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Background

Paul Downes is a respected trial attorney who combines a client-centered philosophy with recognized legal skill to successfully represent a wide range of personal injury clients.

Paul is a Certified Civil Trial Law Specialist, a certification program administered by the Minnesota State Bar Association and approved by the State Board of Legal Certification. Certified attorneys have successfully completed numerous jury trials and demonstrated superior knowledge, skill and integrity. This achievement has been earned by fewer than 3% of all licensed Minnesota attorneys.

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Awards and Associations

  • Best Lawyers in America - Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Civil Trial Law Specialist - Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Super Lawyer - Thomson Reuters - PI General - Plaintiff
  • Top Rated Lawyer In Personal Injury Law - AV Preeminent 5.0 Rating Martindale-Hubbell; The highest rating for professional skills
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum - Member
  • American Association for Justice Leader's Forum - Member
  • Minnesota State Bar Association - Member
  • American Bar Association - Member
  • Minnesota Association for Justice - Member
  • American Association for Justice - Member
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Verdicts and Settlements

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News and Articles

Ten SiebenCarey Attorneys Recognized as 2017 Best Lawyers in America
Ten SiebenCarey Attorneys Recognized as 2017 Best Lawyers in America

SIEBENCAREY Attorneys Selected to 2016 Annual Super Lawyer List
Sixteen SiebenCarey attorneys were selected to the 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers list. Just five percent of all lawyers in Minnesota are named to this list each year.

Rochester Native Certified by State Bar Association
Paul Downes has received certification as a Minnesota State Bar Association board-certified civil trial law specialist. Fewer than 3 percent of all licensed Minnesota attorneys receive the certification.

Ten SiebenCarey Attorneys Recognized as 2016 Best Lawyers in America
Ten of the personal injury attorneys at SiebenCarey were selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America 2016.

2015 Super Lawyers From SiebenCarey
Fourteen SiebenCarey attorneys named Minnesota Super Lawyers; three named to Minnesota Rising Stars.

SiebenCarey Attorneys Recognized in Annual Super Lawyers Publication
Super Lawyers magazine published its annual recognition list today, which includes 18 attorneys from SiebenCarey.

Cargill Settles E. coli Lawsuit With 11-year-old Minnesota Girl
The parents of an 11-year-old Minnesota girl who spent more than a month in the hospital because of an illness caused by an E. coli-contaminated hamburger have reached a settlement with Cargill.

Minnesota Family Sues Cargill After Daughter Sickened
A Minnesota family has filed a federal lawsuit against Cargill, claiming their daughter got E.coli poisoning from one of the company's beef patties that were later recalled.

County Sued Over Fatal VA Van Crash
Civil lawsuits have been filed in connection with a crash that involved a county van transporting veterans from the VA Medical Center at Fort Snelling.

Jury Awards $2 Million For Bar Attack
A Minneapolis jury has awarded $2 million to a former University of Nebraska football player who lost an eye after he was attacked outside a downtown bar.

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Newsletter

School’s out for summer, and kids are bursting to get outside and hit area playgrounds. No surprise then that June is a particularly dangerous month for playground injuries. Before you let those kiddos loose, learn how adults are the key to playground safety with tips on equipment, clothing and safe behavior.

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Education

  • J.D., 1992, William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, MN
  • B.A., 1989, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN
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