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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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Bryan R. Browning

Shareholder

Email: bbrowning@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1617

Fax: 612.746.1217

Bryan Browning concentrates his practice in complex litigation, focusing on commercial, product liability, fire/explosion, and construction matters. He counsels and represents businesses, insurance carriers, and individuals with interests spanning many industries, including corporate disputes, financial services, FDA-regulated medical devices, pharmaceutical products, complex mechanical systems, and agricultural services. Bryan is licensed to practice in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Bryan was selected as a recipient of the 2017 Top Lawyers Under 40 Award, by the Hispanic National Bar Association, and as a 2016 Attorney of the Year, as part of the Latino Legal Experience Team, by Minnesota Lawyer. He also has been recognized in the Minnesota Super Lawyers Rising Stars List, published by Super Lawyers Magazine, every year since 2012.

Bryan is the President of the Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association and is a Minnesota State Bar Association Council Member. He also serves on the National Diversity Advisory Board for the Office for Equality and Diversity at the University of Minnesota, and on the Committee for Equality and Justice for the Minnesota Judicial Council. He serves on many other boards and committees dedicated to creating solutions to diversity and equality gaps in the legal community.

 


Practice Areas

Agribusiness
Arson and Fraud
Commercial Litigation
Construction Law
General Liability
Insurance Subrogation
Intellectual Property Litigation
Medical Device Litigation
Personal Injury
Trade Secrets
Pharmaceutical Litigation
Product Liability
Science and Technology Law
Sexual Misconduct Litigation
Subrogation



Bryan R. Browning

Shareholder

Email: bbrowning@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1617

Fax: 612.746.1217

Education

University of Minnesota Law School

J.D., 2008
Honors: Dean’s List

Aquinas College

B.A., 2005
Honors: Cum Laude, Dean’s List




Bryan R. Browning

Shareholder

Email: bbrowning@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1617

Fax: 612.746.1217

Bar Admissions

State Bars
Minnesota, 2008
Wisconsin, 2014

Federal Bars
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 2009



Bryan R. Browning

Shareholder

Email: bbrowning@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1617

Fax: 612.746.1217

Certifications


National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI) Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI)

OSHA Fall Protection Certified

29 CFR 1910.120 certified (40-hour HAZWOPER)

Fire Sprinkler Inspection Training and Certificate Program, Oklahoma State University

National Propane Gas Association (NPGA) CTEP 1.0 certified (Basic Principles and Practices)




Bryan R. Browning

Shareholder

Email: bbrowning@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1617

Fax: 612.746.1217

Honors and Awards

Recognized in the Minnesota Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers Magazine (Only two and one-half percent of lawyers in the state are selected to receive this honor.), 2012 - Present

Attorney of the Year, Minnesota Lawyer, 2016 (Honored as part of the Latino Legal Experience Team.)

DRI Young Lawyers Outstanding Committee Chair Award, 2016

MDLA Deb Oberlander Award, 2016

Up & Coming Attorney, Minnesota Lawyer, 2014

Member, Collaborative Bar Leadership Academy, 2014 (Membership is limited to 75 members.)

Fellow, American Bar Foundation (Membership in the Fellows is limited to one-third of one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction.), 2013

DRI Young Lawyers Outstanding Newcomer Award, 2012




Bryan R. Browning

Shareholder

Email: bbrowning@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1617

Fax: 612.746.1217

Professional Awards and Memberships

Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association

President, 2016 - Present
President-Elect, 2015 - 2016
Vice President, 2014 - 2015
Treasurer, 2013 - 2014


Minnesota State Bar Association

MSBA Council Member, 2016 - Present
Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Council Co-Chair, 2016 - Present
Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Council Member, 2015 - 2016


Wisconsin State Bar Association

Hennepin County Bar Association

Hispanic National Bar Association

American Bar Association

Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section Member


Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association

Diversity Committee Co-Chair, 2015 - Present
Diversity Committee Member, 2014 - 2015


Defense Research Institute (DRI)

Diversity Committee, Marketing Chair, 2016-Present
Diversity Committee, Corporate Expo Chair, 2015 - 2016
Young Lawyers, Membership Committee Chair, 2016 - Present
Diversity Committee, State and Local Defense Organizations Vice Chair, 2014 - 2015
Young Lawyers, Diversity Committee Chair, 2012 - 2013
Young Lawyers, Membership Committee Vice Chair, 2014 - 2015
Young Lawyers, Social Media Committee Chair, 2011 - 2012


University of Minnesota, Office for Equity and Diversity’s National Diversity Advisory Board

Board Member, 2016 - Present


Minnesota Judicial Council, Committee for Equality and Justice

Member, 2016 - Present


Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals (AHMP)

The Claims and Litigation Management (CLM) Alliance

Institute of Forensic Investigation (IFI)

International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI)




Bryan R. Browning

Shareholder

Email: bbrowning@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1617

Fax: 612.746.1217

Community Involvement

Volunteer Lawyers Network, Conciliation Court Clinic, 2013 - Present

Prodeo Academy, Tutor, 2015 - Present

Big Brother, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, 2010 - Present




Bryan R. Browning

Shareholder

Email: bbrowning@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1617

Fax: 612.746.1217

Publications

Co-Author, A Year with Amended Rule 26(b)(1), For The Defense, March 2017

Co-Author, Justice Sotomayor Strives to Support and Inspire Latino Youth at the Latino Legal Experience in Minnesota, Minnesota Chapter Bar Talk, December 2016

Co-Author, It Can Be Done: A Primer for Diverse Attorney Recruitment, Retention, and Promotion Efforts in Small and Mid-Sized Firms, Minnesota Defense, Fall 2016

Co-Author, Pipeline to Success: A Systematic Solution to the Diversity Gap, Diversity Insider, Defense Research Institute, May 14, 2015

Co-Author, Non-traditional Strategies for Increasing Diversity, The Whisper, Defense Research Institute, June 28, 2013

Co-Author, Don’t Hit Delete: When Removing Items from Social Networking Sites Becomes Spoliation, The Whisper, Defense Research Institute, October 1, 2012




Bryan R. Browning

Shareholder

Email: bbrowning@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1617

Fax: 612.746.1217

Presentations

Lecturer, Why Diversity Matters and Barriers to Improving Diversity in Businesses and Professional Associations, MCMA Seminar, March 1, 2017

Lecturer, Diversity & Inclusion in the Legal Profession – Where Are We Now?, MNCLE Seminar, February 8, 2017

Lecturer, Avoiding Malpractice and Ethical Complaints in a Diverse Community, Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association Mid-Winter Conference, February 2017

Lecturer, Hiring the Right Experts - Building a Subrogation Case, CLE Seminar, July 22, 2016

Lecturer, Introduction to Civil Justice System, Latino Lawyer Camp, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, June 23, 2016

Lecturer, Landing the Fish, Big and Small: Insider Tips from In-House Counsel, Defense Research Institute Young Lawyers Seminar, June 17, 2016

Lecturer, Batter Up: Learn What to Do and What Not to Do During a Corporate Expo Interview, Defense Research Institute Diversity for Success Seminar, June 9, 2016

Lecturer/Moderator, General Counsel, Insurance Carrier Panel, Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association Diversity Seminar, June 2, 2016 

Lecturer, Diversity Initiatives: How They're Working and What Can You Do to Improve, Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association Mid-Winter Conference, January 2016

Lecturer, Implicit Bias: New Studies and Practical Advice for Dealing With Bias, Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association Mid-Winter Conference, January 2016

Lecturer/Moderator, Diversity in Practice, Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association June CLE Program, Nilan Johnson Lewis, Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 2015

Lecturer, Diversity & Inclusion Developments, Minnesota State Bar Association, June CLE Program (9 days), National Sports Center, Blaine, Minnesota, June 2014

Featured in DRI Social Media Online Video, YouTube, 2013

Adjunct Instructor, IAAI/ATF, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, course content: evidence issues (spoliation), convergence of science and law (process engineering), regulatory (OSHA and Chemical Safety Board), 2012

Lecturer, Emerging Electronic Forensic Evidence Issues, Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association Trial Techniques Seminar, August 2012

Instructor, Fire/Arson Investigator Class, College of DuPage Fire Arson Task Force, Glen Ellyn, Illinois, April 2012

Lecturer, The Use of Electronic Forensic Evidence and its Legal Implications, Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association Mid-Winter Conference, February 2012

Adjunct Instructor, IAAI/ATF, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, course content: evidence issues (spoliation), convergence of science and law (process engineering), regulatory (OSHA and Chemical Safety Board), 2011

Adjunct Instructor, Moot Court, IAAI/ATF, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, moot court trials with a focus on expert witnesses and case law, 2011




Bryan R. Browning

Shareholder

Email: bbrowning@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1617

Fax: 612.746.1217




Bryan R. Browning

Shareholder

Email: bbrowning@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1617

Fax: 612.746.1217

Bryan Browning concentrates his practice in complex litigation, focusing on commercial, product liability, fire/explosion, and construction matters. He counsels and represents businesses, insurance carriers, and individuals with interests spanning many industries, including corporate disputes, financial services, FDA-regulated medical devices, pharmaceutical products, complex mechanical systems, and agricultural services. Bryan is licensed to practice in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Bryan was selected as a recipient of the 2017 Top Lawyers Under 40 Award, by the Hispanic National Bar Association, and as a 2016 Attorney of the Year, as part of the Latino Legal Experience Team, by Minnesota Lawyer. He also has been recognized in the Minnesota Super Lawyers Rising Stars List, published by Super Lawyers Magazine, every year since 2012.

Bryan is the President of the Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association and is a Minnesota State Bar Association Council Member. He also serves on the National Diversity Advisory Board for the Office for Equality and Diversity at the University of Minnesota, and on the Committee for Equality and Justice for the Minnesota Judicial Council. He serves on many other boards and committees dedicated to creating solutions to diversity and equality gaps in the legal community.

 


Practice Areas


Agribusiness
Arson and Fraud
Commercial Litigation
Construction Law
General Liability
Insurance Subrogation
Intellectual Property Litigation
Medical Device Litigation
Personal Injury
Trade Secrets
Pharmaceutical Litigation
Product Liability
Science and Technology Law
Sexual Misconduct Litigation
Subrogation

Education


University of Minnesota Law School

J.D., 2008
Honors: Dean’s List

Aquinas College

B.A., 2005
Honors: Cum Laude, Dean’s List

Bar Admissions


State Bars
Minnesota, 2008
Wisconsin, 2014

Federal Bars
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 2009

Certifications


National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI) Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI)

OSHA Fall Protection Certified

29 CFR 1910.120 certified (40-hour HAZWOPER)

Fire Sprinkler Inspection Training and Certificate Program, Oklahoma State University

National Propane Gas Association (NPGA) CTEP 1.0 certified (Basic Principles and Practices)


Honors and Awards


Recognized in the Minnesota Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers Magazine (Only two and one-half percent of lawyers in the state are selected to receive this honor.), 2012 - Present

Attorney of the Year, Minnesota Lawyer, 2016 (Honored as part of the Latino Legal Experience Team.)

DRI Young Lawyers Outstanding Committee Chair Award, 2016

MDLA Deb Oberlander Award, 2016

Up & Coming Attorney, Minnesota Lawyer, 2014

Member, Collaborative Bar Leadership Academy, 2014 (Membership is limited to 75 members.)

Fellow, American Bar Foundation (Membership in the Fellows is limited to one-third of one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction.), 2013

DRI Young Lawyers Outstanding Newcomer Award, 2012


Professional Awards and Memberships


Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association

President, 2016 - Present
President-Elect, 2015 - 2016
Vice President, 2014 - 2015
Treasurer, 2013 - 2014


Minnesota State Bar Association

MSBA Council Member, 2016 - Present
Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Council Co-Chair, 2016 - Present
Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Council Member, 2015 - 2016


Wisconsin State Bar Association

Hennepin County Bar Association

Hispanic National Bar Association

American Bar Association

Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section Member


Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association

Diversity Committee Co-Chair, 2015 - Present
Diversity Committee Member, 2014 - 2015


Defense Research Institute (DRI)

Diversity Committee, Marketing Chair, 2016-Present
Diversity Committee, Corporate Expo Chair, 2015 - 2016
Young Lawyers, Membership Committee Chair, 2016 - Present
Diversity Committee, State and Local Defense Organizations Vice Chair, 2014 - 2015
Young Lawyers, Diversity Committee Chair, 2012 - 2013
Young Lawyers, Membership Committee Vice Chair, 2014 - 2015
Young Lawyers, Social Media Committee Chair, 2011 - 2012


University of Minnesota, Office for Equity and Diversity’s National Diversity Advisory Board

Board Member, 2016 - Present


Minnesota Judicial Council, Committee for Equality and Justice

Member, 2016 - Present


Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals (AHMP)

The Claims and Litigation Management (CLM) Alliance

Institute of Forensic Investigation (IFI)

International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI)


Community Involvement


Volunteer Lawyers Network, Conciliation Court Clinic, 2013 - Present

Prodeo Academy, Tutor, 2015 - Present

Big Brother, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, 2010 - Present


Publications


Co-Author, A Year with Amended Rule 26(b)(1), For The Defense, March 2017

Co-Author, Justice Sotomayor Strives to Support and Inspire Latino Youth at the Latino Legal Experience in Minnesota, Minnesota Chapter Bar Talk, December 2016

Co-Author, It Can Be Done: A Primer for Diverse Attorney Recruitment, Retention, and Promotion Efforts in Small and Mid-Sized Firms, Minnesota Defense, Fall 2016

Co-Author, Pipeline to Success: A Systematic Solution to the Diversity Gap, Diversity Insider, Defense Research Institute, May 14, 2015

Co-Author, Non-traditional Strategies for Increasing Diversity, The Whisper, Defense Research Institute, June 28, 2013

Co-Author, Don’t Hit Delete: When Removing Items from Social Networking Sites Becomes Spoliation, The Whisper, Defense Research Institute, October 1, 2012


Presentations


Lecturer, Why Diversity Matters and Barriers to Improving Diversity in Businesses and Professional Associations, MCMA Seminar, March 1, 2017

Lecturer, Diversity & Inclusion in the Legal Profession – Where Are We Now?, MNCLE Seminar, February 8, 2017

Lecturer, Avoiding Malpractice and Ethical Complaints in a Diverse Community, Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association Mid-Winter Conference, February 2017

Lecturer, Hiring the Right Experts - Building a Subrogation Case, CLE Seminar, July 22, 2016

Lecturer, Introduction to Civil Justice System, Latino Lawyer Camp, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, June 23, 2016

Lecturer, Landing the Fish, Big and Small: Insider Tips from In-House Counsel, Defense Research Institute Young Lawyers Seminar, June 17, 2016

Lecturer, Batter Up: Learn What to Do and What Not to Do During a Corporate Expo Interview, Defense Research Institute Diversity for Success Seminar, June 9, 2016

Lecturer/Moderator, General Counsel, Insurance Carrier Panel, Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association Diversity Seminar, June 2, 2016 

Lecturer, Diversity Initiatives: How They're Working and What Can You Do to Improve, Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association Mid-Winter Conference, January 2016

Lecturer, Implicit Bias: New Studies and Practical Advice for Dealing With Bias, Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association Mid-Winter Conference, January 2016

Lecturer/Moderator, Diversity in Practice, Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association June CLE Program, Nilan Johnson Lewis, Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 2015

Lecturer, Diversity & Inclusion Developments, Minnesota State Bar Association, June CLE Program (9 days), National Sports Center, Blaine, Minnesota, June 2014

Featured in DRI Social Media Online Video, YouTube, 2013

Adjunct Instructor, IAAI/ATF, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, course content: evidence issues (spoliation), convergence of science and law (process engineering), regulatory (OSHA and Chemical Safety Board), 2012

Lecturer, Emerging Electronic Forensic Evidence Issues, Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association Trial Techniques Seminar, August 2012

Instructor, Fire/Arson Investigator Class, College of DuPage Fire Arson Task Force, Glen Ellyn, Illinois, April 2012

Lecturer, The Use of Electronic Forensic Evidence and its Legal Implications, Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association Mid-Winter Conference, February 2012

Adjunct Instructor, IAAI/ATF, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, course content: evidence issues (spoliation), convergence of science and law (process engineering), regulatory (OSHA and Chemical Safety Board), 2011

Adjunct Instructor, Moot Court, IAAI/ATF, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, moot court trials with a focus on expert witnesses and case law, 2011