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Paul Downes is a respected trial attorney who combines a client-centered philosophy with recognized legal skill to successfully represent a wide range of personal injury clients.

Before joining SiebenCarey, Paul successfully built the personal injury law firm of Meyer & Associates with Helen Meyer, another prominent personal injury attorney who served as a Justice on the Minnesota Supreme Court. At Meyer & Associates, Paul developed a highly personalized level of client service while providing outstanding legal representation. In 2002, he joined SiebenCarey as a partner.

Paul was appointed by the MN Supreme Court to serve on the No-Fault Standing Committee. This 12 member committee is selected by the Supreme Court and members serve a four-year term overseeing implementation of the No-Fault law in Minnesota where approximately 5000 no-fault arbitrations occur each year.

Most recently, Paul was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016 in the field of Plaintiff Personal Injury Litigation. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Paul was also named to the 2015 Super Lawyers annual list, another award determined by his legal peers. He has appeared on this list for more than 10 years. The Million Dollar Advocates Forum recognized Paul in 2006. This honor is presented to lawyers who obtain million dollar verdicts for their clients. Paul has served on the Board of Governors for the Minnesota Association for Justice and has lectured frequently at local, regional and national legal seminars. He is active with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, mentors law school students, and is a coach for youth sports.

Paul is one of our most accomplished personal injury and wrongful death trial attorneys in Minneapolis, helping victims of defective products, vehicle accidents, and other injuries.


Practice areas


  1. Car Accidents: 25%
  2. Defective and Dangerous Products: 25%
  3. Wrongful Death: 25%
  4. Personal Injury: 25%

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901 Marquette Av #500.
Minneapolis, MN, 55402


MNAuthorized to practice199207/31/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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AV Preeminent 5.0 RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A
Super Lawyer 2003-2015Thomson ReutersN/A
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Best Lawyer 2014-2016Best Lawyers in AmericaN/A
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
William Mitchell College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
University of St. ThomasN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1989