Meet the Lawyers

Tom Sieben is a third-generation lawyer in the Sieben family and devotes his practice to representing the accused. He has successfully represented hundreds of clients throughout Minnesota. Read more
Patrick Cotter is a Board Certified Criminal law Specialist, certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association. Patrick takes great pride in providing personal and expert representation. Read more


Sieben & Cotter, PLLC, Attorneys & Lawyers, South Saint Paul, MN

Thank you for your help and guidance. With your help, we made it through the past stressful months.  We appreciate your take-charge ‘this is what needs to be done’ direction.

I would never have been able to achieve this outcome without you.

Words cannot begin to express how grateful we are for your guidance.

Thanks again for all you have done for me.

My heartfelt appreciation for your calm, competent, compassionate qualities during my trial.

For all of the ‘bad rap’ lawyers take, you are truly above the board.

Why Choose Us?

We provide you honest and straightforward answers to your situation. With our extensive and combined experience in challenging criminal defense and personal injury cases, we understand both the direct and indirect consequences of your situation on your life. We are knowledgeable with a wide variety of charges and situations, and our successes speak to the practical and aggressive solutions we provide.

  • You will receive an honest perspective of your situation and possible outcomes
  • We will apply our extensive knowledge and experience to your criminal defense or personal injury case
  • We will take an aggressive position, and keep you completely informed of your options
  • We are dedicated to providing the best advice, and top performance on your case

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Jan01/19/2016

Mandatory Minimum Sentences for Controlled Substance Crimes

Mandatory Minimum Sentences for Controlled Substance Crimes Since, the early 1990’s and in response to the nationwide “War on Drugs” Minnesota has taken a drastic approach in amending the criminal penalties for controlled-substance crimes. [...]

Dec12/28/2015

Firearms and Weapons Laws in Minnesota

Firearm and Weapons Crimes: Know Your Rights Weapons crimes are controlled under both State and Federal laws. These laws are constantly changing and evolving, so it is important to stay up-to-date with the current firearms [...]

Dec12/01/2015

Is Your Electronic Data Safe From Government View?

Is Your Electronic Data Safe from the View of the Government’s Eyes? In this evolving digital age, vast amounts of personal data are available at your fingertips. This data ranges from text messages, voicemails, photographs, [...]

Oct10/19/2015

MN Test-Refusal Statute Unconstitutional

This Just In: Minnesota’s Test-Refusal Statute Unconstitutional State v. Trahan, A13-0931, 62-CR-12-8574 (Minn. Ct. App. October 13, 2015) Background In this case, Trahan was arrested on suspicion of DWI.  He was read the Implied-Consent Advisory [...]