pmcPaul McCarten is a personal injury attorney dedicated to protecting accident victims’ rights.  With more than 40 years of trial experience, Paul has represented thousands of clients in accident cases.  He regularly deals with insurance companies to ensure that his clients are fairly compensated for their injuries.  He has been recognized as a Super Lawyer for many years, an honor that only 5% of Minnesota attorneys receive annually.  He is also AV-rated by Martindale Hubbell, the highest possible rating.

In addition to his personal injury practice, Paul works with lake associations facing environmental challenges.  He also represents non-profit corporations in their business dealings.

Outside of the office, Paul enjoys spending time with friends and family.  He is a lifelong resident of Alexandria and enjoys giving back to his community.  He is a member of St. Mary’s Parish.

 

Education:Creighton University School of Law, J.D.
Creighton University, B.S.B.A., Management
St. Thomas Military Academy
Bar Admissions:Minnesota State Bar
Nebraska State Bar
U.S. Federal Court
Judicial Clerkship:Judicial Law Clerk, Hon. Andrew W. Danielson, Hennepin County District Court
Professional Associations:Minnesota Association for Justice
Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Governors (1986-96), Executive Committee (1993-94), Outstanding Service Award (1995-96)
Minnesota State Bar Association, Board of Governors (1997-2003)
Douglas County Bar Association, Past President
American Association for Justice
Partnership for Greater Minnesota, Board Member (1991-98)
Community Involvement:Northwest Minnesota Legal Services, Consulting Attorney
Heart of the Lakes United Way Board of Directors (2001-07), Past President
Alexandria Youth Center, Inc., Founder and Board of Directors (1984-89)
Alexandria Area Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors (1989-91), Current Committee Chair
Lake Carlos Area Association, Board of Directors
Published Works:Creighton Law Review
Child’s Tort Recovery, vol.7, no. 3
, 1974
Classes/Seminars Taught:Evidence: The Debate Regarding Expert Reliance on Inadmissible Evidence, Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association