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We take tough cases, no matter who is on the other side or how powerful they may be.


Whistleblowing Client

“When I was looking for an attorney I came across Sivertson and Barrette’s website which said the firm takes the tough cases no matter how powerful the entity on the other side. I knew this is what I needed to take on a giant healthcare facility. I love the attorneys’ openness and honesty. I have felt the integrity from everyone I have met at the office and spoken with. These are exceptional people. I never wanted to need them, yet I am so thankful I chose them.”

Licensed Practical Nurse Minnesota Board of Nursing

“I never knew the day would come that I would need a lawyer. But when that day came I was very confident in the choice that I made. I received a letter from the Board of Nursing with several allegations against me including discrimination and harassment issues. I knew these allegations were based on retaliation and discrimination against me since I am a male nurse. My wife and I found the best attorney with an amazingly positive approach and an abundance of knowledge needed to represent and defend my nursing license. Marit handled my case with professionalism and compassion. She guided me through the process with ease and thoroughly prepared me for the upcoming case. I could have never done it without her expertise and experience. The case was dismissed and no negative action was placed on my license. If you ever need the best representation please do not hesitate to call Sivertson and Barrette.”

Employment Client

“When I required representation in the area of employment law, I chose the law firm of Sivertson and Barrette. As an attorney myself I understood the importance of selecting just the right firm for my needs. I could not have made a better choice! Alf and Michelle handled my case in an aggressive, ethical and most professional manner. I was treated with respect and updated on the progress of my litigation. I have complete confidence in the firm of Sivertson and Barrette and highly recommend them. If your controversy makes you feel like you’re David facing Goliath, then Sivertson and Barrette are the lawyers to have on your side.”

Registered Nurse Minnesota Board of Nursing

“I received the letter from the Minnesota Board of Nursing in the mail and I was devastated by the statements in it that were almost all untrue. I was overwhelmed and didn’t know where to begin or how to respond to the board. I chose Marit to represent me because of all of her experience defending nurses before the board. From the first telephone conversation I could tell that she really cared about helping me and she was able to explain every step of the process clearly so that I knew what to expect. When it came time for the conference Marit had me completely prepared. I could not have done it without her by my side. The board took no action against my license and I am grateful for her representation.”

Licensed Independent Social Worker Minnesota Board of Nursing

"Marit Sivertson is a wonderfully honest, ethical, conscientious attorney. I engaged her regarding my situation with a professional board. Marit not only did not try to “sell” me on her services–she was caringly but brutally honest about my chances and about the costs. She steered me in the best direction, after suggesting alternatives, some of which did not require her services. When she was able to make tremendous progress in reaching a settlement, she virtually insisted upon personally picking up a document from me at my workplace, at no cost, to get it to the board by their deadline. Although the jury is still out on whether I will be able to retain my license long-term in a system stacked against justice, I highly recommend her. She’s obviously not in it for the money."