2021 Best Lawyers in America

SiebenCarey - SiebenCarey "Know Your Rights" AttorneyAugust 20, 2020

SiebenCarey today announced that 11 of the firm’s attorneys were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2021 – an annual list universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. The annual Best Lawyers list has been published since 1983. Read More

Fifteen SiebenCarey Lawyers Named 2020 Super Lawyers

SiebenCarey - SiebenCarey "Know Your Rights" AttorneyJuly 20, 2020

Three of the Firm’s Attorneys Included in List of Top 100 Super Lawyers 

SiebenCarey today announced that 15 of the firm’s attorneys were chosen for the 2020 Minnesota Super Lawyers® list. While, on average, just five percent of all lawyers in Minnesota are selected for Super Lawyers each year, 88 percent of SiebenCarey’s attorneys were named Minnesota Super Lawyers.

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Sixteen SiebenCarey Attorneys Named to 2019 Minnesota Super Lawyers

SiebenCarey - SiebenCarey "Know Your Rights" AttorneyJuly 05, 2019

SiebenCarey today announced that 16 of the firm’s attorneys were chosen for the 2019 Minnesota Super Lawyers® list. While, on average, just five percent of all lawyers in Minnesota are selected for Super Lawyers each year, 88 percent of SiebenCarey’s attorneys were named Minnesota Super Lawyers.

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Two Northeast Minneapolis Bars Sued In Fatal Drunk Driving Crash

Business JournalAugust 24, 2018

The family of a man who died in a traffic crash is suing two Northeast Minneapolis bars, claiming the drunk driver involved was over-served alcohol and that led to the crash. Lawyer Paul Downes has represented the family of Brandon Pearson, who was killed riding his motorcycle in Northeast Minneapolis on Nov. 8, 2015, since after the crash.

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2019 Best Lawyers in America

SiebenCarey - SiebenCarey "Know Your Rights" AttorneyAugust 15, 2018

BestLawyers.pngSiebenCarey today announced that 12 of the firm’s attorneys were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2019 – an annual list universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. The annual Best Lawyers list has been published since 1983.

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SIXTEEN SIEBENCAREY ATTORNEYS NAMED TO 2018 MINNESOTA SUPER LAWYERS

SiebenCarey - SiebenCarey "Know Your Rights" AttorneyJuly 05, 2018

SiebenCarey today announced that 16 of the firm’s attorneys were chosen for the 2018 Minnesota Super Lawyers® list. While, on average, just five percent of all lawyers in Minnesota are selected for Super Lawyers each year, 80 percent of SiebenCarey’s attorneys were named Minnesota Super Lawyers.

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Lettuce-related E.coli Outbreak Caused Two Deaths in Minnesota

Paul K. Downes - SiebenCarey "Know Your Rights" AttorneyJune 06, 2018

Romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Arizona, has been linked to an outbreak of E. coli food poisoning that has sickened at least 197 people in 35 states and killed five people, including two in Minnesota. This is the nation’s largest E. coli outbreak in over a decade, according to health officials.

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Ten SiebenCarey Attorneys Recognized as 2017 Best Lawyers in America

CBS - WDJTAugust 15, 2016

SiebenCarey today announced that 10 of the firm’s attorneys were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017 – an annual list universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. The annual Best Lawyers list has been published since 1983. Rankings are based on a peer-review survey in which more than 50,000 leading attorneys cast nearly five million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas.

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SiebenCarey Attorneys Selected to 2016 Annual Super Lawyer List

SiebenCarey - SiebenCarey "Know Your Rights" AttorneyJuly 05, 2016

Sixteen SiebenCarey attorneys were selected to the 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers list. Fourteen were chosen as Super Lawyers in their specific areas of practice and two were selected to the Minnesota Rising Stars list. Just five percent of all lawyers in Minnesota are named to this list each year.

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Rochester Native Certified by State Bar Association

Rochester Post BulletinOctober 28, 2015

Paul K. 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.The designation is earned by Minnesota attorneys who have completed an exam in the specialty area, peer review and documented experience. Certified attorneys must demonstrate superior knowledge, skill and integrity in their specific field.

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SiebenCarey Attorneys Recognized in Annual Super Lawyers Publication

SiebenCarey - SiebenCarey "Know Your Rights" AttorneyJuly 14, 2014

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.

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Cargill Settles E. coli Lawsuit With 11-year-old Minnesota Girl

Star TribuneOctober 02, 2009

"She's made a miraculous recovery but she still has risks of future complications."

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, Paul Downes, the family's attorney said.

The girl became ill in 2007 after eating contaminated hamburger supplied by Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation. The hamburger meat was linked to an E. coli outbreak that led Cargill to voluntarily recall about 845,000 pounds of frozen ground beef patties.

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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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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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Jury Awards $2 Million For Bar Attack

Star Tribune, by Warren WolfeAugust 04, 2003

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.

Banana Joe's Sports Bar & Grill was negligent in refusing Dorick Roy's request to leave by the front door, away from the crowd departing at closing time, shortly after a confrontation between Roy's friend and another man. Roy was attacked by a man wielding a bottle, the same man who had fought with his friend, said Roy's attorney, Paul Downes.

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Client Reviews

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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.

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!

St. Paul Local 12

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

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.

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.

Morgan Petoletti

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

Daniel Ball

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

Renee Goneau

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

Greg Christiansen

My wife and daughter were killed in a vehicular incident.  I was referred by a good friend to SiebenCarey . Jim Carey personally handled my situation. The compassion, professionalism, and competence was beyond excellent.  In a most difficult  time for my son and me the help we received was immeasurable and in fact, helped our healing process.  I want to personally thank Jim and his team for their assistance.  I would recommend this organization unreservedly and totally to anyone who needs help in a tough 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

Also awarded in:
2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008

2022 Best Lawyers in America©

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2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008.

2022 U.S. News Best Law Firms

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2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010

Attorneys of the Year

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