Rochester Native Certified by State Bar Association

Rochester Post BulletinOctober 28, 2015

Rochester Post Bulletin

Paul K. Downes, a Rochester native, 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.

Downes, a partner of SiebenCarey law firm, helps people who have been seriously injured because of the negligence of others in truck, car collisions, industrial and construction accidents.

He's been licensed to practice law in Minnesota since 1992 and was named to the 2015 Super Lawyers list published by Super Lawyers magazine. Downes holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of St. Thomas and earned his juris doctor from William Mitchell College of Law.

Client Reviews

out of 12 reviews
Phil Manger
Awesome lawyers, awesome staff!!
Troy Rognrud

In June of 2013 I was enjoying a ride on my vintage motorcycle, and was severely injured by an inattentive motorist, sending me to the hospital, physical therapy, and amassing a considerable amount of debt.

Fortunately I made contact with Robert Hauer, and Paul Downes with SiebenCarey!
Paul walked me through the entire process, explaining in layman's terms as to what to expect, and he continued to keep me informed as each step was reached.

Ultimately we used mediation to reach a settlement that allowed me to pay off my outstanding bills, and to bank an amount that gave me some peace of mind.
If by some unfortunate incident you ever have need for the services of a personal injury attorney, I highly recommend SiebenCarey... Thanks Paul!

Jim Walsh
I had a very positive experience with Paul Downes. He took the time to explain the process, each step of the way, and what we could expect. No surprises. A pleasant experience.
Jim Becker
it was a good experience, it took a long time to settle but good to have an experienced attorney in my corner.
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.

St. Paul Local 12
Thanks for everything, your experience paid off BIG!!!
Jazz Smith

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

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.

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!
Daniel Ball
Really good professionals, they solved my issues in no time using the most impressive and advanced approach. Really good, highly recommended
Morgan Petoletti
My husband had an amazing experience with this firm. They listened and took the time to understand our case.
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.

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Certified Civil Trial Law Specialists

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

2018 Super Lawyers

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2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008

2019 Best Lawyers in America©

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

2018 U.S. News Best Law Firms

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2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010

Attorneys of the Year

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