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Bryan R. Browning

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Bryan R. Browning

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Practice Groups

Commercial Litigation, General Liability, Products Liability

Industry Groups

Agribusiness, Insurance

Overview

Mr. Browning concentrates his practice in complex litigation, focusing on commercial, product liability, fire/explosion, and construction matters. He counsels and represents businesses, insurance carriers, and individuals with interests spanning many industries, including corporate disputes, financial services, FDA-regulated medical devices, pharmaceutical products, complex mechanical systems, and agricultural services.

Recently, Mr. Browning was selected by the Hispanic National Bar Association as a recipient of the 2017 Top Lawyers Under 40 Award, and a 2016 Attorney of the Year, as part of the Latino Legal Experience Team, by Minnesota Lawyer.

Mr. Browning is the National Finance Director for the Hispanic National Bar Association, the Immediate Past President of the Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association, and a Minnesota State Bar Association Council Member. He also serves on the National Diversity Advisory Board for the Office for Equality and Diversity at the University of Minnesota, and on the Committee for Equality and Justice for the Minnesota Judicial Council. He serves on many other boards and committees dedicated to creating solutions to diversity and equality gaps in the legal community.

Education & Admissions

Education

  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., 2008
    • Dean’s List
  • Aquinas College, B.A., cum laude, 2005 
    • Dean's List

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • Minnesota
  • Wisconsin

Certifications

  • National Association of Fire Investigators, Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI)
  • OSHA, Fall Protection Certified
  • 29 CFR 1910.120 certified individual (40-hour HAZWOPER)
  • Oklahoma State University, Fire Sprinkler Inspection Training and Certificate Program
  • National Propane Gas Association, CTEP 1.0 certified individual (Basic Principles and Practices)

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Collaborative Bar Leadership Academy

Bar Associations

  • Hispanic National Bar Association, member
    • National Finance Director, 2017-present
    • Deputy Regional President, Region XI, 2017-present
  • Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association, Board member
    • President, 2016-2017
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
    • MSBA Council, 2016-present
    • Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Council, Co-Chair, 2016-present
  • American Bar Association
    • Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section
  • Wisconsin State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association

Professional Associations

  • Defense Research Institute
    • Diversity Committee
      • Program Chair, 2017-present
      • Marketing Chair, 2016-201
      • Corporate Expo Chair, 2015-2016
      • State and Local Defense Organizations Vice Chair, 2014-2015
    • Young Lawyers
      • Membership Committee Chair, 2016-201
      • Diversity Committee Chair, 2012-2013
      • Membership Committee Vice Chair, 2014-2015
      • Social Media Committee Chair, 2011-2012
  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
    • Diversity Committee
      • Co-Chair, 2015-2017
      • Member, 2014-present
  • Minnesota Judicial Council
    • Committee for Equality and Justice, 2016-present
  • University of Minnesota, Office for Equity and Diversity’s National Diversity Advisory Board
    • Board Member, 2016-present
  • Collaborative Bar Leadership Academy, member, 2014
  • The Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
  • International Association of Arson Investigators
  • Institute of Forensic Investigation
  • Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals

Civic Involvement

  • Big Brother, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, volunteer, 2010-present
  • Prodeo Academy, tutor, 2015-present
  • Volunteer Lawyers Network, 2013-present

Accolades

Honors & Awards

  • Top Lawyers Under 40, Hispanic National Bar Association, 2017
  • Attorney of the Year, as part of the Latino Legal Experience Team, Minnesota Lawyer, 2016
  • Minnesota Defense Lawyer Association, Deb Oberlander Award, 2016
  • DRI Young Lawyers Outstanding Committee Chair, 2016
  • Up & Coming Attorney, Minnesota Lawyer, 2014
  • Selected to Minnesota Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers, 2012-present
  • DRI Young Lawyers Outstanding Newcomer Award, 2012