2015 Super Lawyers From SiebenCarey
Fourteen Attorneys Named Minnesota Super Lawyers;
Three Named to Minnesota Rising Stars
Seventeen SiebenCarey attorneys were selected to the 2015 Minnesota Super Lawyers list. Fourteen were chosen as Super Lawyers in their specific areas of practice and three were selected to the Minnesota Rising Stars list. Just five percent of all lawyers in Minnesota are named to this list each year.
“Attorneys at SiebenCarey have received recognition as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars since the inception of the lists – a true testament to our firm’s vast expertise in personal injury law,” said Jim Carey, Managing Partner of SiebenCarey. “Our ultimate goal is to help people when they need it most and provide the legal counsel individuals deserve. We’ve served Minnesotans for more than 60 years and will continue to work hard for each client who chooses us.”
SiebenCarey attorneys named to the 2015 Minnesota Super Lawyers list include:
William Bongard is nationally certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and state certified as a Senior Civil Trial Law Specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association. Bongard earned his law degree from the William Mitchell College of Law.
Jim Carey serves as president and managing partner of the law firm and is one of the top wrongful death lawyers and personal injury attorneys in the state. Carey sits on the American Board of Trial Advocates and is certified as a Civil Trial Law Specialist by both the National Board of Trial Advocacy and the Minnesota State Bar Association. He is a member of the International Society of Barristers and the American College of Trial Lawyers. Carey received his J.D. from the William Mitchell College of Law.
John Carey is a nationally recognized personal injury attorney with extensive experience in the field of medical malpractice. Carey is also recognized by his peers for his leadership in alternative dispute resolution. He is a certified Civil Trial Law Specialist and belongs to several professional associations including: Minnesota Association for Justice, American Association for Justice, American College of Trial Lawyers, Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers, American Board of Trial Advocates, International Society of Barristers, The Academy of Court Appointed Masters, The National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, and The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100. Carey received his law degree from the William Mitchell College of Law.
Paul Downes is active with the Minnesota Association for Justice, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and mentors law school students. Downes practices in all areas of personal injury law. Originally from Rochester, Minn., he received his Juris Doctor from the William Mitchell College of Law.
Robert Hauer has served on the Minnesota Supreme Court’s No-Fault Arbitration Standing Committee, as president of the Minneapolis Legal Aid Society and is an adjunct professor at William Mitchell College of Law and the University of St. Thomas Law School. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Minnesota.
Susan Holden has spent her career representing clients in a variety of complex personal injury and wrongful death claims. She focuses her practice in cases involving trucking and automobile accidents, product defects, construction accidents, medical malpractice, and class action matters involving privacy and data breaches. Holden is certified as a Civil Trial Law Specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association. Her practice also includes ADR service as a special master, arbitrator and mediator. She is active in bar leadership within the state and nationally. Holden received her law degree from the William Mitchell College of Law.
Arthur Kosieradzki is a Certified Senior Civil Trial Law Specialist and heads the firm’s Lakeville office where he provides expertise in serious personal injury cases including automobile and motorcycle accidents. Kosieradzki received his Juris Doctor from the William Mitchell College of Law.
Jeffrey Montpetit is a firm shareholder who practices in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, professional malpractice, civil rights law and police misconduct, auto and truck accidents, product liability, premises liability, and insurance litigation. He also handled a number of notable class action cases involving civil rights and data privacy and received Attorney of the Year Honors in 2014 from Minnesota Lawyer. “My mission is to protect the rights of my clients and represent their needs in negotiation and at trial.” Montpetit is licensed to practice in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Minnesota Federal District Court and the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals. He received his J.D. from the William Mitchell College of Law in 1998.
Mark Olive has exclusively represented injured workers in Minnesota workers compensation cases for more than 30 years. He has received multiple awards as one of the top workers compensation attorneys in Minnesota, including an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest category available for skills and ethics. He has been a partner at SiebenCarey for 20-plus years. Olive received both his undergraduate and Juris Doctor degrees from the University of Notre Dame.
Paul Schweiger serves as managing partner at the firm’s Duluth office. He is a nationally recognized trial attorney and a Certified Civil Trial Law Specialist licensed in both Minnesota and Wisconsin. Schweiger helps clients in medical malpractice cases and claims involving wrongful death and serious personal injuries. He earned his Juris Doctor from the William Mitchell College of Law.
Michael Scully serves as a partner at SiebenCarey, where he focuses in the areas of workers' compensation, personal injury, and auto accident insurance litigation. He was admitted to the Minnesota State Bar in 1997 and is qualified as a mediator by the Minnesota Supreme Court. He is a native of Hastings, Minn., and graduated from Hamline University School of Law.
Harry Sieben is a Civil Trial Law Specialist certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association. He served as the President and Managing Partner of SiebenCarey for 30 years. In addition, Sieben was State Representative for 14 years including four years as Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives, and is also a Retired Major General with the Minnesota National Guard. Sieben currently serves as a Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army. He serves on the boards of directors at the Civilian Marksmanship Program and Minnesota Military Family Foundation, Minnesota Military Family Tribute, and Starbase Minnesota. In addition, he is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, American Association for Justice, the Minnesota State Bar Association, and the Minnesota Association for Justice. A native of Hastings, Minn., Sieben received his law degree from the University of Minnesota.
Jeffrey Sieben is the third generation in a family legacy of public service. He is a partner at the firm, a Civil Trial Law Specialist certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association and a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Sieben practices in all areas of personal injury law. He earned his Juris Doctor from the William Mitchell College of Law.
Cory Whalen is a partner at the firm and focuses his practice in commercial vehicle litigation, motorcycle accidents, complex products liability, automobile accidents, wrongful death, construction accidents, medical malpractice, liquor liability, animal liability, premises liability, and all other areas of personal injury. Whalen is a member of the Board of Governors and Executive Committee of the Minnesota Association for Justice. He is certified as a life member of both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He has been selected as one of America's best lawyers in the area of product liability litigation by The Best Lawyers of America for the last three years. Whalen received his Juris Doctor from William Mitchell College of Law.
Three additional attorneys received recognition as 2015 Minnesota Rising Stars. Shannon Carey, Michael Miller and Matthew Steinbrink were recognized by their peers as emerging attorneys who are either under the age of 40, or who have practiced law for 10 years or less.
Super Lawyers evaluates attorneys on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. The objective is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for attorneys and consumers searching for legal counsel. It is published as a special supplement in Twin Cities Business, Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine and Minnesota Super Lawyers Magazine.