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Beth L. LaCanne

Attorney

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Beth L. LaCanne

Attorney

Practice Groups

Employment, General Liability, Professional Liability/Claim Prevention

Industry Groups

Construction Industry, Health Care Industry, Insurance Industry, Non-Profit Organizations Industry

Overview

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

Education

  • 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

Clerkships

  • 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

EXPERIENCE

Representative Cases

Co-authored briefing that resulted in a favorable decision in a case of first impression at the Wisconsin Supreme Court in Emer’s Camper Corral, LLC and Alderman, 943 N.W.2d 513 (Wis. 2020), which involved the alleged negligence of an insurance agent procuring insurance on behalf of a client.

Obtained a substantial settlement on behalf of a client who experienced discrimination on the basis of their race at their place of employment.

Successfully defended a healthcare client in a charge of disability discrimination in relation to an employment accommodations matter, obtaining a Finding of No Probable Cause.

Successfully defended a healthcare client in a charge of employment race discrimination, obtaining a Finding of No Probable Cause.

Successfully defended a hospitality and restaurant client in an investigation by the Minneapolis Office of Civil Rights involving the client’s compliance with the City’s Sick and Safe Time ordinance.

NEWS & EVENTS

The Work Week with Bassford Remele | Whistleblower | 2/19/24

The Work Week with Bassford Remele February 19, 2024 Welcome to another edition of The Work Week...

Bassford Remele Hosts Construction Summit

2024 Annual Construction Law Summit Join us for Bassford Remele's 2024 Annual Construction Law...

Danielle Fitzsimmons and Beth LaCanne Present Advanced Leave Topics

Bassford Remele Shareholder Danielle Fitzsimmons and Attorney Beth LaCanne will present "Advanced...

Legal Foundations: Slander of Title: The Counter-Punch to a Mechanic's Lien

Legal Foundations | "Slander of Title": The Counter-Punch to a Mechanic's Lien | Associated General...

Legal Foundations: Don't Show Me The Money

Legal Foundations | Don't Show Me The Money | Associated General Contractors of Minnesota | January...

The Work Week with Bassford Remele | Labor Standards Boards | 1/22/24

The Work Week with Bassford Remele January 22, 2024 Welcome to another edition of The Work Week...

The Work Week with Bassford Remele | ESST and Pay History | 1-2-24

The Work Week with Bassford Remele January 2, 2024 Welcome to another edition of The Work Week...

Employment: The Changing Workplace | 2023 Laws Affecting Employers

Employment: The Changing Workplace | Bench & Bar of Minnesota | October 2023 New and Revised...

The Work Week with Bassford Remele | Paid Sick and Safe Leave | 10/16/23

The Work Week with Bassford Remele October 16, 2023 Welcome to another edition of The Work Week...

Kristin Kingsbury and Beth LaCanne Present Employment Legislative Updates

Kristin Kingsbury and Beth LaCanne will present "Minnesota Legislative Updates" with Insperity on...

Twenty-Eight Attorneys Selected to Super Lawyers Lists; Lew Remele is Top Vote-Getter

Bassford Remele is pleased to announce that Lewis Remele is the top vote-getter in the 2023...

Janine Loetscher, Jeffrey Mulder and Beth LaCanne Contribute to Insurance Law Deskbook

Janine Loetscher, Jeffrey Mulder and Beth LaCanne were contributors to the Minnesota Insurance...

The Work Week with Bassford Remele | The PUMP Act | 4/24/23

The Work Week with Bassford Remele April 24, 2023 Welcome to another edition of The Work Week with...

Bassford Remele Celebrates Women in Construction Week

March is Women's History Month. Bassford Remele is thankful for all the women trailblazers who have...

The Work Week with Bassford Remele | Wage Theft | 03/20/23

The Work Week with Bassford Remele March 20, 2023 Welcome to The Work Week with Bassford Remele....

Beth LaCanne Appointed to the Commission on Judicial Selection

The Minnesota Supreme Court has appointed Beth LaCanne to serve a four-year term on the Commission...

Bassford Remele Welcomes Three Associates

Bassford Remele is pleased to announce that Beth L. LaCanne, Madeline M. Gustafson, and Shannon E....

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
  • Defense Research Institute

Civic Involvement

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

ACCOLADES

Minnesota Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers, 2021-present

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Publications

  • The Changing Workplace, author, Bench & Bar of Minnesota, October 2023
  • Tightening the Screws on Wage Theft: Minnesota’s Wage Theft Prevention Act, author, Associated General Contractors of Minnesota, June, 9, 2023
  • Preparing for the Legalization of Marijuana, author, Associated General Contractors of Minnesota, June 2 and June 29, 2023
  • Construction Litigation Coverage, co-author, Chapter 20 Update, Minnesota Insurance Deskbook, Minnesota State Bar Association, 5th Ed., 2023

The Work Week with Bassford Remele

Seminars

  • Advanced Leave Topics: Requirements for 2 Special Situations, co-presenter, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, January 31, 2024
  • Minnesota Employment Legislative Update, presenter, Insperity, July 25, 2023
  • Getting Into The Weeds: Navigating Cannabis Legalization in Minnesota, presenter, Associated General Contractors of Minnesota, June 14, 2023