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

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

Protect Yourself and Your Party Guests this Holiday Season

November 01, 2019

Celebrating the spirit of the holidays is more than simply planning the perfect menu and stunning home decor. Thanksgiving to New Year’s can pose a heightened risk for drunk driving crashes following family get-togethers and holiday parties. You may also be held personally responsible if you hosted the festivities and a guest is involved. This month’s You Should Know offers commonsense tips for avoiding these preventable seasonal mishaps.

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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Client Reviews

out of 11 reviews
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!

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!!

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.

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.

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