When Mary Hagen saw Twin Cities’ attorney John Carey regarding a real estate matter, she left her meeting with more than legal advice.
“At the time I was looking for a part-time job, and John offered me a position in his new practice which included handling various types of cases,” Hagen recalled. She accepted Carey’s offer in June of 1974.
Forty-two years later, Hagen is still working as a paralegal for Carey at SiebenCarey P.A., assisting him with medical malpractice cases at the Minnesota-based personal injury law firm.
“Mary is an integral part of our medical malpractice team,” said attorney Shannon Carey. She noted Hagen has extensive knowledge of birth trauma cases, “one of the most difficult areas of the practice.”
“Mary goes the extra mile to ensure the clients and their families feel supported while they are facing tragic life-changing events,” Shannon Carey said. She added that Hagen’s preparation of the files “exceeds expectations,” including learning the “intricate details” in the cases.
For her part, Hagen said her job “is a constant learning experience.” The mother of three grown children and seven grandchildren, Hagen’s hobbies include playing piano and organ; for many years, she was a church organist.