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Ms. Putney is a professional liability litigator who has helped clients navigate and prevent malpractice actions for more than 25 years. Also experienced in other types of proceedings including investigations, arbitrations and licensing matters, Ms. Putney is a true professionals’ lawyer, having represented and counseled hundreds of health care providers, lawyers, insurance agents and brokers, real estate agents, architects, and accountants. Most recently, Ms. Putney successfully defended a family practice physician in a birth injury trial, where plaintiff sought tens of millions of dollars in damages.
Ms. Putney is recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© for Professional Malpractice Law, Personal Injury Litigation, Medical Malpractice Law, and Legal Malpractice Law, and has been selected as a Minnesota Super Lawyer and a Top 50 Female Minnesota Super Lawyer numerous times. She is also a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America and has served as a Hennepin County Conciliation Court Judge.
Ms. Putney serves as the firm's Chief Operating Officer. She is also Co-Chair of the Bassford Remele Professional Liability Practice Group.
Obtained summary judgment on behalf of law firm client in family partnership dispute.
Secured directed verdict for lawyer clients in legal malpractice matter.
Decision sustaining summary judgment as a matter of law in favor of large insurance broker in case alleging negligence and breach of fiduciary duty.
Obtained trial victory for large insurance company in contract dispute with former agent.
Obtained summary judgment for large hospital client in case involving alleged sexual assault by patient.
Honors & Awards