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David M. Dahlmeier

Shareholder

David M. Dahlmeier

Shareholder

Practice Groups

Products Liability

Industry Groups

Agribusiness

Overview

Mr. Dahlmeier is a products liability trial lawyer with extensive experience defending agribusinesses, product manufacturers, and product suppliers across the United States.

As lead counsel on a substantial number of large exposure cases before state and federal courts across the nation, Mr. Dahlmeier leverages his litigation experience and specialized technical knowledge to favorably resolve his clients’ disputes. He has handled more than 500 fire and explosion investigations and cases, often drawing upon his extensive forensic investigation and specialized technical training relating to propane and natural gas. He has also handled many products liability cases related to agribusiness.

Mr. Dahlmeier is chair of Bassford Remele’s Products Liability Practice Group.

Education & Admissions

Education

  • William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1996
  • Hamline University, B.A., cum laude, 1992

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
  • Minnesota
  • Iowa
  • North Dakota
  • Wisconsin

Judicial Clerkships

  • Carlton County District Court
    • The Honorable Robert E. Macaulay, Law Clerk, 1996-1997

Experience

Representative Cases

Trials:

1. White v. Minn-Dak, No. 3:16-CV-00036 (U.S.D.C. N.D. Sept. 27, 2017). (Product Liability)

2. Haug v. Farmers Coop. Elevator, No. 23-CO-15-26 (Fillmore Cty., Minn. Nov. 30, 2015). (Pesticide Application)

3. Voigt v. United Coop., No. 13-CV-345 (Dodge Cty. Wis. Nov. 12, 2014). (Premises Liability)

4. Lyzhoft v. Waconia Farm Supply, No. 10-CV-11-951 (Carver Cty. Minn. Sept. 24, 2014). (Product Liability)

5. Guse v. Southern States Coop., No. 09-CI-144 (Henry Cty. Ky. Apr. 25, 2014). (Product Liability)

6. Fed. Ins. Co. v. Interstate Energy, LLC, No. 12CV123 (Douglas Cty. Wis. Sept. 18, 2013). (Product Liability)

7. Tamco Pork, LLC v. Heartland Coop., No. LAC1007159 (Marshall Cty. Iowa Nov. 27, 2013). (Product Liability/Construction Defect)

8. Eat Street Flats v. Flag Brothers, Inc., No. 27-CV-10-10841 (Hennepin Cty. Minn. Feb. 2, 2012). (Construction Defect)

9. Firgard v. New Century FS, Inc., No. LACV111372 (Blackhawk Cty. Iowa Jan. 5, 2012). (Product Liability)

10. Fredrickson’s, Inc. v. Erb Transport, Ltd., No. 16-CV-10-47 (Cook Cty. Minn. Mar. 3, 2011). (Property Damage)

11. Hebl v. New Horizons FS, Inc., No. LACV068783 (Johnson Cty. Iowa). (Product Liability)

Appellate Cases:

1. Tamco Pork, LLC v. Heartland Coop., 876 N.W.2d 226 (Iowa App. July 22, 2015). (Product Liability)

2. Lyzhoft v. Waconia Farm Supply, 2013 WL 3368832 (Minn. App. July 8, 2013). (Product Liability)

3. Tyrrell v. Lofts at Int'l Mkt. Square Condo, 2012 LEXIS 220 (D. Minn. Nov. 3, 2012). (Construction Defect)

4. Superior Vending v. Dick's Bar of Hudson, 2010 WL 4386663 (W.D. Wis. Oct. 29, 2010). (Commercial Dispute)

5. Lammle v. Gappa Oil Co., 2009 WL 67438 (Minn. App. Jan. 13, 2009). (Product Liability)

6. Flint Hills Res. LP v. Lovegreen Turbine Servs., 2008 WL 4527816 (Sept. 29, 2008). (Gas Refinery Overhaul)

7. Ciomber v. Cooperative Plus, Inc., 527 F.3d 635 (7th Cir. 2008). (Product Liability)

8. Smith v. Lindstrom Cleaning & Const., Inc., 2008 WL 2020493 (Minn. App. May 13, 2008). (Construction Defect)

9. Abraham v. Great Western Energy, L.L.C., 101 P.3d 446 (Wyo. 2004). (Product Liability)

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, Selected Member

Bar Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Iowa State Bar Association
    • Agricultural Law Section
  • State Bar Association of North Dakota
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Hennepin County Bar Association

Professional Associations

  • Defense Research Institute
  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
  • Propane Gas Defense Association
  • Blue Flame Gas Association
  • National Fire Protection Association

Accolades

Honors & Awards

  • Minnesota Super Lawyers list, Super Lawyers, 2014-present

Publications

Seminars

  • Customer Safety – A Responsibility, presenter, Minnesota Propane Gas Association Summer Convention, Duluth, MN, July 22, 2015
  • Protecting Your Company’s Assets, presenter, Minnesota Propane Gas Association Summer Convention, Duluth, MN, July 21, 2015