Paul Schweiger selected to "Best Lawyers in America"

Business NorthAugust 18, 2009

News Makers - Paul Schweiger

The law firm of SiebenCarey is proud to announce that attorney Paul F. Schweiger, a member of the Duluth office, has been honored with a "Best Lawyers in America" distinction. He was voted one of the best in Medical Malpractice Law and Personal Injury Litigation.

Paul is one of the leading wrongful death lawyers and personal injury attorneys and in cases involving auto accidents, medical malpractice, catastrophic personal injury and product liability.

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Harry Sieben Still Knows Your Rights

Minnesota Law & Politics, by Jim WalshAugust 05, 2009

Sieben initiated the “Know Your Rights” campaigns that brought personal injury law to the people.

Some lawyers have cases that have changed the law, and some are able to affect the political climate. Harry Sieben has done both, and in spades. And he has done something else: he changed the very way the business of law is conducted in Minnesota, all while building one of the state’s premier law firms, SiebenCarey.

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He Made a Case for Stepping Aside

Star Tribune, by Todd NelsonAugust 02, 2009

"Know Your Rights" has been the motto under which Harry Sieben has led a Minneapolis personal injury law firm for half a century.

For his part, Sieben knew it was right earlier this year to have longtime partner Jim Carey succeed him as managing partner of SiebenCarey.

"This law firm's been around for 56 years, and we'd like to have it be around for another 56 years," Sieben said. "It was time for somebody else to take over management of the firm."

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Police Officer Hit by Passing Car At Car Accident Scene

Rochester Post-Bulletin, by Janice GregorsonJuly 03, 2009

Police Officer Assisting Trooper at Accident Scene Hit by Passing Car

Roads were icy and a vehicle had slid into the ditch off U.S. 52 South near Rochester, Minnesota. Officer Berhane, then a four-year veteran with the Rochester Police Department, responded to the accident to help.

A State Patrol trooper was already on the scene. Berhane went back to his squad car to get his traffic vest and gloves and had just closed the door and was near the front bumper of his squad car when he heard an approaching car. The squad car was hit and then Officer Berhane.

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Minnesota Thanks The Special Masters Panel For Their Hard Work In Settling The I-35W Bridge Claims

Pioneer PressApril 25, 2009

Too much pain, not enough money: How three lawyers divided state funds to I-35W bridge collapse victims

How do you put a dollar figure on someone's pain? That was the job of the three lawyers who allotted compensation to victims of the Interstate 35W bridge collapse.

The three personal-injury lawyers, chosen as the special masters panel, divided $36.6 million in state funds among 179 claims. In the more than four months they spent hearing the details of the victims' problems, Chairwoman Susan Holden and panel members Mike Tewksbury and Steven Kirsch were profoundly moved by the victims' stories.

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Request For $45 Million Award In Anoka Train Accident Goes Before Judge

Star Tribune, by Paul LevyApril 21, 2009

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.

But the case is bigger than that, the families' attorneys said Tuesday. Maybe $45 million bigger. Claiming that Burlington Northern Santa Fe fabricated, destroyed and withheld evidence that prevented the families from recovering punitive damages, the families' lawyers asked a Washington County judge for sanctions against the railroad of $45 million or more.

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35W Bridge Collapse Victims Praise Fund

Star Tribune, by Jim FotiApril 21, 2009

Summing up the 35W panel's $36.6 million job, survivors and victim's families said it was handled well.

When they added up all the losses incurred by survivors of the Interstate 35W bridge collapse and the families of those who died, the compensation panel came up with a number exceeding $99 million. That was almost three times the size of the available state fund -- $36.6 million.

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Man Ordered To Pay Millions Following Hit & Run

Kare 11April 15, 2009

"I didn't see it coming at all," Sarah Shelley said of the accident that changed her life forever.

Sarah was the passenger on a motorcycle involved in a hit and run accident. The driver, Aaron Liimatainen, had his right leg amputated after the crash.

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35W Panel's Impossible Task Nears End

Star Tribune, by Jim FotiApril 12, 2009

Sue Holden is chairwoman of the Special Master Panel set up by the Legislature to figure out how much money should go to each survivor of the I-35W bridge collapse.

Susan Holden and her team of lawyers have been working out a daunting math question: How much money should each survivor get from the state's 35W bridge collapse fund?

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Settlement Reached In Suit Filed By St. Paul Sewer Worker's Family

Star Tribune, by Pat PheiferMarch 09, 2009

The city of St. Paul and a consulting firm were sued after a worker was swept away during a sudden downpour.

It was a quiet courtroom Monday when a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the heirs and next-of-kin of Joe Harlow was officially settled.

Harlow, 34, was one of two sewer workers swept to his death when a sudden downpour flooded the St. Paul sewer system on July 26, 2007.  Harlow and Dave Yasis, 23, the other victim, were employed by Lametti & Sons of Hugo, which did the actual sewer rehabilitation work.

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$24 Million Train Accident Verdict

Minnesota Lawyer, by Jane PribekMarch 01, 2009

It's extremely gratifying to garner a $6 million verdict for the family of someone who died due to the negligence of someone else. But, the best part is knowing that an opponent who chose to ignore the rules is facing tough sanctions.

So say a group of five Twin Cities lawyers who represented four families following their children's deaths after a Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company ("BNSF") train crashed into their car on Sept. 26, 2003.

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Susan Holden Honored By Minnesota Lawyer For Outstanding Service

Minnesota Lawyer, by Barbara JonesMarch 01, 2009

"It's been very intense to listen to the stories."

The "war room" is a conference room at SiebenCarey. Susan Holden is the general - the head of a special master panel appointed to oversee the distribution of $37 million in compensation to survivors of Aug. 1, 2007, the day the I-35W bridge fell into the Mississippi River. It's been daunting task for Holden, joined with Steven Kirsch and Michael Tewsksbury, who made the awards after reviewing and holding hearings on 179 claims.

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Panel of Special Masters Wrap Up Hearings With I-35W Bridge Collapse Victims

Pioneer Press, by Debra O'Connor January 28, 2009

Many say the process has helped them heal.

Victims of the Interstate 35W bridge collapse finished telling their stories to a special panel this week. In the past three months, a panel of "special masters" - chairwoman Susan Holden, Steven Kirsch and Mike Tewksbury - have immersed themselves in the lives of people who were profoundly affected by the Aug. 1, 2007, bridge collapse. The three experienced personal injury lawyers were appointed to evaluate each victim's circumstances and divide $36.6 million among 179 claims.

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Local Lawyer Considered Among The State's Best

Stillwater Gazette, by Kris JanischJanuary 16, 2009

William Bongard was nominated as Attorney of the Year (2008) by Minnesota Lawyer, a legal publication.

The recognition, he said, stems from a case in Anoka involving a group of teenagers whose vehicle was struck by a train. There was a dispute over whether the teens, all of whom died in the incident, had driven around the traffic arms that come down when a train approaches. Bongard called the court case a "tough battle."

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Minnesota Lawyer Names 2008 ‘Attorneys Of The Year’

Minnesota LawyerJanuary 10, 2009

Minnesota Lawyer 10th Annual "Attorneys of the Year" Award

The award is reserved for a select group of attorneys who distinguished themselves in 2008 with their exemplary work. The criteria for selection include leadership in the profession; involvement in major cases or other newsworthy events; excellence in corporate or transactional services; and public service.

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Brothers in Law - The Siebens Carry On A Family Tradition

Minnesota Law & Politics, by Courtney MaultJanuary 10, 2009

For both brothers, the motivation to become lawyers stems from a desire to help people.

Jeff Sieben, a personal injury lawyer with SiebenCarey, and Tom Sieben, a criminal defense lawyer at Sieben Law Office, are third-generation attorneys, preceded by their grandfather Harry and their father Harry Jr. And there are even more lawyers in the Sieben family, too, including three uncles who practice personal injury law.

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Minnesota Family Sues Cargill After Daughter Sickened

KSTP TV, by Rachel Remele & Nicole MuehlhausenDecember 15, 2008

"We're asking Cargill to take responsibility for what they've done."

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.

The Hemmingson family says their daughter spent a month at St. Paul Children's Hospital; their medical bills and future medical needs are expected to top $4 million dollars.

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Investigators: Exposing The Errors

Fox 9 News, by Jeff BallionNovember 16, 2008

Exposing The Errors

Mistakes happen to each of us. But when they happen in a hospital, the consequences can be fatal. For many years, we had no idea how often medical mistakes happened. One study estimated that as many as one hundred thousand Americans die every year from them. In Minnesota, an effort is underway to prevent medical errors.

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County Sued Over Fatal VA Van Crash

Pioneer Press, by Nick FerraroNovember 14, 2008

Civil lawsuits have been filed against Chisago County in connection with a crash that involved a county van transporting veterans from the VA Medical Center at Fort Snelling.

Motorist Bobby Tomlin was killed in the crash on Interstate 35W in New Brighton. Van driver Richard Carroll, who worked for Chisago County's Veterans Services program, lost consciousness at the wheel and also died.

Attorney Paul Downes, who is representing Jessica Tomlin, argues in court documents that Chisago County is responsible because of its "negligent hiring and retention" of Carroll, who had a documented history of heart trouble.

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What Is Life Worth?

Minnesota Law & Politics, by Andy SteinerNovember 03, 2008

“Every family, every survivor was hardworking, strong. These are the kinds of people I like to represent.”

At first mention, $36.6 million sounds like a lot of money. But try dividing that sum among the 179 eligible victims of the 35W bridge collapse and the amount quickly starts to look much smaller. That was the daunting task that faced attorney Susan Holden, chair of the Special Master Panel appointed by the state legislature to administer compensation for survivors of the collapse.

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Client Reviews

out of 185 reviews
Eric Petoletti

Even though I was states away and could only talk on the phone, they listened and did everything that they could to win my case. I felt like I was a part of the family.

St. Paul Local 12

Thanks for everything, your experience paid off BIG!!!

Jenna L. at Insider Pages

I have had nothing but great service with these guys. They are very knowledgable on a wide variety of subjects and topic. They will help you with any case you need!

Jesse Bukal

In need of a personal injury attorney? Well you're if you're reading this you're in the right place. You'd be hard pressed to find more competent attorneys than the ones here at SiebenCarey.

They took my case to trial and an amazing job presenting the facts and fighting for my best interests! Three years ago I was unsure of what my future would bring; now that it's over I can rest a bit easier. With SiebenCarey as my counsel, I believe I had the absolute BEST representation a person could've asked for. I knew that I wanted the absolute best representation when searching for an attorney to handle my case and I most definitely received it.

If you need a personal injury attorney, look no further. Can't recommend highly enough.

Carly R.

My boyfriend was hit by a car and while all the attorneys he talked to said he didn't have much chance of a case, SiebenCarey took him on and gave him a fighting chance. He's still recovering, but SiebenCarey is making it a lot easier.

Jazz Smith

SiebenCarey is a professional and dedicated law organization that help accident victim.

Morgan Petoletti

My husband had an amazing experience with this firm. They listened and took the time to understand our case.

Renee Goneau

SiebenCarey is a great personal injury law firm that really cares about their clients.  Highly recommend!

Daniel Ball

Really good professionals, they solved my issues in no time using the most impressive and advanced approach. Really good, highly recommended.

Sean Beggs

I was referred to SiebenCarey by a friend after I was involved in a bicycle accident. Jim Carey represented me and throughout the process I was never anxious about the case because he and his team were in constant communication. I knew where we stood and the course of action we were taking which gave me peace of mind throughout my recovery. Everyone I encountered at SiebenCarey from the first phone call until the final resolution treated my case as if it were top priority and they did so respectfully, professionally, and achieved results beyond my expectations. It was a pleasurable experience during a difficult time.

Award Winning Know Your Rights Attorneys

Certified Civil Trial Law Specialists

8 Certified Civil Trial Law Specialists, Minnesota Bar Association
3 Board Certified Trial Advocates, National Board of Trial Advocacy.

2021 Super Lawyers

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2022 Best Lawyers in America©

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2022 U.S. News Best Law Firms

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Attorneys of the Year

5 of our attorneys have been recognized as Attorneys of the Year