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Winning Million-Dollar Recoveries for His Clients

Bill Bongard Advocate for Injury Victims

Background

A Minnesota native, William Bongard grew up traveling the world as the son of a professional foreign service worker. His entire 35-year career in has been spent at the law firm of SiebenCarey representing Minnesotans when they experience accidental injury.

William is a Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He is also state certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association.

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Awards and Associations

  • Super Lawyer - Thomson Reuters - PI General - Plaintiff
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 Rating by lawyers.com and Martindale-Hubbell lawyers directory - Highest rating for professional skills
  • Civil Trial Law Specialist - Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate - By the National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • 2008 Attorney of the Year - Minnesota Lawyer
  • AAA Panel of Arbitrators - American Arbitration Association
  • American Association for Justice Leader's Forum - Member
  • Hennepin County Bar Association - Member
  • Minnesota State Bar Association - Member
  • Minnesota Association for Justice - Member
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Verdicts and Settlements

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News and Articles

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.

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.

Weighing negligence and risk
The Minnesota Supreme Court put the brakes on a defendant's argument that the doctrine of primary assumption of risk should relieve him of liability for negligent operation of a snowmobile.

Judge Awards Families Additional $4M For Railroad's Misconduct
A Washington County judge ruled the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Company tried to cover up evidence during trial.

Judge: Railroad engaged in 'staggering' pattern of misconduct
William Bongard represented the family of one of the four teens killed in a train crossing accident in 2003.

Request For $45 Million Award In Anoka Train Accident Goes Before Judge
The verdict of $21.6 million to the families of four young adults killed in a 2003 train-car accident was among the largest wrongful-death awards ever in Minnesota.

$24 Million Train Accident Verdict
Minnesota Lawyer honored Bill Bongard for his work for the families of the four teens that were killed in a railroad crossing accident in 2003.

Local Lawyer Considered Among The State's Best
William Bongard was nominated as Attorney of the Year (2008) by Minnesota Lawyer. The recognition stems from a case in Anoka involving a group of teenagers whose vehicle was struck by a train.

Minnesota Lawyer Names 2008 ‘Attorneys Of The Year’
It was a big year for big cases in Minnesota, and some of the attorneys behind those big cases are being honored by Minnesota Lawyer's "Attorneys of the Year" award.

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Newsletter

Choosing nursing home, assisted living or in-home medical care is complicated, difficult and often an emotional process. The last thing on your mind is the possibility that those responsible for the care of some of our most vulnerable citizens would abuse or neglect their patients. But it does happen all too often, which is why you should know the signs of elder abuse and how to find quality care for the older loved ones in your life.

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Education

  • J.D., Cum Laude, 1981, William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, MN
  • B.A., Cum Laude, 1977, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN
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