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Beth L. LaCanne


Beth L. LaCanne


Practice Groups

Employment Litigation/Advice, General Liability, Professional Liability/Claim Prevention,

Industry Groups

Construction, Health Care, Insurance, Non-Profit Organizations


Ms. LaCanne is a litigator focusing her practice in the areas of employment litigation/advice, professional liability, and general liability.

Ms. LaCanne brings broad legal knowledge and litigation skills in the areas of employment law, personal injury, medical malpractice, health law, employment law, and professional licensure to her clients. She represents employers and businesses regarding violations of local, state and federal discrimination and wage statutes in court and administrative agencies. She also advises clients faced with accommodation requests, difficult employees, and terminations.

Ms. LaCanne has experience in all aspects of litigation, including preparing initial case evaluations and strategy, conducting and defending depositions, and researching, drafting, and arguing dispositive motions. Ms. LaCanne has obtained summary judgment on several cases through her exceptional research and writing skills. She was a critical member of the team that established legal precedent in the area of insurance agent liability in Wisconsin. She is licensed in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Ms. LaCanne graduated magna cum laude from Hamline University School of Law, where she was an Associate Editor on the Hamline Law Review. During law school, Ms. LaCanne gained invaluable experience in the employment arena while externing at the Minnesota Department of Human Rights. Prior to joining Bassford Remele, Ms. LaCanne served as a law clerk in the Fourth Judicial District to the Honorable Diane B. Bratvold (prior to her appointment to the Minnesota Court of Appeals) and the Honorable Ivy S. Bernhardson.

Ms. LaCanne serves as Treasurer of the Hennepin County Bar Foundation Board of Directors and she is a member of the Bassford Remele Diversity Equity Inclusion Team. Ms. LaCanne is also an appointed member to the Commission on Judicial Selection for the Tenth Judicial District.

Education & Admissions


  • Hamline University School of Law J.D., magna cum laude, 2014
    • Dean’s List
    • Merit Scholarship
    • CALI Awards: Civil Procedure II; Legal Research and Writing III; Secured Transactions
    • Hamline Law Review, Associate Editor
  • Winona State University, B.S., summa cum laude, 1999

Bar Admissions

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


  • Minnesota Fourth Judicial District, the Honorable Diane B. Bratvold and the Honorable Ivy S. Bernhardson, Judicial Law Clerk, 2015-2016
  • Ramsey County Attorney’s Office, Civil Division, Law Clerk, 2014-2015

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Commission on Judicial Selection for the Tenth Judicial District, Appointed by the Minnesota Supreme Court, 2023-present

Bar Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Hennepin County Bar Foundation
    • Treasurer, 2023-present; Board Member, 2022-present
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Washington County Bar Association

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
    • Editorial Committee, 2022-present
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers
  • Association of Women Contractors
  • Associated General Contractors of Minnesota

Civic Involvement

  • Volunteer Lawyers Network, Volunteer Attorney, 2023-present
  • Tubman
  • William Mitchell College of Law, Adjunct Professor and Tutor, 2018-present


Minnesota Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers, 2021-present

Beth L. LaCanne
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