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Commander Weinmeyer Retires After 23 Years of Service

Press Release
March 2003

MINNEAPOLIS, MN—MARCH 5, 2003— Navy Commander James Gregory Weinmeyer, a Minneapolis native, retired after 23 years of service in the Navy Reserves on March 1 of this year.

James Weinmeyer started his naval career at age 17 when he obtained his parents consent to enlist while he was a senior in high school. After high school graduation and boot camp, he received orders to Vietnam.  After undergoing counter insurgency training and weapons training at the navy base in Colorado and Marine Base at Camp Pendleton, CA he was shipped out to Vietnam.  He served in country at the U.S. Naval Support Activity in Vietnam.  He served two tours in Vietnam from 1968-1970 before returning home to Minneapolis.  After returning to Minneapolis he obtained his under graduate degree from the University of Minnesota in 3-1/2 years while working full time at Minister & Life & Casualty Union as a Disability Claims Representative.  He graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1974.  He obtained his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law in 1978.  In 1982 he received a direct commission as a lieutenant junior grade and attended the Naval Justice School in Newport, Rhode Island.  Throughout his reserve career he held many positions including the Executive Office of the Naval & Marine Corps. Appellate Defense Unit and Commanding Officer of the Navy VTU Unit.  He was promoted to the rank of Commander in 1996 and remained at that rank until his retirement in March of 2003 after having served for a total of 23 years.

Today Jim Weinmeyer practice with the law firm of Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben, P.A. and is dedicated to representing the injured victims of automobile collisions, defective products, and poorly constructed or maintained premises. His clients include surviving family members who have suffered the wrongful death of a loved one. He represents clients from Minnesota in both State and Federal Court, bringing negligence claims for all types of injuries, minor to catastrophic, including traumatic brain injury, disfigurement, loss of limbs, paralysis, and death. The National Board of Trial Advocacy and the Minnesota State Bar Association have certified Jim Weinmeyer as a Civil Trial Specialist.

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.