Background

Shannon Carey has a passion for the law that runs in the family; she's a fourth generation attorney.  Prior to becoming a trial lawyer, Shannon worked in human resources for 10 years.  She worked in several industries, including a large health care system and a nationally prominent insurance company.  These experiences gave her a thorough understanding of the inner workings of large businesses, providing Shannon a unique perspective when representing her clients.

During her legal career, Shannon and her team have successfully represented individuals and families in complex litigations, including, but not limited to, medical malpractice, wrongful death, dram shop and catastrophic injury claims. Her practice focuses on representing those who’ve been harmed by medical providers, daycare providers, auto or motorcycle accidents, or negligent home/business owners.

Shannon has been recognized by her peers during her legal career. In 2011, Shannon received Minnesota Lawyer's "Up and Coming Attorneys" award. This award is reserved for attorneys who have distinguished themselves during their first 10 years of practice. Shannon was one of 25 honorees chosen.

Most recently, Shannon was selected a 2020 Minnesota Super Lawyer honoree. Super Lawyer honorees are selected from an annual survey and the distinction is bestowed on less than 5% of Minnesota's practicing attorneys. From 2012-2016, Shannon was named a Rising Star in a survey by Super Lawyers Magazine. The publication asks Minnesota's top lawyers to identify an elite group of emerging lawyers, either under the age of 40 or in practice less than 10 years, who have demonstrated the highest standards of excellence.

In her free time, Shannon enjoys spending time with her two therapy trained American Bullies and making special visits brightening days, traveling, searching out new labyrinths, and checking out locally owned restaurants.

Awards and Associations

Super Lawyer - Thomson Reuters

PI General - Plaintiff

Top Women Attorneys in Minnesota

Super Lawyers (2012-2017)

Minnesota Rising Stars

Super Lawyers/Thomson Reuters (2012-2016)

Up and Coming Attorneys

Minnesota Lawyer (2011)

American Bar Association

Member

American Association for Justice

Member

Minnesota State Bar Association

Member

Minnesota Association for Justice

Member, Co-Chair Legislative Committee (2016-2018), Strategy Work Group (2010-2011)

Hennepin County Bar Association

Member

Trial Lawyers College

Ranch Club Member, Graduate 2010

American Civil Liberties Union

Member

University of Minnesota Center for Autoimmune Diseases Research

Member Steering Committee (2013-2016)

Minnesota Special Olympics

Volunteer (2013)

University of St. Thomas Law School

Trial Advocacy Adjunct Professor (2012-2014)

Battered Women's Legal Advocacy Project

Board Chair (2016-2015) Board Member (2013-2016)

Mitchell-Hamline School of Law

Health Law Institute Compliance Certification Program, Guest Lecturer (2011 - 2013)

Leaders Impacting the Nonprofit Community (LINC)

Shepherd 2010 Program

Stonebridge Community School

Board Member (2009-2011)

Client Reviews

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Education

  • J.D., 2006, William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • B.A., Magna Cum Laude, 1996, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul Minnesota
  • University of Costa Rica, Summer 1996, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Graduate 2009, Leaders Impacting the Non-Profit Community (LINC), HCBA
  • Graduate 2010, Trial Lawyers College

Why I Became a
Know Your Rights
Personal Injury Attorney

Since I was young, I watched my dad be the voice for those who had suffered injustice.  Seeing how he helped families whose lives were turned upside down instilled in me a sense of responsibility and desire to help others. With law running deep in the Carey family, I became a fourth-generation lawyer to represent and protect the rights of individuals and families who need assistance in navigating the legal system.

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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.