Background

Jeffrey practices law in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, professional malpractice, civil rights law and police misconduct, auto and truck accidents, product liability, premises liability, property damage, and insurance litigation.

A graduate of the William Mitchell College of Law in 1998, Jeffrey was admitted to the Minnesota State Bar, and then joined SiebenCarey as an associate attorney. Jeffrey is now a shareholder in the firm, and is admitted to practice law in Minnesota Federal District Court, 8th Circuit Court of Appeals and the State of Wisconsin. He has tried numerous cases, in both State and Federal Court, in three different states: Minnesota, Wisconsin and South Dakota. Jeffrey is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) which recognizes verified credentials and requisite skill, integrity and experience in the special art of advocacy. A lawyer's trial experience, history, and background makes a difference!

Minnesota Lawyer selected Jeffrey as one of the publication's "2014 Attorneys of the Year" based on his leadership in the profession and involvement in major cases with a successful result. The honor was bestowed upon him again as a "2018 Attorneys of the Year," thus becoming a "Circle of Excellence Attorney," who has been named Attorney of the Year more than once; a rare accomplishment.

Jeffrey was also selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the field of Plaintiff Personal Injury Litigation every year since 2018. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Additionally, Jeffrey has been named a Super Lawyers Honoree every year since 2013. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. This selection process includes independent research, peer nomination and peer evaluations.  Prior to his Super Lawyer status, he was named a Rising Star, which asks Minnesota's top lawyers to identify an elite group of emerging lawyers, either under the age of 40 or in practice less that ten years. Jeffrey received the honor of Rising Star from 1999-2012.

Jeffrey has helped recover damages for hundreds of injured people by helping them navigate through the complexities of a personal injury claim. His main objective is to protect his clients' rights in negotiations and, if necessary, through trial and appeal. He and his staff have helped people throughout multiple states get their lives back on track. His goal is to continue to represent and serve injured persons as their ethical advocate. A native of Woodbury, Jeffrey lives with his wife and three children in the Twin Cities. He is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys spending time with his family.

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Awards and Associations

2018 Attorney of the Year

Minnesota Lawyer

Best Lawyers in America

Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiff

2014 Attorney of the Year

Minnesota Lawyer

Super Lawyer - Thomson Reuters

PI General - Plaintiff

American Board of Trial Advocates

Member

Minnesota Rising Stars

Super Lawyers/Thomson Reuters

Minnesota State Bar Association

Member

Hennepin County Bar Association

Member

Wisconsin State Bar Association

Member

American Bar Association

Member

Minnesota Association for Justice

Member

Wisconsin Association of Justice

Member

American Association for Justice

Member

National Institute for Trial Advocacy

1999, Trial Advocacy Skills program

Client Reviews

Jesse's Story - "Rock Stars!"

Without the help from the fine folks at SiebenCarey I don't think I'd be writing this message today. You all did such an amazing job with my civil case and I can now rest easy knowing my medical bills will be taken care of. Read More

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.

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.

Lawsuit Filed After Girl Dies in Foster Home

“The situation you have is a system that is broken. You have a system that needs correction. You have a family that suffered a terrible loss. Children are the innocent victims-this doesn’t need to happen?”

Jail Suicide Lawsuit Settled At $2 Million

A lawsuit seeking more than $40 million in damages in the suicide death of Kathryn Schneider from Koochiching County Sheriff, jail staff and the county has been settled for $2 million.

Minnesota Lawyer Names SiebenCarey's Jeffrey Montpetit "2014 Attorney of the Year"

SiebenCarey today announced that Minnesota Lawyer has named Jeff Montpetit, a shareholder at the firm, one of its “2014 Attorneys of the Year.” Recipients of the annual Attorneys of the Year award are selected based on leadership in the profession and involvement in major cases. Montpetit was part of a trial team that also included attorneys Robert Bennett, Andrew Noel, and Katie Bennett of Gaskins Bennett Birrell Schupp LLP.

Sapientia Law Group and SiebenCarey Join Forces to Bring Class Action on Behalf of Individuals Whose Federally Protected Drivers License Information Was Improperly Accessed more than 11,000 Times by Minnesota’s Department of Natural Resources

Following the heels of the largely publicized Rasmusson v. City of Bloomington, et al. privacy case involving 140 law enforcement personnel across Minnesota accessing a former co-worker's private drivers' license information, the DNR advised 5000 Minnesota citizens that one of its former employees also improperly accessed their private information through the Department of Public Safety's database.

Drug Compounder Poisons Hundreds with Deadly Fungal Meningitis

As a national public health crisis develops across the country due to an outbreak of fungal meningitis, lawyers in Minnesota have filed a class action against the company that compounded, or mixed, the steroid medication that has sickened 214 and killed 15 people.

The Latest You Should Know Newsletter

Fireworks Sales Up...Injuries May Follow

July 01, 2020

Every year thousands of Americans are injured by fireworks, and this year will likely be no exception. In fact, purchases of personal fireworks are soaring as organizers cut the fuse on traditional Fourth of July celebrations and fireworks displays. Here just in time for the holiday are tips on fireworks safety to better protect you, your friends and family, and all freedom-loving Americans from sea to shining sea.

Education

  • J.D., 1998, William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, MN
  • B.A., 1995, St. John's University, Collegeville, MN

Why I Became a
Know Your Rights
Personal Injury Attorney

Law is a family tradition for me. My father was an attorney, and so is my older sister. I grew up listening to exciting stories about their work and what they did for other people. So, I decided to follow in their footsteps, entered law school and came to SiebenCarey as a law clerk. I was hooked from day one and have been here ever since. I’m proud to work with so many great attorneys and dedicated staff who share my passion for helping injured people get through very difficult times.

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Team Members

Karen Sebesta

Legal Assistant

Amber Skaro

Paralegal


Client Reviews

out of 15 reviews
Yongseon Jeong

Jeffrey M. and his team had my family. Got reasonable compensations for the damage and serious injuries we sustained in the car accident. They took care of all the medical bills and related work. They were dedicated and outstanding with my case. My family is really pleased with the result and deeply appreciate Jeffrey M. and his team.

Angie

We were VERY pleased with Jeff's attention to us and our case.  Jeff, and all of the team there, did an outstanding job of making that process as stress-free as possible for us.  The communications were never delayed; response time (no matter how often we had questions) was beyond expectations. We truly liked Jeff's up-front and true-life demeanor, nothing was sugar-coated nor was anything spoken or written in terms we didn't understand which meant we were all talking on the same levels and never felt uneducated in the attorney world we were dealing with. I would certainly refer anyone I know to you all!

Vince Jablonski

Jeff did a great job over the four years he worked on the case. He's a professional and I'll be referring to him for any future matters. Thanks!

Annette Roland

I contacted Jeffrey Montpetit he responded right away. All my questions were answered thoroughly, never had to wonder what the next move was. He made sure all my hospital bills were taken care. He's a great attorney and the case has been settled.

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.

Kenny Marks

The professionalism of the attorney was outstanding.  They treated my mom w respect and dignity.  And in the end it turned out better than we anticipated.  Thanks again for all your help and advice.

Sojourner Killingsworth

I recommend this firm all of the time! Jeff Montpetit and his staff were caring, helpful, and went above and beyond to try to ensure that I was treated fairly. I like that Jeff tells it like it is and was able to break things down so that I could understand better what was happening. Hopefully I will never need a personal injury lawyer again, however if I do, I will call him FIRST!!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!