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SG&S Attorney Certified as Civil Trial Specialist

Press Release
February 2002

MINNEAPOLIS, February 4, 2002– The law firm of Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben, P.A. announced today that James G. Weinmeyer has been board certified by The Minnesota State Bar Association as a Civil Trial Specialist. This certification recognizes attorneys who specialize in civil trial law and meet the board’s exacting standards for professional expertise and ethics.

Once qualified, Mr. Weinmeyer had to undergo a rigorous approval process. He had to demonstrate substantial experience in civil trial law, submit professional references, demonstrate competence in legal writing, prove continuing legal education, and complete a one-day examination. Each year special council will review Mr. Weinmeyer certification.

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.

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