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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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Jessica L. Klander

Attorney

Email: jklander@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1660

Fax: 612.746.1260

Jessica Klander graduated summa cum laude from the William Mitchell College of Law, where she was an Executive Editor on the William Mitchell Law Review, and wrote and had an article published in Volume 37.  During law school, Jessica served as an extern for the Honorable Magistrate Judge Franklin Noel of the United States District Court of Minnesota and as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Thomas Knapp of the Seventh Judicial Circuit.  She also volunteered as a teacher for the Street Law Clinic in which she developed and implemented a 12-week legal education curriculum for at-risk youth at an area high school.  Jessica received her undergraduate degree from Macalester College, where she studied English Literature.  Before law school Jessica was a licensed insurance agent at a family-owned, independent insurance agency.

Jessica focuses her practice on representing businesses and individuals against professional liability and malpractice claims, and advising businesses on compliance with federal credit and collection laws.  Jessica also practices in the areas of commercial litigation and construction law.

Jessica was recognized as an Up & Coming Attorney by Minnesota Lawyer and has been selected to the Minnesota Rising Stars list, published by Super Lawyers Magazine, since 2014.


Practice Areas

Civil Litigation
Construction Law
Consumer Law Defense
Professional Liability



Jessica L. Klander

Attorney

Email: jklander@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1660

Fax: 612.746.1260

Education

William Mitchell College of Law

J.D., 2011
Honors: Summa Cum Laude
Honors: Dean’s List, Trustee Merit Scholarship recipient, CALI Award recipient
Executive Editor (Volume 38) and Staff Member (Volume 37), William Mitchell Law Review

Macalester College

B.A., English, 2004




Jessica L. Klander

Attorney

Email: jklander@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1660

Fax: 612.746.1260

Bar Admissions

State Bars
Minnesota, 2011

Federal Bars
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 2011
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2012
U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin, 2012
U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska, 2012
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas, 2012
U.S. District Court, Western District of Arkansas, 2012

Appellate Bars
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 2013



Jessica L. Klander

Attorney

Email: jklander@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1660

Fax: 612.746.1260

Judicial Clerkship

Magistrate Judge Franklin Noel, Federal District Court of Minnesota
Law Clerk Externship, 2010

Seventh District Court, Judge Thomas Knapp
Law Clerk Intern, 2009




Jessica L. Klander

Attorney

Email: jklander@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1660

Fax: 612.746.1260

Honors and Awards

Recognized in the Minnesota Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers Magazine (only 2.5 percent of lawyers in the state are selected), 2014 - Present

Selected as an Up & Coming Attorney, Minnesota Lawyer, 2015




Jessica L. Klander

Attorney

Email: jklander@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1660

Fax: 612.746.1260

Professional Awards and Memberships

Minnesota State Bar Association

Consumer Law Section


Hennepin County Bar Association

Finance and Planning Committee, 2015 - Present


Federal Bar Association

Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association

Co-Chair, New Lawyers Committee, 2012 - 2014


ACA International, Inc.

Scholar Designation, 2014
Members' Attorney Program (MAP)


Minnesota Creditors’ Rights Association

Membership Committee


Minnesota Hospital Association

Minnesota Women Lawyers




Jessica L. Klander

Attorney

Email: jklander@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1660

Fax: 612.746.1260

Community Involvement

Volunteer Lawyers Network, Conciliation Court Clinic, 2011 - Present

Prodeo Academy, 2015 - Present

Aeon Foundation, 2013 - Present

Tubman, 2011 - Present

William Mitchell College of Law Mentorship Program, Mentor, 2012 - 2015

Cancer Benefit Fund, Board Member, 2008 - 2015

Street Law, Teacher, 2009




Jessica L. Klander

Attorney

Email: jklander@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1660

Fax: 612.746.1260

Representative Cases

Binkley v. Allina Health Sys., 877 N.W.2d 547 (Minn. 2016) (the Minnesota Supreme Court granted immunity to the provider under the Minnesota Commitment Treatment Act holding that the Act applied to a provider’s good-faith actions not to admit a patient seeking voluntary admission). 

Hill v. Accounts Receivable Servs., LLC, No. 16-219, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 150791 (D. Minn. Oct. 31, 2016) (successfully obtained an order dismissing the plaintiff's FDCPA claims because the plaintiff was not "actually misled" and the claims were "immaterial").

Martin v. First Financial Management, No. 10-CV-16-235 (Carver Cnty. Minn. July 12, 2016) (successfully defended agency against FDCPA claims and obtained order dismissing the plaintiff’s claims on the grounds that the FDCPA does not apply to tort subrogation claims and imposing sanctions against the plaintiff for frivolous motion filing).

Bajwa v. Brady, No. 27-CV-15-13647 (Minn. 4th Dist. Feb. 11, 2016) (successfully defended client against legal malpractice claims and obtained order dismissing actions and imposing sanctions on plaintiff including filing injunction).

Gensel v. Performant Techs., No. 13-C-1196, 2015 WL 6158072 (E.D. Wis. Oct. 20, 2015) (successfully obtained an order staying litigation in the case until resolution of the FCC’s determination on TCPA rulings).

Powers v. Credit Mgmt. Servs., Inc., No. 13-2831, 2015 WL 160285 (8th Cir. Jan. 13, 2015) (successfully obtained reversal of federal district court order granting class certification on claims under the FDCPA because the claims lacked commonality and predominance and a class action was not a superior method of resolving the claims).

Blodgett v. Hanson, 555 F. App’x 639 (8th Cir. 2014) (affirming the district court’s order dismissing the plaintiff’s claims under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Acts and for interference with contractual relations and order enjoining the plaintiff from pursuing future similar litigation absent an attorney or court approval).

Erickson v. Performant Recovery, Inc., No. 12-2818, 2013 WL 3223367 (D. Minn. June 25, 2013) (opinion holding that the FDCPA requires that a validation notice be “sent,” not “received,” that opinions regarding a debtor’s creditworthiness do not amount to a FDCPA violation, and that a misrepresentation must be “material” to be a violation).

DeMoss v. Peterson, Fram & Bergman, No. 12-2197, 2013 WL 1881058 (D. Minn. May 6, 2013) (opinion holding that mortgage foreclosure activities, including a pre foreclosure notice with FDCPA language, are not taken “in connection with the collection of any debt” and therefore not subject to the FDCPA).




Jessica L. Klander

Attorney

Email: jklander@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1660

Fax: 612.746.1260

Publications

Author, Bassford Remele Consumer Law and Risk Management E-Bulletin, 2013 - Present

Co-Author, You've Been Served With a Subpoena. Now What?, Minnesota Medicine, May/June 2016

TCPA 'Clarifications' Likely Lead to Flood of Lawsuits, Minnesota Lawyer, November 24, 2015 (Co-Author with Michael A. Klutho)

Facebook Friend or Foe?: The Impact of Modern Communication on Historical Standards for Service of Process – Shamrock Development v. Smith, 36 Wm. Mitchell L. Rev. 241 (2009)

The FCC’s Recent Express Consent Amendment to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, Hearsay, Winter 2014, Volume XVI, No. 2 (Minnesota State Bar Association New Lawyers Section)




Jessica L. Klander

Attorney

Email: jklander@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1660

Fax: 612.746.1260

Presentations

Hot Topics in Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility, Seventh Annual Litigation and Ethics Seminar, April 7, 2017.

Litigious Attorneys & Bad Claims, ACA International, Inc. Webinar, March 15, 2017

Release of Information, Minnesota Mental Health & the Law 2017 Seminar, PESI, Inc., February 20, 2017

Bad Claims – When Attorneys Attack a Collection Agency, ACA International webinar, December 8, 2016

The Aftermath of Spokeo - Where Do We Stand Now?, ACA International, Inc. Fall Forum & Expo, Chicago, Illinois, November 10, 2016 (Co-Presenter with M.A. Klutho)

How to Walk the CFPB Line: New Spins on Old Collection Techniques, National Business Institute Webinar, June 14, 2016 (Co-Presenter with C.R. Morris)

Confidentiality & the Release of Health Records, Minnesota Health Information Management Association, Rochester, Minnesota, April 28, 2016

Flying Under the Radar: Complying with UDAAP Under a Time of Heightened Scrutiny, ACA International, Inc. Spring Forum & Expo, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 10, 2016 (Co-Presenter with M.A. Klutho)

Release of Information, Minnesota Mental Health & the Law 2016 Seminar, PESI, Inc., February 26, 2016

Hot Topics in Consumer Litigation: What's Happening Now and What's on the Horizon, ACA International, Inc. Annual Convention & Expo, Boston, Massachusetts, July 21, 2015

Confidentiality & Mental Health Records Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, November 21, 2014

Ethical Debt Collection, ACA International, Inc. Fall Forum & Expo, San Francisco, California, November 6, 2014 (Co-Presenter with M.A. Klutho)

Attorney Debt Collection: Hazards and Pitfalls, Minnesota CLE, Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 30, 2014 (Co-Presenter with M.A. Klutho)

Moderator, Common Ethical Pitfalls Facing New Lawyers, Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 3, 2014

The Release of Mental Health Records, Minnesota Mental Health & The Law, Health Education Network, LLC, Bloomington, Minnesota, March 14, 2014

Overview of HIPAA, Medical Records Law Seminar, Lorman Education Services, Minnesota, March 26, 2013 (Minneapolis); January 29, 2013 (St. Cloud)

Written Materials, Compliance with the FDCPA and Consequences of Non-Compliance, Debtor and Creditor Conference, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, October 15, 2012

Written Materials, Cases, Claims & Groundbreaking Lawsuits, ACA International, April 25, 2012




Jessica L. Klander

Attorney

Email: jklander@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1660

Fax: 612.746.1260

Previous Employment

Magistrate Judge Franklin Noel, Federal District Court of Minnesota
Law Clerk Externship, 2010

William Mitchell College of Law, Professor John Sonsteng
Research Assistant, 2009 - 2010

Seventh District Court, Judge Thomas Knapp
Law Clerk Intern, 2009




Jessica L. Klander

Attorney

Email: jklander@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1660

Fax: 612.746.1260

Jessica Klander graduated summa cum laude from the William Mitchell College of Law, where she was an Executive Editor on the William Mitchell Law Review, and wrote and had an article published in Volume 37.  During law school, Jessica served as an extern for the Honorable Magistrate Judge Franklin Noel of the United States District Court of Minnesota and as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Thomas Knapp of the Seventh Judicial Circuit.  She also volunteered as a teacher for the Street Law Clinic in which she developed and implemented a 12-week legal education curriculum for at-risk youth at an area high school.  Jessica received her undergraduate degree from Macalester College, where she studied English Literature.  Before law school Jessica was a licensed insurance agent at a family-owned, independent insurance agency.

Jessica focuses her practice on representing businesses and individuals against professional liability and malpractice claims, and advising businesses on compliance with federal credit and collection laws.  Jessica also practices in the areas of commercial litigation and construction law.

Jessica was recognized as an Up & Coming Attorney by Minnesota Lawyer and has been selected to the Minnesota Rising Stars list, published by Super Lawyers Magazine, since 2014.


Practice Areas


Civil Litigation
Construction Law
Consumer Law Defense
Professional Liability

Education


William Mitchell College of Law

J.D., 2011
Honors: Summa Cum Laude
Honors: Dean’s List, Trustee Merit Scholarship recipient, CALI Award recipient
Executive Editor (Volume 38) and Staff Member (Volume 37), William Mitchell Law Review

Macalester College

B.A., English, 2004

Bar Admissions


State Bars
Minnesota, 2011

Federal Bars
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 2011
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2012
U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin, 2012
U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska, 2012
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas, 2012
U.S. District Court, Western District of Arkansas, 2012

Appellate Bars
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 2013

Judicial Clerkship


Magistrate Judge Franklin Noel, Federal District Court of Minnesota
Law Clerk Externship, 2010

Seventh District Court, Judge Thomas Knapp
Law Clerk Intern, 2009


Honors and Awards


Recognized in the Minnesota Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers Magazine (only 2.5 percent of lawyers in the state are selected), 2014 - Present

Selected as an Up & Coming Attorney, Minnesota Lawyer, 2015


Professional Awards and Memberships


Minnesota State Bar Association

Consumer Law Section


Hennepin County Bar Association

Finance and Planning Committee, 2015 - Present


Federal Bar Association

Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association

Co-Chair, New Lawyers Committee, 2012 - 2014


ACA International, Inc.

Scholar Designation, 2014
Members' Attorney Program (MAP)


Minnesota Creditors’ Rights Association

Membership Committee


Minnesota Hospital Association

Minnesota Women Lawyers


Community Involvement


Volunteer Lawyers Network, Conciliation Court Clinic, 2011 - Present

Prodeo Academy, 2015 - Present

Aeon Foundation, 2013 - Present

Tubman, 2011 - Present

William Mitchell College of Law Mentorship Program, Mentor, 2012 - 2015

Cancer Benefit Fund, Board Member, 2008 - 2015

Street Law, Teacher, 2009


Representative Cases


Binkley v. Allina Health Sys., 877 N.W.2d 547 (Minn. 2016) (the Minnesota Supreme Court granted immunity to the provider under the Minnesota Commitment Treatment Act holding that the Act applied to a provider’s good-faith actions not to admit a patient seeking voluntary admission). 

Hill v. Accounts Receivable Servs., LLC, No. 16-219, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 150791 (D. Minn. Oct. 31, 2016) (successfully obtained an order dismissing the plaintiff's FDCPA claims because the plaintiff was not "actually misled" and the claims were "immaterial").

Martin v. First Financial Management, No. 10-CV-16-235 (Carver Cnty. Minn. July 12, 2016) (successfully defended agency against FDCPA claims and obtained order dismissing the plaintiff’s claims on the grounds that the FDCPA does not apply to tort subrogation claims and imposing sanctions against the plaintiff for frivolous motion filing).

Bajwa v. Brady, No. 27-CV-15-13647 (Minn. 4th Dist. Feb. 11, 2016) (successfully defended client against legal malpractice claims and obtained order dismissing actions and imposing sanctions on plaintiff including filing injunction).

Gensel v. Performant Techs., No. 13-C-1196, 2015 WL 6158072 (E.D. Wis. Oct. 20, 2015) (successfully obtained an order staying litigation in the case until resolution of the FCC’s determination on TCPA rulings).

Powers v. Credit Mgmt. Servs., Inc., No. 13-2831, 2015 WL 160285 (8th Cir. Jan. 13, 2015) (successfully obtained reversal of federal district court order granting class certification on claims under the FDCPA because the claims lacked commonality and predominance and a class action was not a superior method of resolving the claims).

Blodgett v. Hanson, 555 F. App’x 639 (8th Cir. 2014) (affirming the district court’s order dismissing the plaintiff’s claims under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Acts and for interference with contractual relations and order enjoining the plaintiff from pursuing future similar litigation absent an attorney or court approval).

Erickson v. Performant Recovery, Inc., No. 12-2818, 2013 WL 3223367 (D. Minn. June 25, 2013) (opinion holding that the FDCPA requires that a validation notice be “sent,” not “received,” that opinions regarding a debtor’s creditworthiness do not amount to a FDCPA violation, and that a misrepresentation must be “material” to be a violation).

DeMoss v. Peterson, Fram & Bergman, No. 12-2197, 2013 WL 1881058 (D. Minn. May 6, 2013) (opinion holding that mortgage foreclosure activities, including a pre foreclosure notice with FDCPA language, are not taken “in connection with the collection of any debt” and therefore not subject to the FDCPA).


Publications


Author, Bassford Remele Consumer Law and Risk Management E-Bulletin, 2013 - Present

Co-Author, You've Been Served With a Subpoena. Now What?, Minnesota Medicine, May/June 2016

TCPA 'Clarifications' Likely Lead to Flood of Lawsuits, Minnesota Lawyer, November 24, 2015 (Co-Author with Michael A. Klutho)

Facebook Friend or Foe?: The Impact of Modern Communication on Historical Standards for Service of Process – Shamrock Development v. Smith, 36 Wm. Mitchell L. Rev. 241 (2009)

The FCC’s Recent Express Consent Amendment to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, Hearsay, Winter 2014, Volume XVI, No. 2 (Minnesota State Bar Association New Lawyers Section)


Presentations


Hot Topics in Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility, Seventh Annual Litigation and Ethics Seminar, April 7, 2017.

Litigious Attorneys & Bad Claims, ACA International, Inc. Webinar, March 15, 2017

Release of Information, Minnesota Mental Health & the Law 2017 Seminar, PESI, Inc., February 20, 2017

Bad Claims – When Attorneys Attack a Collection Agency, ACA International webinar, December 8, 2016

The Aftermath of Spokeo - Where Do We Stand Now?, ACA International, Inc. Fall Forum & Expo, Chicago, Illinois, November 10, 2016 (Co-Presenter with M.A. Klutho)

How to Walk the CFPB Line: New Spins on Old Collection Techniques, National Business Institute Webinar, June 14, 2016 (Co-Presenter with C.R. Morris)

Confidentiality & the Release of Health Records, Minnesota Health Information Management Association, Rochester, Minnesota, April 28, 2016

Flying Under the Radar: Complying with UDAAP Under a Time of Heightened Scrutiny, ACA International, Inc. Spring Forum & Expo, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 10, 2016 (Co-Presenter with M.A. Klutho)

Release of Information, Minnesota Mental Health & the Law 2016 Seminar, PESI, Inc., February 26, 2016

Hot Topics in Consumer Litigation: What's Happening Now and What's on the Horizon, ACA International, Inc. Annual Convention & Expo, Boston, Massachusetts, July 21, 2015

Confidentiality & Mental Health Records Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, November 21, 2014

Ethical Debt Collection, ACA International, Inc. Fall Forum & Expo, San Francisco, California, November 6, 2014 (Co-Presenter with M.A. Klutho)

Attorney Debt Collection: Hazards and Pitfalls, Minnesota CLE, Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 30, 2014 (Co-Presenter with M.A. Klutho)

Moderator, Common Ethical Pitfalls Facing New Lawyers, Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 3, 2014

The Release of Mental Health Records, Minnesota Mental Health & The Law, Health Education Network, LLC, Bloomington, Minnesota, March 14, 2014

Overview of HIPAA, Medical Records Law Seminar, Lorman Education Services, Minnesota, March 26, 2013 (Minneapolis); January 29, 2013 (St. Cloud)

Written Materials, Compliance with the FDCPA and Consequences of Non-Compliance, Debtor and Creditor Conference, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, October 15, 2012

Written Materials, Cases, Claims & Groundbreaking Lawsuits, ACA International, April 25, 2012


Previous Employment


Magistrate Judge Franklin Noel, Federal District Court of Minnesota
Law Clerk Externship, 2010

William Mitchell College of Law, Professor John Sonsteng
Research Assistant, 2009 - 2010

Seventh District Court, Judge Thomas Knapp
Law Clerk Intern, 2009