John Carey a nationally recognized trial attorney with extensive experience in the field of medical malpractice, personal injury and alternative dispute resolution.  

During John Carey’s 49 years of trial experience, he has successfully resolved over 25 cases for an amount in excess of one million dollars each.  Most of these settlements were in the medical malpractice arena where Mr. Carey dedicated a majority of his trial practice.  He now has joined forces with his daughter, Shannon, who is also a partner in the firm and they work together on their cases, particularly in the area of medical malpractice.
John’s legal experience has enabled him to leverage his knowledge and become an effective mediator, helping attorneys and their clients proactively and collectively resolve their disputes in lieu of going to trial. Today John mediates/arbitrates 150 cases a year. Click here to see John's 5 Star Reviews as a mediator.

Through achieving successful outcomes for his clients and taking on leadership roles in dozens of professional and community organizations, John has earned several accolades. Most recently, he was selected a 2018 Super Lawyers honoree. In surveys by Minnesota Law & Politics, John has also been selected as one of Minnesota's Top 10 Super Lawyers chosen among more than 22,000 lawyers in the state. 
Since 1997, John has been voted to an elite group of America's best medical malpractice and personal injury attorneys. The publication The Best Lawyers In America asked prominent attorneys in a national survey, "If you or a family member needed a personal injury attorney, whom would you choose?" They chose John Carey.

Prior to 1987, John had his own law practice in Fairfax, Minnesota where he handled medical malpractice and personal injury claims.  His team merged with the existing law firm of Sieben, Grose, Von Holtum & McCoy (now SiebenCarey).  He now operates out of the Minneapolis office. 
On a personal note, John and his wife Janet also have two sons, Donovan and Ryan.  In his free time, John can be found searching for the perfect motorcycle or learning to play a newly acquired musical instrument.

Awards and Associations

2016 Lawyer of the Year - Mediation

Best Lawyers of America

Best Lawyers in America

Personal Injury Litigation, Medical Malpractice Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution since 1997

Certified Civil Trial Law Specialist

Minnesota State Bar Association

Five Star Review


Top 40 Personal Injury Attorneys

Minnesota Law & Politics

Top 100 Super Lawyers

Thomson Reuters

AV Preeminent 5.0 Rating by and Martindale-Hubbell lawyers directory

Highest rating for professional skills

Super Lawyer - Thomson Reuters

ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution)

Top 100 Trial Attorneys

The National Trial Lawyers

AAA Panel of Arbitrators

American Arbitration Association

Qualified Neutral Under Rule 114

Minnesota Supreme Court

American Association for Justice Leader's Forum


American Bar Association


Minnesota State Bar Association


American College of Trial Lawyers

Member, State Chapter President

American Board of Trial Advocates

National Board, Member, Past State Chapter President

Minnesota Association for Justice

Member, Past President

American Association for Justice

Member, Past National Board of Governors

Million Dollar Advocates Forum


Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers


International Society of Barristers


College of Master Advocates & Barristers


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.

John Carey Named 2016 Lawyer of the Year

John W. Carey has been recognized as a Lawyer of the Year in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016. Carey was selected by his peers in Minnesota for his work in the practice area of Mediation.

Big Verdicts Elusive In Minnesota

While they grab headlines when they come, multimillion dollar verdicts in personal injury and medical malpractice cases are rare in Minnesota.

Doctors Take the Stage

Expert witnesses are principal actors in Minnesota malpractice cases. Physicians may not feel quite as comfortable in the courtroom as in the clinic, but they need to take center stage in any medical malpractice proceeding.


  • J.D., 1969, William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, MN
  • B.A., 1964, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Why I Became a
Know Your Rights
Personal Injury Attorney

The law runs deep in the Carey family. My grandfather was a judge, my uncle was a judge, my twin brother was a judge. My daughter and my nephew are both personal injury attorneys right here at SiebenCarey. After practicing medical malpractice for 49 years, law has been my life as well. Throughout my long career, my clients have always known that they were never a number to me. They know that I care, and that I’ve always been proud to represent injured people.

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Client Reviews

out of 9 reviews
Bob Levin
I was very pleased with John and the services he provided. I would highly recommend him.
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.

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!
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.

Morgan Petoletti
My husband had an amazing experience with this firm. They listened and took the time to understand our case.
St. Paul Local 12
Thanks for everything, your experience paid off BIG!!!