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SiebenCarey Attorneys Recognized in Annual Super Lawyers Publication

SiebenCareyJuly 14, 2014

Minneapolis - Super Lawyers magazine published its annual recognition list today, which includes 18 attorneys from SiebenCarey. Just five percent of all lawyers in Minnesota are named to this list each year by Super Lawyers.

Each year, Super Lawyers rates lawyers who have attained a high-degree of professional achievement. Attorneys are selected based on a rigorous, multi-phase rating process that includes peer nominations, evaluations and third party research. The publication also recognized four attorneys from the firm to its list of Rising Stars.

"We are deeply honored to have 18 attorneys from our team recognized by Super Lawyers for our expertise in personal injury law," said Jim Carey, President of SiebenCarey. "Each day we strive to protect and help people so they fully understand their rights during life-changing moments in their lives. We are humbled by this recognition and will continue to serve Minnesotans for many years to come."

Attorneys from SiebenCarey named to the 2014 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 Civil Trial Specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association. Bongard earned his law degree from the William Mitchell College of Law.

Jim Carey serves as President 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 Specialist by both the National Board of Trial Advocacy and the Minnesota State Bar Association. He 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 recognized by his peers for his leadership in malpractice as well as alternative dispute resolution. He 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. Originally from Rochester, Minn., Downes received his Juris Doctor from the William Mitchell College of Law.

Bob 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 Bachelor's degree from the University of St. Thomas and his Juris Doctor from the University of Minnesota.

Susan M. Holden focuses on wrongful death, catastrophic injury, product liability, dram shop liability, construction site, and automobile accident insurance litigation. She served as chair of the State of Minnesota's Special Compensation Panel for survivors of the I-35W bridge collapse and is active in bar leadership within the state and nationally. Holden received her law degree from the William Mitchell College of Law.

Arthur C. Kosieradzki is a Certified Civil Trial 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 M. Montpetit is a firm shareholder who practices in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, product liability, premises liability and insurance litigation. He is licensed to practice in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Minnesota Federal District Court and the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals. Montpetit received his law degree from the William Mitchell College of Law.

Mark G. Olive is known as a top workers' compensation attorney in Minnesota. He has actively lobbied against repeated attempts by the business community to reduce workers' compensation coverage. Olive received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Notre Dame.

Paul F. Schweiger serves as managing partner at the firm's Duluth office. He is a nationally recognized trial attorney and a Certified Civil Trial 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.

Mike 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 graduated from Hamline University School of Law.

Harry A. Sieben is a firm founder and Civil Trial Specialist certified by both the National Board of Trial Advocacy and the Minnesota State Bar Association. A native of Hastings, Minn., he received his law degree from the University of Minnesota.

Jeffrey Sieben is the third generation in a family legacy of serving Minnesotans as an attorney of law. He practices in all areas of personal injury law. He graduated from St. John's University with a Bachelor of Arts and earned his Juris Doctor from the William Mitchell College of Law.

Cory Whalen is a partner at the firm and practices in all areas of personal injury litigation. He is certified as a life member of both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Whalen received his Juris Doctor from William Mitchell College of Law and his Bachelor's degree from Winona State University. 

Also recognized by Super Lawyers were four other SiebenCarey attorneys who were named 2014 Rising Stars. They include: Shannon Carey, Michael Miller, Matthew Steinbrink, and Jason Eyberg. These attorneys were recognized by their peers as emerging attorneys who are either under the age of 40 or who have been practicing law for 10 or fewer years.

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.

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