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John Carey a nationally recognized trial attorney with extensive experience in the field of medical malpractice, personal injury and alternative dispute resolution.


During John Carey’s 45 years of trial experience, he has successfully resolved over 25 cases for an amount in excess of one million dollars each.  Most of these settlements were in the medical malpractice arena where Mr. Carey dedicated a majority of his trial practice.  He now has joined forces with his daughter, Shannon, who is also a partner in the firm and they work together on their cases, particularly in the area of medical malpractice.
John’s legal experience has enabled him to leverage his knowledge and become an effective mediator, helping attorneys and their clients proactively and collectively resolve their disputes in lieu of going to trial. Today John mediates/arbitrates 200 cases a year.

Through achieving successful outcomes for his clients and taking on leadership roles in dozens of professional and community organizations, John has earned several accolades. Most recently, he was selected a 2015 Super Lawyers honoree. In surveys by Minnesota Law & Politics, John has also been selected as one of Minnesota's Top 10 Super Lawyers chosen among more than 22,000 lawyers in the state. 
Since 1997, John has been voted to an elite group of America's best medical malpractice and personal injury attorneys. The publication The Best Lawyers In America asked prominent attorneys in a national survey, "If you or a family member needed a personal injury attorney, whom would you choose?" They chose John Carey.


Practice areas


  1. Mediation: 50%
  2. Medical Malpractice: 25%
  3. Personal Injury: 25%

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Contact info


901 Marquette Avenue.
Suite 500
Minneapolis, MN, 55402


MNAuthorized to practice197006/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Civil Trial Law SpecialistMinnesota State Bar AssociationN/A
AV Preeminent 5.0 RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A
Top 40 in Plantiffs' Personal InjuryMinnesota Law & Politics MagazineN/A
Top 100 Super LawyersThomson ReutersN/A
Top 100 Trial AttorneysThe National Trial LawyersN/A
AAA Panel of ArbitratorsAmerican Arbitration AssociationN/A
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Arbitration AssociationMemberN/A
College of Master Advocates and BarristersMemberN/A
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
International Society of BarristersMemberN/A
American Board of Trial Advocates (Minnesota chapter)President1991 - 1992
American Board of Trial AdvocatesBoard Member1989 - 1993
American Association for JusticeBoard of Governors1989 - 1990
American College of Trial Lawyers, State CommitteeMember1987 - 1988
Minnesota Association for JusticePresident1984 - 1985
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
William Mitchell College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1969
University of Minnesota, Twin CitiesN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1964