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Mr. Bradford is an accomplished appellate lawyer with additional focuses in commercial, insurance coverage, and professional liability litigation. He regularly advocates for Fortune 500 clients, law firm clients, and many others in appeals stemming from diverse areas of law.
Having argued a substantial number of cases before appellate and supreme courts across the Midwest, Mr. Bradford leverages his procedural and strategic knowledge to efficiently bring resolution to clients’ disputes. He was part of a trial and appellate team who obtained an $800 million arbitration award against a large computer device company, which was affirmed by the Minnesota Supreme Court. He was also part of an appellate team who achieved a reversal of a $52.5 million verdict against an insurer, and a trial team who achieved a $21.6 million verdict against a railroad in a wrongful death case.
Mr. Bradford is chair of Bassford Remele’s Appellate Practice Group and serves on the firm’s Board of Directors. He is a member of the American Academy of Appellate Attorneys and a Fellow of the International Society of Barristers. Mr. Bradford teaches appellate advocacy as an adjunct professor at the St. Thomas School of Law.
Obtained jury defense verdict against assertion of claims for malicious prosecution, abuse of process, fraud, unjust enrichment, civil conspiracy, and punitive damages.
Obtained reversal of summary judgment dismissing insurer’s contribution claims in case arising out of death following discharge of anhydrous ammonia; Nationwide Agribusiness Ins. Co. v. PGI, Inc., 882 N.W.2d 512 (Iowa Ct. App. 2016).
Obtained reversal of district court’s grant of preliminary injunction against non-party in action to enforce non-competition covenants on behalf of global medical-device company.
Obtained reversal of denial of summary judgment on behalf of police officer and employer on grounds of qualified immunity; Meehan v. Thompson, 763 F.3d 936 (8th Cir. 2014).
Obtained reinstatement of $630 million arbitration award for computer-device company; Seagate Tech. v. W. Digital Corp., 854 N.W.2d 750 (Minn. 2014).
Obtained defense verdict for Oklahoma energy company in jury trial involving alleged tortious interference with frac-sand mining contract and claimed damages exceeding $60 million.
Additional Representative Cases
Obtained affirmance of defense verdict against challenge to jury instructions in case involving industrial fire on behalf of farmer’s cooperative; Tamco Pork II, LLC v. Heartland Co-op, 876 N.W.2d 687 (Iowa App. 2015).
Obtained affirmance of personal representative’s decision to settle litigation over dissent from beneficiary on behalf of trustee; In re Estate of Brian K. Johnson, 878 N.W.2d 510 (Minn. Ct. App. Feb. 9, 2016).
Obtained verdict for global medical-device company client arising out of breach of contract for a specified term of employment.
Obtained dismissal of appeal in case involving suit-limitation clause in insurance policy on behalf of insurer.
Obtained affirmance of summary judgment on behalf of medical-records provider on grounds that Minnesota Health Records Act does not confer private cause of action; Larson v. Northwestern Mutual Life Ins. Co., 855 N.W.2d 293 (Minn. 2014).
Obtained $1.4 million verdict for client in jury trial involving tortious interference with contract for a specified term of employment on behalf of global medical-device company client.
Obtained $2.4 million recovery for breach of buyout agreement involving casino-development project near Sacramento, Calif. on behalf of individual real-estate developer.
Obtained $4.9 million jury verdict for client in fraudulent-transfer case on behalf of individual entrepreneur client.
Obtained reversal of grant of summary judgment in subrogation action involving fatal propane explosion on behalf of insurer.
Obtained affirmance of grant of summary judgment to sellers in non-disclosure action involving sale of real estate on behalf of homeowner.
Obtained affirmance of trial court’s award of money damages to individual in real estate development case involving a railroad under promissory-estoppel theory.
Obtained affirmance of grant of summary judgment to insurer in declaratory judgment action.
Obtained reversal of grant of summary judgment to defendant corporation in fraudulent-transfer case.
Obtained reversal of Court of Appeals’ decision and achieved reinstatement of wrongful-death verdicts in consolidated railroad-crossing case on behalf of family of decedent client; Frazier v. Burlington N. Santa Fe, 811 N.W.2d 618 (Minn. 2012).
Part of trial team who obtained $630 million award for computer device company in case involving theft and misappropriation of trade secrets) (affirmed on appeal; Seagate Tech. v. W. Digital Corp. (2012)).
Obtained affirmance of grant of summary judgment to landowner in premises liability case involving substantial injuries.
Obtained reversal of grant of summary judgment against taconite company in case involving damage to mining equipment; Driscoll v. Standard Hardware, Inc., 785 N.W.2d 805 (Minn. Ct. App. 2010).
Obtained defense verdict for Nebraska trucking company in bench trial involving alleged employment discrimination.
Obtained reversal of district court’s refusal to enforce arbitration clause in real-estate purchase contract on behalf of real-estate broker.
Obtained affirmance of district court’s denial of defendant’s motion to dismiss based on lack of personal jurisdiction on behalf of individual.
Obtained affirmance of district court’s enforcement of anti-assignment clause in insurance contract on behalf of insurer client; Star Windshield Repair, Inc. v. Western Nat’l Ins. Co., 744 N.W.2d 237 (Minn. Ct. App. 2008).
Obtained defense verdict for premises owner in just trial involving alleged personal-injuries on behalf of landlord.
Honors & Awards