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Kevin P. Hickey


Kevin P. Hickey


Practice Groups

Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, Professional Liability/Claim Prevention

Industry Groups

Health Care, Law Firms and Lawyers, Technology


Mr. Hickey is a trial lawyer who represents businesses and individuals in complex commercial disputes, including intellectual property, unfair competition, and shareholder and class action litigation. He also represents lawyers and law firms in professional liability matters. 

Mr. Hickey has handled several landmark cases in Minnesota and regularly appears before the Minnesota Supreme Court and Minnesota Court of Appeals. With more than 25 years of experience handling state and federal court matters and arbitration proceedings, he serves as counsel to clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to individuals.

Mr. Hickey has tried and handled appeals in numerous unfair competition cases for an international medical device company, defended a lawyer’s first amendment rights in a first-of-its-kind legal malpractice case, and obtained favorable outcomes in multiple nationwide class action cases involving hundreds of thousands of claimants.

Mr. Hickey is Chair of the Bassford Remele Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group and serves as the firm’s General Counsel.

Education & Admissions


  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1989
    • Law and Inequality Journal, Managing Editor
  • University of Minnesota, B.A., 1985

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit 
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
  • Minnesota
  • Wisconsin

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • American Bar Association, Fellow

Bar Associations

  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
    • Science and Technology Law Section
    • Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Hennepin County Bar Association

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
    • Technology Committee

Civic Involvement

  • Volunteer Lawyers Network
  • Youth Football Coach


Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America©, 2014-present
  • Rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers list, Super Lawyers, 2001, 2003-present