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Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben Named Best Lawyers in America

November 2012

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA (November 1, 2012) – Nine lawyers from Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC) with one of the attorneys being named 2013 Minneapolis Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs "Lawyer of the Year."

Among the firm’s lawyers who have been honored with the "Best Lawyers" status are Jim Schwebel, John Goetz, Bill Sieben, Paul Godlewski, Richard Nygaard, Peter Riley, Bob Schmitz, Richard Tousignant and Jim Weinmeyer. Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben’s inclusion in the 2013 Best Lawyers in America publication marks the 23rd year that Schwebel has been named to the list; all of his colleagues have landed on the annual list multiple times.

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 36,000 leading attorneys cast almost 4.4 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers "the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice."

Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity.

Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the "Lawyer of the Year," making Sieben’s accolade especially significant.

"While I am honored and humbled by the recognition from my peers, I am so pleased that my clients understand the complexity of what we do and appreciate that every client is so important to us," Sieben said.

Sieben is included in the Minnesota Lawyers Hall of Fame, was named "Attorney of the Year" in 2008 by Minnesota Lawyer, and has earned "Minnesota Super Lawyer" status by Super Lawyers magazine since the award began.

The attorneys at Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben have an average of 25 years of experience with personal injury and wrongful death cases. In addition to the firm’s recognition in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 publication, 10 of their Minneapolis personal injury attorneys are National Board and Minnesota State Bar certified as Civil Trial Specialists; and 11 of them have been recognized as Minnesota Super Lawyers.

Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben offers free consultations to those who have been wrongfully injured. The firm can be reached at 612-377-7777 or toll free at 800-752-4265, or by visiting schwebel.com.


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