Practice Groups

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Alternative dispute resolution—arbitration and mediation—are important tools in the legal tool chest. Bassford Remele attorneys have served as arbitrators and mediators in more than 1,200 cases.

Our team includes a Minnesota Supreme Court-qualified arbitrator and mediator and a designated Special Master who has been appointed in both state and federal courts to assist with pre-trial discovery and other related responsibilities. Additionally, we regularly serve as arbitrators and mediators for the American Arbitration Association and are frequently retained by private parties and corporations to help resolve business disputes.

Representative Cases

Appointed Special Master by the Honorable Marilyn Brown Rosenbaum. Klapmeier v. Cirrus Indus., No. 27-CV-12-20846 (Hennepin Cty. Minn. 2013).

Appointed Discovery Master by the Honorable Marilyn Brown Rosenbaum. MoneyGram Payment Sys., Inc. v. RBS Sec., Inc., No. 27-CV-12-1349 (Hennepin Cty. Minn. 2012).

Appointed Special Master by the Honorable John Van de North. Blue Cross v. GlaxoSmithKline, No. 62-C8-06-002575 (Ramsey Cty. Minn. 2007).

Appointed Special Master by the Honorable Tony N. Leung. Soo Line R.R. Co. Derailment, No. MC 04-07726 (Hennepin Cty. Minn. 2004).

Appointed Special Master by the U.S. District Court, which was assigned by the Multi-District Panel to the Honorable Michael J. Davis. In re: Baycol Products Liab. Litig., MDL No. 1431, (D. Minn. 2003).


Lewis Remele 2019 Minneapolis Arbitration Lawyer of the Year
2019 Metropolitan Tier 1 Firm in the area of Arbitration