At Siegel Brill we work with privately-held businesses and the people who own them. Knowing you and your business is our goal. When achieved, we earn your trust.

We also represent people injured by the negligence of others and the loved ones of those injured.

Our law firm has been around since 1948. Our practices have changed over the years, but the relationships we forge are very much the same. We work with people we like. And that will never change. We work with people we respect. And that will never change. We work with people who we learn from. And that will never change.

After sixty-five years, here is what we know…every day there is something new to learn about business—your business and ours. And every day, we strive to be better—better people, better parents, better lawyers—and as a result, we become better business owners.

Some things never change. But other things have to change. We’re happy to share—and our age allows us to confidently admit—we continue to change, and we’re growing stronger every day. We provide legal services in all aspects of business, real estate, tax, estate planning, commercial law, financing, litigation and all types of catastrophic personal injury including wrongful death, medical malpractice and aviation. And we are grateful for the business.


Elliot Olsen asked to speak at Food and Beverage Litigation Conference

Elliot Olsen recently spoke at a national gathering of food and beverage industry insiders entitled "Food and Beverage Litigation Conference: A Look at Hospitality, Liquor, & Food Liability" at the James Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. He was one of a three-person panel that outlined current FDA policy and proposed federal legislation and its effect on the food industry. Elliot gave the perspective from the consumer side and the industry perspective was addressed by John Hugo and Diane Roma-Kutz, two nationally known attorneys that routinely represent the food industry.

The conference was attended by a combination of attorneys, food industry executives, advisors, and food safety professionals.

Elliot has spoken to audiences on foodborne illness in Minnesota, Washington, New York, Texas, Arizona, Illinois, California, and Puerto Rico.

John Dornik presented Professional Excellence Award from the MSBA

The Professional Excellence Award from the Minnesota State Bar Association was presented to John Dornik on Friday June 16th at a regularly scheduled meeting of the MSBA Assembly, at the Radisson Blu Mall of America.

The Professional Excellence Award is presented to commend one or more attorneys who are actively involved in the legal profession and who combine excellence in professional service with outstanding service to and on behalf of the Minnesota State Bar, the legal profession, or the public. This award recognizes attorneys who strive to meet the many responsibilities of a lawyer, including efforts to improve the administration of justice and practice of law, efforts to promote access to justice, efforts to serve and govern the profession, and service of benefit to the community. The award may be given annually provided that the nominations adequately meet the award criteria.

The meeting was held at the end of the 2017 MSBA Convention.

Wood R. Foster, Jr. presented Lifetime Achievement Award from MSBA

The Lifetime Achievement Award from the Minnesota State Bar Association was presented to Wood R. Foster, Jr. on Friday June 16th at a regularly scheduled meeting of the MSBA Assembly, at the Radisson Blu Mall of America.

This award is presented to an experienced member of the State Bar who has continually displayed commitment and contributions to the Bar, the legal profession, and/or the public throughout their career. A nominee must be well respected in the legal community for integrity, competence, career achievement, and service to the bar and/or community. It is preferred that the nominee has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to service which goes beyond the ordinary expectations of his/her employment.

John Dornik quoted in article about Neil Gorsuch's opinion on medical device pre-emption

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John Dornik named as Minnesota Lawyer Attorney of the Year

John Dornik was recently selected as one of Minnesota Lawyer’s Attorneys of the Year for 2016. This is the 17th year that this award was given to celebrate accomplished attorneys from around Minnesota. An outside panel of judges selected 13 individual attorneys and a total of 30 honorees based on the following criteria: leadership in the profession, involvement in major cases, other newsworthy events, excellence in corporate or transactional services, and public service. The nominations were submitted by judges, bar groups, clients, and attorneys. This is the second time John has been named a Minnesota Lawyer Attorney of the Year.

Everyone at Siegel Brill congratulates John on this achievement.

Elliot Olsen has joined Siegel Brill, PA as a shareholder

Elliot is a Fellow in the American Board of Trial Advocates, selected by his peers as a leading trial attorney. He is also a Certified Civil Trial Specialist, certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association, and one of very few lawyers in the country who has had jury trials in catastrophic injury cases in the context of both foodborne illness and medical malpractice. A veteran of more than 50 jury trials, Elliot particularly enjoys the process of picking a jury and is comfortable with the unscripted conversations needed to find the best jurors for his case. He also very much enjoys the opportunity to present his clients’ cases with compelling stories and zealous advocacy.

Elliot specializes in these practice areas: foodborne illness, Legionnaires’ disease, petting zoo infection/illness, medical malpractice, wrongful death (medical malpractice), motor vehicle accidents, wrongful death (motor vehicle accident), and product liability.

Deeply committed to his clients, Elliot recognizes the great privilege he has been given when he is entrusted with their future. His success is based on his ability to connect with his clients to make them feel that their story is being heard, and he is determined that his clients never feel as though they were left behind. He has secured large recoveries for clients in foodborne illness, Legionnaires’ disease, medical malpractice, product liability and motor vehicle accidents.

"We are very excited to have Elliot Olsen join Siegel Brill in our Personal Injury practice," says shareholder John Dornik. "Elliot brings a very unique background to our practice that allows him to offer his expertise in cases regarding foodborne illness, Legionnaires’ disease and petting zoo infection/illness. He will also be taking cases in other Personal Injury practice areas.”