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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179 Claims Filed For Bridge Collapse Victim Fund

Star Tribune, by Maria Elena BacaOctober 20, 2008

179 Claims Filed For Bridge Collapse Victims

Stories of loss and trauma were arriving by the box load at attorney Susan Holden's Minneapolis office all day Wednesday, the deadline for people to apply for damages from a $36.64 million fund allocated by the Legislature last year for victims of the Interstate 35W bridge collapse.

Holden is the chairwoman of a panel of seasoned personal injury attorneys appointed last spring to distribute damages for claims ranging from property loss to personal injury to death.

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Client Reviews

out of 182 reviews
Jeanne Tondryk

Eric W. Beyer helped me through a very difficult time and his professionalism, advice and results from an injury were highly respected. Amidst the personal part of getting myself back to health, his guidance when life was blurry was so appreciated. He listened and then put forth my options honestly and directly which I totally appreciated!

 Was totally satisfied with his hard work and dedication to help me. I'd highly recommend him. Thank you Eric!

Chris and Amy Boys

We worked with Art and his team on a personal injury case. We could not have been more pleased with the result. Art and his team were both professional and personable, and were a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend Art and his team if you find yourself in this type of situation.

Daunne Schaller

I was seriously injured in a car accident on my wedding night and went to SiebenCarey. Being involved in an accident is never fun. The folks at SiebenCarey got us thru the event helping us get on with our lives. They were up front and honest. We knew we could trust them. It’s clear to me why Art has been recognized as a Best Lawyer in America and Super Lawyer for 12 years running. Now anytime I know someone who was involved in an accident I refer them to SiebenCarey.

Deb Colombe

I was involved in a car accident that was complicated at best. God blessed with me Eric Beyer as my attorney. Although it was a long drawn out process between the two insurance companies, Eric was not only my attorney, he was my rock.

Eric is one of the most ethical people I have ever met in my lifetime. He was a constant source of not only information, but of comfort throughout the whole process. I never doubted for one moment that Eric did not have my best interest at heart. He took every word I said seriously and did what he had to do. If I ever have the misfortune of another injury like this, I would go to no one other than Eric Beyer. I will never in my lifetime be able to thank Eric enough or let him know how much I respect him and what a comfort he was and has continued to be for me. God Bless you Eric Beyer.

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.

Teresa Zweber

I retained Robert Brabbit in 2011 for a workmans comp case. I have been extremely pleased with him as my attorney. He won the first part of my case with ease, he has great knowledge and professionalism and am anxious to see the end results of my settlement. I would recommend him highly and he won against a major retail store.

Morgan Petoletti

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

Sheryl Nixon

Jeff Sieben was the first one I talked to about my injury. I was not sure if there was even a case. But as the months went by and my pain got worse, the seriousness of the injury became apparent. Jeff took on the case and put me at ease about the medical bills and calls. He was professional in his attitude while being compassionate to my situation. I have recommended him to others and will continue to do so. 

Ashlyn Wall

They were able to work with me while I was away for school and much appreciated the help. I would highly recommend them!

Adele Thompson
I would like to express my gratitude for the excellent assistance in processing my legal action necessary due to a car accident. In particular Matthew Steinbrink exceeded my expectations regarding all the necessary paperwork and negotiating on my behalf. I would not hesitate to recommend SiebenCarey in the future.

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