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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.

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Mark R. Bradford

Shareholder
Management Committee Member

Email: mbradford@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1667

Fax: 612.746.1267

Mark Bradford is a member of the firm's Management Committee and Chair of its Appellate Practice Group. He has argued cases before the Minnesota Supreme Court, the Minnesota Court of Appeals, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, and the Iowa Court of Appeals. He was part of an appellate team that achieved a reversal of a $52.5 million verdict against an insurer, and a trial team that achieved a $21.6 million verdict against a railroad in a wrongful death case. Mark was also part of a trial and appellate team that obtained an $800 million arbitration award against a large computer-device company (affirmed by the Minnesota Supreme Court). He is recognized in the Minnesota Super Lawyer list and was selected as an “Up and Coming” Attorney by Minnesota Lawyer in 2009.

Mark serves on the Minnesota Supreme Court Advisory Committee on the Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure, and teaches Appellate Advocacy at the St. Thomas School of Law. He is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association Appellate Council and the Fourth District Ethics Committee, and is a Barrister with the Douglas K. Amdahl Inn of Court. In addition, Mark is a member of the American Bar Association and the Hennepin County Bar Association.

Mark received his law degree from the DePaul University College of Law, where he graduated in the top one percent of the class and received CALI awards for the highest examination grades in antitrust, legal writing, criminal law, and property. During law school, Mark served on the Executive Board of the DePaul Law Review and also completed an externship with the Honorable William Bauer, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.


Practice Areas

Civil Litigation
Appellate Law
Commercial Litigation
Insurance Coverage
Professional Liability



Mark R. Bradford

Shareholder
Management Committee Member

Email: mbradford@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1667

Fax: 612.746.1267

Education

DePaul University College of Law

J.D., 2003
Honors: Summa Cum Laude; Order of the Coif; Multiple CALI Awards

Beloit College

B.A., 1999
Honors: Cum Laude




Mark R. Bradford

Shareholder
Management Committee Member

Email: mbradford@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1667

Fax: 612.746.1267

Bar Admissions

State Bars
Minnesota, 2004

Federal Bars
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 2004

Appellate Bars
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 2008



Mark R. Bradford

Shareholder
Management Committee Member

Email: mbradford@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1667

Fax: 612.746.1267

Judicial Clerkship

Judicial Extern, The Honorable William J. Bauer, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit




Mark R. Bradford

Shareholder
Management Committee Member

Email: mbradford@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1667

Fax: 612.746.1267

Honors and Awards

Fellow, American Bar Association

Up and Coming Attorney, Minnesota Lawyer, 2009

Selected to the Minnesota Super Lawyers list, published in Super Lawyers, MPLS.ST.PAUL Magazine and Twin Cities Business, 2014 - 2016

Selected to the Minnesota Rising Stars list, published by Minnesota Law & Politics/Super Lawyers, 2007 - 2013




Mark R. Bradford

Shareholder
Management Committee Member

Email: mbradford@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1667

Fax: 612.746.1267

Professional Awards and Memberships

Minnesota Supreme Court Advisory Committee on the Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure

Appointed by the Minnesota Supreme Court, 2013 - Present


Douglas K. Amdahl Inn of Court

Barrister


Association of the Bar of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

American Bar Association

Litigation Section Member


Minnesota State Bar Association

Appellate Practice Section Member, serves on Appellate Council
Civil Litigation Section Member


Hennepin County Bar Association

Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association

Co-Chair, Insurance Law Committee, 2011 - 2016


Defense Research Institute

University of St. Thomas School of Law

Adjunct Professor, Appellate Advocacy, 2012 - Present





Mark R. Bradford

Shareholder
Management Committee Member

Email: mbradford@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1667

Fax: 612.746.1267

Community Involvement

Mentor, St. Thomas Mentorship Program

Volunteer Lawyers Network, Conciliation Court Clinic, 2010 - Present

Tutor, Prodeo Academy, 2015 - Present




Mark R. Bradford

Shareholder
Management Committee Member

Email: mbradford@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1667

Fax: 612.746.1267

Representative Cases

State Court
Johnson v. USL Prods, Inc. (Hennepin County, 2014) (obtained $4.9 million jury verdict for client in fraudulent-transfer case).

Stein v. Windsor Energy Group (Goodhue County, 2013) (obtained defense verdict for Oklahoma energy company in jury trial involving alleged tortious interference with frac-sand mining contract and claimed damages exceeding $60 million).

Heffron v. Burlington N. Santa Fe (Kandiyohi County, 2011) (obtained $750K in bench trial involving real-estate development project on theory of promissory estoppel) (affirmed on appeal). 

Peterson v. Ball (Hennepin County, 2004) (obtained defense verdict for premises owner in just trial involving alleged personal-injuries).

Federal Court
St. Jude Medical S.C., Inc. v. Neal D. Hanson (D. Minn. 2015) (Judge Richard H. Kyle) (obtained verdict for client arising out of breach of contract for a specified term of employment). 

St. Jude Medical S.C., Inc. v. Biosense Webster, Inc. (D. Minn. 2014) (Judge Ann D. Montgomery) (obtained $1.4 million verdict for client in jury trial involving tortious interference with contract for a specified term of employment).

Maroko v. Werner Enterprises, Inc. (D. Minn. 2010) (Judge Richard H. Kyle) (obtained defense verdict for Nebraska trucking company in bench trial involving alleged employment discrimination).

Commercial Arbitration
Argovitz v. Lakes Entertainment, Inc. (2014) (obtained $2.4 million recovery for breach of buyout agreement involving casino-development project near Sacramento, California).

Seagate Tech. v. W. Digital Corp. (2012) (part of trial team that obtained $630 million award for computer-device company in case involving theft and misappropriation of trade secrets) (affirmed on appeal).

Minnesota Supreme Court
Larson v. Northwestern Mutual Life Ins. Co., 855 N.W.2d 293 (Minn. 2014) (obtained affirmance of summary judgment on behalf of medical-records provider on grounds that Minnesota Health Records Act does not confer private cause of action).

Seagate Tech. v. W. Digital Corp., 854 N.W.2d 750 (Minn. 2014) (obtained reinstatement of $630 million arbitration award for computer-device company).

Frazier v. Burlington N. Santa Fe, 811 N.W.2d 618 (Minn. 2012) (obtained reversal of Court of Appeals’ decision and achieved reinstatement of wrongful-death verdicts in consolidated railroad-crossing case).

In re Estate of Brian K. Johnson, 878 N.W.2d 510 (Minn. App. Feb. 9, 2016) (obtained affirmance of personal representative’s decision to settle litigation over dissent from beneficiary).

Minnesota Court of Appeals
Seagate Tech. v. Western Digital Corp., 2016 Minn. App. Unpub. LEXIS 96 * (Minn. App. Jan. 25, 2016) (part of appellate team that obtained reversal of district court ruling, which limited the amount of post-award interest; $806 million ultimately recovered for client).

Medtronic, Inc. v. Doerr, 2015 WL 1674567 (Minn. App. Feb. 9, 2015) (obtained reversal of district court’s grant of preliminary injunction against non-party in action to enforce non-competition covenants).

Nielsen v. Bohnen, 2013 WL 5404447 (Minn. App. Aug. 26, 2013) (obtained affirmance of district court’s denial of summary judgment to defendant based on qualified immunity).

Lyzhoft v. Waconia Farm Supply, 2013 WL 3368832 (Minn. App. July 8, 2013) (obtained reversal of grant of summary judgment in subrogation action involving fatal propane explosion).

Penn v. Wexler, 2012 WL 1942651 (Minn. App. Sept. 10, 2012) (obtained affirmance of grant of summary judgment to sellers in non-disclosure action involving sale of real estate).

Heffron v. Burlington N. Santa Fe, 2012 WL 3262968 (Minn. App. Aug. 6, 2012) (obtained affirmance of trial court’s award of money damages to client in real-estate development case under promissory-estoppel theory).

Koskovich v. American Family Mut. Ins. Co., 2012 WL 2369001 (Minn. App. June 25, 2012 (obtained affirmance of grant of summary judgment to insurer in declaratory judgment action).

Johnson v. USL Prods. Inc., 2012 WL 20788478 (Minn. App. June 11, 2012) (obtained reversal of grant of summary judgment to defendant corporation in fraudulent-transfer case).

Kalenda v. Veit & Co., Inc., 2011 WL 589619 (Minn. App. Feb. 22, 2011) (obtained affirmance of grant of summary judgment to landowner in premises-liability case involving substantial injuries).

Driscoll v. Standard Hardware, Inc., 785 N.W.2d 805 (Minn. App. 2010) (obtained reversal of grant of summary judgment against taconite company in case involving damage to mining equipment).

Hummell v. Edina Realty, 2009 WL 1048850 (Minn. App. Apr. 21, 2009) (obtained reversal of district court’s refusal to enforce arbitration clause in real-estate purchase contract).

Peterson v. Harward, 2009 WL 22254 (Minn. App. Jan. 6, 2009) (obtained affirmance of district court’s denial of defendant’s motion to dismiss based on lack of personal jurisdiction). 

Star Windshield Repair, Inc. v. Western Nat’l Ins. Co., 744 N.W.2d 237 (Minn. App. 2008) (obtained affirmance of district court’s enforcement of anti-assignment clause in insurance contract).

United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
Meehan v. Thompson, 763 F.3d 936 (8th Cir. 2014) (obtained reversal of denial of summary judgment on behalf of police officer and employer on grounds of qualified immunity).

Alpine Glass, Inc. v. Country Mut. Ins. Co., No. 14-2578 (obtained dismissal of appeal in  case involving suit-limitation clause in insurance policy) (argued in May 2015).

Iowa Court of Appeals
Nationwide Agribusiness Ins. Co. v. PGI, Inc., No. 15-0364 (Iowa App. Apr. 27, 2016) (obtained reversal of summary judgment dismissing client’s contribution claims in case arising out of death following discharge of anhydrous ammonia).

Tamco Pork II, LLC v. Heartland Co-op, 870 N.W.2d 687 (Iowa App. Jul. 22, 2015) (obtained affirmance of defense verdict against challenge to jury instructions in case involving industrial fire).




Mark R. Bradford

Shareholder
Management Committee Member

Email: mbradford@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1667

Fax: 612.746.1267

Publications

Moving Toward Improved Legal Writing, Minnesota Defense, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Spring 2012

Products Liability Defenses, A State-by-State Compendium (Minnesota Chapter), DRI (2007)

The Interplay Between Contractual Indemnity Provisions and Liability Insurance, DRI Construction Defect Compendium (2007)

Who’s on the Risk?  Allocating Damages Among Insurers in Construction Defect Claims, Minnesota Defense (Summer 2006); co-author with B.H. Sande

An Introduction to Race as Proxy, 53 DePaul L. Rev. 929 (2004)

Deporting Non-Violent Aliens: Misapplication of 18 U.S.C. § 16(B) to Aliens Convicted of Driving Under the Influence, 52 DePaul L. Rev. 901 (2003)




Mark R. Bradford

Shareholder
Management Committee Member

Email: mbradford@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1667

Fax: 612.746.1267

Presentations

10 Tips and Techniques for Winning on Appeal, Mid-Winter Conference, Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association, Walker, MN, February 10, 2017

Panelist, Protecting the Record: Appellate Considerations for District Court Litigation, Hennepin County Bar Association, Minneapolis, MN, September 20, 2016 (with the Honorable Heidi Schellhas and the Honorable Larry Stauber, Minnesota Court of Appeals)

Clarity in Award Writing, American Arbitration Association webinar, Minneapolis, MN, August 23, 2016

Panelist, State of the Courts and Keys to Effective Advocacy, Minnesota State Bar Association, Nine Days in June Annual Convention, Mankato, MN, June 21, 2016 (with Justice Natalie E. Hudson and Judge Denise D. Reilly)

Nine Keys to a Successful Appellate Brief, Minnesota CLE, Minneapolis, MN, December 9, 2015

How to Succeed on Appeal: 10 Tips and Techniques, Minnesota CLE, Minneapolis, MN, December 16, 2014

Panelist, Amicus Briefs: How to Find (and Be) “Friends of the Court,” Minnesota State Bar Association, Appellate Practice Institute, Minneapolis, MN, March 14, 2014 (with Chief Justice Lorie Skjerven Gildea, Solicitor General Alan Gilbert and ACLU-MN Legal Director Teresa Nelson)

Negotiating Claims with Insurance Companies, National Business Institute, Minneapolis, MN, January 21, 2014 and May 21, 2013

Panelist, Recent Appellate Cases, Minnesota State Bar Association, Nine Days in June Annual Convention, Mankato, MN, June 13, 2013 (with Justice G. Barry Anderson and Judge John R. Rodenberg)

What You Need to Know About Coverage Law, Mid-Winter Conference, Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association, Nisswa, MN, February 10, 2013

Panelist, Recent Appellate Cases Every Lawyer Should Know:  A Review of Significant Minnesota Appellate Decisions That Will Affect Your Practice, Minnesota State Bar Association, Nine Days in June Annual Convention, June 13, 2012 (with Justice Barry Anderson and Judge Terri J. Stoneburner)

Appeals: Can I Appeal? How? Minnesota State Bar Association, May 30, 2012

Settlement Agreements, Hennepin County Bar Association, Minneapolis, MN, October 10, 2011

Coverage Disputes, Construction Insurance and Disputes Seminar, National Business Institute, Minneapolis, MN, May 26, 2010

First Party Bad Faith, Minnesota Insurance Law Today Seminar, Minnesota State Bar Association, Minnesota CLE, Minneapolis, MN, June 17, 2009




Mark R. Bradford

Shareholder
Management Committee Member

Email: mbradford@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1667

Fax: 612.746.1267

Previous Employment

Rider Bennett, L.L.P., Minneapolis, Minnesota

Stellato and Schwartz, Ltd., Chicago, Illinois




Mark R. Bradford

Shareholder
Management Committee Member

Email: mbradford@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1667

Fax: 612.746.1267




Mark R. Bradford

Shareholder
Management Committee Member

Email: mbradford@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1667

Fax: 612.746.1267

Mark Bradford is a member of the firm's Management Committee and Chair of its Appellate Practice Group. He has argued cases before the Minnesota Supreme Court, the Minnesota Court of Appeals, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, and the Iowa Court of Appeals. He was part of an appellate team that achieved a reversal of a $52.5 million verdict against an insurer, and a trial team that achieved a $21.6 million verdict against a railroad in a wrongful death case. Mark was also part of a trial and appellate team that obtained an $800 million arbitration award against a large computer-device company (affirmed by the Minnesota Supreme Court). He is recognized in the Minnesota Super Lawyer list and was selected as an “Up and Coming” Attorney by Minnesota Lawyer in 2009.

Mark serves on the Minnesota Supreme Court Advisory Committee on the Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure, and teaches Appellate Advocacy at the St. Thomas School of Law. He is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association Appellate Council and the Fourth District Ethics Committee, and is a Barrister with the Douglas K. Amdahl Inn of Court. In addition, Mark is a member of the American Bar Association and the Hennepin County Bar Association.

Mark received his law degree from the DePaul University College of Law, where he graduated in the top one percent of the class and received CALI awards for the highest examination grades in antitrust, legal writing, criminal law, and property. During law school, Mark served on the Executive Board of the DePaul Law Review and also completed an externship with the Honorable William Bauer, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.


Practice Areas


Civil Litigation
Appellate Law
Commercial Litigation
Insurance Coverage
Professional Liability

Education


DePaul University College of Law

J.D., 2003
Honors: Summa Cum Laude; Order of the Coif; Multiple CALI Awards

Beloit College

B.A., 1999
Honors: Cum Laude

Bar Admissions


State Bars
Minnesota, 2004

Federal Bars
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 2004

Appellate Bars
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 2008

Judicial Clerkship


Judicial Extern, The Honorable William J. Bauer, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit


Honors and Awards


Fellow, American Bar Association

Up and Coming Attorney, Minnesota Lawyer, 2009

Selected to the Minnesota Super Lawyers list, published in Super Lawyers, MPLS.ST.PAUL Magazine and Twin Cities Business, 2014 - 2016

Selected to the Minnesota Rising Stars list, published by Minnesota Law & Politics/Super Lawyers, 2007 - 2013


Professional Awards and Memberships


Minnesota Supreme Court Advisory Committee on the Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure

Appointed by the Minnesota Supreme Court, 2013 - Present


Douglas K. Amdahl Inn of Court

Barrister


Association of the Bar of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

American Bar Association

Litigation Section Member


Minnesota State Bar Association

Appellate Practice Section Member, serves on Appellate Council
Civil Litigation Section Member


Hennepin County Bar Association

Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association

Co-Chair, Insurance Law Committee, 2011 - 2016


Defense Research Institute

University of St. Thomas School of Law

Adjunct Professor, Appellate Advocacy, 2012 - Present



Community Involvement


Mentor, St. Thomas Mentorship Program

Volunteer Lawyers Network, Conciliation Court Clinic, 2010 - Present

Tutor, Prodeo Academy, 2015 - Present


Representative Cases


State Court
Johnson v. USL Prods, Inc. (Hennepin County, 2014) (obtained $4.9 million jury verdict for client in fraudulent-transfer case).

Stein v. Windsor Energy Group (Goodhue County, 2013) (obtained defense verdict for Oklahoma energy company in jury trial involving alleged tortious interference with frac-sand mining contract and claimed damages exceeding $60 million).

Heffron v. Burlington N. Santa Fe (Kandiyohi County, 2011) (obtained $750K in bench trial involving real-estate development project on theory of promissory estoppel) (affirmed on appeal). 

Peterson v. Ball (Hennepin County, 2004) (obtained defense verdict for premises owner in just trial involving alleged personal-injuries).

Federal Court
St. Jude Medical S.C., Inc. v. Neal D. Hanson (D. Minn. 2015) (Judge Richard H. Kyle) (obtained verdict for client arising out of breach of contract for a specified term of employment). 

St. Jude Medical S.C., Inc. v. Biosense Webster, Inc. (D. Minn. 2014) (Judge Ann D. Montgomery) (obtained $1.4 million verdict for client in jury trial involving tortious interference with contract for a specified term of employment).

Maroko v. Werner Enterprises, Inc. (D. Minn. 2010) (Judge Richard H. Kyle) (obtained defense verdict for Nebraska trucking company in bench trial involving alleged employment discrimination).

Commercial Arbitration
Argovitz v. Lakes Entertainment, Inc. (2014) (obtained $2.4 million recovery for breach of buyout agreement involving casino-development project near Sacramento, California).

Seagate Tech. v. W. Digital Corp. (2012) (part of trial team that obtained $630 million award for computer-device company in case involving theft and misappropriation of trade secrets) (affirmed on appeal).

Minnesota Supreme Court
Larson v. Northwestern Mutual Life Ins. Co., 855 N.W.2d 293 (Minn. 2014) (obtained affirmance of summary judgment on behalf of medical-records provider on grounds that Minnesota Health Records Act does not confer private cause of action).

Seagate Tech. v. W. Digital Corp., 854 N.W.2d 750 (Minn. 2014) (obtained reinstatement of $630 million arbitration award for computer-device company).

Frazier v. Burlington N. Santa Fe, 811 N.W.2d 618 (Minn. 2012) (obtained reversal of Court of Appeals’ decision and achieved reinstatement of wrongful-death verdicts in consolidated railroad-crossing case).

In re Estate of Brian K. Johnson, 878 N.W.2d 510 (Minn. App. Feb. 9, 2016) (obtained affirmance of personal representative’s decision to settle litigation over dissent from beneficiary).

Minnesota Court of Appeals
Seagate Tech. v. Western Digital Corp., 2016 Minn. App. Unpub. LEXIS 96 * (Minn. App. Jan. 25, 2016) (part of appellate team that obtained reversal of district court ruling, which limited the amount of post-award interest; $806 million ultimately recovered for client).

Medtronic, Inc. v. Doerr, 2015 WL 1674567 (Minn. App. Feb. 9, 2015) (obtained reversal of district court’s grant of preliminary injunction against non-party in action to enforce non-competition covenants).

Nielsen v. Bohnen, 2013 WL 5404447 (Minn. App. Aug. 26, 2013) (obtained affirmance of district court’s denial of summary judgment to defendant based on qualified immunity).

Lyzhoft v. Waconia Farm Supply, 2013 WL 3368832 (Minn. App. July 8, 2013) (obtained reversal of grant of summary judgment in subrogation action involving fatal propane explosion).

Penn v. Wexler, 2012 WL 1942651 (Minn. App. Sept. 10, 2012) (obtained affirmance of grant of summary judgment to sellers in non-disclosure action involving sale of real estate).

Heffron v. Burlington N. Santa Fe, 2012 WL 3262968 (Minn. App. Aug. 6, 2012) (obtained affirmance of trial court’s award of money damages to client in real-estate development case under promissory-estoppel theory).

Koskovich v. American Family Mut. Ins. Co., 2012 WL 2369001 (Minn. App. June 25, 2012 (obtained affirmance of grant of summary judgment to insurer in declaratory judgment action).

Johnson v. USL Prods. Inc., 2012 WL 20788478 (Minn. App. June 11, 2012) (obtained reversal of grant of summary judgment to defendant corporation in fraudulent-transfer case).

Kalenda v. Veit & Co., Inc., 2011 WL 589619 (Minn. App. Feb. 22, 2011) (obtained affirmance of grant of summary judgment to landowner in premises-liability case involving substantial injuries).

Driscoll v. Standard Hardware, Inc., 785 N.W.2d 805 (Minn. App. 2010) (obtained reversal of grant of summary judgment against taconite company in case involving damage to mining equipment).

Hummell v. Edina Realty, 2009 WL 1048850 (Minn. App. Apr. 21, 2009) (obtained reversal of district court’s refusal to enforce arbitration clause in real-estate purchase contract).

Peterson v. Harward, 2009 WL 22254 (Minn. App. Jan. 6, 2009) (obtained affirmance of district court’s denial of defendant’s motion to dismiss based on lack of personal jurisdiction). 

Star Windshield Repair, Inc. v. Western Nat’l Ins. Co., 744 N.W.2d 237 (Minn. App. 2008) (obtained affirmance of district court’s enforcement of anti-assignment clause in insurance contract).

United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
Meehan v. Thompson, 763 F.3d 936 (8th Cir. 2014) (obtained reversal of denial of summary judgment on behalf of police officer and employer on grounds of qualified immunity).

Alpine Glass, Inc. v. Country Mut. Ins. Co., No. 14-2578 (obtained dismissal of appeal in  case involving suit-limitation clause in insurance policy) (argued in May 2015).

Iowa Court of Appeals
Nationwide Agribusiness Ins. Co. v. PGI, Inc., No. 15-0364 (Iowa App. Apr. 27, 2016) (obtained reversal of summary judgment dismissing client’s contribution claims in case arising out of death following discharge of anhydrous ammonia).

Tamco Pork II, LLC v. Heartland Co-op, 870 N.W.2d 687 (Iowa App. Jul. 22, 2015) (obtained affirmance of defense verdict against challenge to jury instructions in case involving industrial fire).


Publications


Moving Toward Improved Legal Writing, Minnesota Defense, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Spring 2012

Products Liability Defenses, A State-by-State Compendium (Minnesota Chapter), DRI (2007)

The Interplay Between Contractual Indemnity Provisions and Liability Insurance, DRI Construction Defect Compendium (2007)

Who’s on the Risk?  Allocating Damages Among Insurers in Construction Defect Claims, Minnesota Defense (Summer 2006); co-author with B.H. Sande

An Introduction to Race as Proxy, 53 DePaul L. Rev. 929 (2004)

Deporting Non-Violent Aliens: Misapplication of 18 U.S.C. § 16(B) to Aliens Convicted of Driving Under the Influence, 52 DePaul L. Rev. 901 (2003)


Presentations


10 Tips and Techniques for Winning on Appeal, Mid-Winter Conference, Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association, Walker, MN, February 10, 2017

Panelist, Protecting the Record: Appellate Considerations for District Court Litigation, Hennepin County Bar Association, Minneapolis, MN, September 20, 2016 (with the Honorable Heidi Schellhas and the Honorable Larry Stauber, Minnesota Court of Appeals)

Clarity in Award Writing, American Arbitration Association webinar, Minneapolis, MN, August 23, 2016

Panelist, State of the Courts and Keys to Effective Advocacy, Minnesota State Bar Association, Nine Days in June Annual Convention, Mankato, MN, June 21, 2016 (with Justice Natalie E. Hudson and Judge Denise D. Reilly)

Nine Keys to a Successful Appellate Brief, Minnesota CLE, Minneapolis, MN, December 9, 2015

How to Succeed on Appeal: 10 Tips and Techniques, Minnesota CLE, Minneapolis, MN, December 16, 2014

Panelist, Amicus Briefs: How to Find (and Be) “Friends of the Court,” Minnesota State Bar Association, Appellate Practice Institute, Minneapolis, MN, March 14, 2014 (with Chief Justice Lorie Skjerven Gildea, Solicitor General Alan Gilbert and ACLU-MN Legal Director Teresa Nelson)

Negotiating Claims with Insurance Companies, National Business Institute, Minneapolis, MN, January 21, 2014 and May 21, 2013

Panelist, Recent Appellate Cases, Minnesota State Bar Association, Nine Days in June Annual Convention, Mankato, MN, June 13, 2013 (with Justice G. Barry Anderson and Judge John R. Rodenberg)

What You Need to Know About Coverage Law, Mid-Winter Conference, Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association, Nisswa, MN, February 10, 2013

Panelist, Recent Appellate Cases Every Lawyer Should Know:  A Review of Significant Minnesota Appellate Decisions That Will Affect Your Practice, Minnesota State Bar Association, Nine Days in June Annual Convention, June 13, 2012 (with Justice Barry Anderson and Judge Terri J. Stoneburner)

Appeals: Can I Appeal? How? Minnesota State Bar Association, May 30, 2012

Settlement Agreements, Hennepin County Bar Association, Minneapolis, MN, October 10, 2011

Coverage Disputes, Construction Insurance and Disputes Seminar, National Business Institute, Minneapolis, MN, May 26, 2010

First Party Bad Faith, Minnesota Insurance Law Today Seminar, Minnesota State Bar Association, Minnesota CLE, Minneapolis, MN, June 17, 2009


Previous Employment


Rider Bennett, L.L.P., Minneapolis, Minnesota

Stellato and Schwartz, Ltd., Chicago, Illinois