. 1989), aff'd, 919 F.2d 137 (1990).
Barron v. Kleinman, 550 A.2d 324 (Del. 1988).
In his supervisory capacity, Mr. Polk advised and managed other deputy attorneysgeneral handling similar matters.
Following his tenure at the Attorney General’s Office, Mr. Polk served forapproximately two years as the First Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Delaware. In that capacity, he prosecuted federal criminal cases and representedthe United States and its agencies in civil litigation. He also advised the UnitedStates Attorney on policy matters and supervised both the professional andadministrative staff. The United States Attorney for the District of Delaware appointed Mr. Polk to serve, from 1994 to 1996, on the Civil Rights Task Forceoperating within the United States Attorney’s Office.
In 1999 Mr. Polk became the Chief Worker’s Compensation Hearing Officerfor the State of Delaware. In this administrative law position, he presided overhearings and adjudicated workers’ compensation claims. He authored numerouscase decisions resolving claims for, and petitions for the termination of, workers’compensation benefits filed with the Delaware Industrial Accident Board.
Copies of several of those decisions can be found at:https://www.dropbox.com/sh/tc8uy653bnloch2/AACQ6z9IKYyTVSXDMJB6-UCFa?dl=0
From 2005 to 2010, Mr. Polk worked as Staff Attorney for the Justice of thePeace Court of the State of Delaware. In that capacity, he advised the Chief3Magistrate on policy matters and drafted policy directives to be issued by the ChiefMagistrate. He also organized, implemented, and participated in educationalprograms for Delaware justices of the peace.
In 2010, Mr. Polk retired from the active practice of law.
In addition to the various attorney positions in which he served throughout hiscareer, Mr. Polk also volunteered for several ancillary professional programs. In 1987, for example, he was an assistant bar examiner for the Delaware Board of BarExaminers. In this capacity, he drafted and graded one of the questions for the1987 bar exam.
During the years 1994 and 1995, Mr. Polk served as a mentor and instructorin the Supplemental Bar Review program. With the goal of increasing diversity inthe Delaware bar, this program enlists experienced bar members to provide test-taking assistance, mental preparation skills, and general support to minorityregistrants for the Delaware bar exam. The program operates as a supplement toany commercial, substantive bar review course. For a complete description, see:http://delawarelaw.widener.edu/files/resources/mjl2016coursedescriptionform.pdf
Mr. Polk is admitted to practice law by the state Supreme Courts in bothDelaware and Pennsylvania.
In addition, Mr. Polk was admitted to the bars of theSupreme Court of the United States, the United States Court of Appeals for the ThirdCircuit, and the United States District Court for the District of Delaware. Havingretired from the practice of law, his current bar status in both Delaware andPennsylvania is inactive.Mr. Polk was graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1972 with aB.A. in Sociology. He received his J.D. degree from the Delaware Law School in1975.Since 1990 Mr. Polk has taught courses in criminal law, criminal evidence,prisoners rights, and civil liability in criminal justice as an adjunct faculty memberin the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at the University of Delaware.4He has also taught both undergraduate and graduate courses in prisoner’s rights atWest Chester University.
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