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

Super Lawyers 2014
Sieben & Cotter, PLLC, Attorneys & Lawyers, South Saint Paul, MN

“I have had the pleasure of having Attorney Cotter defend me in a criminal trial, which was the most horrifying experience of my life. Patrick was with me through the entire experience. His closing statement was so impressive that the judge even complimented him on it. I am so thankful for Patrick’s attention to the worst circumstance of my life. I was found not guilty and my life, career, and credibility was saved from this disgrace. If you are looking for an attorney to do you justice, I would personally recommend Patrick Cotter.”

“Patrick, I just wanted to thank you once again for helping clear my good name. Your poise, personal attention, and genuine care alleviated a lot of stress for me during this difficult time. I greatly appreciate everything you and your staff did for me. I would not have had this successful result to a bad situation without you.”

“I would not have made it through this time in my life without your guidance.”

“I would not have made it through this time in my life without your guidance.”

“Patrick — thank you again for being there for me and making my criminal case easier and faster to resolve.”

“Once I knew that you were taking my case I felt a huge weight taken off of my shoulders.”

“Patrick is an impressive attorney with both legal acumen and personal sensitivity. No words can begin to express our gratitude for helping us through this very difficult time. Patrick is a very skilled trial attorney. Thank you for your dedication to our case from day one through trial.”

“You have my utmost respect and I will eagerly refer anyone to your services.”

“I have had the pleasure of having Attorney Cotter defend me in a criminal trial, which was the most horrifying experience of my life. Patrick was with me through the entire experience. His closing statement was so impressive that the judge even complimented him on it. I am so thankful for Patrick’s attention to the worst circumstance of my life. I was found not guilty and my life, career, and credibility was saved from this disgrace. If you are looking for an attorney to do you justice, I would personally recommend Patrick Cotter.”

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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6 05, 2015

Traffic Stop With Drug Sniffing Dog

Supreme Court: Prolonging a Traffic Stop to Call for Drug-Sniffing Dog Violates the 4th Amendment
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Can The Police Take Your Trash Without A Warrant?

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Minnesota Implied Consent Law, DWI

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