Background

Jim Carey serves as the President and Managing Partner of SiebenCarey where he assists clients from throughout Minnesota in the areas of wrongful death and personal injury. He focuses his practice on cases involving auto accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence and abuse, and catastrophic personal injury.

Jim earned a reputation for winning big cases and sits on the American Board of Trial Advocates, an elite organization of accomplished trial attorneys. To qualify, he demonstrated significant courtroom skill and experience, high personal character, and an honorable reputation.

Most recently Jim was elected to the Board of Directors of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He has been a fellow for eight years in this invitation-only exclusive organization. In 2022, Jim was also recognized as "Lawyer of the Year" in the practice of Personal Injury Litigation by Best Lawyers of America - an award that symbolizes excellence in practice.

In 2010-2011 Jim was President of the Minnesota Association for Justice, an association focused on the importance of protecting consumer rights and dedicated to the Constitution's guarantee of justice for all.

Jim holds a seat on the Million Dollar Roundtable, a recognition given to Minnesota lawyers who have won million-dollar-plus verdicts. He is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a national merit organization consisting of approximately 700 of the most accomplished attorneys in America.

Jim is certified as a Civil Trial Law Specialist by both the National Board of Trial Advocacy and the Minnesota State Bar Association, a distinction awarded to fewer than 2 percent of all of Minnesota's personal injury attorneys.

A frequent author and lecturer on personal injury, Jim enjoys sharing his experience at legal seminars, the Mitchell Hamline Law School, and the College of St. Thomas. He is frequently recognized by Super Lawyers and other publications as one of the 40 Top Personal Injury Attorneys in Minnesota and is consistently voted one of America's best personal injury attorneys by The Best Lawyers in America.

Awards and Associations

2022 "Lawyer of the Year"

Best Lawyers of America

2011 Attorney of the Year

Minnesota Lawyer

Certified Civil Trial Law Specialist

Minnesota State Bar Association

Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate

By the National Board of Trial Advocacy

Best Lawyers in America

Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

WCCO Popp Good Neighbor Award

Hall of Fame

Super Lawyer - Thomson Reuters

PI General - Plaintiff, Top 100 Super Lawyers

Leading Minnesota Attorney

American Research Corporation

Martindale Hubbell Preeminent Peer Review Rating

Peer rated for highest level of professional excellence

American Association for Justice Leader's Forum

Member

International Society of Barristers

Fellow

American College of Trial Lawyers

Board of Directors

American Board of Trial Advocates

Member, Past President

Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Member

Minnesota Association for Justice

Member. Past President

American Association for Justice

Member

Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers

Member

Hennepin County Bar Association

Member

Minnesota State Bar Association

Member

American Bar Association

Member

College of Master Advocates & Barristers

Senior Counsel

Minnesota Military Family Foundation

Board of Directors

Hennepin Parks Board of Commissioners

1992-1999

Camp Buckskin, a learning facility for challenged youth

Board of Directors

Family Focus, a non-profit Foster Care Agency

Board of Directors

Playing 2 Win 4 Life, a non-profit ALS Foundation

Board of Directors

Client Reviews

Lisa's Story - "Jim advocated for me"

I would absolutely recommend Jim and his team. When my award was finally won, it felt like a victory for the entire team. No matter how big a part they played, everybody was excited and happy for me. It definitely wasn’t their most lucrative case, but it didn’t matter. I felt like I was important to them. I walked out of the office feeling better than I had in a long time. Read More

Lora's Story - "Outstanding Service"

Mr. Carey and his staff were so professional and helpful dealing with our accident. Working with the SiebenCarey team was the only bright spot in our horrible accident experience. Read More

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.

Jim Carey Wins $2.1 Million Award

SiebenCarey attorney and managing partner, Jim Carey, has won a multi-million dollar award for Chisago City, Minn., resident Paula Cottingham.

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.

For PI firm, short is sweet

Times change, founding partners move on, and the marketplace demands a fresh style of branding. Those factors led to the firm's recent name change to simply SiebenCarey.

Wrongful Death Damages

In wrongful death actions, family members may be entitled to “pecuniary” damages.

Wrongful Death Damages

In wrongful death actions, family members may be entitled to “pecuniary” damages.

When It's Time to Let Go of Law

Choose a job you love, and you will never work a day in your life, Confucius supposedly said. But what if your health requires you to give up the profession you love?

PI lawyers pay attention

“No fault” has been a battle point among insurance companies and plaintiffs’ attorneys for many years.

Wrongful death lawsuit filed in I-35W chain-reaction crash

The husband of a woman killed when a semi-trailer struck her vehicle on I-35W in Lakeville last May has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the trucking company. Twin Cities attorney Jim Carey filed suit in Dakota County Wednesday on behalf of Todd Brinkhaus, the husband of Pamela Brinkhaus, who was killed when her car was rear-ended by the truck owned and operated by Reinhart Foodservice.

Albert Lea nursing home, ex-aides face lawsuit

The operator of nursing home in Albert Lea and four fired nursing assistants were sued over allegations that the aides groped, spanked and spat on several nursing home residents suffering from dementia or Alzheimer's disease.

He Made a Case for Stepping Aside

"Know Your Rights" has been the motto under which Harry Sieben has led a Minneapolis personal-injury law firm for half a century.

The Latest You Should Know Newsletter

Education

  • J.D., 1987, William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, MN
  • University of Aix-en-Provence, Paris, France
  • B.S., 1982, St. John's University, Collegeville, MN

Why I Became a
Know Your Rights
Personal Injury Attorney

Helping hard working people is a long tradition in the Carey family. I grew up on Minnesota’s iron range where most of the people we knew were blue-collar workers and proud members of organized labor. They weren’t afraid to stand up for each other and what they believed. Those same values inspired many in my family to become lawyers so they could defend the rights of individuals over big corporations.

Featured Awards

Team Members

Jayne Warner

Legal Assistant

Lori Schindler

Legal Assistant

Jodie Anderson

Paralegal

Nick Carey

Law Clerk


Client Reviews

out of 21 reviews
Caitlyn Hayford

Jeff is amazing to work with. Jeff is diligent, precise, and empathetic. He will always make sure his clients are getting taken care of. I would recommend him to anyone who experiences personal injury.

James Beadell

Jeff Sieben was very good at communicating with me whether it was email or phone calls.

Randall Knutson

Jeff is one of the finest attorneys in Minnesota. And I am glad to say he is one of the finest people in MN too.  Thoughtful, caring, and smart, and also a zealous advocate for his clients.

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. 

Rachel Daniel

We had a great experience with Jeff Sieben, thank you!

Brian Carlson

Jeff Sieben did an outstanding job of making sure all avenues were available for settlement funds were explored. I was quite satisfied with the results.

Ross B.

I was left in a very tough position. I was denied everything from an insurer after a terrible automobile accident. After contacting SiebenCarey not only did they give me hope, they won for me on every level. Very professional and completely respected by me and my family on every level.

Joseph Kowalcik

I have been working with Jeff Sieben since the year 2003 and I find he does excellent work.

Christopher Burns

Jeff has been my go to attorney for injured clients for the past ten years. He and his team do a very good job. They are responsive, work hard, and get results.

Steven Lastovich

I have been practicing law for 37 years. Jeff Sieben is an attorney who I often refer cases to because of his special skill set. I recommend him wholeheartedly!

Patty Hendrickson

Yes I was very happy with how hard they all worked together to get me compensation for my injuries. They were very caring and very good at keeping me informed of the progress throughout. They definitely had my best interest in mind.

Stephanie Dickinson
Jeff helped me and my daughter after 3 of my daughters were in a car accident. It was a long process but Jeff was always there when I had questions and kept my daughter's file updated as her permanent injuries came more apparent. Very nice guy and typically lawyers are not very nice! I will always go back to him for any personal injury cases! Definitely recommend him to everyone!
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.

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.

St. Paul Local 12

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

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.

Renee Goneau

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

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.