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Attorney Jim Weinmeyer Receives National Certification

Author / Coordinator: National Board of Trial Advocacy
Press Release
April 2000

Minneapolis, MN (April 21, 2000) - The law firm of Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben, P.A. is pleased to announce that James G. Weinmeyer Esq., has been certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) as a Civil Trial Specialist.

The NBTA, a nonprofit organization founded in 1977, was created in the public interest to help identify lawyers who have achieved a high level of experience, both in and out of the courtroom, and who have demonstrated behavior in accordance with the highest ethical standards. The rigorous certification process an attorney must undertake to become a Certified Civil, Criminal, or Family Trial Attorney includes testimony by a group of peers and judges; documentation of their trial experience; submission of written legal work for review by the NBTA Standards Committee and a daylong written examination. Currently, less than 175 civil attorneys in the state of Minnesota are certified by the NBTA.

Jim Weinmeyer's experience in Vietnam shaped his desire to pursue a legal Career. A Minneapolis native, Jim spent two years in DaNang, Vietnam with the Office of the Navy Staff Judge Advocate. After returning home, he earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota and his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law, graduating in 1978. Since then, Jim has practiced exclusively in civil trials, representing both plaintiffs and defendants with an emphasis in Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Medical Malpractice, Products Liability, Toxic torts, and Military law. He joined Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben in 1988 to concentrate on representing the rights of injured people.

Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben, P.A. is the largest law firm in Minnesota specializing exclusively in personal injury litigation. With 18 lawyers and more than 80 support staff, it provides personal, specialized service from initial investigation through settlement, trial or appeal. The firm is known for its prompt, courteous service and recognized as a leader in legal development regarding injury and death claims.