Recognizing 50 Years with SiebenCarey Personal Injury Law
MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SiebenCarey Personal Injury Law is proud to celebrate noted trial
attorney Harry Sieben’s 50-year anniversary at the law firm.
Upon graduating from the University of Minnesota Law School, the
Hastings native joined the firm on April 15, 1969 and has actively
practiced law in Minnesota for five decades. Along the way, he helped
build SiebenCarey into one of Minnesota’s largest and most
successful personal injury law firms by fighting for the rights of
As managing partner from 1983 to 2007, Sieben initiated the “Know Your
Rights” advertising campaigns that brought personal injury law to the
people. The 60-employee law firm, including 18 attorneys, has offices in
Minneapolis, Lakeville and Duluth.
“What we do makes a difference,” said Sieben when discussing his career
milestone. He has often said he is tremendously proud of the men and
women at the law firm who serve the cause of justice by helping people
during the most difficult times in their lives.
“One dream every injury lawyer has is getting the biggest jury verdict
in Minnesota history,” added Sieben. He accomplished this particular
award for one of his clients in January 1979 with a record setting
verdict of $2.225 million. This verdict exceeded the prior record, held
by his partner Clint Grose. This achievement happened after setting
several other record verdicts, including the largest personal injury
verdict in Rice County, the largest death verdict in Minnesota and the
largest verdict in Houston County.
“Harry Sieben joined a small, successful law firm and took it to the
next level, if not beyond,” said Jim Carey, who has served as managing
partner at the firm since 2007. “It doesn’t surprise me one bit that
he’s modest and almost stoic about it. But that growth, ‘Know Your
Rights’ name recognition and reputation in the community is, in large
part, due to Harry Sieben. I think most of my colleagues in Minnesota’s
legal community would agree.”
In November 1970, Sieben beat a 16-year incumbent for a seat in the
Minnesota Legislature. He served seven terms including four years as
Speaker of the House. His legislation to protect clean air and water,
worker’s rights, and a rational system to finance Minnesota government
still stands today.
Another career highlight, and perhaps dearest to Sieben’s heart, is his
dedication to the U.S. armed forces. He served 35 years in the
military—seven in the Army and Army Reserve and 28 years with the
Minnesota National Guard. Sieben retired as a Major General in 2003.
Founded in 1952, SiebenCarey has
grown to become one of Minnesota’s largest and most widely respected
personal injury law firms, successfully representing more than 65,000
injury victims. For over 65 years the firm has employed experienced
lawyers and professional support personnel handling personal injury,
workers’ compensation, wrongful death and medical malpractice claims.
The offices are located around the state of Minnesota in Minneapolis,
Lakeville, and Duluth. For more information, visit www.knowyourrights.com.