Philip Sieff

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Partner | Leader, Personal Injury Group
612.349.0106 • Minneapolis, MN

Phil Sieff achieves justice for those who suffer serious injury or death at the hands of others. More than 20 years of trial experience handling over 75 wrongful death cases makes Phil a highly effective advocate for clients coping with the wrongful death of a loved one, particularly a child. His experience in complex, high-profile cases includes lead co-counsel of the I-35W Bridge Collapse legal team, the Red Lake High School Shooting, the Wellstone Plane Crash, and the Holidazzle Parade Disaster. He has obtained numerous million dollar verdicts and settlements for his clients.

Phil also practices Product Liability and Medical Malpractice and has significant experience helping crime victims and people dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). As a leader in both the legal profession and the community, Phil makes substantial volunteer contributions supporting the delivery of legal services.


Phil Sieff and Chris Messerly Represent Injured Police Officers, Pro Bono, in Lawsuit Against Full Metal Gun Shop

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin


  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America (2012-2016 editions)
  • Named a “Minnesota Super Lawyer,” Super Lawyers (2000-2016)
  • Named a “North Star Lawyer” by the Minnesota State Bar Association for providing at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services (2015-2016)
  • Selected by Minnesota Lawyer as one of its “Attorneys of the Year” (2008, 2016)

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Philip Sieff Case Results
  • Description of Incident I-35W Bridge Collapse.
    Description of Damages Resulted in 13 deaths and many people critically injured.
    Description of Awards More than $77 million.
  • Description of Incident Two young men involved in a traffic collision caused by a methadone-impaired driver.
    Description of Damages Resulted in death.
    Description of Awards $8.5 million.
  • Description of Incident A student went on a shooting rampage at the high school on the Red Lake Indian Reservation.
    Description of Damages Resulted in the deaths of 10 people.
    Description of Awards Confidential settlement.
  • Description of Incident Wellstone plane crash
    Description of Damages Wrongful death of Senator Wellstone and six members of his family and staff.
    Description of Awards $25 million settlement.
  • Description of Incident Defective after-market flasher caused police van to accelerate into a parade crowd
    Description of Damages 7-year-old lost her right arm above the elbow
    Description of Awards $3.815 million jury verdict