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 inducted into the International Society of Barristers, an honor society of outstanding trial lawyers chosen by their peers. Jim was again selected as a 2017 Super Lawyers honoree. He also received 2011 "Attorney of the Year" recognition by Minnesota Lawyer - an award reserved for a select group of attorneys based on leadership in the profession, involvement in major cases or other newsworthy events, excellence in corporate or transactional services and public service.

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 William Mitchell 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

2011 Attorney of the Year

Minnesota Lawyer

Best Lawyers in America

Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Civil Trial Law Specialist

Minnesota State Bar Association

Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate

By the National Board of Trial Advocacy

Super Lawyer - Thomson Reuters

PI General - Plaintiff, Top 100 Super Lawyers

Leading Minnesota Attorney

American Research Corporation

Top Rated Lawyer In Personal Injury Law

AV Preeminent 5.0 Rating Martindale-Hubbell; The highest rating for professional skills

American Association for Justice Leader's Forum

Member

International Society of Barristers

Fellow

American College of Trial Lawyers

Fellow

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

Hunting Accidents - Who Pays?

Many of the recoveries and settlements we’ve won on behalf of hunting accident victims have been paid by the defendant’s homeowner insurance.

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.

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.

Our Latest You Should Know Newsletter

Injured Workers Have Third Party Option After Work Comp
Work injuries are life changing and still all too common in America. Injured workers wonder if they will ever return to work, how they will pay for extended care and rehabilitation, and who will pay the bills while they recover. Today, workers’ compensation insurance is available in all 50 states and covers some medical care and lost income. But with workers’ comp benefits under attack and shrinking in many states, injured workers should not overlook possible third party actions for additional financial support.

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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

Shelley Peters

Paralegal

Rachel Haugh

Legal Assistant


Client Reviews

out of 9 reviews
Sarah Peterson

It was a great experience working with Jim and his entire team! Always felt well taken care of and someone was always there to answer my many questions! Thanks!

Cheryl Nelson
Jim Carey is down-to-earth, understanding, compassionate, extremely focused and downright brilliant in his skillful and highly successful resolution to my serious injuries resulting from a car accident. I can't say enough about how grateful I am and how pleased I am with his representation and the service from his entire team. Thank you.
Lora O'Hern
Mr. Carey and his staff were so professional  and helpful dealing with our accident. Their communication was excellent. Working with the SiebenCarey team was the only bright spot in our horrible accident experience. We always felt we were represented by extremely knowledgeable and caring people. We appreciate the outstanding service we received.
 
Lisa Gariepy

The entire Minneapolis team that worked with me was amazing.  Always proactive in sharing what to expect and taking time to explain things.  In a stressful, unfamiliar informed and supported. Wonderful group!

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
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.