Sheila Donnelly-Coyne

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Saint Paul, MN

Paige J. Donnelly Ltd.
 | 2300 UBS Plaza, 444 Cedar Street
Saint Paul, MN 55101
Phone: 651-222-2797
Fax: 651-223-5474
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2004, 2006, 2008 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Attorney Sheila Donnelly-Coyne represents individuals who have suffered serious injuries and families who have lost loved ones due the negligence of others. She seeks to help clients put the pieces of their lives back together by listening to their story and caring for them as she assists them in obtaining necessary benefits following a serious injury or wrongful death.  She first became inspired to work in a job that would help others when she was in college. In college she worked with physically and mentally disabled youth through the organization Volunteers In Action.   She continues this committment and compassion  to her clients as an attorney.

An experienced Minnesota personal injury lawyer, Ms. Donnelly-Coyne has published and gives lectures on many topics involving personal injury cases and trucking company negligence.   She has given lectures for the American Association for Justice,  Minnesota Association for Justice (MAJ) and the Minnesota State Bar Association. She is a member of the American Association for Justice Truck Litigation group and Brain Injury groups.  She is the past co-chair of the Truck Litigation Group Education section and current chair of Membership.   She is also member of the American Plaintiff Truck Litigation Association.  She also currently serves on the Board of Governors and the Continuing Education Committee for the Minnesota Association for Justice. Sheila is also an adjunct law professor at the University of St. Thomas in Trial Advocacy. She is also on the board for the Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers of Minnesota.

Among other legal affiliations, she is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which only includes attorneys who have obtained verdicts or settlements of $1 million or more on behalf of their clients

Ms. Donnelly-Coyne was chosen by Minnesota Lawyer magazine as one of nine outstanding attorneys, and she has been selected to the Minnesota Super Lawyers list numerous times.  She is a Minnesota State Bar Certified Trial Specialist.  She graduated magna cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law and is a practicing attorney for the law firm of Paige J. Donnelly, Ltd. of St. Paul, Minnesota.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (100%)

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 14 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2004, 2006, 2008 - 2018

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About Sheila Donnelly-Coyne

Admitted: 1993, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: http://www.paigedonnelly.com/attorneys/sheila-k-donnelly-coy...

Honors/Awards:

  • One of 9 Outstanding Attorneys by Minnesota Lawyer Magazine
  • Magna Cum Laude in William Mitchell College of Law

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Minnesota State Bar Association Bar Certified Trial Specialist

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • American Association for Justice: Truck Litigation Group Membership Chair, 2014
  • Trained and approved as a Dakota County Referee., 2014
  • American Association for Justice: Truck Litigation Group Education Co-Chair, 2013
  • American Association for Justice Member, 1993
  • United States District Court, District of Minnesota, 1993
  • State of Minnesota, 1993
  • Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers of Minnesota: board member
  • Minnesota Association for Justice:  Education Chair
  • The Association of Plaintiffs Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America
  • Dakota County Bar Association
  • Ramsey County Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Million Dollar Advocate Forum

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • "Accountability through Punitive Damages" Published in Minnesota Trial Magazine  Fall 2015. This is an article on the topic of  punitive damages. It addresses the issue of how  punitive damages can make defendants or entities operate more safely which in turn keeps all of us as member sof the public safer., Author, Accountability through Punitive Damages, Minnesota Trial Magazine., Minnesota Association For Justice, 2015
  • Lecturer, The Importance in lay witnesses, Minnesota Association for Justice, 2014
  • Responsible for updating the chapter on Damages., Author, Minnesota Motor vehicle Accident Deskbook: Chapter on Damages, Minnesota CLE, 2014
  • Commercial vehicle seminar, Lecturer, Trucking Litigation BASICS, Ohio Association for Justice, 2014
  • Seminar on opening statements., Lecturer, Second Impressions: Opening Statements, American Association for Justice, 2014
  • Lecturer, Uninsured, Underinsured, NO-Fault Insurance and Bodily Injury Update, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2014
  • Lecturer, David vs. Goliath: the Commercial Truck adn Bus Case, get your clients teh help they need., Minnesota Association For Justice, 2014
  • Adunct Professor, Trial Advocacy, University Of St. Thomas School Of Law, 2013
  • Speaker, Top Trial Court Outcomes of 2013, Minnesota Association For Justice, 2013
  • What Every Trucking Lawyer Needs to Know about Negligent Hiring, Retention, Training, and Entrustment, Seminar, , American Association for Justice, 2012
  • Lecturer, Trying The Car Crash Case - Winning Damages For Pain, Disability and Distress, Minnesota Association for Justice, December, 2010
  • Lecturer, American Family: Deny and Delay. What Can Be Done?,  Minnesota Association for Justice, November, 2010
  • Lecturer, Successfully Handling and Litigating The Commercial Truck Case, Minnesota Association for Justice, November, 2010
  • Lecturer, Trying the Car Crash Case: Loss of Consortium Claims, Minnesota Association for Justice, February, 2010
  • Lecturer, Uninsured, Underinsured & No Fault Insurance, Minnesota State Bar Association, January, 2010
  • Lecturer, Handling the Personal Injury Case: Handling the Unique Case: Collisions Involving Trucks Or Buses, Minnesota Association for Justice, December, 2009
  • Lecturer, Premises Liability and Dog Bite Cases: What You Need to Know, Minnesota Association for Justice, September, 2009
  • Lecturer, Toolbox: The Mechanics of Trying a Case. Loss of Consortium, Minnesota Association for Justice, June, 2008
  • Lecturer, Trucking Claims for Negligent Hiring, Retention, Training, Entrustment and Punitive Damages, Minnesota Association for Justice, August, 2007
  • Lecturer, Motions: Post Trial Motions, Minnesota Association for Justice, May, 2006
  • Lecturer, Toolbox: The Mechanics of Trying a case. Loss of Consortium, Minnesota Association for Justice, October, 2005
  • Lecturer, Fighting Goliath: Why We Keep Trying Cases, Minnesota Association for Justice, January, 2005
  • Lecturer, Toolbox: The Mechanics of Trying a Case: Loss of Consortium, Minnesota Association for Justice, October, 2002
  • Lecturer, Enhancing Damages: Preparing and Arguing Wage Loss and Earning Capacity Claims, Minnesota Association for Justice, May, 2002
  • Lecturer, Damages: Preparing and Arguing Earning Capacity and Wage Loss Claims, Minnesota Association for Justice, October, 2000
  • Lecturer, Trial Skills Workshop: Opening Statements, Minnesota Association for Justice, December, 1999

Educational Background:

  • College of St. Thomas, B.A. in Marketing, 1990

Industry Groups

  • American Association For Justice
  • Association Of Interstate Trucking Lawyers Association
  • Minnesota Association For Justice
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
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Office Location for Sheila Donnelly-Coyne

2300 UBS Plaza
444 Cedar Street
Saint Paul, MN 55101

Phone: 651-222-2797

Fax: 651-223-5474

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Last Updated: 12/8/2018

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