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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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Robin Ann Williams

Shareholder
Chief Operating Officer

Email: rawilliams@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1631

Fax: 612.746.1231

Robin Ann Williams is a shareholder, concentrating her practice in insurance coverage, business litigation, and trust litigation.  She also represents large residential landlords and frequently serves as course chair or speaker at continuing legal education and other seminars concentrating in housing and discrimination law.

Since graduating cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School, Ms. Williams has pursued many teaching opportunities. She has served as Visiting Clinical Professor of Law and as an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota Law School, where she developed a commercial general liability insurance coverage course.  For several years, she was also an adjunct professor at William Mitchell College of Law.

Robin Ann serves as the firm’s Chief Operating Officer.  She has been recognized as both a Top 100 Super Lawyer and Top 50 Woman Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers, MPLS.ST.PAUL Magazine and Twin Cities Business.


Practice Areas

Business & Commercial Law
Housing Law
Insurance Coverage
Litigation & Appeals
Professional Malpractice Law
Trust and Estates Litigation



Robin Ann Williams

Shareholder
Chief Operating Officer

Email: rawilliams@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1631

Fax: 612.746.1231

Education

University of Minnesota Law School

J.D., 1993
Honors: Cum Laude

Texas Christian University

B.A., 1989
Honors: Magna Cum Laude 
             Phi Beta Kappa
Major:   Religion Studies
Major:   Public Relations




Robin Ann Williams

Shareholder
Chief Operating Officer

Email: rawilliams@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1631

Fax: 612.746.1231

Bar Admissions

State Bars
Minnesota, 1994

Federal Bars
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 1996
U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 2005

Appellate Bars
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 2012



Robin Ann Williams

Shareholder
Chief Operating Officer

Email: rawilliams@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1631

Fax: 612.746.1231

Honors and Awards

Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America

Selected to the Top 50 Female Minnesota Super Lawyers list, published in Super Lawyers, MPLS.ST.PAUL Magazine and Twin Cities Business, 2011 - 2016

Selected to the Top 100 Female Minnesota Super Lawyers list, published in Super Lawyers, MPLS.ST.PAUL Magazine and Twin Cities Business, 2005 - 2009

Selected to the Top 100 Minnesota Super Lawyers list, published in Super Lawyers, MPLS.ST.PAUL Magazine and Twin Cities Business, 2012 and 2016

Selected to the Minnesota Super Lawyers list, published in Super Lawyers, MPLS.ST.PAUL Magazine and Twin Cities Business, 2002 - 2016

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Insurance Law, 2014 - 2016 and Commercial Litigation, 2015 - 2016




Robin Ann Williams

Shareholder
Chief Operating Officer

Email: rawilliams@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1631

Fax: 612.746.1231

Professional Awards and Memberships

American Bar Association

Minnesota State Bar Association

Hennepin County Bar Association

Chair, Landlord-Tenant Committee, 1997 - 2000


Defense Research Institute

Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association

Central Minnesota Legal Services

Board Member, 2007 - Present


Douglas K. Amdahl Inn of Court

2012 - 2016


Minneapolis Downtown Council, DT 2025

Member, 2015 - Present


Minnesota Multi Housing Association

Board Member, 2015 - Present


Minnesota Women Lawyers

The Fund for Legal Aid

Board Member, 2013 - Present


The McKnight Foundation

Member, Minneapolis Landlord/Tenant Initiative, 2015 - Present


Volunteer Lawyers Network

Housing Law Committee, 2006 - Present





Robin Ann Williams

Shareholder
Chief Operating Officer

Email: rawilliams@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1631

Fax: 612.746.1231

Community Involvement

Coach, Eastview High School Mock Trial Team, 2010 - 2012

Mentor, Study Buddies Program for K-12 Children, CommonBond Communities, Academic School Years 2005-2006, 2006-2007, 2007-2008, 2008-2009 and 2009-2010




Robin Ann Williams

Shareholder
Chief Operating Officer

Email: rawilliams@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1631

Fax: 612.746.1231

Representative Cases

In re Estate of Brian K. Johnson, 878 N.W.2d 510 (Minn. App. Feb. 9, 2016).

Seward Towers Corporation v. Ogbe, 2013 WL 5676924 (Minn. Oct. 21, 2013).

Columbia Casualty Company v. 3M Company, 814 N.W.2d 33 (Minn. 2012).

API, Inc. Asbestos Settlement Trust v. Atlantic Mutual Insurance Co., 2011 WL 5244669 (D. Minn. Nov. 2, 2011).

Rucki v. Grazzini, Nos. A09-0694, A09-0700, A09-1693, 2010 WL 1286725 (Minn. Ct. App. Apr. 6, 2010).

Thelen v. City of Elba, No. 08-1150, 2009 WL 2208161 (D. Minn. July 22, 2009).

In re Galloway, No. C5-04-200042, 2007 WL 5125298 (Minn. Dist. Ct. Apr. 5, 2007).

STAR Ctrs., Inc. v. Faegre & Benson, L.L.P., 644 N.W.2d 72 (Minn. 2002).

Stucke v. Thomas Chevrolet, Cadillac, No. C8-98-2405, 1999 WL 486947 (Minn. Ct. App. July 6, 1999).




Robin Ann Williams

Shareholder
Chief Operating Officer

Email: rawilliams@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1631

Fax: 612.746.1231

Representative Clients

Aeon Homes and Aeon Management, LLC

CommonBond Communities

Lenzy Hayes, Inc./Hayes Gibson International

Munich Re Insurance Company of America

Property Solutions & Services, LLC

RS Eden

The RiverStone Group

TIG Insurance Company




Robin Ann Williams

Shareholder
Chief Operating Officer

Email: rawilliams@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1631

Fax: 612.746.1231

Academic Appointments

Visiting Clinical Professor of Law, University of Minnesota, 2002 - 2003

Adjunct Professor of Law, William Mitchell College of Law, 1997 - 2001




Robin Ann Williams

Shareholder
Chief Operating Officer

Email: rawilliams@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1631

Fax: 612.746.1231

Presentations

Speaker, Critical Conversation: Innovation in Legal Education – The Future of Legal Education in Minnesota and Beyond, 2017 MSBA Convention, June 15, 2017

Trainer, Fair Housing, Sherman Associates, June 15, 2017

Trainer, Advanced Fair Housing, Central Minnesota Multi Housing Conference and Products Show, June 8, 2017

Trainer, Insurance Law 101, Central Minnesota Multi Housing Conference and Products Show, June 8, 2017

Trainer, Fair Housing Training, Aeon, May 9, 2017

Speaker, Advanced Fair Housing, Minnesota Multi Housing Association Building Bridges Conference & Products Show, May 4, 2017

Trainer, Employment Harassment and Fair Housing Training, Property Solutions & Services, May 2, 2017

Speaker, Insurance Law 101, Minnesota Multi Housing Association Annual Working Together Conference, April 19, 2017

Trainer, Fair Housing, Boisclair Corporation, March 22, 2017

Speaker, Our Lips Are Sealed ... Until They’re Not: The Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product Doctrine in Insurance Claims Disputes and the Tripartite Relationship, ABA Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar, Tucson, Arizona, March 4, 2017

Speaker, Fair Housing, the Violence Against Women Act, and Agency Law, Janken Housing Solutions Seminar, December 7, 2016, and December 15, 2016

Speaker, Tenant Screening - Including New Fair Housing Requirements, 2016 Real Estate Institute, November 3, 2016

Speaker, Advanced Fair Housing Q&A with the Attorney, Minnesota Multi Housing Association, October 27, 2016

Trainer, Sexual Harassment, Fair Housing, and Discrimination, RS EDEN, October 13, 2016

Speaker, Top 10 Landlord/Tenant Issues, Volunteer Lawyers Network, October 12, 2016

Speaker, Fair Housing Training, RS EDEN, September 30, 2016

Trainer, Manager Training Program, Titan Development and Investments, Inc., September 22, 2016

Trainer, Fair Housing Training, Minnesota Multi Housing Association, September 16, 2016

Trainer, Fair Housing and Reasonable Accommodation Training, Lee Square Cooperative, August 16, 2016

Speaker, Residential Landlord-Tenant Law in Minnesota, Minnesota CLE Real Estate Series, August 15, 2016

Trainer, Fair Housing and Reasonable Accommodation Training, Brott's Family Care Center, August 12, 2016

Trainer, Fair Housing Training, Sherman Associates, July 21, 2016

Trainer, Housing CLE - Fair Housing (Americans with Disabilities Act, Fair Housing Act & Minnesota Human Rights Act), Ramsey County District Court, June 2, 2016

Trainer, Fair Housing Training, Lang Nelson Associates, May 18, 2016

Trainer, Fair Housing Training, Aeon, May 10, 2016

Speaker, Attorney-Client Privilege in Insurance Disputes: Preserving Confidentiality and Meeting Legal Ethics Standards, Strafford CLE Webinar, April 14, 2016

Speaker, Ask the Attorney, Minnesota Multi Housing Association Annual Working Together Conference, April 12, 2016

Speaker, Covered Versus Uncovered Claims: Navigating Allocation in Mixed-Claim Scenarios, American Bar Association Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar, March 3, 2016

Speaker, Advanced Fair Housing Q&A With The Attorney, Minnesota Multi Housing Association, February 24, 2016

Speaker, Advanced Fair Housing Q&A With The Attorney, Minnesota Multi Housing Association, February 11, 2016

Speaker, Litigating Under Minnesota’s Uniform Trust Code, U.S. Bank, January 2016

Trainer, Reasonable Accommodation Training, Mt. Carmel Manor, December 21, 2015

Speaker, Advanced Fair Housing Q&A with the Attorney, Minnesota Multi Housing Association, November 12, 2015

Speaker, Mom Always Liked You Best – Trust and Estate Litigation and the New Minnesota UTC, presented to Bremer Wealth Management, November 2015

Trainer, The Violence Against Women Act and Disparate Impact Claims, Janken Housing Solutions, December 16, 2015

Speaker, Things That Go Bump in the Night: Fair Housing Ghosts, Goblins, and Ghouls that Keep Attorneys up at Night, TCG Management, December 10, 2015

Trainer, Sexual Harassment and Fair Housing Training, Property Solutions & Services, October 27, 2015

Trainer, Fair Housing and Sexual Harassment Prevention Employee Training Program, Premier Housing Management, September 16, 2015

Speaker, Residential Landlord-Tenant Law: The Basics, Real Estate Section, Minnesota Paralegal Association, August 11, 2015

Speaker, Advanced Fair Housing Q&A With The Attorney, Minnesota Multi Housing Association/City of Owatonna Landlord Association, July 29, 2015

Trainer, Fair Housing Training, Aeon, April 28, 2015

Panel Member, Been There, Done That, Lessons Learned, Minnesota Multi Housing Association 20th Annual Working Together Conference, April 23, 2015

Panel Member, Ask the Attorney, Minnesota Multi Housing Association 20th Annual Working Together Conference, April 22, 2015

Trainer, Fair Housing Training, MBG Property Management, April 16, 2015

Speaker, Covered Claim vs. Uncovered Claim Quandaries, Insurance Coverage and Claims Institute, Defense Research Institute, Chicago, Illinois, March 27, 2015

Speaker, Fair Housing Overview and Update, Bloomington Rental Housing Collaborative, November 17, 2014

Speaker, Residential Landlord—Tenant Law The Basics, The 2014 Real Estate Institute, November 14, 2014

Trainer, Fair Housing Training, Minnesota Multi Housing Association, November 12, 2014

Trainer, Fair Housing Training, DW Jones Management, November 5, 2014

Trainer, Fair Housing Training, Minnesota Multi Housing Association, November 12, 2014

Trainer, Sexual Harassment and Fair Housing Training, Property Solutions & Services, October 22, 2014

Speaker, Three’s Company. Or Is It?: The Interplay Between a Declaratory Judgment Action and the Underlying Claim/Litigation, Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association Trial Techniques Seminar, August 15, 2014

Trainer, Fair Housing and Reasonable Accommodations, Nationwide Housing Corporation, September 18, 2014

Trainer, Fair Housing and Sexual Harassment Prevention Employee Training Program, Premier Housing Management, June 23, 2014

Speaker, Ask the Attorney, Central Minnesota Multi-Housing Association, Shaping the Future Conference, June 3, 2014

Speaker, What Would You Do? Central Minnesota Multi-Housing Association, Shaping the Future Conference, June 3, 2014

Panel Member, Ask the Attorney, Minnesota Multi Housing Association 19th Annual Working Together Conference, April 8, 2014

Speaker, Landlord/Tenant Law for Supportive Housing, Minnesota Multi Housing Association 19th Annual Working Together Conference, April 8, 2014

Speaker, What Would You Do? Minnesota Multi Housing Association 19th Annual Working Together Conference, April 8, 2014

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program, Lenzy Hayes/Hayes Gibson, February 27, 2014

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program, Minnesota Multi Housing Association, January 17, 2014

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program, Minnesota Multi Housing Association, November 22, 2013

Speaker, Know Your Courts: Overview of Civil Court (Co-Presenter with Judge Edward T. Wahl), Hennepin County District Court, November 15, 2013

Speaker, Ask the Attorney: Legal and Property Management Issues, Minnesota Housing Finance Agency 2013 Long Term Homeless Provider Forum, November 14, 2013

Trainer, Things That Go Bump in the Night: Fair Housing Ghosts, Goblins, and Ghouls That Keep Attorneys Up At Night, TCG Management, November 13, 2013

Trainer, Fair Housing and Reasonable Accommodation Training Program, CommonBond Communities, October 9, 2013

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program, MBG Property Management, October 8, 2013

Speaker, Fair Housing/Dual Agency, Central Minnesota Multi-Housing Association 13th Annual Shaping the Future Conference, May 16, 2013

Speaker, Know Your Courts (Co-Presenter with Judge Jay M. Quam), Hennepin County District Court, April 12, 2013

Speaker, Stump the Chump: Landlord/Tenant Law for Supportive Housing, Minnesota Multi Housing Association 18th Annual Working Together Conference, April 9, 2013

Panel Member, Ask the Attorney, Minnesota Multi Housing Association 18th Annual Working Together Conference, April 9, 2013

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program, Aeon, February 21, 2013

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program, Laurel Village, February 19, 2013

Speaker, Using Experts in Trusts and Estate Litigation, National Business Institute, December 20, 2012

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program, Property Solutions & Services, LLC, September 25, 2012

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program, Nationwide Housing Corporation, September 20, 2012

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program, Real Estate Equities, September 20, 2012

Speaker and Course Chair, Hoarders and Other Tales of Woe: Understanding Mental Health Issues in Residential Housing, Residential Landlord-Tenant Law Conference, sponsored by Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, September 13, 2012

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program, Great Lakes Management Company, August 21, 2012

Speaker, Landlord-Tenant Law: Answers to Your Top Questions, 2012 Midsummer Senior Living Conference, Aging Services of Minnesota, July 25, 2012

Speaker, When Good Attorneys Go Bad: PR Violations and Bias Pitfalls (Co-Presenter with Timothy J. Gephart of Minnesota Lawyers Mutual), Chicago and Naperville, Illinois, June 13-14, 2012

Speaker, Understanding Mental Health Issues, Minnesota Multi Housing Association, Hutchinson, June 5, 2012

Speaker, Fair Housing/Dual Agency, Central Minnesota Multi-Housing Association 12th Annual Shaping the Future Conference, May 17, 2012

Speaker, Understanding Mental Health Issues, Central Minnesota Multi-Housing Association 12th Annual Shaping the Future Conference, May 17, 2012

Mom Always Liked You Best – Probate and Trust Litigation, Anchor Bank, May 16, 2012

Speaker, Fair Housing, Minnesota Council for Affordable and Rural Housing 21st Annual Meeting and Conference, May 8, 2012

Speaker, Answers to the Top Questions Asked by Residential Landlords, Minnesota Council for Affordable and Rural Housing 21st Annual Meeting and Conference, May 8, 2012

Speaker, Fair Housing for Service Staff, Minnesota Multi Housing Association 17th Annual Working Together Conference, March 22, 2012

Panelist, Ask the Attorney, Minnesota Multi Housing Association 17th Annual Working Together Conference, March 21, 2012

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program, Gaughan Companies, February 20, 2012

Speaker, Mental Illness Issues in the Landlord-Tenant Relationship, Minnesota Multi Housing Association Rochester Chapter, February 15, 2012

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program, Minnesota Multi Housing Association, January 24, 2012

Speaker, How to Lose Your Rental Property Business, Minnesota Multi Housing Association Investors’ Club, January 17, 2012

Trainer, Reasonable Accommodation, HOPE/Harbor/Salvation Army, January 9, 2012

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program, Aeon, December 21, 2011

Speaker, Landlord-Tenant Law Review, Law Enforcement Training Services, LLC, December 12, 2011

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program, Cedar Management, November 16, 2011

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program, Minnesota Multi Housing Association, November 9, 2011

Speaker and Planning Committee, Answers to the Top Questions Asked by Residential Landlords, also known as . . . A 6-minute-per-issue tour of what bothers residential landlords the most, Real Estate Institute, Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 9, 2011 and November 12, 2010

Trainer, Fair Housing Training for Cooperatives, Twin Cities Housing Development Corporation, October 22, 2011

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program, Property Solutions & Services, September 28, 2011

Speaker, Landlord Rights, Tenant Rights: A Brief Overview, sponsored by the White Bear Lake Police Department, August 10, 2011

Speaker, When Good Attorneys Go Bad: PR Violations and Bias Pitfalls (Co-Presenter with Timothy J. Gephart of Minnesota Lawyers Mutual), Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association and Minnesota Association for Justice Seminar, June 17, 2011

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program, BDC Management Co., June 14, 2011

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program, RS Eden, June 8, 2011

Trainer, Fair Housing, Eviction Actions and The Violence Against Women Act Training Program, CommonBond Communities, May 11, 2011

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program, Minnesota Multi Housing Association, April 19, 2011

Speaker, Fair Housing for Service Staff, Minnesota Multi Housing Association 16th Annual Working Together Conference, March 8, 2011

Speaker, Landlord-Tenant Post-Eviction Issues, sponsored by Volunteer Lawyers Network and Minnesota Legal Services Coalition, February 15, 2011

Speaker, Mom Always Liked You Best – Probate and Trust Litigation, presented to M&I Wealth Management, January 12, 2011

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program, Titan Development and Investments, Inc., November 16, 2010

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program, Minnesota Multi Housing Association, November 11, 2010

Speaker, New Interest Statutes in Minnesota, Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association Insurance Law Institute, October 7, 2010

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program, Real Estate Equities, September 16, 2010

Trainer, Fair Housing Training for Leasing Agents, Laurel Village, sponsored by the MCC Group, August 11, 2010

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program, Hayes-Gibson International & Lenzy Hayes, Inc., June 30, 2010

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program, Sherman Associates, June 30, 2010

Speaker, When Good Attorneys Go Bad: PR Violations and Bias Pitfalls (Co-Presenter with Timothy J. Gephart of Minnesota Lawyers Mutual), Minnesota State Bar Association Annual Convention, June 24, 2010

Speaker, Fair Housing Training for Realtors, sponsored by the Twin Cities Women’s Council of Realtors, June 17, 2010

Speaker, Criminal Activity Evictions and Domestic Violence Housing Laws, sponsored by the Apple Valley Police Department, June 9, 2010

Speaker, When Good Litigators Go Bad: PR Violations and Bias Pitfalls (Co-Presenter with Timothy J. Gephart), Bassford Remele, A Professional Association, May 27, 2010

Speaker, Understanding Mental Health Issues and Fair Housing/Agency, Central Minnesota Multi Housing Association 10th Annual Shaping the Future Conference, May 20, 2010

Speaker, Fair Housing Training Program, sponsored by the Minnesota Multi Housing Association, April 23, 2010

Speaker, Crime Free Multi-Housing Phase 1 Training, sponsored by the Maple Grove Police Department, April 21, 2010

Speaker, Understanding Mental Health Issues, Minnesota Multi Housing Association 15th Annual Working Together Conference, March 18, 2010

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program, Aeon, February 11, 2010

Trainer, The Violence Against Women Act and Evictions for Criminal Activity: Musings by a Landlord Attorney, Bigos Management, January 13, 2010

Speaker, Minnesota Statute Section 504B.206 and The Violence Against Women Act: What Every Landlord Should Know, sponsored by the Apple Valley, Burnsville, and Eagan Police Departments, November 18, 2009

Speaker, Moderator, and Course Chair, A View from the Bench and The Eviction Process: A Hypothetical, Residential Landlord-Tenant Law in Minnesota, sponsored by Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, September 29, 2009

Speaker, Evictions for Criminal Activity: Musings by a Landlord Attorney, presented to the Managers Coalition, sponsored by the Apple Valley Police Department, August 19, 2009

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program, Property Solutions & Services, August 10, 2009

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program, Bigos Management, June 2009

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program, CommonBond Communities, May 15, 2009

Speaker, Fair Housing/Agency and Ask the Panel, Central Minnesota Multi Housing Association 9th Annual Shaping the Future Conference, May 14, 2009

Speaker, It’s Not Your Father’s Oldsmobile: Housing Cases in the Era of Domestic Abuse, Alcohol Abuse, Illegal Drug Use and High Crimes and Misdemeanors, sponsored by the Central Minnesota Legal Services’ Volunteer Attorney Program, May 14, 2009

Speaker, Fair Housing Overview, sponsored by the Bloomington Rental Housing Collaborative, April 22, 2009

Speaker, Fair Housing for Service Staff, Minnesota Multi Housing Association 14th Annual Working Together Conference, March 11, 2009

Speaker, Fair Housing Program, sponsored by the Minnesota Multi Housing Association, January 21, 2009

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program, Aeon Management, LLC, December 11, 2008

Speaker, Fair Housing and Strategies for Attracting Multicultural Residents, sponsored by the Minnesota Multi Housing Association and the Greater Minnesota Housing Fund, November 14, 2008

Speaker, Trustee Duties to Engage in Estate Planning Techniques, sponsored by Ramsey County Bar Association, November 13, 2008

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program, Housing Management Services, November 11, 2008

Speaker, Evictions for Criminal Activities: Musings by an Attorney, sponsored by the Crime Free Multi Housing Coalition, July 16, 2008

Speaker, Commercial Real Estate Specialist Program, sponsored by the University of St. Thomas, College of Business, Center for Business Excellence, June 29, 2006 and June 26, 2008

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program, RS Eden, June 21, 2008

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program, Shelter Corporation, June 18, 2008

Speaker, When Good Litigators Go Bad: PR Violations and Bias Pitfalls, sponsored by the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association, June 13, 2008

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program, Lang Nelson Associates, Inc., May 21, 2008

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program, Real Estate Equities Management, LLC, March 20, 2008

Trainer, Fair Housing Program, Great Lakes Management, March 18, 2008

Speaker, Fair Housing Session, Minnesota Multi Housing Association 13th Annual Working Together Conference, March 12, 2008

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program, Wilder Foundation, February 22, 2008

Speaker, Fair Housing Training – Mankato, sponsored by the Minnesota Multi Housing Association, January 24, 2008

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program, Laurel Village, January 18, 2008

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program, Bigos Management, January 10-26, 2008 and June 2009

Speaker, Multi-Family Investment Real Estate Brokerage, sponsored by the University of St. Thomas, College of Business, Center for Business Excellence, May 12, 2005, November 29, 2005, November 28, 2006, and November 20, 2007

Trainer, Fair Housing Program, Columbia Management, November 5, 2007

Speaker, Fair Housing – Whose job is it?, Tax Credit Compliance Update 2007, sponsored by the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency, November 1, 2007

Speaker, Fair Housing Program – Rochester, sponsored by the Minnesota Multi Housing Association, October 25, 2007

Speaker, Probate and Trust Litigation, Fall 2007 Probate Seminar, sponsored by the Iowa State Bar Association, October 19, 2007

Speaker, Fair Housing Program, sponsored by the Bloomington Rental Housing Collaborative, October 10, 2007

Speaker, Domestic Abuse Law Training, sponsored by the Crime Free Multi Housing Coalition, September 19, 2007

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program, PEMBCO, August 23, 2007

Speaker and Course Chair, Eviction Hypothetical, Housing Law in Minnesota, sponsored by Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, May 21, 2007

Speaker, Fair Housing and Dual Agency Training Program, sponsored by the Minnesota Multi Housing Association, May 17, 2007

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program, CommonBond Communities, May 16, 2007

Speaker, When Good Litigators Go Bad: PR Violations and Bias Pitfalls, sponsored by the Washington County Bar Association, April 12, 2007

Speaker, Fair Housing for Service Staff and Ask the Attorney, Minnesota Multi Housing Association 12th Annual Working Together Conference, March 13 and 14, 2007

Speaker, Fair Housing Program, sponsored by the City of Owatonna Landlord Association, February 27, 2007

Speaker, Lease Provisions and Issues—Planning Ahead to Avoid Problems, Landlord-Tenant Law, sponsored by Sterling Education Services, LLC, July 12, 2006

Speaker, When Good Litigators Go Bad: PR Violations and Bias Pitfalls, (Co-Presenter with Lewis A. Remele, Jr.), Hennepin County Bar Association, February 13, 2006

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program (Co-Trainer with S. Louie, HUD, and J. Wilkinson, Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis), CommonBond Communities, December 9, 2005

Speaker, What Litigators Think Estate Planning Attorneys Should Know About Probate and Trust Litigation, sponsored by the Arrowhead Estate Planning Council, May 11, 2005

Speaker, An Overview of Landlord-Tenant Law, sponsored by Bassford Remele, A Professional Association, January 2004

Speaker, Civil Procedure and Trial Practice, sponsored by College of St. Francis, Masters of Health Services Administration, Fairview University Medical Center Campus, January 23, 2003

Speaker, Reducing Exposure to the Problem and Reclaiming Abandoned Property, Commercial and Residential Evictions, sponsored by Sterling Education Services, LLC, November 2002

Speaker, Answers to the 10 Most Common Questions Asked by Residential Landlords, Nineteenth Annual Real Estate Institute, sponsored by Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, November 2001

Speaker, Top 10 Tenant Complaints and How to Resolve Them, Real Estate Convenience Series, sponsored by Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, June 2001

Speaker, FCRA and Its Impact on Residential Tenancies, Landlord-Tenant Committee Meeting, sponsored by Hennepin County Bar Association, January 2001

Speaker and Course Chair, Tenant Screening and the Fair Credit Reporting Act: Considerations for Landlords and Tenants, Residential Landlord-Tenant Law, sponsored by Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, July 1998, July 1999, July 2000

Speaker, Lesser-Known Laws Governing the Landlord-Tenant Relationship, Landlord Tenant Law, sponsored by Minnesota Institute of Legal Education, December 1999

Speaker, Potential Liabilities of Residential Landlords, Landlord-Tenant Committee Meeting, sponsored by Hennepin County Bar Association, January 1997

Speaker, Potential Liabilities of Residential Landlords, Fourteenth Annual Real Estate Institute, sponsored by Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, November 1996

Speaker and Course Chair, Analyzing, Quantifying and Presenting a Claim for Rent Abatement, sponsored by Minnesota Legal Services Coalition, October 1996




Robin Ann Williams

Shareholder
Chief Operating Officer

Email: rawilliams@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1631

Fax: 612.746.1231

Previous Employment

Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis, Attorney, 1994 - 1998




Robin Ann Williams

Shareholder
Chief Operating Officer

Email: rawilliams@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1631

Fax: 612.746.1231




Robin Ann Williams

Shareholder
Chief Operating Officer

Email: rawilliams@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1631

Fax: 612.746.1231

Robin Ann Williams is a shareholder, concentrating her practice in insurance coverage, business litigation, and trust litigation.  She also represents large residential landlords and frequently serves as course chair or speaker at continuing legal education and other seminars concentrating in housing and discrimination law.

Since graduating cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School, Ms. Williams has pursued many teaching opportunities. She has served as Visiting Clinical Professor of Law and as an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota Law School, where she developed a commercial general liability insurance coverage course.  For several years, she was also an adjunct professor at William Mitchell College of Law.

Robin Ann serves as the firm’s Chief Operating Officer.  She has been recognized as both a Top 100 Super Lawyer and Top 50 Woman Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers, MPLS.ST.PAUL Magazine and Twin Cities Business.


Practice Areas


Business & Commercial Law
Housing Law
Insurance Coverage
Litigation & Appeals
Professional Malpractice Law
Trust and Estates Litigation

Education


University of Minnesota Law School

J.D., 1993
Honors: Cum Laude

Texas Christian University

B.A., 1989
Honors: Magna Cum Laude 
             Phi Beta Kappa
Major:   Religion Studies
Major:   Public Relations

Bar Admissions


State Bars
Minnesota, 1994

Federal Bars
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 1996
U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 2005

Appellate Bars
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 2012

Honors and Awards


Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America

Selected to the Top 50 Female Minnesota Super Lawyers list, published in Super Lawyers, MPLS.ST.PAUL Magazine and Twin Cities Business, 2011 - 2016

Selected to the Top 100 Female Minnesota Super Lawyers list, published in Super Lawyers, MPLS.ST.PAUL Magazine and Twin Cities Business, 2005 - 2009

Selected to the Top 100 Minnesota Super Lawyers list, published in Super Lawyers, MPLS.ST.PAUL Magazine and Twin Cities Business, 2012 and 2016

Selected to the Minnesota Super Lawyers list, published in Super Lawyers, MPLS.ST.PAUL Magazine and Twin Cities Business, 2002 - 2016

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Insurance Law, 2014 - 2016 and Commercial Litigation, 2015 - 2016


Professional Awards and Memberships


American Bar Association

Minnesota State Bar Association

Hennepin County Bar Association

Chair, Landlord-Tenant Committee, 1997 - 2000


Defense Research Institute

Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association

Central Minnesota Legal Services

Board Member, 2007 - Present


Douglas K. Amdahl Inn of Court

2012 - 2016


Minneapolis Downtown Council, DT 2025

Member, 2015 - Present


Minnesota Multi Housing Association

Board Member, 2015 - Present


Minnesota Women Lawyers

The Fund for Legal Aid

Board Member, 2013 - Present


The McKnight Foundation

Member, Minneapolis Landlord/Tenant Initiative, 2015 - Present


Volunteer Lawyers Network

Housing Law Committee, 2006 - Present



Community Involvement


Coach, Eastview High School Mock Trial Team, 2010 - 2012

Mentor, Study Buddies Program for K-12 Children, CommonBond Communities, Academic School Years 2005-2006, 2006-2007, 2007-2008, 2008-2009 and 2009-2010


Representative Cases


In re Estate of Brian K. Johnson, 878 N.W.2d 510 (Minn. App. Feb. 9, 2016).

Seward Towers Corporation v. Ogbe, 2013 WL 5676924 (Minn. Oct. 21, 2013).

Columbia Casualty Company v. 3M Company, 814 N.W.2d 33 (Minn. 2012).

API, Inc. Asbestos Settlement Trust v. Atlantic Mutual Insurance Co., 2011 WL 5244669 (D. Minn. Nov. 2, 2011).

Rucki v. Grazzini, Nos. A09-0694, A09-0700, A09-1693, 2010 WL 1286725 (Minn. Ct. App. Apr. 6, 2010).

Thelen v. City of Elba, No. 08-1150, 2009 WL 2208161 (D. Minn. July 22, 2009).

In re Galloway, No. C5-04-200042, 2007 WL 5125298 (Minn. Dist. Ct. Apr. 5, 2007).

STAR Ctrs., Inc. v. Faegre & Benson, L.L.P., 644 N.W.2d 72 (Minn. 2002).

Stucke v. Thomas Chevrolet, Cadillac, No. C8-98-2405, 1999 WL 486947 (Minn. Ct. App. July 6, 1999).


Representative Clients


Aeon Homes and Aeon Management, LLC

CommonBond Communities

Lenzy Hayes, Inc./Hayes Gibson International

Munich Re Insurance Company of America

Property Solutions & Services, LLC

RS Eden

The RiverStone Group

TIG Insurance Company

Academic Appointments


Visiting Clinical Professor of Law, University of Minnesota, 2002 - 2003

Adjunct Professor of Law, William Mitchell College of Law, 1997 - 2001


Presentations


Speaker, Critical Conversation: Innovation in Legal Education – The Future of Legal Education in Minnesota and Beyond, 2017 MSBA Convention, June 15, 2017

Trainer, Fair Housing, Sherman Associates, June 15, 2017

Trainer, Advanced Fair Housing, Central Minnesota Multi Housing Conference and Products Show, June 8, 2017

Trainer, Insurance Law 101, Central Minnesota Multi Housing Conference and Products Show, June 8, 2017

Trainer, Fair Housing Training, Aeon, May 9, 2017

Speaker, Advanced Fair Housing, Minnesota Multi Housing Association Building Bridges Conference & Products Show, May 4, 2017

Trainer, Employment Harassment and Fair Housing Training, Property Solutions & Services, May 2, 2017

Speaker, Insurance Law 101, Minnesota Multi Housing Association Annual Working Together Conference, April 19, 2017

Trainer, Fair Housing, Boisclair Corporation, March 22, 2017

Speaker, Our Lips Are Sealed ... Until They’re Not: The Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product Doctrine in Insurance Claims Disputes and the Tripartite Relationship, ABA Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar, Tucson, Arizona, March 4, 2017

Speaker, Fair Housing, the Violence Against Women Act, and Agency Law, Janken Housing Solutions Seminar, December 7, 2016, and December 15, 2016

Speaker, Tenant Screening - Including New Fair Housing Requirements, 2016 Real Estate Institute, November 3, 2016

Speaker, Advanced Fair Housing Q&A with the Attorney, Minnesota Multi Housing Association, October 27, 2016

Trainer, Sexual Harassment, Fair Housing, and Discrimination, RS EDEN, October 13, 2016

Speaker, Top 10 Landlord/Tenant Issues, Volunteer Lawyers Network, October 12, 2016

Speaker, Fair Housing Training, RS EDEN, September 30, 2016

Trainer, Manager Training Program, Titan Development and Investments, Inc., September 22, 2016

Trainer, Fair Housing Training, Minnesota Multi Housing Association, September 16, 2016

Trainer, Fair Housing and Reasonable Accommodation Training, Lee Square Cooperative, August 16, 2016

Speaker, Residential Landlord-Tenant Law in Minnesota, Minnesota CLE Real Estate Series, August 15, 2016

Trainer, Fair Housing and Reasonable Accommodation Training, Brott's Family Care Center, August 12, 2016

Trainer, Fair Housing Training, Sherman Associates, July 21, 2016

Trainer, Housing CLE - Fair Housing (Americans with Disabilities Act, Fair Housing Act & Minnesota Human Rights Act), Ramsey County District Court, June 2, 2016

Trainer, Fair Housing Training, Lang Nelson Associates, May 18, 2016

Trainer, Fair Housing Training, Aeon, May 10, 2016

Speaker, Attorney-Client Privilege in Insurance Disputes: Preserving Confidentiality and Meeting Legal Ethics Standards, Strafford CLE Webinar, April 14, 2016

Speaker, Ask the Attorney, Minnesota Multi Housing Association Annual Working Together Conference, April 12, 2016

Speaker, Covered Versus Uncovered Claims: Navigating Allocation in Mixed-Claim Scenarios, American Bar Association Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar, March 3, 2016

Speaker, Advanced Fair Housing Q&A With The Attorney, Minnesota Multi Housing Association, February 24, 2016

Speaker, Advanced Fair Housing Q&A With The Attorney, Minnesota Multi Housing Association, February 11, 2016

Speaker, Litigating Under Minnesota’s Uniform Trust Code, U.S. Bank, January 2016

Trainer, Reasonable Accommodation Training, Mt. Carmel Manor, December 21, 2015

Speaker, Advanced Fair Housing Q&A with the Attorney, Minnesota Multi Housing Association, November 12, 2015

Speaker, Mom Always Liked You Best – Trust and Estate Litigation and the New Minnesota UTC, presented to Bremer Wealth Management, November 2015

Trainer, The Violence Against Women Act and Disparate Impact Claims, Janken Housing Solutions, December 16, 2015

Speaker, Things That Go Bump in the Night: Fair Housing Ghosts, Goblins, and Ghouls that Keep Attorneys up at Night, TCG Management, December 10, 2015

Trainer, Sexual Harassment and Fair Housing Training, Property Solutions & Services, October 27, 2015

Trainer, Fair Housing and Sexual Harassment Prevention Employee Training Program, Premier Housing Management, September 16, 2015

Speaker, Residential Landlord-Tenant Law: The Basics, Real Estate Section, Minnesota Paralegal Association, August 11, 2015

Speaker, Advanced Fair Housing Q&A With The Attorney, Minnesota Multi Housing Association/City of Owatonna Landlord Association, July 29, 2015

Trainer, Fair Housing Training, Aeon, April 28, 2015

Panel Member, Been There, Done That, Lessons Learned, Minnesota Multi Housing Association 20th Annual Working Together Conference, April 23, 2015

Panel Member, Ask the Attorney, Minnesota Multi Housing Association 20th Annual Working Together Conference, April 22, 2015

Trainer, Fair Housing Training, MBG Property Management, April 16, 2015

Speaker, Covered Claim vs. Uncovered Claim Quandaries, Insurance Coverage and Claims Institute, Defense Research Institute, Chicago, Illinois, March 27, 2015

Speaker, Fair Housing Overview and Update, Bloomington Rental Housing Collaborative, November 17, 2014

Speaker, Residential Landlord—Tenant Law The Basics, The 2014 Real Estate Institute, November 14, 2014

Trainer, Fair Housing Training, Minnesota Multi Housing Association, November 12, 2014

Trainer, Fair Housing Training, DW Jones Management, November 5, 2014

Trainer, Fair Housing Training, Minnesota Multi Housing Association, November 12, 2014

Trainer, Sexual Harassment and Fair Housing Training, Property Solutions & Services, October 22, 2014

Speaker, Three’s Company. Or Is It?: The Interplay Between a Declaratory Judgment Action and the Underlying Claim/Litigation, Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association Trial Techniques Seminar, August 15, 2014

Trainer, Fair Housing and Reasonable Accommodations, Nationwide Housing Corporation, September 18, 2014

Trainer, Fair Housing and Sexual Harassment Prevention Employee Training Program, Premier Housing Management, June 23, 2014

Speaker, Ask the Attorney, Central Minnesota Multi-Housing Association, Shaping the Future Conference, June 3, 2014

Speaker, What Would You Do? Central Minnesota Multi-Housing Association, Shaping the Future Conference, June 3, 2014

Panel Member, Ask the Attorney, Minnesota Multi Housing Association 19th Annual Working Together Conference, April 8, 2014

Speaker, Landlord/Tenant Law for Supportive Housing, Minnesota Multi Housing Association 19th Annual Working Together Conference, April 8, 2014

Speaker, What Would You Do? Minnesota Multi Housing Association 19th Annual Working Together Conference, April 8, 2014

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program, Lenzy Hayes/Hayes Gibson, February 27, 2014

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program, Minnesota Multi Housing Association, January 17, 2014

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program, Minnesota Multi Housing Association, November 22, 2013

Speaker, Know Your Courts: Overview of Civil Court (Co-Presenter with Judge Edward T. Wahl), Hennepin County District Court, November 15, 2013

Speaker, Ask the Attorney: Legal and Property Management Issues, Minnesota Housing Finance Agency 2013 Long Term Homeless Provider Forum, November 14, 2013

Trainer, Things That Go Bump in the Night: Fair Housing Ghosts, Goblins, and Ghouls That Keep Attorneys Up At Night, TCG Management, November 13, 2013

Trainer, Fair Housing and Reasonable Accommodation Training Program, CommonBond Communities, October 9, 2013

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program, MBG Property Management, October 8, 2013

Speaker, Fair Housing/Dual Agency, Central Minnesota Multi-Housing Association 13th Annual Shaping the Future Conference, May 16, 2013

Speaker, Know Your Courts (Co-Presenter with Judge Jay M. Quam), Hennepin County District Court, April 12, 2013

Speaker, Stump the Chump: Landlord/Tenant Law for Supportive Housing, Minnesota Multi Housing Association 18th Annual Working Together Conference, April 9, 2013

Panel Member, Ask the Attorney, Minnesota Multi Housing Association 18th Annual Working Together Conference, April 9, 2013

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program, Aeon, February 21, 2013

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program, Laurel Village, February 19, 2013

Speaker, Using Experts in Trusts and Estate Litigation, National Business Institute, December 20, 2012

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program, Property Solutions & Services, LLC, September 25, 2012

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program, Nationwide Housing Corporation, September 20, 2012

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program, Real Estate Equities, September 20, 2012

Speaker and Course Chair, Hoarders and Other Tales of Woe: Understanding Mental Health Issues in Residential Housing, Residential Landlord-Tenant Law Conference, sponsored by Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, September 13, 2012

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program, Great Lakes Management Company, August 21, 2012

Speaker, Landlord-Tenant Law: Answers to Your Top Questions, 2012 Midsummer Senior Living Conference, Aging Services of Minnesota, July 25, 2012

Speaker, When Good Attorneys Go Bad: PR Violations and Bias Pitfalls (Co-Presenter with Timothy J. Gephart of Minnesota Lawyers Mutual), Chicago and Naperville, Illinois, June 13-14, 2012

Speaker, Understanding Mental Health Issues, Minnesota Multi Housing Association, Hutchinson, June 5, 2012

Speaker, Fair Housing/Dual Agency, Central Minnesota Multi-Housing Association 12th Annual Shaping the Future Conference, May 17, 2012

Speaker, Understanding Mental Health Issues, Central Minnesota Multi-Housing Association 12th Annual Shaping the Future Conference, May 17, 2012

Mom Always Liked You Best – Probate and Trust Litigation, Anchor Bank, May 16, 2012

Speaker, Fair Housing, Minnesota Council for Affordable and Rural Housing 21st Annual Meeting and Conference, May 8, 2012

Speaker, Answers to the Top Questions Asked by Residential Landlords, Minnesota Council for Affordable and Rural Housing 21st Annual Meeting and Conference, May 8, 2012

Speaker, Fair Housing for Service Staff, Minnesota Multi Housing Association 17th Annual Working Together Conference, March 22, 2012

Panelist, Ask the Attorney, Minnesota Multi Housing Association 17th Annual Working Together Conference, March 21, 2012

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program, Gaughan Companies, February 20, 2012

Speaker, Mental Illness Issues in the Landlord-Tenant Relationship, Minnesota Multi Housing Association Rochester Chapter, February 15, 2012

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program, Minnesota Multi Housing Association, January 24, 2012

Speaker, How to Lose Your Rental Property Business, Minnesota Multi Housing Association Investors’ Club, January 17, 2012

Trainer, Reasonable Accommodation, HOPE/Harbor/Salvation Army, January 9, 2012

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program, Aeon, December 21, 2011

Speaker, Landlord-Tenant Law Review, Law Enforcement Training Services, LLC, December 12, 2011

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program, Cedar Management, November 16, 2011

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program, Minnesota Multi Housing Association, November 9, 2011

Speaker and Planning Committee, Answers to the Top Questions Asked by Residential Landlords, also known as . . . A 6-minute-per-issue tour of what bothers residential landlords the most, Real Estate Institute, Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 9, 2011 and November 12, 2010

Trainer, Fair Housing Training for Cooperatives, Twin Cities Housing Development Corporation, October 22, 2011

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program, Property Solutions & Services, September 28, 2011

Speaker, Landlord Rights, Tenant Rights: A Brief Overview, sponsored by the White Bear Lake Police Department, August 10, 2011

Speaker, When Good Attorneys Go Bad: PR Violations and Bias Pitfalls (Co-Presenter with Timothy J. Gephart of Minnesota Lawyers Mutual), Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association and Minnesota Association for Justice Seminar, June 17, 2011

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program, BDC Management Co., June 14, 2011

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program, RS Eden, June 8, 2011

Trainer, Fair Housing, Eviction Actions and The Violence Against Women Act Training Program, CommonBond Communities, May 11, 2011

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program, Minnesota Multi Housing Association, April 19, 2011

Speaker, Fair Housing for Service Staff, Minnesota Multi Housing Association 16th Annual Working Together Conference, March 8, 2011

Speaker, Landlord-Tenant Post-Eviction Issues, sponsored by Volunteer Lawyers Network and Minnesota Legal Services Coalition, February 15, 2011

Speaker, Mom Always Liked You Best – Probate and Trust Litigation, presented to M&I Wealth Management, January 12, 2011

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program, Titan Development and Investments, Inc., November 16, 2010

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program, Minnesota Multi Housing Association, November 11, 2010

Speaker, New Interest Statutes in Minnesota, Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association Insurance Law Institute, October 7, 2010

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program, Real Estate Equities, September 16, 2010

Trainer, Fair Housing Training for Leasing Agents, Laurel Village, sponsored by the MCC Group, August 11, 2010

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program, Hayes-Gibson International & Lenzy Hayes, Inc., June 30, 2010

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program, Sherman Associates, June 30, 2010

Speaker, When Good Attorneys Go Bad: PR Violations and Bias Pitfalls (Co-Presenter with Timothy J. Gephart of Minnesota Lawyers Mutual), Minnesota State Bar Association Annual Convention, June 24, 2010

Speaker, Fair Housing Training for Realtors, sponsored by the Twin Cities Women’s Council of Realtors, June 17, 2010

Speaker, Criminal Activity Evictions and Domestic Violence Housing Laws, sponsored by the Apple Valley Police Department, June 9, 2010

Speaker, When Good Litigators Go Bad: PR Violations and Bias Pitfalls (Co-Presenter with Timothy J. Gephart), Bassford Remele, A Professional Association, May 27, 2010

Speaker, Understanding Mental Health Issues and Fair Housing/Agency, Central Minnesota Multi Housing Association 10th Annual Shaping the Future Conference, May 20, 2010

Speaker, Fair Housing Training Program, sponsored by the Minnesota Multi Housing Association, April 23, 2010

Speaker, Crime Free Multi-Housing Phase 1 Training, sponsored by the Maple Grove Police Department, April 21, 2010

Speaker, Understanding Mental Health Issues, Minnesota Multi Housing Association 15th Annual Working Together Conference, March 18, 2010

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program, Aeon, February 11, 2010

Trainer, The Violence Against Women Act and Evictions for Criminal Activity: Musings by a Landlord Attorney, Bigos Management, January 13, 2010

Speaker, Minnesota Statute Section 504B.206 and The Violence Against Women Act: What Every Landlord Should Know, sponsored by the Apple Valley, Burnsville, and Eagan Police Departments, November 18, 2009

Speaker, Moderator, and Course Chair, A View from the Bench and The Eviction Process: A Hypothetical, Residential Landlord-Tenant Law in Minnesota, sponsored by Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, September 29, 2009

Speaker, Evictions for Criminal Activity: Musings by a Landlord Attorney, presented to the Managers Coalition, sponsored by the Apple Valley Police Department, August 19, 2009

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program, Property Solutions & Services, August 10, 2009

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program, Bigos Management, June 2009

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program, CommonBond Communities, May 15, 2009

Speaker, Fair Housing/Agency and Ask the Panel, Central Minnesota Multi Housing Association 9th Annual Shaping the Future Conference, May 14, 2009

Speaker, It’s Not Your Father’s Oldsmobile: Housing Cases in the Era of Domestic Abuse, Alcohol Abuse, Illegal Drug Use and High Crimes and Misdemeanors, sponsored by the Central Minnesota Legal Services’ Volunteer Attorney Program, May 14, 2009

Speaker, Fair Housing Overview, sponsored by the Bloomington Rental Housing Collaborative, April 22, 2009

Speaker, Fair Housing for Service Staff, Minnesota Multi Housing Association 14th Annual Working Together Conference, March 11, 2009

Speaker, Fair Housing Program, sponsored by the Minnesota Multi Housing Association, January 21, 2009

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program, Aeon Management, LLC, December 11, 2008

Speaker, Fair Housing and Strategies for Attracting Multicultural Residents, sponsored by the Minnesota Multi Housing Association and the Greater Minnesota Housing Fund, November 14, 2008

Speaker, Trustee Duties to Engage in Estate Planning Techniques, sponsored by Ramsey County Bar Association, November 13, 2008

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program, Housing Management Services, November 11, 2008

Speaker, Evictions for Criminal Activities: Musings by an Attorney, sponsored by the Crime Free Multi Housing Coalition, July 16, 2008

Speaker, Commercial Real Estate Specialist Program, sponsored by the University of St. Thomas, College of Business, Center for Business Excellence, June 29, 2006 and June 26, 2008

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program, RS Eden, June 21, 2008

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program, Shelter Corporation, June 18, 2008

Speaker, When Good Litigators Go Bad: PR Violations and Bias Pitfalls, sponsored by the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association, June 13, 2008

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program, Lang Nelson Associates, Inc., May 21, 2008

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program, Real Estate Equities Management, LLC, March 20, 2008

Trainer, Fair Housing Program, Great Lakes Management, March 18, 2008

Speaker, Fair Housing Session, Minnesota Multi Housing Association 13th Annual Working Together Conference, March 12, 2008

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program, Wilder Foundation, February 22, 2008

Speaker, Fair Housing Training – Mankato, sponsored by the Minnesota Multi Housing Association, January 24, 2008

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program, Laurel Village, January 18, 2008

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program, Bigos Management, January 10-26, 2008 and June 2009

Speaker, Multi-Family Investment Real Estate Brokerage, sponsored by the University of St. Thomas, College of Business, Center for Business Excellence, May 12, 2005, November 29, 2005, November 28, 2006, and November 20, 2007

Trainer, Fair Housing Program, Columbia Management, November 5, 2007

Speaker, Fair Housing – Whose job is it?, Tax Credit Compliance Update 2007, sponsored by the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency, November 1, 2007

Speaker, Fair Housing Program – Rochester, sponsored by the Minnesota Multi Housing Association, October 25, 2007

Speaker, Probate and Trust Litigation, Fall 2007 Probate Seminar, sponsored by the Iowa State Bar Association, October 19, 2007

Speaker, Fair Housing Program, sponsored by the Bloomington Rental Housing Collaborative, October 10, 2007

Speaker, Domestic Abuse Law Training, sponsored by the Crime Free Multi Housing Coalition, September 19, 2007

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program, PEMBCO, August 23, 2007

Speaker and Course Chair, Eviction Hypothetical, Housing Law in Minnesota, sponsored by Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, May 21, 2007

Speaker, Fair Housing and Dual Agency Training Program, sponsored by the Minnesota Multi Housing Association, May 17, 2007

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program, CommonBond Communities, May 16, 2007

Speaker, When Good Litigators Go Bad: PR Violations and Bias Pitfalls, sponsored by the Washington County Bar Association, April 12, 2007

Speaker, Fair Housing for Service Staff and Ask the Attorney, Minnesota Multi Housing Association 12th Annual Working Together Conference, March 13 and 14, 2007

Speaker, Fair Housing Program, sponsored by the City of Owatonna Landlord Association, February 27, 2007

Speaker, Lease Provisions and Issues—Planning Ahead to Avoid Problems, Landlord-Tenant Law, sponsored by Sterling Education Services, LLC, July 12, 2006

Speaker, When Good Litigators Go Bad: PR Violations and Bias Pitfalls, (Co-Presenter with Lewis A. Remele, Jr.), Hennepin County Bar Association, February 13, 2006

Trainer, Fair Housing Training Program (Co-Trainer with S. Louie, HUD, and J. Wilkinson, Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis), CommonBond Communities, December 9, 2005

Speaker, What Litigators Think Estate Planning Attorneys Should Know About Probate and Trust Litigation, sponsored by the Arrowhead Estate Planning Council, May 11, 2005

Speaker, An Overview of Landlord-Tenant Law, sponsored by Bassford Remele, A Professional Association, January 2004

Speaker, Civil Procedure and Trial Practice, sponsored by College of St. Francis, Masters of Health Services Administration, Fairview University Medical Center Campus, January 23, 2003

Speaker, Reducing Exposure to the Problem and Reclaiming Abandoned Property, Commercial and Residential Evictions, sponsored by Sterling Education Services, LLC, November 2002

Speaker, Answers to the 10 Most Common Questions Asked by Residential Landlords, Nineteenth Annual Real Estate Institute, sponsored by Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, November 2001

Speaker, Top 10 Tenant Complaints and How to Resolve Them, Real Estate Convenience Series, sponsored by Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, June 2001

Speaker, FCRA and Its Impact on Residential Tenancies, Landlord-Tenant Committee Meeting, sponsored by Hennepin County Bar Association, January 2001

Speaker and Course Chair, Tenant Screening and the Fair Credit Reporting Act: Considerations for Landlords and Tenants, Residential Landlord-Tenant Law, sponsored by Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, July 1998, July 1999, July 2000

Speaker, Lesser-Known Laws Governing the Landlord-Tenant Relationship, Landlord Tenant Law, sponsored by Minnesota Institute of Legal Education, December 1999

Speaker, Potential Liabilities of Residential Landlords, Landlord-Tenant Committee Meeting, sponsored by Hennepin County Bar Association, January 1997

Speaker, Potential Liabilities of Residential Landlords, Fourteenth Annual Real Estate Institute, sponsored by Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, November 1996

Speaker and Course Chair, Analyzing, Quantifying and Presenting a Claim for Rent Abatement, sponsored by Minnesota Legal Services Coalition, October 1996


Previous Employment


Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis, Attorney, 1994 - 1998