Patrick L. Cotter

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in South St. Paul, MN

Sieben & Cotter, PLLC
 | 105 Hardman Court, Suite 110
South St. Paul, MN 55075
Phone: 651-214-8624
Fax: 651-455-9055
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019
Selected to Rising Stars: 2005 - 2006, 2008 - 2013
Licensed Since: 2002
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (0%)
Attorney Profile

Patrick is an accomplished trial attorney who has extensive trial experience in both criminal and civil cases. Patrick has completed well over 100 jury and court trials in both criminal and civil matters with over 50 jury trials to verdict. Patrick has gained valuable experience as both a prosecutor and a criminal defense attorney where he has spent nearly every day in the courtroom. He has extensive experience assisting individuals charged with criminal offenses in both Federal and State court. Patrick utilizes his courtroom experience to secure fair and just compensation for individuals who have suffered a personal injury or wrongful death of a loved one.

Patrick is currently the President of the Dakota County Bar Association.  He is the current editor for the Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers VI magazine after completly two terms serving on the Board of Directors.  Patrick volunteers as a Referee in Dakota County District Court presiding over conciliation court cases, and he volunteers for Dakota County Legal Aid assisting individuals and children who are victims of domestic abuse. Patrick is proud that many of his clients are referred to him from other attorneys and judges.

Patrick walked-on to the University of Notre Dame football team coming out of high school. He later competed with distinction as a two-sport collegiate athlete in both Football and Track & Field at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. Patrick earned his Bachelor’s Degree Cum Laude from St. Thomas in 1997. He went on to receive his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law in 2002.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (50%): Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

Personal Injury - General (50%): Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Criminal Defense: White Collar (0%): White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 8 years

Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019 Rising Stars: 2005 - 2006, 2008 - 2013

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About Patrick Cotter

Admitted: 2002, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: http://www.siebencotterlaw.com/patrick-cotter-mn-attorney-pr...

Honors/Awards:

  • Super Lawyers, Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine, 2015
  • Top 100 Super Lawyer, Law & Politics Magazine, 2018
  • Super Lawyer, Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine, 2014
  • Top 100 Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2016
  • Top 100 Super Lawyer, Law & Politics Magazine, 2017
  • Rising Star Attorney, Law & Politics Magazine, 2011
  • Rising Star Attorney, Law & Politics Magazine, 2008
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100, The National Trial Lawyers, 2013
  • Rising Star Attorney, Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine, 2013
  • Rising Star Attorney, Law & Politics Magazine, 2010
  • Rising Star Attorney, Law & Politics Magazine, 2006
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100, The National Trial Lawyers, 2014
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40, The National Trial Lawyers, 2012
  • Rising Star Attorney, Super Lawyers, 2012
  • Rising Star Attorney, Law & Politics Magazine, 2009
  • Rising Star Attorney, Law & Politics Magazine, 2005

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Criminal Law Specialist, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2011

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Ramsey County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors - Dakota County Bar Association, 2015
  • Board of Directors, Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member, Dakota County Bar Association
  • Member, Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Wisconsin, 2011
  • Member, Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • Minnesota, 2002
  • President - Dakota County Bar Association, 2017
  • Board of Directors, University of St. Thomas Alumni Association
  • Member, Minnesota Association for Justice

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • University of St. Thomas Law School Mentorship Program Volunteer
  • Dakota County Conciliation Court Referee
  • Volunteer Loaves and Fishes St. Paul
  • Volunteer Attorney Legal Assistance for Dakota County
  • Volunteer Attorney Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services
  • William Mitchell College of Law Mentorship Program Volunteer
  • University of St. Thomas Football Mentorship Program

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Writer of article, Challenger Magazine published by the Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2013
  • “I Need to Drive, Implied Consent Law” Minnesota CLE (May 2013), Speaker, Minnesota CLE, 2013
  • It’s Game Time, Winning Opening Statements” Minnesota State Bar Association Trial School (March 2013), Speaker, Minnesota State Bar Association Trial School, 2013
  • Winning Closing Arguments and Sentencing” Hennepin County Bar Association Criminal Law Section (March 2012), Speaker, Hennepin County Bar Association, 2012
  • "Sentencing" Minnesota State Bar Association Criminal Law Section Everything But Trial School" (January 2014), Speaker, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2014

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • For all verdicts, dismissals and settlements, visit www.siebencotterlaw.com

Educational Background:

  • University of St. Thomas, B.A., Social Sciences, Cum Laude, 1997
  • J.D. William Mitchell College of Law, 2002

Comments

  • “Patrick is a very effective advocate for his clients. He obtains good results, and is good with juries. I would highly recommend him as an outstanding lawyer.”
  • “Patrick is good with clients, is very thorough and gets excellent results for clients.”

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

Office Location for Patrick L. Cotter

105 Hardman Court
Suite 110
South St. Paul, MN 55075

Phone: 651-214-8624

Fax: 651-455-9055

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Last Updated: 1/31/2019

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