Background

Eric is a partner in the firm and practices in all areas of personal injury law, including wrongful death, car accident, premises liability, product liability, professional negligence and workers’ compensation cases. Eric is licensed to practice law in state and federal court in both Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Eric was born in Duluth, Minnesota. He grew up along the North Shore where he worked in his father's business until he graduated from the University of Minnesota-Duluth, magna cum laude.  He spent three years in the Twin Cities and graduated with honors from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. Eric eagerly returned to Duluth upon graduating, and started his legal career in 1998. In 2003, Eric was named an "Up and Coming Attorney" by Minnesota Lawyer. This award was an honor bestowed upon a select group of attorneys who had distinguished themselves within their first 10 years of practice. Eric was named a 2019 Minnesota Super Lawyer honoree; Super Lawyer honorees are selected from an annual survey and the distinction is bestowed on less than 5% of Minnesota's practicing attorneys. Previously, Eric was also been recognized by Super Lawyer as a "Rising Star" honoree six times. After more than 18 years of legal practice in personal injury law with Falsani, Balmer, Peterson, Quinn & Beyer in Duluth, Eric joined SiebenCarey's Duluth office in 2016.

As a life-long Duluthian, Eric finds the outdoors to be a perfect way to energize for his career as a litigator. When not advising and representing clients, he embraces all that makes the northland his home. He enjoys canoeing with his wife and kids, both on "the Big Lake" when the wind allows, and inland when his schedule does. He grouse hunts with his dog, and fishes for brookies, 'loopers' and steelhead near his home in the winter and spring. He still plays hockey, and he also makes time to curl as a member of both the Two Harbors and Duluth Curling Clubs.

Awards and Associations

Super Lawyer - Thomson Reuters

PI General - Plaintiff

Minnesota Rising Stars

Super Lawyers/Thomson Reuters (2002-2004, 2011-2012)

Up and Coming Attorneys

Minnesota Lawyer (2003)

American Arbitration Association

No-Fault Arbitrator

American Association for Justice

Member

Minnesota Association for Justice

Board of Governors

Minnesota State Bar Association

Member

Wisconsin State Bar Association

Member

Union Construction Workers' Compensation Program

Mediator/Arbitrator

Eleventh District Bar Association

Member, Ethics Committee and Past Board of Directors

Two Harbors Curling Club

Member, Past Board of Directors

Harbor City International School

Board of Directors

Portman Amateur Hockey Association

Past President, Board Member and Coach

East Select Soccer Association

Board of Directors and Vice President

Lake Park Little League

Past Coach and Board Member

Lakeside-Lester Park Youth Soccer

Past Coach

Client Reviews

Featured News and Articles

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.

Eric W. Beyer Joins SiebenCarey

SiebenCarey is pleased to announce that Eric Beyer has joined the firm and will be working from our Duluth, Minnesota office.

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Education

  • J.D., Cum Laude, 1998, William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, MN
  • B.A., Magna Cum Laude, 1995, University of Minnesota - Duluth, Duluth, MN

Why I Became a
Know Your Rights
Personal Injury Attorney

The Know Your Rights philosophy empowers people who have been injured to take control of their lives during what are often very difficult and tragic circumstances. It is our promise that we will take the time to explain your rights and help you understand a system that is often confusing. And most important, Know Your Rights embodies the 65-year commitment at SiebenCarey to the highest level of quality legal representation for injured people and their families.

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Legal Assistant


Client Reviews

out of 16 reviews
Rebecca Catton

I was fortunate to have worked with Robert Brabbit for the past 4 1/2 years. He and his team assisted me during a lengthy and difficult process providing me with support, knowledge, hope, resources and honesty. I am so very grateful for everything! Thank you Bob!

Paul Goetz

Bob Brabbit handled the insurance claims after the death of my brother. I appreciated his communication, professionalism and work on our behalf. He negotiated with the insurance companies and got us the best settlement possible. He was honest and upfront about process as well as costs. I 100% trust Bob and am grateful he took part of a tragic situation and solved it.

Phil Pearson

If it were all about the settlement, I would give Bob Brabbit 5 stars. He and his staff were so much more though. There was the patience to take us through this two year long ordeal. Answering our questions and explaining to us what was going on. There was the knowledge Bob had to take on a big insurance company. And last there was the determination to get us the best possible deal. Bob was referred to me by a friend in the legal business and I would be proud to recommend him and his staff to anyone with workman's compensation problems. Great job Bob!!!!!

Cyndy

Bob Brabbit was both my husband Doug and my attorney for our work comp injuries. He was amazing! The best attorney EVER!! Did such an amazing job for both our cases over the years!

We never had anything to worry about, as we knew from day one that we were in good hands when it came to Bob handling both our cases..  Bob is so very respectful, caring, compassionate, kind hearted, and really knows all the legal aspects of how to really win your case!  Whenever we needed any questions answered, Bob never hesitated on getting back to us right away.. I tell all my friends and anyone who needs a great attorney about Bob Brabbit! He is the BEST in our minds! We have great proof of that!

Thanks Bob for all your hard work and amazing professionalism and getting the job well done!

Kole Pederson

Robert Brabbit is the attorney reviewed here. I was injured in an accident at work and needed representation in my workers comp case. After thoroughly researching, I decided on SiebenCarey. Mr. Brabbit took my case and informed me right from the beginning what he thought was the best decision moving forward. Throughout the process, he ensured that I was promptly informed of any updates. He walked me through any paperwork related to the case over the phone and made sure that I understood everything. He was very good about not simply telling me what to do, but instead consulting me and getting my opinion, then making suggestions and informing me of his reasoning. The final settlement was agreed on, and it was precisely the outcome I desired from the start of the case. While I can't say I would ever wish to be his client again due to the nature of his work being injuries, he would be my first choice if I ever needed this type of service in the future. I will be recommending him to anyone who needs his type of services.

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.

Lynn Wareberg

Patient, smart and professional.  If you need help with your workers compensation case, look no further.

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.

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!!!

Jazz Smith

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

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!

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.

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!