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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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Patrick J. Sauter

Attorney

Email: psauter@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1626

Fax: 612.746.1226

Patrick Sauter is an experienced trial lawyer with more than 100 jury trials to his credit.  When a case cannot be fairly resolved by settlement, Pat is committed to his clients’ rights to have their disputes decided by a jury.  Clients retain Pat on the most difficult and complex cases often involving multi-million dollar damage claims.  During the past 40 years, Mr. Sauter has developed expertise in the areas of personal injury, construction defects, product liability, insurance coverage, and a variety of commercial disputes.

In addition to the private practice of law, Pat is actively involved in pro bono work.  For years he was involved with Legal Advice Clinics (n/k/a Volunteer Lawyers Network) and served on the LAC Board.  More recently, he has devoted substantial time to the Tubman - Chrysalis Center Pro Bono Safety Project for victims of domestic violence and, in 2014, was awarded the Tubman Safety Project Attorney of the Year.  In 2015, Pat received the Minnesota State Bar Association David Graven Public Service Award in recognition of his commitment to public or community service.

Pat also finds time to be active in a number of professional organizations.  For six years, he served on the Board of Directors for the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association and as President of the MDLA from 2006 to 2007.  Pat has served as the State Chairman for the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys (ADTA) and was selected to be a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).  He is a frequent lecturer on topics of civil litigation and has published articles on a wide range of legal topics.  Time permitting, Pat serves as an arbitrator and mediator each year in a number of civil lawsuits. Super Lawyers/Minnesota Law & Politics has consistently named him to the Minnesota Super Lawyers list and he has been recognized by Minnesota Lawyer as an “Attorney of the Year.”


Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation
Construction Law
Personal Injury
Product Liability
Professional Liability
Trust and Estates Litigation



Patrick J. Sauter

Attorney

Email: psauter@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1626

Fax: 612.746.1226

Education

Hamline University School of Law

J.D.
Honors: Magna Cum Laude

Saint Cloud State University

B.A.




Patrick J. Sauter

Attorney

Email: psauter@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1626

Fax: 612.746.1226

Bar Admissions

State Bars
Minnesota, 1977

Federal Bars
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 1977



Patrick J. Sauter

Attorney

Email: psauter@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1626

Fax: 612.746.1226

Honors and Awards

Second Judicial District Pro Bono Award, 2016 (selected by the Second Judicial District Court judges for performing exceptional pro bono service for the benefit of residents of the Second Judicial District)

Journey of Hope Award, StandPoint (f/k/a Battered Women's Legal Advocacy Project), 2016 (selected for his outstanding and dedicated service to survivors of domestic and sexual abuse)

David Graven Public Service Award, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2015

Attorney of the Year, Tubman Safety Project, 2014

President’s Award, Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association, 2009

Attorney of the Year, Minnesota Lawyer, 2008

Exceptional Performance Citation, Defense Research Institute, 2006 - 2007

Award of Excellence, Chrysalis Pro Bono Safety Project, 2006

Selected to the Top 100 Super Lawyers list, published by Minnesota Law & Politics, MPLS.ST.PAUL Magazine and Twin Cities Business, 2007 and 2015

Selected to the Super Lawyers list, published in Minnesota Law & Politics/Super Lawyers, MPLS.ST.PAUL Magazine and Twin Cities Business, 2003 - 2016




Patrick J. Sauter

Attorney

Email: psauter@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1626

Fax: 612.746.1226

Professional Awards and Memberships

Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association

President, 2006 - 2007


American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)

Association of Defense Trial Attorneys (ADTA)

Defense Research Institute




Patrick J. Sauter

Attorney

Email: psauter@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1626

Fax: 612.746.1226

Community Involvement

Volunteer Lawyers Network, Board Member

Tubman Family Alliance (f/k/a Chrysalis) Pro Bono Safety Project




Patrick J. Sauter

Attorney

Email: psauter@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1626

Fax: 612.746.1226

Representative Clients

American Family Mutual Insurance Company

Chubb Group of Insurance Companies

Kraus-Anderson Construction Company

Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company

University of Minnesota




Patrick J. Sauter

Attorney

Email: psauter@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1626

Fax: 612.746.1226

Presentations

Voir Dire Tips from a Veteran Trial Attorney, MDLA Trial Techniques Seminar, July 17, 2015




Patrick J. Sauter

Attorney

Email: psauter@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1626

Fax: 612.746.1226

Previous Employment

Rider Bennett, LLP
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Partner, 1989 - 2007

Mahoney, Dougherty & Mahoney
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Partner, 1978 - 1989




Patrick J. Sauter

Attorney

Email: psauter@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1626

Fax: 612.746.1226

Patrick Sauter is an experienced trial lawyer with more than 100 jury trials to his credit.  When a case cannot be fairly resolved by settlement, Pat is committed to his clients’ rights to have their disputes decided by a jury.  Clients retain Pat on the most difficult and complex cases often involving multi-million dollar damage claims.  During the past 40 years, Mr. Sauter has developed expertise in the areas of personal injury, construction defects, product liability, insurance coverage, and a variety of commercial disputes.

In addition to the private practice of law, Pat is actively involved in pro bono work.  For years he was involved with Legal Advice Clinics (n/k/a Volunteer Lawyers Network) and served on the LAC Board.  More recently, he has devoted substantial time to the Tubman - Chrysalis Center Pro Bono Safety Project for victims of domestic violence and, in 2014, was awarded the Tubman Safety Project Attorney of the Year.  In 2015, Pat received the Minnesota State Bar Association David Graven Public Service Award in recognition of his commitment to public or community service.

Pat also finds time to be active in a number of professional organizations.  For six years, he served on the Board of Directors for the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association and as President of the MDLA from 2006 to 2007.  Pat has served as the State Chairman for the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys (ADTA) and was selected to be a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).  He is a frequent lecturer on topics of civil litigation and has published articles on a wide range of legal topics.  Time permitting, Pat serves as an arbitrator and mediator each year in a number of civil lawsuits. Super Lawyers/Minnesota Law & Politics has consistently named him to the Minnesota Super Lawyers list and he has been recognized by Minnesota Lawyer as an “Attorney of the Year.”


Practice Areas


Commercial Litigation
Construction Law
Personal Injury
Product Liability
Professional Liability
Trust and Estates Litigation

Education


Hamline University School of Law

J.D.
Honors: Magna Cum Laude

Saint Cloud State University

B.A.

Bar Admissions


State Bars
Minnesota, 1977

Federal Bars
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 1977

Honors and Awards


Second Judicial District Pro Bono Award, 2016 (selected by the Second Judicial District Court judges for performing exceptional pro bono service for the benefit of residents of the Second Judicial District)

Journey of Hope Award, StandPoint (f/k/a Battered Women's Legal Advocacy Project), 2016 (selected for his outstanding and dedicated service to survivors of domestic and sexual abuse)

David Graven Public Service Award, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2015

Attorney of the Year, Tubman Safety Project, 2014

President’s Award, Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association, 2009

Attorney of the Year, Minnesota Lawyer, 2008

Exceptional Performance Citation, Defense Research Institute, 2006 - 2007

Award of Excellence, Chrysalis Pro Bono Safety Project, 2006

Selected to the Top 100 Super Lawyers list, published by Minnesota Law & Politics, MPLS.ST.PAUL Magazine and Twin Cities Business, 2007 and 2015

Selected to the Super Lawyers list, published in Minnesota Law & Politics/Super Lawyers, MPLS.ST.PAUL Magazine and Twin Cities Business, 2003 - 2016


Professional Awards and Memberships


Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association

President, 2006 - 2007


American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)

Association of Defense Trial Attorneys (ADTA)

Defense Research Institute


Community Involvement


Volunteer Lawyers Network, Board Member

Tubman Family Alliance (f/k/a Chrysalis) Pro Bono Safety Project


Representative Clients


American Family Mutual Insurance Company

Chubb Group of Insurance Companies

Kraus-Anderson Construction Company

Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company

University of Minnesota

Presentations


Voir Dire Tips from a Veteran Trial Attorney, MDLA Trial Techniques Seminar, July 17, 2015


Previous Employment


Rider Bennett, LLP
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Partner, 1989 - 2007

Mahoney, Dougherty & Mahoney
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Partner, 1978 - 1989