Polly focuses her practice on complex business litigation in the areas of product liability and environmental and toxic tort law. She successfully defends clients in a variety of matters involving breach of contract, product liability (including asbestos), premises liability, trades secrets, consumer fraud and other business torts. In addition, Polly has represented a wide-range of clients, including Fortune 500 companies and individuals, in both state and federal employment matters including age, race, disability and sex discrimination, retaliation and harassment, wrongful termination, and wage-and-hour claims.

Whether by achieving desired litigation outcomes or strategic counseling on proactive best practices, Polly provides results and solutions for her clients. She has handled all aspects of litigation from initial fact investigation and drafting pleadings through fact and expert discovery, leading and defending depositions, motion practice, trial and post-trial briefing.

Before joining Shook, Polly worked on complex litigation matters in the transportation and trucking industry. While attending law school, Polly externed for the Hon. Susan Bryant-Deason at the Stanley Mosk courthouse for the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles. In addition, she  worked in the Notre Dame Law Economic Justice Clinic, providing direct legal services to South Bend’s low-income residents, and participated as an oralist on the Barrister’s Trial Team. 

Polly has also worked in the world of international human rights and public policy. Before attending law school, she worked for Praxis NGO, a non-governmental organization established in Belgrade, Serbia, that provides legal aid to refugees and asylum-seekers throughout the Balkan Peninsula and develops programs to advance the goals of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).