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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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Daniel R. Olson

Attorney

Email: dolson@bassford.com

Phone: 612.746.1095

Fax: 612.746.1295

Dan Olson provides complete legal representation in the areas of commercial litigation and employment law.  Dan has regularly secured favorable outcomes for clients at mediations towards the outset of litigation.  He has successfully represented clients in several jury trials and arbitrations when early resolutions were not feasible.  And Dan has achieved both affirmances and reversals for clients from state and federal appellate courts when results have been challenged on appeal.  He has been recognized as a Rising Star for his proficient work across the full spectrum of the litigation process.

Prior to joining Bassford Remele, Dan clerked for the Honorable Renee Worke at the Minnesota Court of Appeals, and for the Honorable Martha Simonett in the Minnesota First Judicial District.  He graduated cum laude from the University of St. Thomas School of Law, and received his Masters of Business Administration from the Opus College of Business at the University of St. Thomas.


Practice Areas

Appellate Law
Civil Litigation
Employment Law



Daniel R. Olson

Attorney

Email: dolson@bassford.com

Phone: 612.746.1095

Fax: 612.746.1295

Education

University of St. Thomas School of Law

J.D., 2008
Honors:  Cum Laude
Honors: Dean’s List, Dean’s Award for Ethical Leadership and Corporate Practice, Dean’s Award for Legal Services Clinic, Mission Award for Scholarly Engagement and Societal Reform
Research Assistant, Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership

University of St. Thomas

Opus College of Business, Minneapolis, Minnesota
M.B.A., 2008
Management Emphasis
Research Assistant, Department of Management

University of St. Thomas

B.A., 2004
Majors:  English, Political Science, and Broadcast Journalism
Honors: Cum Laude




Daniel R. Olson

Attorney

Email: dolson@bassford.com

Phone: 612.746.1095

Fax: 612.746.1295

Bar Admissions

State Bars
Minnesota, 2008

Federal Bars
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 2012

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



Daniel R. Olson

Attorney

Email: dolson@bassford.com

Phone: 612.746.1095

Fax: 612.746.1295

Judicial Clerkship

Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Renee Worke, Minnesota Court of Appeals, 2009 - 2012

Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Martha Simonett, Minnesota First Judicial District, 2008 - 2009

Athletic Compliance Law Clerk, Office of the General Counsel, University of Minnesota, 2005 - 2007




Daniel R. Olson

Attorney

Email: dolson@bassford.com

Phone: 612.746.1095

Fax: 612.746.1295

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), 2014 - 2016

Distinguished Alumnus Award, University of St. Thomas School of Law, 2010




Daniel R. Olson

Attorney

Email: dolson@bassford.com

Phone: 612.746.1095

Fax: 612.746.1295

Professional Awards and Memberships

University of St. Thomas School of Law

Adjunct Professor, 2009 – Present
Alumni Board, 2011 – 2012


Minnesota State Bar Association

Appellate Section, Member
Labor and Employment Law, Member


Hennepin County Bar Association

Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association

The Association of the Bar of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit




Daniel R. Olson

Attorney

Email: dolson@bassford.com

Phone: 612.746.1095

Fax: 612.746.1295

Community Involvement

Volunteer Lawyers Network, Conciliation Court Clinic, 2012 - Present




Daniel R. Olson

Attorney

Email: dolson@bassford.com

Phone: 612.746.1095

Fax: 612.746.1295

Representative Cases

James R Brown, as the Trustee of the Therese Brown Jensen Trust, and M. J. Scott Company v. Russell James Jensen, Jr. and Silvanesti, Inc., No. 02-CV-16-594 (Anoka Cnty. Minn., 2016). (Commercial Litigation)

Zahra Nooh v. Twin Cities International Elementary School, No. 27-CV-15-17548 (Hennepin Cnty. Minn., 2016). (Employment)

Petition of Russell James Jensen, Jr. for Revocation of Deed, No. 02-CV-15-716 (Anoka Cnty. Minn., 2016). (Real Estate Litigation)

Patricia Freeman v. Speedway SuperAmerica, LLC, No. 86-CV-14-3374 (Wright Cnty. Minn., 2015). (General Liability)

Russell James Jensen, Jr., Park Development Corporation, St. Clair Properties, Inc., and Tyrus Land Company v. Therese Brown Jensen and James R. Brown, No. 02-CV-15-623 (Anoka Cnty. Minn., 2015). (Real Estate Litigation)

Unity Healthcare, Inc. v. County of Hennepin, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 167803 (D. Minn. 2014). (Commercial Litigation)

Costco Wholesale Corporation v. Timothy John Kissner, No. 55-CV-13-4785 (Olmsted Cnty. Minn., 2014). (General Liability)

Meehan v. Thompson, 763 F.3d 936 (8th Cir. 2014). (Municipal Liability)

Quam v. St. Francis Health Serv. of Morris, 2014 WL 2565657 (Minn. App. June 9, 2014). (Employment)

Larson v. Northwestern Mut. Life Ins. Co., 2013 Minn. App. Unpub. LEXIS 1019 (Minn. App. 2013). (Commercial Litigation)

Uram v. Nipper, 2013 Minn. App. Unpub. LEXIS 686 (Minn. App. 2013) (Medical Malpractice)

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




Daniel R. Olson

Attorney

Email: dolson@bassford.com

Phone: 612.746.1095

Fax: 612.746.1295

Presentations

Adjunct Professor, University of St. Thomas School of Law, 2011 - Present

Presenter, Employment Laws Made Simple, National Business Institute, December 15, 2016

Presenter, Employment Agreements From Start to Finish: Drafting and Evaluating Non-Competes, National Business Institute webcast, April 4, 2016

Presenter, A Comprehensive Overview of Hiring and Firing Law, National Business Institute, November 11, 2015

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

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

Presenter, Brief Writing for New Attorneys, American Bar Association, Law Student Division, Eighth Circuit Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota, February 16, 2013




Daniel R. Olson

Attorney

Email: dolson@bassford.com

Phone: 612.746.1095

Fax: 612.746.1295

Dan Olson provides complete legal representation in the areas of commercial litigation and employment law.  Dan has regularly secured favorable outcomes for clients at mediations towards the outset of litigation.  He has successfully represented clients in several jury trials and arbitrations when early resolutions were not feasible.  And Dan has achieved both affirmances and reversals for clients from state and federal appellate courts when results have been challenged on appeal.  He has been recognized as a Rising Star for his proficient work across the full spectrum of the litigation process.

Prior to joining Bassford Remele, Dan clerked for the Honorable Renee Worke at the Minnesota Court of Appeals, and for the Honorable Martha Simonett in the Minnesota First Judicial District.  He graduated cum laude from the University of St. Thomas School of Law, and received his Masters of Business Administration from the Opus College of Business at the University of St. Thomas.


Practice Areas


Appellate Law
Civil Litigation
Employment Law

Education


University of St. Thomas School of Law

J.D., 2008
Honors:  Cum Laude
Honors: Dean’s List, Dean’s Award for Ethical Leadership and Corporate Practice, Dean’s Award for Legal Services Clinic, Mission Award for Scholarly Engagement and Societal Reform
Research Assistant, Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership

University of St. Thomas

Opus College of Business, Minneapolis, Minnesota
M.B.A., 2008
Management Emphasis
Research Assistant, Department of Management

University of St. Thomas

B.A., 2004
Majors:  English, Political Science, and Broadcast Journalism
Honors: Cum Laude

Bar Admissions


State Bars
Minnesota, 2008

Federal Bars
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 2012

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

Judicial Clerkship


Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Renee Worke, Minnesota Court of Appeals, 2009 - 2012

Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Martha Simonett, Minnesota First Judicial District, 2008 - 2009

Athletic Compliance Law Clerk, Office of the General Counsel, University of Minnesota, 2005 - 2007


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), 2014 - 2016

Distinguished Alumnus Award, University of St. Thomas School of Law, 2010


Professional Awards and Memberships


University of St. Thomas School of Law

Adjunct Professor, 2009 – Present
Alumni Board, 2011 – 2012


Minnesota State Bar Association

Appellate Section, Member
Labor and Employment Law, Member


Hennepin County Bar Association

Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association

The Association of the Bar of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit


Community Involvement


Volunteer Lawyers Network, Conciliation Court Clinic, 2012 - Present


Representative Cases


James R Brown, as the Trustee of the Therese Brown Jensen Trust, and M. J. Scott Company v. Russell James Jensen, Jr. and Silvanesti, Inc., No. 02-CV-16-594 (Anoka Cnty. Minn., 2016). (Commercial Litigation)

Zahra Nooh v. Twin Cities International Elementary School, No. 27-CV-15-17548 (Hennepin Cnty. Minn., 2016). (Employment)

Petition of Russell James Jensen, Jr. for Revocation of Deed, No. 02-CV-15-716 (Anoka Cnty. Minn., 2016). (Real Estate Litigation)

Patricia Freeman v. Speedway SuperAmerica, LLC, No. 86-CV-14-3374 (Wright Cnty. Minn., 2015). (General Liability)

Russell James Jensen, Jr., Park Development Corporation, St. Clair Properties, Inc., and Tyrus Land Company v. Therese Brown Jensen and James R. Brown, No. 02-CV-15-623 (Anoka Cnty. Minn., 2015). (Real Estate Litigation)

Unity Healthcare, Inc. v. County of Hennepin, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 167803 (D. Minn. 2014). (Commercial Litigation)

Costco Wholesale Corporation v. Timothy John Kissner, No. 55-CV-13-4785 (Olmsted Cnty. Minn., 2014). (General Liability)

Meehan v. Thompson, 763 F.3d 936 (8th Cir. 2014). (Municipal Liability)

Quam v. St. Francis Health Serv. of Morris, 2014 WL 2565657 (Minn. App. June 9, 2014). (Employment)

Larson v. Northwestern Mut. Life Ins. Co., 2013 Minn. App. Unpub. LEXIS 1019 (Minn. App. 2013). (Commercial Litigation)

Uram v. Nipper, 2013 Minn. App. Unpub. LEXIS 686 (Minn. App. 2013) (Medical Malpractice)

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


Presentations


Adjunct Professor, University of St. Thomas School of Law, 2011 - Present

Presenter, Employment Laws Made Simple, National Business Institute, December 15, 2016

Presenter, Employment Agreements From Start to Finish: Drafting and Evaluating Non-Competes, National Business Institute webcast, April 4, 2016

Presenter, A Comprehensive Overview of Hiring and Firing Law, National Business Institute, November 11, 2015

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

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

Presenter, Brief Writing for New Attorneys, American Bar Association, Law Student Division, Eighth Circuit Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota, February 16, 2013