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Peter Riley Receives National Certification as a Civil Trial Specialist

Press Release
February 1999

Minneapolis, MN (February 5, 1999) – The law firm of Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben, P.A. is pleased to announce that Peter W. Riley 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.

Peter W. Riley joined Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben in 1991 having received his legal degree cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1977. As an active member of his profession, he currently serves as vice president of the Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association. He specializes in personal injury and wrongful death law. Some of his most notable cases include a five million dollar recovery for a victim of medical malpractice and two wrongful death settlements of over one million dollars each.

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.

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