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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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Kevin P. Hickey

Shareholder
General Counsel

Email: khickey@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1620

Fax: 612.746.1220

Kevin is a trial lawyer who represents businesses and individuals in complex commercial and insurance disputes, including intellectual property, unfair competition, shareholder litigation, class action and professional liability matters. 

Kevin has tried a variety of cases in state and federal court, and in arbitration proceedings, over a period of more than twenty-five years.  He has appeared regularly before the Minnesota Supreme Court and Minnesota Court of Appeals, and has handled several landmark cases in Minnesota on commercial and insurance-related issues. 

Kevin is a shareholder, Chair of the Bassford Remele Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group and its General Counsel.  He has also served as the firm’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group Chair and Chief Financial Officer. 

Kevin joined Bassford Remele in 1989 after graduating cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School, where he served as Managing Editor of the Law and Inequality Journal.


Practice Areas

Business & Commercial Law
Intellectual Property Litigation
Legal Malpractice
Shareholder Litigation
Professional Liability
Science and Technology Law
ERISA Litigation
Health Care Law



Kevin P. Hickey

Shareholder
General Counsel

Email: khickey@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1620

Fax: 612.746.1220

Education

University of Minnesota Law School

J.D., 1989
Honors: Cum Laude
Law Journal: Managing Editor, Law and Inequality Journal

University of Minnesota

B.A., 1985




Kevin P. Hickey

Shareholder
General Counsel

Email: khickey@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1620

Fax: 612.746.1220

Bar Admissions

State Bars
Minnesota, 1989
Wisconsin, 2000

Federal Bars
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 1989
U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota, 2000
U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin, 2009

Appellate Bars
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 2015
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, 2015



Kevin P. Hickey

Shareholder
General Counsel

Email: khickey@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1620

Fax: 612.746.1220

Honors and Awards

Fellow, American Bar Association

The Best Lawyers in America, Insurance Law, 2014 - Present

Selected to the Minnesota Super Lawyers list, published by Minnesota Law & Politics/Super Lawyers, MPLS.ST.PAUL Magazine and Twin Cities Business, 2001, 2003 - 2016




Kevin P. Hickey

Shareholder
General Counsel

Email: khickey@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1620

Fax: 612.746.1220

Professional Awards and Memberships

American Bar Association

Member, 1989 - Present
Science and Technology Law Section Member
Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section Member


Minnesota State Bar Association

Member, 1989 - Present


Wisconsin State Bar Association

Hennepin County Bar Association

Member, 1989 - Present


Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association

Member, 1989 - Present
Chair, Technology Committee, 2002 - 2006


Federal Bar Association

Member, 1989 - Present


Defense Research Institute

Member, Technology Committee





Kevin P. Hickey

Shareholder
General Counsel

Email: khickey@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1620

Fax: 612.746.1220

Community Involvement

Volunteer Lawyers Network, Conciliation Court Clinic, 2006 - Present

Volunteer Youth Football Coach, 1997 - 2014




Kevin P. Hickey

Shareholder
General Counsel

Email: khickey@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1620

Fax: 612.746.1220

Representative Cases

Minnesota Supreme Court
Rucker v. Schmidt, 794 N.W.2d 114 (Minn. 2011).

Medica, Inc. v. Atlantic Mutual Ins. Co., 566 N.W.2d 74 (Minn. 1997).

Richie v. Paramount Pictures, 544 N.W.2d 21 (Minn. 1996).

Maxwell Communications v. Webb Publishing Co., 518 N.W.2d 830 (Minn. 1996).

Federal
St. Jude Medical, Inc. v. Boston Scientific Corp., Civ. No. 15-21203, (D. Minn. Aug. 19, 2016).

JJ Holand Ltd. v. Fredrikson & Byron, P.A., 2014 LEXIS 148258 (D. Minn. Oct. 16, 2014).

Biotronik, Inc. v. St. Jude Med. S.C., Inc. 2012 WL 3264046 (D. Or. Aug. 5, 2012).

Ritchie Engineering Co., Inc. v. Delta T. Corp., 2012 WL 1150844 (D. Minn. Apr. 6, 2012).

Club Vista Financial Services, LLC v. Maslon, Edelman, Borman & Brand, LLP, 2011 WL 4947629 (D. Minn. Oct. 18, 2011).

Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. v. Buffalo Wings & Rings, 2011 WL 4537970 (D. Minn. Sept. 29, 2011).

St. Jude Medical S.C., Inc. v. ELA Medical, Inc., Civil No. 07-4258, 2008 WL 163643 (D. Minn. Jan. 17, 2008).

Workforce Development, Inc. v. Corporate Benefit Services of America, Inc., 316 F. Supp. 2d 854 (D. Minn. 2004).

United HealthCare Corp. v. American Trade Ins. Co., 88 F.3d 563 (8th Cir. 1996).

Minnesota Court of Appeals
Pearson v. Oxford Property Advisors, LLC, 2011 WL 1833133 (Minn. Ct. App. May 16, 2011).

Hosch v. Levings, No. A09-437, 2009 WL 3427084 (Minn. Ct. App. Oct. 27, 2009).

Pang Nhia Thao v. Central States Health & Life Company of Omaha, No. A09-0204, 2009 WL 3255883 (Minn. Ct. App. Oct. 13, 2009).

Laurie & Laurie, P.A. v. BondPro Corp., No. A08-1154, 2009 WL 1374889 (Minn. Ct. App. May 19, 2009).

Medtronic, Inc. v. Hedemark, No. A08-0987, 2009 WL 511760 (Minn. Ct. App. Mar. 3, 2009).

Berman v. Maslon, Edelman, Borman & Brand, LLP, No. A06-351, 2006 WL 3734278 (Minn. Ct. App. Dec. 19, 2006).

Professional Fiduciary, Inc. v. Silverman, 713 N.W.2d 67 (Minn. Ct. App. 2006).

Kahnke v. Green, 695 N.W.2d 148 (Minn. Ct. App. 2005).

Parr v. Gonzalez, 669 N.W.2d 401 (Minn. Ct. App. 2003).

Medica, Inc. v. Billingslea, 618 N.W.2d 616 (Minn. Ct. App. 2000).

Commercial Union Ins. Co. v. Minnesota School Board Assoc., 600 N.W.2d 475 (Minn. Ct. App. 1999).

Rasmussen v. Sauer, 597 N.W.2d 328 (Minn. Ct. App. 1999).

Hershey v. Physicians Health Plan, 498 N.W.2d 519 (Minn. Ct. App. 1992).




Kevin P. Hickey

Shareholder
General Counsel

Email: khickey@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1620

Fax: 612.746.1220

Representative Clients

St. Jude Medical

Medica

ClearWay Minnesota

The Hartford Financial Products




Kevin P. Hickey

Shareholder
General Counsel

Email: khickey@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1620

Fax: 612.746.1220

Publications

Medical Subrogation, Chapter 16, Minnesota Motor Vehicle Accident Deskbook, Minnesota State Bar Association, 4th Ed., 2009

New Restrictions on Medical Subrogation in Personal Injury Cases, 65 The  Hennepin Lawyer 15, May-June, 1996

Sexual Abuse Claims: When Does the Limitations Period Run? (Co-Author with K. Davis), 13 Minnesota Defense, 1992

Developments in Products Liability Evidence, (Co-Author with M. Klutho), Minnesota Defense, Fall, 1990

Connecting Trade and Unfair Labor Practices: Denial of Worker Rights as an Unfair Trade Practice, Law and Inequality, Issue 6, 1988




Kevin P. Hickey

Shareholder
General Counsel

Email: khickey@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1620

Fax: 612.746.1220

Presentations

New Developments in Ethics and Professional Responsibility, 2017 Civil Litigator's Annual Short Course, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, February 22, 2017

Trademark Litigation Fundamentals: What To Do When Your Smaller Client Draws Unwanted Attention From the 800 Pound Gorilla, Trademark Law Seminar, Hennepin County Bar Association, Minneapolis, Minnesota, February 11, 2013

ERISA Liens, Minnesota Motor Vehicle Accident Seminar, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2009

Health Plan Subrogation and Reimbursement under ERISA, How to Handle Motor Vehicle Accidents in Minnesota Seminar, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2006

ERISA Issues in Light of the Knudson Decision, Hennepin County Bar Association, Webcast on West LegaledCenter.com, 2003

ERISA Subrogation, Motor Vehicle Accident Cases Seminar, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2002

Subrogation Issues in UM and UIM Claims, Handling Motor Vehicle Accident Cases Seminar, Minnesota State Bar Association, 1999

Health Care Subrogation Claims, Insurance Subrogation Seminar, Minnesota Institute of Legal Education, 1999




Kevin P. Hickey

Shareholder
General Counsel

Email: khickey@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1620

Fax: 612.746.1220




Kevin P. Hickey

Shareholder
General Counsel

Email: khickey@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1620

Fax: 612.746.1220

Kevin is a trial lawyer who represents businesses and individuals in complex commercial and insurance disputes, including intellectual property, unfair competition, shareholder litigation, class action and professional liability matters. 

Kevin has tried a variety of cases in state and federal court, and in arbitration proceedings, over a period of more than twenty-five years.  He has appeared regularly before the Minnesota Supreme Court and Minnesota Court of Appeals, and has handled several landmark cases in Minnesota on commercial and insurance-related issues. 

Kevin is a shareholder, Chair of the Bassford Remele Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group and its General Counsel.  He has also served as the firm’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group Chair and Chief Financial Officer. 

Kevin joined Bassford Remele in 1989 after graduating cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School, where he served as Managing Editor of the Law and Inequality Journal.


Practice Areas


Business & Commercial Law
Intellectual Property Litigation
Legal Malpractice
Shareholder Litigation
Professional Liability
Science and Technology Law
ERISA Litigation
Health Care Law

Education


University of Minnesota Law School

J.D., 1989
Honors: Cum Laude
Law Journal: Managing Editor, Law and Inequality Journal

University of Minnesota

B.A., 1985

Bar Admissions


State Bars
Minnesota, 1989
Wisconsin, 2000

Federal Bars
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 1989
U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota, 2000
U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin, 2009

Appellate Bars
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 2015
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, 2015

Honors and Awards


Fellow, American Bar Association

The Best Lawyers in America, Insurance Law, 2014 - Present

Selected to the Minnesota Super Lawyers list, published by Minnesota Law & Politics/Super Lawyers, MPLS.ST.PAUL Magazine and Twin Cities Business, 2001, 2003 - 2016


Professional Awards and Memberships


American Bar Association

Member, 1989 - Present
Science and Technology Law Section Member
Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section Member


Minnesota State Bar Association

Member, 1989 - Present


Wisconsin State Bar Association

Hennepin County Bar Association

Member, 1989 - Present


Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association

Member, 1989 - Present
Chair, Technology Committee, 2002 - 2006


Federal Bar Association

Member, 1989 - Present


Defense Research Institute

Member, Technology Committee



Community Involvement


Volunteer Lawyers Network, Conciliation Court Clinic, 2006 - Present

Volunteer Youth Football Coach, 1997 - 2014


Representative Cases


Minnesota Supreme Court
Rucker v. Schmidt, 794 N.W.2d 114 (Minn. 2011).

Medica, Inc. v. Atlantic Mutual Ins. Co., 566 N.W.2d 74 (Minn. 1997).

Richie v. Paramount Pictures, 544 N.W.2d 21 (Minn. 1996).

Maxwell Communications v. Webb Publishing Co., 518 N.W.2d 830 (Minn. 1996).

Federal
St. Jude Medical, Inc. v. Boston Scientific Corp., Civ. No. 15-21203, (D. Minn. Aug. 19, 2016).

JJ Holand Ltd. v. Fredrikson & Byron, P.A., 2014 LEXIS 148258 (D. Minn. Oct. 16, 2014).

Biotronik, Inc. v. St. Jude Med. S.C., Inc. 2012 WL 3264046 (D. Or. Aug. 5, 2012).

Ritchie Engineering Co., Inc. v. Delta T. Corp., 2012 WL 1150844 (D. Minn. Apr. 6, 2012).

Club Vista Financial Services, LLC v. Maslon, Edelman, Borman & Brand, LLP, 2011 WL 4947629 (D. Minn. Oct. 18, 2011).

Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. v. Buffalo Wings & Rings, 2011 WL 4537970 (D. Minn. Sept. 29, 2011).

St. Jude Medical S.C., Inc. v. ELA Medical, Inc., Civil No. 07-4258, 2008 WL 163643 (D. Minn. Jan. 17, 2008).

Workforce Development, Inc. v. Corporate Benefit Services of America, Inc., 316 F. Supp. 2d 854 (D. Minn. 2004).

United HealthCare Corp. v. American Trade Ins. Co., 88 F.3d 563 (8th Cir. 1996).

Minnesota Court of Appeals
Pearson v. Oxford Property Advisors, LLC, 2011 WL 1833133 (Minn. Ct. App. May 16, 2011).

Hosch v. Levings, No. A09-437, 2009 WL 3427084 (Minn. Ct. App. Oct. 27, 2009).

Pang Nhia Thao v. Central States Health & Life Company of Omaha, No. A09-0204, 2009 WL 3255883 (Minn. Ct. App. Oct. 13, 2009).

Laurie & Laurie, P.A. v. BondPro Corp., No. A08-1154, 2009 WL 1374889 (Minn. Ct. App. May 19, 2009).

Medtronic, Inc. v. Hedemark, No. A08-0987, 2009 WL 511760 (Minn. Ct. App. Mar. 3, 2009).

Berman v. Maslon, Edelman, Borman & Brand, LLP, No. A06-351, 2006 WL 3734278 (Minn. Ct. App. Dec. 19, 2006).

Professional Fiduciary, Inc. v. Silverman, 713 N.W.2d 67 (Minn. Ct. App. 2006).

Kahnke v. Green, 695 N.W.2d 148 (Minn. Ct. App. 2005).

Parr v. Gonzalez, 669 N.W.2d 401 (Minn. Ct. App. 2003).

Medica, Inc. v. Billingslea, 618 N.W.2d 616 (Minn. Ct. App. 2000).

Commercial Union Ins. Co. v. Minnesota School Board Assoc., 600 N.W.2d 475 (Minn. Ct. App. 1999).

Rasmussen v. Sauer, 597 N.W.2d 328 (Minn. Ct. App. 1999).

Hershey v. Physicians Health Plan, 498 N.W.2d 519 (Minn. Ct. App. 1992).


Representative Clients


St. Jude Medical

Medica

ClearWay Minnesota

The Hartford Financial Products

Publications


Medical Subrogation, Chapter 16, Minnesota Motor Vehicle Accident Deskbook, Minnesota State Bar Association, 4th Ed., 2009

New Restrictions on Medical Subrogation in Personal Injury Cases, 65 The  Hennepin Lawyer 15, May-June, 1996

Sexual Abuse Claims: When Does the Limitations Period Run? (Co-Author with K. Davis), 13 Minnesota Defense, 1992

Developments in Products Liability Evidence, (Co-Author with M. Klutho), Minnesota Defense, Fall, 1990

Connecting Trade and Unfair Labor Practices: Denial of Worker Rights as an Unfair Trade Practice, Law and Inequality, Issue 6, 1988


Presentations


New Developments in Ethics and Professional Responsibility, 2017 Civil Litigator's Annual Short Course, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, February 22, 2017

Trademark Litigation Fundamentals: What To Do When Your Smaller Client Draws Unwanted Attention From the 800 Pound Gorilla, Trademark Law Seminar, Hennepin County Bar Association, Minneapolis, Minnesota, February 11, 2013

ERISA Liens, Minnesota Motor Vehicle Accident Seminar, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2009

Health Plan Subrogation and Reimbursement under ERISA, How to Handle Motor Vehicle Accidents in Minnesota Seminar, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2006

ERISA Issues in Light of the Knudson Decision, Hennepin County Bar Association, Webcast on West LegaledCenter.com, 2003

ERISA Subrogation, Motor Vehicle Accident Cases Seminar, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2002

Subrogation Issues in UM and UIM Claims, Handling Motor Vehicle Accident Cases Seminar, Minnesota State Bar Association, 1999

Health Care Subrogation Claims, Insurance Subrogation Seminar, Minnesota Institute of Legal Education, 1999