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Kelly A. Putney

Shareholder
Management Committee

 

Email: kputney@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1605

Fax: 612.746.1205

Kelly Putney is a shareholder with the litigation firm of Bassford Remele.  A magna cum laude graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School, Kelly is listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of professional malpractice law and personal injury litigation and is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America.  She has been included in the Minnesota Super Lawyers list on several occasions and has repeatedly been named to the Top 50 Minnesota Female Super Lawyers list.

Kelly’s practice consists of defending a variety of professionals, including attorneys, insurance agents, accountants, architects, and financial planners in professional negligence actions.  Kelly also represents physicians, dentists, nurses, chiropractors and other health care providers in professional malpractice litigation, at their respective professional boards on licensing and disciplinary matters, and in situations where protected health information was allegedly released without patient consent, in violation of the Minnesota Health Records Act.  Clients whom Kelly works for include Allina Health, Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company, HealthPartners, Inc., Fairview Health Services, and Kraus-Anderson Insurance.

In addition to representing her clients, Kelly serves as a Conciliation Court Judge in Hennepin County, having been approved to serve in 2004.  She is also a member of the Bassford Remele Management Committee and has served on the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association.


Practice Areas

Appellate Law
Civil Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Ethics and Professional Responsibility
Consumer Law Defense
Health Care Law
Housing Law
Medical Device Litigation
Personal Injury
Product Liability
Professional Liability



Kelly A. Putney

Shareholder
Management Committee

 

Email: kputney@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1605

Fax: 612.746.1205

Education

University of Minnesota Law School

J.D., 1993
Honors: Magna Cum Laude

Gustavus Adolphus College

B.A., 1990
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Major: Political Science




Kelly A. Putney

Shareholder
Management Committee

 

Email: kputney@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1605

Fax: 612.746.1205

Bar Admissions

State Bars
Minnesota, 1993
Wisconsin, 2007

Federal Bars
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 1993
U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin, 2007

Appellate Bars
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 2007



Kelly A. Putney

Shareholder
Management Committee

 

Email: kputney@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1605

Fax: 612.746.1205

Certifications


Judge, Hennepin County Conciliation Court, February 2004 - Present




Kelly A. Putney

Shareholder
Management Committee

 

Email: kputney@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1605

Fax: 612.746.1205

Honors and Awards

Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America

Selected to The Best Lawyers in America, Professional Malpractice Law and Personal Injury Litigation, 2010 - 2016

Selected to the Top 50 Female Minnesota Super Lawyers list, published in Minnesota Law & Politics/Super Lawyers, MPLS.ST.PAUL Magazine and Twin Cities Business, 2010 - 2013

Selected to the Minnesota Super Lawyers list, published in Minnesota Law & Politics/Super Lawyers, MPLS.ST.PAUL Magazine and Twin Cities Business, 2004, 2005, 2009 - 2016

Phi Beta Kappa




Kelly A. Putney

Shareholder
Management Committee

 

Email: kputney@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1605

Fax: 612.746.1205

Professional Awards and Memberships

Minnesota State Bar Association

Wisconsin State Bar Association

Hennepin County Bar Association

Professional Liability Defense Federation

Defense Research Institute

Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association

Board of Directors, 2008 - 2010
Editorial Committee, 2003 - 2013


Minnesota Hospital Association




Kelly A. Putney

Shareholder
Management Committee

 

Email: kputney@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1605

Fax: 612.746.1205

Community Involvement

Cornerstone (Domestic Abuse Agency in Bloomington, Minnesota)

Twin Cities in Motion, Community Partners Committee

Volunteer Coach, Richfield Girls Youth Basketball




Kelly A. Putney

Shareholder
Management Committee

 

Email: kputney@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1605

Fax: 612.746.1205

Representative Cases

Federal
Farmers Ins. Exchange v. West, No. Civ. 11-2297, 2013 WL 1687704 (D. Minn. Apr. 18, 2013).

Prowell v. Schock, 469 Fed. Appx. 493 (Minn. 2012).

Phillips v. Fairview Health Services, No. Civ. 10-4442, 2011 WL 6151514 (D. Minn. Dec. 12, 2011).

Erickson v. Johnson, No. Civ. 05-427, 2006 WL 453201 (D. Minn. Feb. 22, 2006).

Hanson v. Friends of Minn. Sinfonia, 181 F. Supp. 2d 1003 (D. Minn. 2002).

Am. States Ins. Co. v. Technical Surfacing, Inc., 50 F. Supp. 2d 888 (D. Minn. 1999).

Rahr Malting Co. v. Climatic Control, Inc., 150 F.3d 835 (8th Cir. 1998).

Minnesota Court of Appeals
Farmers Ins. Exch. v. Hjelle, 2015 Minn. App. Unpub. LEXIS 78 (Minn. App. 2015).

Herzog v. Cottingham & Butler Ins. Servs., 2015 Minn. App. Unpub. LEXIS 32 (Minn. App. 2015).

Grounded Air, Inc., et al. v. Cottingham & Butler Ins. Services, Inc., No. A14-0528 (Minn. App. Jan. 12, 2014).

Grabinger v. Allina Health System, No. A11-451 2011 WL 4008320 (Minn. App. Sept. 12, 2011).

Exchange v. Tomczik, No. A10-1189, 2011 WL 1119843 (Minn. App. Mar. 29, 2011).

Greer v. Professional Fiduciary, Inc., 792 N.W.2d 120 (Minn. App. 2011).

C.C. v. Fairview Health Services, No. A09-2320 (Minn. App. Aug. 3, 2010).

Rucki v. Grazzini, Nos. A09-0694, A09-0700, A09-1693, 2010 WL 1286725 (Minn. App. Apr. 6, 2010).

Fee v. Stahley, No. A07-2211, 2008 WL 4849844 (Minn. App. Nov. 10, 2008).

Rogers v. Hess, No. A07-1104, 2008 WL 4224392 (Minn. App. Sept. 16, 2008).

Cristescu v. McGowan, No. A06-2455, 2007 WL 4110901 (Minn. App. Nov. 20, 2007).

Trenchers Plus, Inc. v. Suter, No. C0-03-115, 2003 WL 21743734 (Minn. App. July 29, 2003).

Jacobson v. Universal Underwriters Ins. Group, 645 N.W.2d 741 (Minn. App. 2002).

Indep. Sch. Dist. No. 833 v. Bor-Son Constr., 631 N.W.2d 437 (Minn. App. 2001).

Scherman v. Rasmussen, No. C1-02-345, 2001 WL 1117709 (Minn. App. Sept. 25, 2001).

Lanner v. Fairview-Univ. Med. Ctr., No. C9-00-1135, 2000 WL 1808974 (Minn. App. Dec. 12, 2000).

Galuska v. Stevenson Agency Inc., No. CO-94-2471, 1995 WL 311728 (Minn. App. May 23, 1995).

Green v. Sawdey, 529 N.W.2d 520 (Minn. App. 1995).




Kelly A. Putney

Shareholder
Management Committee

 

Email: kputney@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1605

Fax: 612.746.1205

Representative Clients

Allina Health

Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

Fairview Health Services

HealthPartners, Inc.

Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company

The Travelers Companies, Inc.




Kelly A. Putney

Shareholder
Management Committee

 

Email: kputney@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1605

Fax: 612.746.1205

Publications

Author, Minnesota's Developing Law on the AIA Waiver of Subrogation Provision, Constructive Comment Newsletter, October 31, 2001

Author, Application of Waiver of Subrogation Provision in Minnesota, 1999




Kelly A. Putney

Shareholder
Management Committee

 

Email: kputney@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1605

Fax: 612.746.1205

Presentations

You Are Hereby Commanded: How to Respond When a Subpoena Is Served on YOU, 2016 Legal Ethics Summit VI, Minneapolis, MN, June 1, 2016

Bias: A Look at the Everyday Impacts, Bassford Remele 2016 Spring Seminar, Minneapolis, MN, May 5, 2016

What I Learned from Trying My Biggest Case, Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association, Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association Medical Liability and Health Care Law Committee Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, April 21, 2016

Recent Trends in Medical Malpractice Claims, Minnesota Society for Healthcare Risk Management Spring Symposium, May 13, 2010

Errors and Omissions Claims: How to Avoid Litigation--But if You Can't, What to Expect, Apollo Insurance Agency, St. Cloud, Minnesota, July 12, 2006

Errors and Omissions Claims: How to Avoid Litigation--But if You Can't, What to Expect, CPCU Society Symposium, St. Paul, Minnesota, April 19, 2006

Duties, Defense and Damages Relating to Errors and Omissions Claims, Minnesota State Council of NAIW (National Association of Insurance Women), Bloomington, Minnesota, March 24, 2006

Traps to Avoid for Insurance Agent Professionals, Bremer Insurance/The St. Paul Travelers Insurance Companies, Minneapolis, Minnesota, September 19, 2005

Civil Procedure and Trial Practice, sponsored by College of St. Francis, Masters of Health Services Administration, Fairview University Medical Center Campus, January 23, 2003

Production of Medical Records in Response to Subpoenas, Court Orders and Search Warrants and Confidentiality of Substance Abuse Medical Records, Confidentiality of Medical Records Seminar, Minneapolis, Minnesota, February 3, 1999

Nursing Home Claims, The Travelers Insurance Company, Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 9, 1998

Production of Medical Records in Response to Subpoenas, Court Orders and Search Warrants and Confidentiality of Substance Abuse Medical Records, Confidentiality of Medical Records Seminar, Bloomington, Minnesota, June 30, 1998

Production of Medical Records in Response to Subpoenas, Court Orders and Search Warrants and Confidentiality of Substance Abuse Medical Records, Confidentiality of Medical Records Seminar, Duluth, Minnesota, June 12, 1998




Kelly A. Putney

Shareholder
Management Committee

 

Email: kputney@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1605

Fax: 612.746.1205




Kelly A. Putney

Shareholder
Management Committee

 

Email: kputney@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1605

Fax: 612.746.1205

Kelly Putney is a shareholder with the litigation firm of Bassford Remele.  A magna cum laude graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School, Kelly is listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of professional malpractice law and personal injury litigation and is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America.  She has been included in the Minnesota Super Lawyers list on several occasions and has repeatedly been named to the Top 50 Minnesota Female Super Lawyers list.

Kelly’s practice consists of defending a variety of professionals, including attorneys, insurance agents, accountants, architects, and financial planners in professional negligence actions.  Kelly also represents physicians, dentists, nurses, chiropractors and other health care providers in professional malpractice litigation, at their respective professional boards on licensing and disciplinary matters, and in situations where protected health information was allegedly released without patient consent, in violation of the Minnesota Health Records Act.  Clients whom Kelly works for include Allina Health, Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company, HealthPartners, Inc., Fairview Health Services, and Kraus-Anderson Insurance.

In addition to representing her clients, Kelly serves as a Conciliation Court Judge in Hennepin County, having been approved to serve in 2004.  She is also a member of the Bassford Remele Management Committee and has served on the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association.


Practice Areas


Appellate Law
Civil Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Ethics and Professional Responsibility
Consumer Law Defense
Health Care Law
Housing Law
Medical Device Litigation
Personal Injury
Product Liability
Professional Liability

Education


University of Minnesota Law School

J.D., 1993
Honors: Magna Cum Laude

Gustavus Adolphus College

B.A., 1990
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Major: Political Science

Bar Admissions


State Bars
Minnesota, 1993
Wisconsin, 2007

Federal Bars
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 1993
U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin, 2007

Appellate Bars
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 2007

Certifications


Judge, Hennepin County Conciliation Court, February 2004 - Present


Honors and Awards


Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America

Selected to The Best Lawyers in America, Professional Malpractice Law and Personal Injury Litigation, 2010 - 2016

Selected to the Top 50 Female Minnesota Super Lawyers list, published in Minnesota Law & Politics/Super Lawyers, MPLS.ST.PAUL Magazine and Twin Cities Business, 2010 - 2013

Selected to the Minnesota Super Lawyers list, published in Minnesota Law & Politics/Super Lawyers, MPLS.ST.PAUL Magazine and Twin Cities Business, 2004, 2005, 2009 - 2016

Phi Beta Kappa


Professional Awards and Memberships


Minnesota State Bar Association

Wisconsin State Bar Association

Hennepin County Bar Association

Professional Liability Defense Federation

Defense Research Institute

Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association

Board of Directors, 2008 - 2010
Editorial Committee, 2003 - 2013


Minnesota Hospital Association


Community Involvement


Cornerstone (Domestic Abuse Agency in Bloomington, Minnesota)

Twin Cities in Motion, Community Partners Committee

Volunteer Coach, Richfield Girls Youth Basketball


Representative Cases


Federal
Farmers Ins. Exchange v. West, No. Civ. 11-2297, 2013 WL 1687704 (D. Minn. Apr. 18, 2013).

Prowell v. Schock, 469 Fed. Appx. 493 (Minn. 2012).

Phillips v. Fairview Health Services, No. Civ. 10-4442, 2011 WL 6151514 (D. Minn. Dec. 12, 2011).

Erickson v. Johnson, No. Civ. 05-427, 2006 WL 453201 (D. Minn. Feb. 22, 2006).

Hanson v. Friends of Minn. Sinfonia, 181 F. Supp. 2d 1003 (D. Minn. 2002).

Am. States Ins. Co. v. Technical Surfacing, Inc., 50 F. Supp. 2d 888 (D. Minn. 1999).

Rahr Malting Co. v. Climatic Control, Inc., 150 F.3d 835 (8th Cir. 1998).

Minnesota Court of Appeals
Farmers Ins. Exch. v. Hjelle, 2015 Minn. App. Unpub. LEXIS 78 (Minn. App. 2015).

Herzog v. Cottingham & Butler Ins. Servs., 2015 Minn. App. Unpub. LEXIS 32 (Minn. App. 2015).

Grounded Air, Inc., et al. v. Cottingham & Butler Ins. Services, Inc., No. A14-0528 (Minn. App. Jan. 12, 2014).

Grabinger v. Allina Health System, No. A11-451 2011 WL 4008320 (Minn. App. Sept. 12, 2011).

Exchange v. Tomczik, No. A10-1189, 2011 WL 1119843 (Minn. App. Mar. 29, 2011).

Greer v. Professional Fiduciary, Inc., 792 N.W.2d 120 (Minn. App. 2011).

C.C. v. Fairview Health Services, No. A09-2320 (Minn. App. Aug. 3, 2010).

Rucki v. Grazzini, Nos. A09-0694, A09-0700, A09-1693, 2010 WL 1286725 (Minn. App. Apr. 6, 2010).

Fee v. Stahley, No. A07-2211, 2008 WL 4849844 (Minn. App. Nov. 10, 2008).

Rogers v. Hess, No. A07-1104, 2008 WL 4224392 (Minn. App. Sept. 16, 2008).

Cristescu v. McGowan, No. A06-2455, 2007 WL 4110901 (Minn. App. Nov. 20, 2007).

Trenchers Plus, Inc. v. Suter, No. C0-03-115, 2003 WL 21743734 (Minn. App. July 29, 2003).

Jacobson v. Universal Underwriters Ins. Group, 645 N.W.2d 741 (Minn. App. 2002).

Indep. Sch. Dist. No. 833 v. Bor-Son Constr., 631 N.W.2d 437 (Minn. App. 2001).

Scherman v. Rasmussen, No. C1-02-345, 2001 WL 1117709 (Minn. App. Sept. 25, 2001).

Lanner v. Fairview-Univ. Med. Ctr., No. C9-00-1135, 2000 WL 1808974 (Minn. App. Dec. 12, 2000).

Galuska v. Stevenson Agency Inc., No. CO-94-2471, 1995 WL 311728 (Minn. App. May 23, 1995).

Green v. Sawdey, 529 N.W.2d 520 (Minn. App. 1995).


Representative Clients


Allina Health

Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

Fairview Health Services

HealthPartners, Inc.

Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company

The Travelers Companies, Inc.

Publications


Author, Minnesota's Developing Law on the AIA Waiver of Subrogation Provision, Constructive Comment Newsletter, October 31, 2001

Author, Application of Waiver of Subrogation Provision in Minnesota, 1999


Presentations


You Are Hereby Commanded: How to Respond When a Subpoena Is Served on YOU, 2016 Legal Ethics Summit VI, Minneapolis, MN, June 1, 2016

Bias: A Look at the Everyday Impacts, Bassford Remele 2016 Spring Seminar, Minneapolis, MN, May 5, 2016

What I Learned from Trying My Biggest Case, Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association, Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association Medical Liability and Health Care Law Committee Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, April 21, 2016

Recent Trends in Medical Malpractice Claims, Minnesota Society for Healthcare Risk Management Spring Symposium, May 13, 2010

Errors and Omissions Claims: How to Avoid Litigation--But if You Can't, What to Expect, Apollo Insurance Agency, St. Cloud, Minnesota, July 12, 2006

Errors and Omissions Claims: How to Avoid Litigation--But if You Can't, What to Expect, CPCU Society Symposium, St. Paul, Minnesota, April 19, 2006

Duties, Defense and Damages Relating to Errors and Omissions Claims, Minnesota State Council of NAIW (National Association of Insurance Women), Bloomington, Minnesota, March 24, 2006

Traps to Avoid for Insurance Agent Professionals, Bremer Insurance/The St. Paul Travelers Insurance Companies, Minneapolis, Minnesota, September 19, 2005

Civil Procedure and Trial Practice, sponsored by College of St. Francis, Masters of Health Services Administration, Fairview University Medical Center Campus, January 23, 2003

Production of Medical Records in Response to Subpoenas, Court Orders and Search Warrants and Confidentiality of Substance Abuse Medical Records, Confidentiality of Medical Records Seminar, Minneapolis, Minnesota, February 3, 1999

Nursing Home Claims, The Travelers Insurance Company, Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 9, 1998

Production of Medical Records in Response to Subpoenas, Court Orders and Search Warrants and Confidentiality of Substance Abuse Medical Records, Confidentiality of Medical Records Seminar, Bloomington, Minnesota, June 30, 1998

Production of Medical Records in Response to Subpoenas, Court Orders and Search Warrants and Confidentiality of Substance Abuse Medical Records, Confidentiality of Medical Records Seminar, Duluth, Minnesota, June 12, 1998