Bassford Remele is a full-service litigation firm located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Founded in 1882, the firm represents local, national and international clients in all areas of civil litigation.
Jan Gunderson has tried more than 30 jury trials in personal injury defense, no-fault and insurance coverage, sexual harassment/abuse, employment, child care negligence, and premises liability. She represents non-profits, government entities, corporations, and individuals in state and federal courts and in arbitration forums including AAA and NASD.
Ms. Gunderson received her law degree from Hamline University School of Law, where she was on the Hamline Law Review, Midwest Moot Court Team, and worked as a legal writing/research instructor. Since graduation, Ms. Gunderson has served as chair of the Alumni Board and has been recognized by HUSL as a Distinguished Alumna for her ethical leadership and service. She is a member of the National Board and a past president of the Minnesota Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, an international group of accomplished trial attorneys that promotes law as a profession and the right to civil trial by jury.
Ms. Gunderson is active in pro bono legal work for the Tubman Family Alliance (f/k/a Chrysalis Center for Women). She was named a "Super Lawyer" by Minnesota Law & Politics in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2012 and was selected by her peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in Minnesota and the Best Lawyers in America.
Areas of Practice
Motor Vehicle and No-Fault Law
Hamline University School of Law
Honors: Cum Laude
Midwest Moot Court Team
College of St. Benedict
B.A., Psychology, 1980
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 1986
Honors and Awards
Professional Associations and Memberships
American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
National Board Member, 2009 - Present
Co-Chair, National Board Diversity Committee, 2012 - Present
Co-Chair, 2013 Annual Leadership Conference, 2012 - Present
President, Minnesota Chapter, 2006
American Arbitration Association
American Bar Association
Minnesota State Bar Association
Hennepin County Bar Association
Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
Minnesota Women Lawyers
American Family Mutual Insurance Company
Chair, Alumni Board Hamline University School of Law
Metropolitan Economic Development Association, Volunteer of the Year, 2002
International Institute for Women Entrepreneurs of the College of St. Catherine
Tubman Family Alliance (f/k/a Chrysalis Center for Women)
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