Background

Marcia Miller, a partner at SiebenCarey, works closely with the trial attorneys to prepare and respond to legal memoranda and briefs and argue motions at all levels of litigation through the appellate process. Our clients benefit from Marcia's thorough analysis, vast legal research and writing experience, and perspective on complex issues. Since 2018, Marcia was selected a Minnesota Super Lawyer honoree; selection for this respected list recognizes lawyers for their outstanding professional achievements who have attained a high degree of peer recognition. No more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected to receive this honor. 

Prior to joining the firm in 2009, Marcia was the assistant director of the nationally-ranked Health Law Institute at Mitchell Hamline School of Law. She also taught Legal Research and Writing at Hamline University School of Law, practiced appellate law at Rider Bennett LLP, and clerked for Judges Minge, Shumaker, and Wright at the Minnesota Court of Appeals. She is admitted to the Minnesota State Bar, United States District Court, District of Minnesota, and Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.

As an adjunct professor for over ten years, Marcia has enjoyed teaching international foreign exchange and LL.M students, as well as students in Hamline University's Master in the Study of Law program. She has also presented at continuing legal education courses regarding motion practice, appellate issues, and teaching legal research and writing to international law students.

Awards and Associations

Super Lawyer - Thomson Reuters

Appellate

American Bar Association

Member

Minnesota State Bar Association

Member Appellate Section

Ramsey County Bar Association

Member

Hennepin County Bar Association

Member

Minnesota Women Lawyers

Member

Minnesota Association for Justice

Co-Chair, Women for Justice/Member, Amicus Committee

Volunteer Lawyers Network

Member

Mitchell-Hamline School of Law

Adjunct Professor

Jeremiah Program

Volunteer

Law Students for Reproductive Justice

Faculty Advisor

Meals on Wheels

Volunteer

ECFE

Advisory Board

Madeline Island Library Board

Nursery School Board and Election Board

Page Education Foundation

Advisory Board

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.

Weighing negligence and risk

The Minnesota Supreme Court put the brakes on a defendant's argument that the doctrine of primary assumption of risk should relieve him of liability for negligent operation of a snowmobile.

Education

  • J.D., William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, MN
  • B.A., St. Catherine University , St. Paul, MN

Why I Became a
Know Your Rights
Personal Injury Attorney

The Know Your Rights philosophy empowers people who have been injured to take control of their lives during what are often very difficult and tragic circumstances. It is our promise that we will take the time to explain your rights and help you understand a system that is often confusing. And most important, Know Your Rights embodies the 65-year commitment at SiebenCarey to the highest level of quality legal representation for injured people and their families.

Featured Awards


Client Reviews

out of 17 reviews
Sarah Garton

Paul Downes was very helpful, diligent and friendly. He helped me understand the process and advocated for me. Highly recommend!

Marisa and Jordan Lowry

We had a great experience working with SiebenCarey. We were initially recommended to their office through a family member. We worked with Paul Downes for our settlement case for a work related injury for a period of 3 years and he was extremely friendly and went out of his way to make phone calls, meetings, etc easy for us based on our work and family schedule. He was very knowledgeable and we trusted him to represent us well, which he did. We are happy to be completed with our settlement process but would recommend the company and Paul to anyone that would be seeking legal assistance!

Betty Pehlke

Professionalism, Responsiveness

I was out for the day on my birthday,  it was a beautiful sunny day . I fell in the parking lot and sustained several injures. I contacted SiebenCarey, I was surprised that they would come to my house for a consultation. Paul Downs was my attorney, and I could not have been more pleased because he made me feel more relaxed and at ease about my accident. I have never had a situation like this in my life, and Paul worked very hard to obtain a settlement. I would highly recommend SiebenCarey and their associates, they kept me informed, whether by phone, mail . If i ever had a question they were there for me. Thanks Paul

Phil Manger

Awesome lawyers, awesome staff!!

Jim Walsh

I had a very positive experience with Paul Downes. He took the time to explain the process, each step of the way, and what we could expect. No surprises. A pleasant experience.

Troy Rognrud

In June of 2013 I was enjoying a ride on my vintage motorcycle, and was severely injured by an inattentive motorist, sending me to the hospital, physical therapy, and amassing a considerable amount of debt.

Fortunately I made contact with Robert Hauer, and Paul Downes with SiebenCarey!
Paul walked me through the entire process, explaining in layman's terms as to what to expect, and he continued to keep me informed as each step was reached.

Ultimately we used mediation to reach a settlement that allowed me to pay off my outstanding bills, and to bank an amount that gave me some peace of mind.
If by some unfortunate incident you ever have need for the services of a personal injury attorney, I highly recommend SiebenCarey... Thanks Paul!

Jim Becker

It was a good experience, it took a long time to settle but good to have an experienced attorney in my corner.

Dianne Enerson

I can’t say enough about this law firm, they are the best! Paul Downes exceeded all expectations.

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.

Daniel Ball

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

Renee Goneau

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

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.

St. Paul Local 12

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

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!

Jazz Smith

SiebenCarey is a professional and dedicated law organization that help accident victim.