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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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David M. Dahlmeier

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Email: ddahlmeier@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1651

Fax: 612.746.1251

David Dahlmeier has extensive litigation and trial experience and has successfully defended agribusinesses, product manufacturers, and distributors in both state and federal court nationwide. He practices in the areas of product liability, agribusiness, construction, commercial litigation, personal injury defense, and subrogation. With training in forensic investigation techniques, as well as technical training in propane and natural gas safety issues, Dave has handled more than 500 fire and explosion cases throughout the United States. He is also Co-Chair of Bassford Remele’s Products Liability Practice Group. He is licensed in Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Dave is a magna cum laude graduate of William Mitchell College of Law and received his B.A. from Hamline University.  He completed a one-year clerkship with the Minnesota District Court.  Dave is a member of the Defense Research Institute, the Minnesota State Bar Association and the Propane Gas Defense Association.  He is also recognized in the Minnesota Super Lawyers lists, published by Super Lawyers Magazine.


Practice Areas

Agribusiness
Civil Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Construction Law
Insurance Coverage
Product Liability
Propane and Natural Gas Litigation
Subrogation



David M. Dahlmeier

Shareholder

Email: ddahlmeier@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1651

Fax: 612.746.1251

Education

William Mitchell College of Law

J.D., 1996
Honors: Magna Cum Laude

Hamline University

B.A., 1992
Honors: Cum Laude
Major: Political Science and Psychology




David M. Dahlmeier

Shareholder

Email: ddahlmeier@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1651

Fax: 612.746.1251

Bar Admissions

State Bars
Minnesota, 1996
Wisconsin, 2004
Iowa, 2012
North Dakota, 2014

Federal Bars
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 1997
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2000
U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin, 2002
U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan, 2010
U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota, 2014
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa, 2015



David M. Dahlmeier

Shareholder

Email: ddahlmeier@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1651

Fax: 612.746.1251

Judicial Clerkship

Law Clerk, The Honorable Robert E. Macaulay, Minnesota District Court, 1996 - 1997




David M. Dahlmeier

Shareholder

Email: ddahlmeier@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1651

Fax: 612.746.1251

Honors and Awards

Selected Member, Claims and Litigation Management Alliance

Selected to the Minnesota Super Lawyers list, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2014 - 2016

Selected to the Minnesota Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2008




David M. Dahlmeier

Shareholder

Email: ddahlmeier@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1651

Fax: 612.746.1251

Professional Awards and Memberships

Minnesota State Bar Association

Hennepin County Bar Association

Iowa State Bar Association

Agricultural Law Section


Wisconsin State Bar Association

Defense Research Institute

Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association

Propane Gas Defense Association

National Fire Protection Association




David M. Dahlmeier

Shareholder

Email: ddahlmeier@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1651

Fax: 612.746.1251

Representative Cases

Tamco v. Heartland Cooperative, 876 N.W.2d 226 (Iowa Ct. App. July 22, 2015).

Lyzhoft v. Waconia Farm Supply, 2013 WL 3368832 (Minn. Ct. App. July 8, 2013).

Tyrrell v. Lofts at Int'l Mkt. Square Condo, 2012 LEXIS 220 (D. Minn. Nov. 3, 2012).

Superior Vending v. Dick's Bar of Hudson, 2010 WL 4386663 (W.D. Wis. Oct. 29, 2010).

Lammle v. Gappa Oil Co., 2009 WL 67438 (Minn. Ct. App. Jan. 13, 2009).

Flint Hills Res. LP v. Lovegreen Turbine Servs., 2008 WL 4527816 (Sept. 29, 2008).

Ciomber v. Cooperative Plus, Inc., 527 F.3d 635 (7th Cir. 2008).

Smith v. Lindstrom Cleaning & Const., Inc., 2008 WL 2020493 (Minn. Ct. App. May 13, 2008).

Abraham v. Great Western Energy, L.L.C., 101 P.3d 446 (Wyo. 2004).




David M. Dahlmeier

Shareholder

Email: ddahlmeier@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1651

Fax: 612.746.1251

Publications

It's Raining Experts, Selection of Multiple Experts in Complex Fire and Explosion Claims, Litigation Management Magazine, Winter 2016

Defending a Home Explosion, Litigation Management Magazine, Spring 2015




David M. Dahlmeier

Shareholder

Email: ddahlmeier@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1651

Fax: 612.746.1251

Previous Employment

Partner, Foley & Manfield, P.L.L.P., 2003 - 2010; Associate, 1999 - 2003

Associate, Running & Gerlach, 1997 - 1998

Instructor, Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College, 1997 - 1998




David M. Dahlmeier

Shareholder

Email: ddahlmeier@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1651

Fax: 612.746.1251

David Dahlmeier has extensive litigation and trial experience and has successfully defended agribusinesses, product manufacturers, and distributors in both state and federal court nationwide. He practices in the areas of product liability, agribusiness, construction, commercial litigation, personal injury defense, and subrogation. With training in forensic investigation techniques, as well as technical training in propane and natural gas safety issues, Dave has handled more than 500 fire and explosion cases throughout the United States. He is also Co-Chair of Bassford Remele’s Products Liability Practice Group. He is licensed in Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Dave is a magna cum laude graduate of William Mitchell College of Law and received his B.A. from Hamline University.  He completed a one-year clerkship with the Minnesota District Court.  Dave is a member of the Defense Research Institute, the Minnesota State Bar Association and the Propane Gas Defense Association.  He is also recognized in the Minnesota Super Lawyers lists, published by Super Lawyers Magazine.


Practice Areas


Agribusiness
Civil Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Construction Law
Insurance Coverage
Product Liability
Propane and Natural Gas Litigation
Subrogation

Education


William Mitchell College of Law

J.D., 1996
Honors: Magna Cum Laude

Hamline University

B.A., 1992
Honors: Cum Laude
Major: Political Science and Psychology

Bar Admissions


State Bars
Minnesota, 1996
Wisconsin, 2004
Iowa, 2012
North Dakota, 2014

Federal Bars
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 1997
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2000
U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin, 2002
U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan, 2010
U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota, 2014
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa, 2015

Judicial Clerkship


Law Clerk, The Honorable Robert E. Macaulay, Minnesota District Court, 1996 - 1997


Honors and Awards


Selected Member, Claims and Litigation Management Alliance

Selected to the Minnesota Super Lawyers list, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2014 - 2016

Selected to the Minnesota Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2008


Professional Awards and Memberships


Minnesota State Bar Association

Hennepin County Bar Association

Iowa State Bar Association

Agricultural Law Section


Wisconsin State Bar Association

Defense Research Institute

Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association

Propane Gas Defense Association

National Fire Protection Association


Representative Cases


Tamco v. Heartland Cooperative, 876 N.W.2d 226 (Iowa Ct. App. July 22, 2015).

Lyzhoft v. Waconia Farm Supply, 2013 WL 3368832 (Minn. Ct. App. July 8, 2013).

Tyrrell v. Lofts at Int'l Mkt. Square Condo, 2012 LEXIS 220 (D. Minn. Nov. 3, 2012).

Superior Vending v. Dick's Bar of Hudson, 2010 WL 4386663 (W.D. Wis. Oct. 29, 2010).

Lammle v. Gappa Oil Co., 2009 WL 67438 (Minn. Ct. App. Jan. 13, 2009).

Flint Hills Res. LP v. Lovegreen Turbine Servs., 2008 WL 4527816 (Sept. 29, 2008).

Ciomber v. Cooperative Plus, Inc., 527 F.3d 635 (7th Cir. 2008).

Smith v. Lindstrom Cleaning & Const., Inc., 2008 WL 2020493 (Minn. Ct. App. May 13, 2008).

Abraham v. Great Western Energy, L.L.C., 101 P.3d 446 (Wyo. 2004).


Publications


It's Raining Experts, Selection of Multiple Experts in Complex Fire and Explosion Claims, Litigation Management Magazine, Winter 2016

Defending a Home Explosion, Litigation Management Magazine, Spring 2015


Previous Employment


Partner, Foley & Manfield, P.L.L.P., 2003 - 2010; Associate, 1999 - 2003

Associate, Running & Gerlach, 1997 - 1998

Instructor, Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College, 1997 - 1998