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Bassford Remele is a full-service litigation firm located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Founded in 1882, the firm represents local, national and international clients in all areas of civil litigation.

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Laurel J. Pugh

Shareholder

Email: lpugh@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1676

Fax: 612.746.1276

Laurel concentrates her practice in all aspects of employment law, unfair competition, shareholder issues, and reasonable accommodation law for employers, housing providers and places of public accommodation. Laurel represents clients in state and federal court and has argued before the Minnesota Court of Appeals. She has responded to numerous Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Minnesota Department of Human Rights charges. In addition to representing clients in litigation, Laurel conducts employment investigations and is frequently called upon to train managers and employees on various legal issues. Laurel is proud to work closely with human resources personnel and general counsel to help determine the best outcome on sensitive personnel matters.

Laurel Pugh obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Washington, majoring in political science with a minor in Spanish. She graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2003. During law school, Laurel was selected for a fellowship at the Equality Authority in Dublin, Ireland, Ireland’s equivalent of the EEOC. She also participated in the law school’s Civil Practice Clinic where she tried her first case.


Practice Areas

Civil Litigation
Employment Law
Housing Law
Unfair Competition



Laurel J. Pugh

Shareholder

Email: lpugh@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1676

Fax: 612.746.1276

Education

University of Minnesota Law School

J.D., 2003

University of Washington

B.A., 2000
Major: Political Science
Minor: Spanish




Laurel J. Pugh

Shareholder

Email: lpugh@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1676

Fax: 612.746.1276

Bar Admissions

State Bars
Minnesota, 2003

Federal Bars
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 2004

Appellate Bars
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 2012



Laurel J. Pugh

Shareholder

Email: lpugh@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1676

Fax: 612.746.1276

Honors and Awards

Selected to the Minnesota Super Lawyers list, published in Super Lawyers, MPLS.ST.PAUL Magazine and Twin Cities Business, 2013 - 2016

Selected to the Minnesota Rising Stars list, published in Minnesota Law & Politics/Super Lawyers, MPLS.ST.PAUL Magazine and Twin Cities Business, 2008 - 2010 and 2012




Laurel J. Pugh

Shareholder

Email: lpugh@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1676

Fax: 612.746.1276

Professional Awards and Memberships

Minnesota State Bar Association

Labor and Employment Law Section, Member


Hennepin County Bar Association

Defense Research Institute

Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association

Minnesota Women Lawyers

Minnesota Multi Housing Association




Laurel J. Pugh

Shareholder

Email: lpugh@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1676

Fax: 612.746.1276

Community Involvement

Volunteer Lawyers Network, Conciliation Court Clinic, 2006 - Present

Volunteer, Project Homeless Connect, 2009

Zonta, Scholarship Chair for Young Women in Public Affairs Scholarship

Judge, High School Mock Trial Competition

Volunteer Attorney, Debtor/Creditor Counseling Clinic

Kappa Delta Sorority Alumni Association




Laurel J. Pugh

Shareholder

Email: lpugh@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1676

Fax: 612.746.1276

Publications

New ADA Title III Website Regulations: Advising Businesses, NBI, Inc., February 2, 2016

The Bassford Bulletin - Employment Law, Co-Editor, 2009 - Present

Landlord-Tenant Law, Chapter 11, The Complete Lawyer’s Quick Answer Book, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, 2011 and 2016

The New ADA Amendments: What New (Employment) Lawyers Need to Know, Hearsay (A Publication of the Minnesota State Bar Association New Lawyers Section), Summer 2009




Laurel J. Pugh

Shareholder

Email: lpugh@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1676

Fax: 612.746.1276

Presentations

Stories from the HR Front, Minnesota Multi Housing Association Annual Working Together Conference, April 13, 2016

New ADA Title III Website Regulations: Advising Businesses, NBI, Inc. national webcast CLE, February 2, 2016

Answers to Your Top Questions, Aging Services of Minnesota, June 25, 2013




Laurel J. Pugh

Shareholder

Email: lpugh@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1676

Fax: 612.746.1276

Previous Employment

Rajkowski Hansmeier Ltd.
St. Cloud, Minnesota
Associate, 2003 - 2006




Laurel J. Pugh

Shareholder

Email: lpugh@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1676

Fax: 612.746.1276




Laurel J. Pugh

Shareholder

Email: lpugh@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1676

Fax: 612.746.1276

Laurel concentrates her practice in all aspects of employment law, unfair competition, shareholder issues, and reasonable accommodation law for employers, housing providers and places of public accommodation. Laurel represents clients in state and federal court and has argued before the Minnesota Court of Appeals. She has responded to numerous Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Minnesota Department of Human Rights charges. In addition to representing clients in litigation, Laurel conducts employment investigations and is frequently called upon to train managers and employees on various legal issues. Laurel is proud to work closely with human resources personnel and general counsel to help determine the best outcome on sensitive personnel matters.

Laurel Pugh obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Washington, majoring in political science with a minor in Spanish. She graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2003. During law school, Laurel was selected for a fellowship at the Equality Authority in Dublin, Ireland, Ireland’s equivalent of the EEOC. She also participated in the law school’s Civil Practice Clinic where she tried her first case.


Practice Areas


Civil Litigation
Employment Law
Housing Law
Unfair Competition

Education


University of Minnesota Law School

J.D., 2003

University of Washington

B.A., 2000
Major: Political Science
Minor: Spanish

Bar Admissions


State Bars
Minnesota, 2003

Federal Bars
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 2004

Appellate Bars
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 2012

Honors and Awards


Selected to the Minnesota Super Lawyers list, published in Super Lawyers, MPLS.ST.PAUL Magazine and Twin Cities Business, 2013 - 2016

Selected to the Minnesota Rising Stars list, published in Minnesota Law & Politics/Super Lawyers, MPLS.ST.PAUL Magazine and Twin Cities Business, 2008 - 2010 and 2012


Professional Awards and Memberships


Minnesota State Bar Association

Labor and Employment Law Section, Member


Hennepin County Bar Association

Defense Research Institute

Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association

Minnesota Women Lawyers

Minnesota Multi Housing Association


Community Involvement


Volunteer Lawyers Network, Conciliation Court Clinic, 2006 - Present

Volunteer, Project Homeless Connect, 2009

Zonta, Scholarship Chair for Young Women in Public Affairs Scholarship

Judge, High School Mock Trial Competition

Volunteer Attorney, Debtor/Creditor Counseling Clinic

Kappa Delta Sorority Alumni Association


Publications


New ADA Title III Website Regulations: Advising Businesses, NBI, Inc., February 2, 2016

The Bassford Bulletin - Employment Law, Co-Editor, 2009 - Present

Landlord-Tenant Law, Chapter 11, The Complete Lawyer’s Quick Answer Book, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, 2011 and 2016

The New ADA Amendments: What New (Employment) Lawyers Need to Know, Hearsay (A Publication of the Minnesota State Bar Association New Lawyers Section), Summer 2009


Presentations


Stories from the HR Front, Minnesota Multi Housing Association Annual Working Together Conference, April 13, 2016

New ADA Title III Website Regulations: Advising Businesses, NBI, Inc. national webcast CLE, February 2, 2016

Answers to Your Top Questions, Aging Services of Minnesota, June 25, 2013


Previous Employment


Rajkowski Hansmeier Ltd.
St. Cloud, Minnesota
Associate, 2003 - 2006