Experienced Personal Injury, Divorce, and Criminal Defense attorneys practicing in Alexandria and throughout Central Minnesota.

If you have found our website you are probably going through a difficult time facing legal challenges. We understand how this can bring stress and anxiety to you and your family. Alexandria, Minnesota based  McCarten Law Firm is very experienced in all aspects of Family Law, Personal Injury Law, and Criminal Law. Our goal is to carefully listen to your concerns, identify the legal issues involved in your case, explain the law to you, and provide you with effective legal counsel.

Our lawyers utilize technology and cost-effective methods to provide services in a timely, reliable, client-oriented manner.  That means we return your phone calls promptly, report regularly on your case and are up front and ethical about our fees.

We work together as a team with our client and staff to provide the best possible legal services.

Family Law

At McCarten Law Firm, we offer a full-service family law practice for the benefit of clients throughout Central Minnesota. We are committed to providing each of our clients with effective representation and quality customer service.  We can assist you in all aspects of family law, including:

  • Divorce
  • Child custody and visitation
  • Paternity
  • Child Support

Personal Injury Law

Attorney Paul McCarten welcomes the opportunity to assist you and your family in your legal dilemma with accuracy, persistence, and an effective personal approach. The attorneys at McCarten Law Firm place a premium on personal service and attention to detail. We believe that a trusting attorney-client relationship is one of the keys to successfully meeting our client’s needs. We begin each case with a thorough investigation and formulate legal strategies that we believe will work in resolving your case outside of the courtroom, as well as…

Criminal Defense

The criminal justice system is designed in such a way that makes it almost impossible for someone outside the areas of criminal law to effectively defend themselves against a criminal charge. Because no criminal case is the same only an experienced criminal defense lawyer trained in what to look for in your specific case can spot certain weaknesses and prepare an effective argument that could mitigate or even negate the charges. In the end obtaining the services of seasoned criminal defense lawyer can be invaluable in protecting your rights as well as your freedom.

Workers Compensation

Work injuries in Minnesota, whether minor or severe, are governed by the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Act. Commonly referred to as “work comp” or “workman’s compensation,” the benefits of Workers’ Compensation exist to protect Minnesota workers from severe financial loss in the wake of a work-related injury. Benefits provided under the Workers’ Compensation Act include wage loss benefits, retraining benefits, vocational rehabilitation, death and dependency benefits, and permanent partial disability.

“The first duty of government is to protect the powerless from the powerful.”

— Code of Hammurabi 1772 B.C.


  • I hired McCarten Law Firm to represent me in a Custody/Parenting Time dispute. Andrew handled my case with great attention to detail and constant communication. Any time I had a question about my case, he was available to provide answers and reassurance.
    J.M. – Family Law Client
  • Andrew was very patient in answering all of my questions and explained the complexities of my case in language that I could understand. I am so grateful for his representation and I highly recommend his services to anyone facing a difficult legal situation.
    C.K. – Criminal Defense Client
  • I was referred to Andrew Wiener and McCarten Law Firm by a friend. I faced a difficult divorce and custody dispute. Andrew walked me through the divorce process step by step. He advised me about my parental rights and assisted me in getting an Order for Protection. I am so thankful for his help. The process of getting divorced and exiting an abusive relationship was very difficult, but Andrew made the process bearable. He is very knowledgeable and personable. I would recommend his services to anyone.
    C.W. – Family Law Client
  • McCarten Law Firm represented me during a difficult and embarrassing time. Mr. Wiener was professional and very discrete regarding my case. Although all of his client information is confidential, Mr. Wiener went above and beyond to ensure my case was resolved in a way that would not “leave a mark” or affect my personal or professional life going forward. I am very grateful for his work on my behalf.
    H.K. – Criminal Defense Client
  • Andrew is very personable and professional. His representation provided me with a great comfort during an unfortunate time in my life. I recommend McCarten Law Firm to anyone facing legal trouble. I truly appreciate their service!
    A.E. – Criminal Defense Client
  • Two days before I was scheduled for a serious surgery, I consulted Andrew Wiener to draft my Will, Power of Attorney, and Health Care Directive. I wanted to make sure that, in the event of my death or incapacity, my wishes would be followed. Mr. Wiener listened carefully to what I wanted in the documents and had everything ready for my signature within 24 hours. Thankfully, my surgery was a success. But, Mr. Wiener’s willingness and ability to get my documents done before my surgery gave me incredible peace of mind. I’m very thankful for his help.
    B.P. – Wills, POA, HCD Client
  • After I received divorce papers from my wife, I contacted McCarten Law Firm. Andrew Wiener took my case. When settlement discussions failed, Andrew did a great job in preparing me for trial. On the day of trial, it was obvious that Andrew was better prepared than my wife’s lawyer and he impressed me with his knowledge of the facts of my case and the law. Andrew made sure I kept my non-marital property and protected my financial well-being.
    A.L. – Family Law Client
  • My husband and I sought a fast and agreeable divorce. I contacted McCarten Law Firm to assist in drafting the paperwork to finalize our dissolution of marriage. Mr. Wiener handled my case. He quickly and accurately drafted the necessary documents to accomplish the goals that my husband and I agreed to. Along the way, Mr. Wiener explained to me my rights and the pros and cons of each decision. He made sure that my best interests were protected while accommodating my desire for a quick divorce.
    C.M. – Family Law Client


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