Cory Whalen is a partner and shareholder at the law firm of SiebenCarey. He practices in all areas of personal injury litigation.

He was selected as one of America's best lawyers in the area of product liability litigation by The Best Lawyers of America. Selection to The Best Lawyers of America is based on an exhaustive and rigorous peer-review survey comprised of more than four million confidential evaluations by the top attorneys in the country.

Cory is a Certified Civil Trial Law Specialist, a certification program administered by the Minnesota State Bar Association and approved by the State Board of Legal Certification. Certified attorneys have successfully completed numerous jury trials and demonstrated superior knowledge, skill and integrity. This achievement has been earned by fewer than 3% of all licensed Minnesota attorneys.

He is also certified as a life member of both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.   The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is recognized as one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts, awards and settlements. Fewer than one percent of U.S. lawyers are members.

Cory is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, an elite organization of accomplished trial attorneys whose qualifications require demonstrated significant courtroom skill and experience, high personal character, and an honorable ethical reputation.

Every year since 2014, Cory has been selected as a Minnesota Super Lawyer honoree. Super Lawyer honorees are selected from an annual survey and the distinction is bestowed on less than five percent of Minnesota's practicing attorneys.

In addition to representing his clients, Cory is a frequent lecturer and author for legal education seminars. He has taught Litigation and Trial Practice at Hamline University in St. Paul. He is admitted to the Minnesota State Bar and United States Federal District Bar.

Awards and Associations

Certified Civil Trial Law Specialist

Minnesota State Bar Association

2014 Lawyer of the Year - Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs

Best Lawyers of America

Super Lawyer - Thomson Reuters

PI General - Plaintiff

Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Life Member

American Board of Trial Advocates


Best Lawyers in America

Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs

Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Life Member

American Association for Justice Leader's Forum


Hennepin County Bar Association


Minnesota State Bar Association


American Bar Association


Minnesota Association for Justice

Board of Governors and Executive Committee

American Association for Justice


Volunteer Lawyers Network


Mitchell-Hamline School of Law

Adjunct Professor

Eastview Athletic Association


Woman Hit Twice when Icy Roads Cause Multiple Crashes


Litigation Type - Car Accidents

Client Injury - Head and Neck Injuries

Icy roads produced treacherous driving conditions and a semi overturned in the middle of the freeway. Our client, behind the semi, managed to stop without incident. However, our client's vehicle was struck while stopped, first by a car that came around the bend and was unable to stop and then by a second semi that slid on the icy roads and crashed in to our client's vehicle.

Client Reviews

Featured News and Articles

2021 Best Lawyers in America

SiebenCarey today announced that 11 of the firm’s attorneys were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2021.

Fifteen SiebenCarey Lawyers Named 2020 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.

No-Fault On Ice

Under Minnesota’s No-Fault insurance law, a person suffering injuries arising out of the maintenance or use of a motor vehicle has a right to benefits – payment of medical bills, lost wages and other economic losses – regardless of who’s at fault.

2019 Best Lawyers in America

SiebenCarey 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.

What Are Skiers Liable For?

No matter how good you are at skiing or snowboarding, collisions happen. Do you truly "ski at your own risk"?

Keep Your Children Safe! ATV’s Are For Adults.

Minnesota children are being seriously injured and killed on ATV’s and off-highway vehicles. Cory P. Whalen of the SiebenCarey law firm continues to represent children and families harmed by the illegal operation of such vehicles.

What Does Negligence Mean?

Many lawyers advertise that if you’ve been injured by another person’s negligence that you should contact a lawyer. While that’s good advice, what does negligence mean?

Hit by an uninsured driver? Now what?

Minnesota law requires all drivers to maintain a minimum amount of liability coverage in order to operate a motor vehicle. But what happens if you are hit by someone that failed to follow the law and does not have insurance?

Let's Talk About Snowmobiling!

It's Snowing! For many in Minnesota, the snow can be cause for celebration as the winter months call for recreational activities like snowmobiling.

Truck Accidents On The Rise

Fatal truck accidents are all too common—happening nearly 11 times every single day in this country on average, and killing nearly 4,000 people each year, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Car Accidents - Know Your Legal Rights

Minnesota law can restrict your legal rights following a car accident. It’s important that you consult with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible following a car accident.

Safety Tips for Driving in the Snow

Minnesota is digging out this morning from winter storm Kayla, which brought over a foot of snow to many in Minnesota and caused over 287 car accidents.

Facts About Dog Attacks

Dog bites can occur at any time, with any dog. Never presume that a dog is “nice” or “wouldn’t hurt you” as any dog can lash out unpredictably.

ATV Accidents On The Rise

Safety and vigilance should be a natural part of an every-day routine, especially when driving. Be it a car, truck, boat or all-terrain vehicle, accidents can happen any time.

Secure Loose Materials

There are Minnesota laws in place with regard to securing loose materials on a truck or trailer.

On Land Or Water, Drinking And Driving Don’t Mix!

In the land of 10,000 lakes, Minnesotans enjoy a variety of water sporting activities throughout the year, such as ice fishing, snowmobiling, water skiing, and boating. Just as a vehicle’s driver needs to be cautious behind the wheel, boaters must be cautious as well. On land or water, alcohol and driving don’t mix!

Motorcycle Accidents On The Rise

Motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable on Minnesota roads, with 24 fatalities already this season—including four deaths in four days.

Safety First

With the downturn in the economy, more drivers are just carrying the state-required minimum insurance coverage or no insurance at all.

No-Contact No-Fault

Under the No-Fault statute, a person suffering injuries arising out of the maintenance or “use of a motor vehicle” has a right to benefits.

Cutting off the tap to drunks is a messy business

One of the most powerful weapons against bars that serve drunken patrons is the so-called dram shop act, a state law that allows someone to sue a bar for illegally serving alcohol to someone who later dies or causes an injury.


  • J.D., 1998, William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, MN
  • B.A., 1994, Winona State University, Winona, MN

Why I Became a
Know Your Rights
Personal Injury Attorney

I like a good challenge. For me, enjoying Minnesota winters means hitting the ski slopes and tackling the “black diamond” runs. I just don’t back down from the tough stuff. That same drive is why I became a personal injury attorney and have practiced at SiebenCarey for my entire career. When I’m handling a case, I look forward to taking on insurance companies and their lawyers so my clients aren’t worrying about legal issues. I handle the tough stuff so they can move forward in life.

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Team Members

Nick Carey

Law Clerk

Tara Whalen

Legal Assistant

Client Reviews

out of 12 reviews
Brian Bowar

Top notch firm. Always came to me, I literally had to do nothing. They will fight for you.

Sarah Bethards

Thank you very much for everything you guys did for me! I'm very grateful this whole thing is over, but you made it all extremely easy and I'm so appreciative!  

Scott Czanstkowski

I can not say enough positive things about SiebenCarey. I was blessed with a GREAT lawyer named Cory Whalen who went WAY out of his way several times to help me. I was in a fairly bad car accident where a driver ran a red light and T boned me. I have battled sever anxiety and depression and I can honestly say when I was at rock bottom and I basically sent an email to Cory asking if I died would my money go to my children and Cory sensed something wasn't right and gave me some options I wasn't aware of. I can honestly say Cory played a huge role in my life and because of him and other great people I am alive and doing well today! Thank you! I can not say that enough to this firm and definitely ask for CORY WHALEN he WILL get you taken care of and will get you what you deserve! Thank you Cory! Sincerely, Scott C.

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.

Daniel Ball

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

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.

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.

Renee Goneau

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

Morgan Petoletti

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

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!