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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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Jonathan P. Norrie

Shareholder
Employment Group Chair

Email: jnorrie@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1606

Fax: 612.746.1206

Jonathan focuses his practice on employment law and commercial litigation. He advises and represents clients in the entire spectrum of employment law matters, including discrimination and harassment complaints, non-competes and restrictive covenants, wage and hour claims and ERISA litigation. He regularly handles employment matters before federal, state and local agencies, as well as state and federal courts.  He also defends schools, churches, healthcare organizations and non-profits against a variety of claims.  He has trial, appellate and arbitration experience in employment and commercial cases.


Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation
ERISA Litigation
Employment Law
Municipal Liability
Sexual Misconduct Litigation
Higher Education/Student Misconduct



Jonathan P. Norrie

Shareholder
Employment Group Chair

Email: jnorrie@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1606

Fax: 612.746.1206

Education

University of Minnesota Law School

J.D., 2005
Honors: Cum Laude
Honors: Director of Wagner Labor and Employment Moot Court, 2004-2005

Saint Olaf College

B.A., 1998
Major: Speech-Communication
Honors: Cum Laude
Honors: Presidential Scholar
Phi Alpha Theta




Jonathan P. Norrie

Shareholder
Employment Group Chair

Email: jnorrie@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1606

Fax: 612.746.1206

Bar Admissions

State Bars
Minnesota, 2005

Federal Bars
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 2005
U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin, 2009
U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota, 2010
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2014

Appellate Bars
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 2005



Jonathan P. Norrie

Shareholder
Employment Group Chair

Email: jnorrie@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1606

Fax: 612.746.1206

Judicial Clerkship

Law Clerk, Hennepin County District Court, The Honorable Kevin S. Burke, 2003




Jonathan P. Norrie

Shareholder
Employment Group Chair

Email: jnorrie@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1606

Fax: 612.746.1206

Honors and Awards

Selected to the Minnesota Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers Magazine (only 2.5 percent of lawyers in the state are selected), 2008 - 2010 and 2012 - 2016

Minnesota State Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section
Award for Excellence in the Study of Employment Law, 2004




Jonathan P. Norrie

Shareholder
Employment Group Chair

Email: jnorrie@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1606

Fax: 612.746.1206

Professional Awards and Memberships

American Bar Association

Labor & Employment Section


Minnesota State Bar Association

Labor & Employment Section


Hennepin County Bar Association

Federal Bar Association

Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association

Minnesota School Boards Association, Council of School Attorneys

ELCA Attorneys Association




Jonathan P. Norrie

Shareholder
Employment Group Chair

Email: jnorrie@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1606

Fax: 612.746.1206

Community Involvement

Southeastern Minnesota Synod, ELCA
Synod Attorney, 2013 - Present

Volunteer Lawyers Network, Conciliation Court Clinic
Volunteer Lawyer, 2010 - 2012




Jonathan P. Norrie

Shareholder
Employment Group Chair

Email: jnorrie@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1606

Fax: 612.746.1206

Representative Cases

Marchetti v. U.S. Bank N.A., 2015 WL 1038382 (D. Minn. Mar. 10, 2015)

Fischer v. Minneapolis Public Schools, ___ F.3d ___ (8th Cir. 2015); 16 F. Supp. 3d 1012 (D. Minn. 2014)

Carlson v. U.S. Bank Home Mortgage, 2013 WL 6231518 (8th Cir. 2013)

Senter v. Stericycle, Inc., 564 Fed. Appx. 273 (8th Cir. 2014); 2013 WL 5728158 (D. Minn. Oct. 22, 2013)

Nordby v. Shane Co., Inc., 2013 WL 4519350 (D. Minn. Aug. 26, 2013).

Cintas Corp. v. Elite Line Services, LLC, 2012 WL 426592 (Minn. Ct. App. Feb. 13, 2012)

Onyemelukwe v. Filister Enterprises, No. A11–343, 2011 WL 5515429 (Minn. Ct. App. Nov. 14, 2011).

Chesemore, et al. v. Alliance Holdings, Inc., et al., 276 F.R.D. 506 (W.D. Wis. Sept. 22, 2011).

Cenveo Corp. v. Southern Graphic Systems, Inc., 2011 WL 2619077 (D. Minn. July 1, 2011).

Cunningham v. HealthEast St. Joseph’s Hospital, 2010 WL 2486319 (Minn. Ct. App. June 22, 2010).

Transocean Group Holdings Pty Ltd. v. South Dakota Soybean Processors, LLC, 663 F. Supp. 2d 731 (D. Minn. 2009).

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. WMR e-PIN, LLC, 2008 WL 5110204 (D. Minn. Nov. 26, 2008).

Schaadt v. St. Jude Medical S.C., Inc., 2007 WL 2331953 (D. Minn. Aug. 14, 2007).




Jonathan P. Norrie

Shareholder
Employment Group Chair

Email: jnorrie@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1606

Fax: 612.746.1206

Representative Clients

Allina Health

Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare

Minneapolis Public Schools

Insureds of Chubb Group of Insurance Companies

Insureds of Cincinnati Insurance Company

Cintas Corporation

Northland Securities, Inc.

U.S. Bank, NA

People Incorporated




Jonathan P. Norrie

Shareholder
Employment Group Chair

Email: jnorrie@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1606

Fax: 612.746.1206

Publications

Report of the Subcommittee on the Family and Medical Leave Act, materials presented at the American Bar Association 2014 Federal Labor Standards Legislation Committee Midwinter Meeting

Legal Malpractice/Professional Responsibility Update, (Co-Author with L.A. Remele, Jr. and C.E. Lundberg), The Litigator’s Annual Short Course, Minnesota State Bar Association, January 27, 2009; January 25, 2008; February 1, 2007; and January 26, 2006

Legislative Updates and ERISA Litigation Hot Topics, (Co-Author with A.I. Silver and T.M. Quick), Minnesota State Bar Association Advanced Employee Benefits Workshop, Minneapolis, Minnesota, January 22, 2009




Jonathan P. Norrie

Shareholder
Employment Group Chair

Email: jnorrie@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1606

Fax: 612.746.1206

Presentations

Frequent presenter on various employment issues including harassment prevention, FMLA compliance, conducting employment investigations, and employee discipline and discharge.

Presenter, Employment Laws Made Simple, National Business Institute, December 3 and April 8, 2014

Presenter, Management Liability Insight: Keep Your Company out of the Courtroom, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., January 29, 2014

Presenter, Employment Laws Made Simple, National Business Institute, September 5, 2013

Presenter, The Top Five Employment Law Issues Facing Your Business, Minnesota Funeral Directors Association Annual Convention, May 15, 2012

Presenter, Employment Laws Made Simple, National Business Institute, March 15, 2012

Presenter, Ethics, the National Business Institute Insurance Subrogation Fundamentals Seminar, May 21, 2009




Jonathan P. Norrie

Shareholder
Employment Group Chair

Email: jnorrie@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1606

Fax: 612.746.1206

Previous Employment

Instructor, First Year Legal Research and Writing Program, University of Minnesota Law School, 2003-2004, 2004-2005

Law Clerk, Hennepin County District Court, The Honorable Kevin S. Burke, 2003

Teacher, Northfield High School, Northfield, Minnesota, 2001-2002

Teacher, Carver Elementary School, Indianola, Mississippi, 2000-2001

Communications Specialist, Allina Medical Clinic, 1998-2000




Jonathan P. Norrie

Shareholder
Employment Group Chair

Email: jnorrie@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1606

Fax: 612.746.1206




Jonathan P. Norrie

Shareholder
Employment Group Chair

Email: jnorrie@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1606

Fax: 612.746.1206

Jonathan focuses his practice on employment law and commercial litigation. He advises and represents clients in the entire spectrum of employment law matters, including discrimination and harassment complaints, non-competes and restrictive covenants, wage and hour claims and ERISA litigation. He regularly handles employment matters before federal, state and local agencies, as well as state and federal courts.  He also defends schools, churches, healthcare organizations and non-profits against a variety of claims.  He has trial, appellate and arbitration experience in employment and commercial cases.


Practice Areas


Commercial Litigation
ERISA Litigation
Employment Law
Municipal Liability
Sexual Misconduct Litigation
Higher Education/Student Misconduct

Education


University of Minnesota Law School

J.D., 2005
Honors: Cum Laude
Honors: Director of Wagner Labor and Employment Moot Court, 2004-2005

Saint Olaf College

B.A., 1998
Major: Speech-Communication
Honors: Cum Laude
Honors: Presidential Scholar
Phi Alpha Theta

Bar Admissions


State Bars
Minnesota, 2005

Federal Bars
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 2005
U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin, 2009
U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota, 2010
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2014

Appellate Bars
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 2005

Judicial Clerkship


Law Clerk, Hennepin County District Court, The Honorable Kevin S. Burke, 2003


Honors and Awards


Selected to the Minnesota Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers Magazine (only 2.5 percent of lawyers in the state are selected), 2008 - 2010 and 2012 - 2016

Minnesota State Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section
Award for Excellence in the Study of Employment Law, 2004


Professional Awards and Memberships


American Bar Association

Labor & Employment Section


Minnesota State Bar Association

Labor & Employment Section


Hennepin County Bar Association

Federal Bar Association

Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association

Minnesota School Boards Association, Council of School Attorneys

ELCA Attorneys Association


Community Involvement


Southeastern Minnesota Synod, ELCA
Synod Attorney, 2013 - Present

Volunteer Lawyers Network, Conciliation Court Clinic
Volunteer Lawyer, 2010 - 2012


Representative Cases


Marchetti v. U.S. Bank N.A., 2015 WL 1038382 (D. Minn. Mar. 10, 2015)

Fischer v. Minneapolis Public Schools, ___ F.3d ___ (8th Cir. 2015); 16 F. Supp. 3d 1012 (D. Minn. 2014)

Carlson v. U.S. Bank Home Mortgage, 2013 WL 6231518 (8th Cir. 2013)

Senter v. Stericycle, Inc., 564 Fed. Appx. 273 (8th Cir. 2014); 2013 WL 5728158 (D. Minn. Oct. 22, 2013)

Nordby v. Shane Co., Inc., 2013 WL 4519350 (D. Minn. Aug. 26, 2013).

Cintas Corp. v. Elite Line Services, LLC, 2012 WL 426592 (Minn. Ct. App. Feb. 13, 2012)

Onyemelukwe v. Filister Enterprises, No. A11–343, 2011 WL 5515429 (Minn. Ct. App. Nov. 14, 2011).

Chesemore, et al. v. Alliance Holdings, Inc., et al., 276 F.R.D. 506 (W.D. Wis. Sept. 22, 2011).

Cenveo Corp. v. Southern Graphic Systems, Inc., 2011 WL 2619077 (D. Minn. July 1, 2011).

Cunningham v. HealthEast St. Joseph’s Hospital, 2010 WL 2486319 (Minn. Ct. App. June 22, 2010).

Transocean Group Holdings Pty Ltd. v. South Dakota Soybean Processors, LLC, 663 F. Supp. 2d 731 (D. Minn. 2009).

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. WMR e-PIN, LLC, 2008 WL 5110204 (D. Minn. Nov. 26, 2008).

Schaadt v. St. Jude Medical S.C., Inc., 2007 WL 2331953 (D. Minn. Aug. 14, 2007).


Representative Clients


Allina Health

Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare

Minneapolis Public Schools

Insureds of Chubb Group of Insurance Companies

Insureds of Cincinnati Insurance Company

Cintas Corporation

Northland Securities, Inc.

U.S. Bank, NA

People Incorporated

Publications


Report of the Subcommittee on the Family and Medical Leave Act, materials presented at the American Bar Association 2014 Federal Labor Standards Legislation Committee Midwinter Meeting

Legal Malpractice/Professional Responsibility Update, (Co-Author with L.A. Remele, Jr. and C.E. Lundberg), The Litigator’s Annual Short Course, Minnesota State Bar Association, January 27, 2009; January 25, 2008; February 1, 2007; and January 26, 2006

Legislative Updates and ERISA Litigation Hot Topics, (Co-Author with A.I. Silver and T.M. Quick), Minnesota State Bar Association Advanced Employee Benefits Workshop, Minneapolis, Minnesota, January 22, 2009


Presentations


Frequent presenter on various employment issues including harassment prevention, FMLA compliance, conducting employment investigations, and employee discipline and discharge.

Presenter, Employment Laws Made Simple, National Business Institute, December 3 and April 8, 2014

Presenter, Management Liability Insight: Keep Your Company out of the Courtroom, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., January 29, 2014

Presenter, Employment Laws Made Simple, National Business Institute, September 5, 2013

Presenter, The Top Five Employment Law Issues Facing Your Business, Minnesota Funeral Directors Association Annual Convention, May 15, 2012

Presenter, Employment Laws Made Simple, National Business Institute, March 15, 2012

Presenter, Ethics, the National Business Institute Insurance Subrogation Fundamentals Seminar, May 21, 2009


Previous Employment


Instructor, First Year Legal Research and Writing Program, University of Minnesota Law School, 2003-2004, 2004-2005

Law Clerk, Hennepin County District Court, The Honorable Kevin S. Burke, 2003

Teacher, Northfield High School, Northfield, Minnesota, 2001-2002

Teacher, Carver Elementary School, Indianola, Mississippi, 2000-2001

Communications Specialist, Allina Medical Clinic, 1998-2000