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Andrea E. Reisbord

Shareholder

Email: areisbord@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1671

Fax: 612.746.1271

Andrea Reisbord is a shareholder with more than 27 years of insurance coverage and appellate law experience. She has briefed and argued hundreds of cases in state, federal, and appellate courts and has brought a number of significant cases to the Minnesota Supreme Court, the Minnesota Court of Appeals, and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.  She is licensed to practice in Minnesota and Wisconsin. 

Andrea provides local, national, and international insurers in-depth coverage opinions and litigation services. She is experienced in multiple coverage forms, including auto, commercial general liability, directors and officers, errors and omissions, homeowners, professional liability, property and casualty, employment practices, employee benefits liability, and trucking. She is a skilled presenter and author who educates audiences on many insurance-related topics.

Andrea has been named a Super Lawyer since 2011 and has been listed in Super Lawyers, Business Edition, Insurance Coverage and Super Lawyers, Who’s Who in Appellate Law. She has also been selected to The Best Lawyers in America©, Insurance Law, since 2014. Andrea served for six years on the governing council of the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Appellate Practice Section, is a member of the Minnesota Defense Lawyer Association’s Insurance Law Committee, and is the Chief Editor of the MDLA's Minnesota Defense magazine.


Practice Areas

Insurance Coverage
Appellate Law



Andrea E. Reisbord

Shareholder

Email: areisbord@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1671

Fax: 612.746.1271

Education

UCLA School of Law

J.D., 1990

Occidental College

B.A., 1987
Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa




Andrea E. Reisbord

Shareholder

Email: areisbord@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1671

Fax: 612.746.1271

Bar Admissions

State Bars
Minnesota, 1992
Wisconsin, 2014
California, 1990

Federal Bars
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 1994
U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 1990

Appellate Bars
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 2011



Andrea E. Reisbord

Shareholder

Email: areisbord@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1671

Fax: 612.746.1271

Honors and Awards

Selected to The Best Lawyers in America©, Insurance Law, 2014 - Present

Selected to the Minnesota Super Lawyers list, published in Super Lawyers, MPLS.ST.PAUL Magaine and Twin Cities Business, 2000 - Present

Listed in Super Lawyers, Business Edition, Insurance Coverage, 2012

Listed in Super Lawyers, Who's Who in Appellate Law, 2006

Selected to the Minnesota Rising Stars List, published in Minnesota Law & Politics, 2005




Andrea E. Reisbord

Shareholder

Email: areisbord@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1671

Fax: 612.746.1271

Professional Awards and Memberships

Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association

     Board of Directors
     Editorial Committee, Co-Chair
     Chief Editor, Minnesota Defense magazine
     Insurance Law Committee Member


Minnesota State Bar Association

     Appellate Practice Section
     Past Member, Governing Council


Wisconsin State Bar Association

Hennepin County Bar Association

Defense Research Institute




Andrea E. Reisbord

Shareholder

Email: areisbord@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1671

Fax: 612.746.1271

Representative Cases

Minnesota Supreme Court
Quade v. SECURA Ins. Co., 814 N.W.2d 703 (Minn. 2012), addressing scope of appraisal provision in homeowner’s policy.

Wooddale Builders, Inc. v. Maryland Cas. Co., 722 N.W.2d 283 (Minn. 2006), articulating principles related to time-on-the-risk method of allocating insurance coverage in construction defect litigation, and method of allocating defense costs.

Weston v. McWilliams & Associates, Inc., 716 N.W.2d 634 (Minn. 2006), interpreting and applying real property improvement statute of repose to contribution claim.

Zurich American Ins. Co. v. Bjelland, 710 N.W.2d 634 (Minn.  2006), burden of   proof   in   workers'   compensation   subrogation   action and effect of 2000 amendments to Workers Compensation Act.

Mellett v. Fairview Health Services, 634 N.W.2d 421 (Minn.  2001), medical malpractice   action   concerning   proper   service of process on members of purported joint enterprise for statute of limitations purposes.

Raze v. Mueller, 587 N.W.2d 645 (Minn. 1999), holding that award of medical expenses does not require award of pain and suffering damages.

W.J.L. v. Bugge, 573 N.W.2d 677 (Minn. 1998), involving application of sexual abuse statute of limitations to claim of repressed memory.

Katzner v. Kelleher Const., 545 N.W.2d 378 (Minn.  1996), contractual indemnification case.

Baber v. Dill, 531 N.W.2d 493 (Minn. 1995), reinstating directed verdict based on open and obviousness of hazard.

Minnesota Court of Appeals
Expose v. Thad Wilderson & Assocs., P.A., 863 N.W.2d 95 (Minn. App. 2015), addressing statutory immunity associated with a counselor’s duty to warn of threatening statements made by patient during a counseling session.

Cascades Dev. Of Minn., LLC v. West Bend Mut. Ins. Co., 2013 Minn. App., Unpub. LEXIS 562, addressing agent’s authority to bind high risk workers’ compensation coverage at time of application.

Northstar Educ. Fin., Inc. v. St. Paul Mercury Ins. Co., 2013 Minn. App., Unpub. LEXIS 32, affirming summary judgment for coverage for class action settlement of student loan dispute.

Novitske v. Target Corp., 2012 Minn. App. Unpub., LEXIS 460, affirming summary judgment in slip and fall case.

Huisman v. Chambers, 2008 Minn. App., Unpub., LEXIS 1433, upholding dismissal of medical malpractice case based on insufficiencies in expert witness affidavits.

SECURA Supreme Ins. Co. v. M.S.M., 755 N.W.2d 320 (Minn. App. 2008), applying criminal act exclusion in a homeowners policy as a matter of law.

Peterson ex. rel. Peterson v. Donahue, 733 N.W.2d 790 (Minn. App. 2007), applying primary assumption of risk doctrine to skier/skier collision.

Bethke v. Assurance Co. of Am., 2002 Minn. App., Unpub. LEXIS 1293, affirming summary judgment and finding no duty to defend based on numerous policy conditions and exclusions.

Hershey v. Cont’l Cas. Co., 2002 Minn. App., Unpub. LEXIS 1159, upholding summary judgment on uninsured motorist claim based on failure to establish causation.

Andrew L. Youngquist, Inc. v. Cincinnati Ins. Co., 625 N.W.2d 178 (Minn. App. 2001), addressing scope of coverage under blanket additional insured endorsement.

Goetze v. Minnesota Recovery Bureau, 1999 Minn. App., Unpub. LEXIS 156, affirming dismissal of claim brought pursuant to Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

Dziuk State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., 1998 Minn. App., Unpub. LEXIS 1130, upholding denial of coverage based on non-trucking use limitation in policy.

Continental Casualty Inc. Co. v. Teachers Ins. Co., 532 N.W.2d 275 (Minn. App. 1998), apportioning uninsured motorists benefits between UM carriers.

Old Republic Inc. Co. v. Brownlee & Hayes, 1998 Minn. App., Unpub. LEXIS 720, addressing contractual waiver of subrogation.

Great West Casualty Co. v. Barnick, 1996 Minn. App., Unpub. LEXIS 636, rejecting claim for prejudgment interest where policy limits were tendered within 30-days of demand.

Hooper v. Zurich Am. Ins. Co., 552 N.W.2d 31 (Minn. App. 1996), affirming summary judgment to insurance carrier based on insured’s late notice of claim.

Van Vickle v. C. W. Scheurer and Sons, Inc., 556 N.W.2d 238 (Minn. App. 1996), enforcing indemnification under paragraph 7 of the AGC Standard Subcontract Agreement.

Federal Cases
Northern Promotions, Inc. v. General Cas. Co., 16-626 ADM/LIB (D. Minn. 2016), dismissing demand for appraisal on the basis of a property policy’s two-year suit limitation provision.

Cascades Dev. Of Minn., LLC v. Nat’l Specialty Ins.., 675 F.3d 1095 (8th Cir. 2012).

Southeast Mutual Insurance Company v. Balboa Ins. Co., 12-CV-830 (D. Minn. 2012), addressing property insurer’s right to subrogation or contribution from “lender placed” insurance policy.

MG Incentives, Inc. v. Stanley Works, D. Minn. 2006, Unpub. LEXIS 44510, obtained dismissal based on statute of limitations.

Carolina Cas. Ins. Co. v. Burbach, 354 F.3d 929 (8th Cir. 2004), priority loss of insurance coverage.

Westfield Ins. Co. v. Weis Builders, Inc., 2004 D. Minn., Unpub. LEXIS 30767, construction defect coverage case.

Servais v. T.J. Management of Minneapolis, Inc., 973 F. Supp. 885 (D. Minn.1997), obtained summary judgment in Federal Employer's Liability Act case involving indemnification claim.




Andrea E. Reisbord

Shareholder

Email: areisbord@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1671

Fax: 612.746.1271

Publications

Co-Author, Uninsured Motorist and Underinsured Motorist Coverage Compendium, Defense Research Institute, 2016

Co-Author, History of Personal and Advertising Injury, Defense Research Institute Coverage B Compendium, 2014

Co-Author, Commercial Trucking Insurance, Minnesota Motor Vehicle Accident Deskbook, Minnesota Institute of Legal Education, 5th Edition, 2011

Co-Author, Commercial Trucking Insurance, Minnesota Motor Vehicle Accident Deskbook, Minnesota Institute of Legal Education, 4th Edition, 2009

Co-Author, Do You See What I See?: Liability of Insurers for Invasive Surveillance, Cousineau McGuire Forum Series, 1999

Co-Author, The New Year 2000 Exclusions: Panacea or Placebo?, Cousineau McGuire Forum Series, 1999

Author, Emotional Distress Claims: Minnesota’s Disfavored Tort, Cousineau McGuire Education Series, 1997

Author, Dispositive Motions Regarding Insurance Coverage Issues, Minnesota Institute of Legal Education, Effective & Efficient Motion Practice Seminar, 1996




Andrea E. Reisbord

Shareholder

Email: areisbord@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1671

Fax: 612.746.1271

Presentations

Co-Presenter, Insurance Law 101, Minnesota Multi Housing Association Annual Working Together Conference, April 19, 2017

Co-Presenter, Winning the Appeal with a Persuasive Brief, Appellate Practice Institute, March 24, 2017 (with Judge Jill Flaskamp Halbrooks and Professor Cathryn Middlebrook)

Co-Presenter and Co-Author, An Attorney's Guide to CGL Policy and Coverage, National Business Institute Webinar, May 20, 2016

Co-Presenter, The Minnesota Standard Fire Insurance Policy: Key Provisions Every Real Property Lawyer Should Know, Hennepin County Bar Association, February 25, 2016

Co-Presenter and Co-Author, Commercial General Liability Policy: The Complete Guide for Attorneys, National Business Institute Webinar, December 9, 2015

Presenter and Panel Member, Analyzing Additional Insured Tenders, SECURA 2014 Casualty Claims Conference

Presenter, SECURA 2013 Casualty Claims Conference

Presenter and Author, Evaluating Coverage for Minnesota Construction Defect Claims, SECURA 2012 Casualty Claims Conference

Presenter and Author, Interpreting Other Insurance Clauses, SECURA 2011 Casualty Claims Conference

Presenter and Author, “Billed vs. Paid” Medical Bills – What Happens to the Gap in Personal Injury Litigation, SECURA 2010 Casualty Claims Conference

Presenter, Significant Coverage Decisions: A Year in Review, Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association 45th Annual Mid-Winter Conference, 2010

Presenter and Author, Minnesota Insurance Cases, SECURA 2009 Casualty Claims Conference

Presenter and Author, They Have It – And We Want It: Discovery Motions in State and Federal Courts, Minnesota Institute of Legal Education, Complete Civil Litigation Motion Practice Seminar, 2000

Presenter and Co-Author, Commercial Trucking Insurance, Minnesota Institute of Legal Education, Insurance Law Seminar and Deskbook, 1999

Presenter and Author, Motions in Garnishment Proceedings, Minnesota Institute of Legal Education, Motion Practice, Nuts and Bolts Seminar, 1998




Andrea E. Reisbord

Shareholder

Email: areisbord@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1671

Fax: 612.746.1271

Andrea Reisbord is a shareholder with more than 27 years of insurance coverage and appellate law experience. She has briefed and argued hundreds of cases in state, federal, and appellate courts and has brought a number of significant cases to the Minnesota Supreme Court, the Minnesota Court of Appeals, and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.  She is licensed to practice in Minnesota and Wisconsin. 

Andrea provides local, national, and international insurers in-depth coverage opinions and litigation services. She is experienced in multiple coverage forms, including auto, commercial general liability, directors and officers, errors and omissions, homeowners, professional liability, property and casualty, employment practices, employee benefits liability, and trucking. She is a skilled presenter and author who educates audiences on many insurance-related topics.

Andrea has been named a Super Lawyer since 2011 and has been listed in Super Lawyers, Business Edition, Insurance Coverage and Super Lawyers, Who’s Who in Appellate Law. She has also been selected to The Best Lawyers in America©, Insurance Law, since 2014. Andrea served for six years on the governing council of the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Appellate Practice Section, is a member of the Minnesota Defense Lawyer Association’s Insurance Law Committee, and is the Chief Editor of the MDLA's Minnesota Defense magazine.


Practice Areas


Insurance Coverage
Appellate Law

Education


UCLA School of Law

J.D., 1990

Occidental College

B.A., 1987
Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions


State Bars
Minnesota, 1992
Wisconsin, 2014
California, 1990

Federal Bars
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 1994
U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 1990

Appellate Bars
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 2011

Honors and Awards


Selected to The Best Lawyers in America©, Insurance Law, 2014 - Present

Selected to the Minnesota Super Lawyers list, published in Super Lawyers, MPLS.ST.PAUL Magaine and Twin Cities Business, 2000 - Present

Listed in Super Lawyers, Business Edition, Insurance Coverage, 2012

Listed in Super Lawyers, Who's Who in Appellate Law, 2006

Selected to the Minnesota Rising Stars List, published in Minnesota Law & Politics, 2005


Professional Awards and Memberships


Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association

     Board of Directors
     Editorial Committee, Co-Chair
     Chief Editor, Minnesota Defense magazine
     Insurance Law Committee Member


Minnesota State Bar Association

     Appellate Practice Section
     Past Member, Governing Council


Wisconsin State Bar Association

Hennepin County Bar Association

Defense Research Institute


Representative Cases


Minnesota Supreme Court
Quade v. SECURA Ins. Co., 814 N.W.2d 703 (Minn. 2012), addressing scope of appraisal provision in homeowner’s policy.

Wooddale Builders, Inc. v. Maryland Cas. Co., 722 N.W.2d 283 (Minn. 2006), articulating principles related to time-on-the-risk method of allocating insurance coverage in construction defect litigation, and method of allocating defense costs.

Weston v. McWilliams & Associates, Inc., 716 N.W.2d 634 (Minn. 2006), interpreting and applying real property improvement statute of repose to contribution claim.

Zurich American Ins. Co. v. Bjelland, 710 N.W.2d 634 (Minn.  2006), burden of   proof   in   workers'   compensation   subrogation   action and effect of 2000 amendments to Workers Compensation Act.

Mellett v. Fairview Health Services, 634 N.W.2d 421 (Minn.  2001), medical malpractice   action   concerning   proper   service of process on members of purported joint enterprise for statute of limitations purposes.

Raze v. Mueller, 587 N.W.2d 645 (Minn. 1999), holding that award of medical expenses does not require award of pain and suffering damages.

W.J.L. v. Bugge, 573 N.W.2d 677 (Minn. 1998), involving application of sexual abuse statute of limitations to claim of repressed memory.

Katzner v. Kelleher Const., 545 N.W.2d 378 (Minn.  1996), contractual indemnification case.

Baber v. Dill, 531 N.W.2d 493 (Minn. 1995), reinstating directed verdict based on open and obviousness of hazard.

Minnesota Court of Appeals
Expose v. Thad Wilderson & Assocs., P.A., 863 N.W.2d 95 (Minn. App. 2015), addressing statutory immunity associated with a counselor’s duty to warn of threatening statements made by patient during a counseling session.

Cascades Dev. Of Minn., LLC v. West Bend Mut. Ins. Co., 2013 Minn. App., Unpub. LEXIS 562, addressing agent’s authority to bind high risk workers’ compensation coverage at time of application.

Northstar Educ. Fin., Inc. v. St. Paul Mercury Ins. Co., 2013 Minn. App., Unpub. LEXIS 32, affirming summary judgment for coverage for class action settlement of student loan dispute.

Novitske v. Target Corp., 2012 Minn. App. Unpub., LEXIS 460, affirming summary judgment in slip and fall case.

Huisman v. Chambers, 2008 Minn. App., Unpub., LEXIS 1433, upholding dismissal of medical malpractice case based on insufficiencies in expert witness affidavits.

SECURA Supreme Ins. Co. v. M.S.M., 755 N.W.2d 320 (Minn. App. 2008), applying criminal act exclusion in a homeowners policy as a matter of law.

Peterson ex. rel. Peterson v. Donahue, 733 N.W.2d 790 (Minn. App. 2007), applying primary assumption of risk doctrine to skier/skier collision.

Bethke v. Assurance Co. of Am., 2002 Minn. App., Unpub. LEXIS 1293, affirming summary judgment and finding no duty to defend based on numerous policy conditions and exclusions.

Hershey v. Cont’l Cas. Co., 2002 Minn. App., Unpub. LEXIS 1159, upholding summary judgment on uninsured motorist claim based on failure to establish causation.

Andrew L. Youngquist, Inc. v. Cincinnati Ins. Co., 625 N.W.2d 178 (Minn. App. 2001), addressing scope of coverage under blanket additional insured endorsement.

Goetze v. Minnesota Recovery Bureau, 1999 Minn. App., Unpub. LEXIS 156, affirming dismissal of claim brought pursuant to Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

Dziuk State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., 1998 Minn. App., Unpub. LEXIS 1130, upholding denial of coverage based on non-trucking use limitation in policy.

Continental Casualty Inc. Co. v. Teachers Ins. Co., 532 N.W.2d 275 (Minn. App. 1998), apportioning uninsured motorists benefits between UM carriers.

Old Republic Inc. Co. v. Brownlee & Hayes, 1998 Minn. App., Unpub. LEXIS 720, addressing contractual waiver of subrogation.

Great West Casualty Co. v. Barnick, 1996 Minn. App., Unpub. LEXIS 636, rejecting claim for prejudgment interest where policy limits were tendered within 30-days of demand.

Hooper v. Zurich Am. Ins. Co., 552 N.W.2d 31 (Minn. App. 1996), affirming summary judgment to insurance carrier based on insured’s late notice of claim.

Van Vickle v. C. W. Scheurer and Sons, Inc., 556 N.W.2d 238 (Minn. App. 1996), enforcing indemnification under paragraph 7 of the AGC Standard Subcontract Agreement.

Federal Cases
Northern Promotions, Inc. v. General Cas. Co., 16-626 ADM/LIB (D. Minn. 2016), dismissing demand for appraisal on the basis of a property policy’s two-year suit limitation provision.

Cascades Dev. Of Minn., LLC v. Nat’l Specialty Ins.., 675 F.3d 1095 (8th Cir. 2012).

Southeast Mutual Insurance Company v. Balboa Ins. Co., 12-CV-830 (D. Minn. 2012), addressing property insurer’s right to subrogation or contribution from “lender placed” insurance policy.

MG Incentives, Inc. v. Stanley Works, D. Minn. 2006, Unpub. LEXIS 44510, obtained dismissal based on statute of limitations.

Carolina Cas. Ins. Co. v. Burbach, 354 F.3d 929 (8th Cir. 2004), priority loss of insurance coverage.

Westfield Ins. Co. v. Weis Builders, Inc., 2004 D. Minn., Unpub. LEXIS 30767, construction defect coverage case.

Servais v. T.J. Management of Minneapolis, Inc., 973 F. Supp. 885 (D. Minn.1997), obtained summary judgment in Federal Employer's Liability Act case involving indemnification claim.


Publications


Co-Author, Uninsured Motorist and Underinsured Motorist Coverage Compendium, Defense Research Institute, 2016

Co-Author, History of Personal and Advertising Injury, Defense Research Institute Coverage B Compendium, 2014

Co-Author, Commercial Trucking Insurance, Minnesota Motor Vehicle Accident Deskbook, Minnesota Institute of Legal Education, 5th Edition, 2011

Co-Author, Commercial Trucking Insurance, Minnesota Motor Vehicle Accident Deskbook, Minnesota Institute of Legal Education, 4th Edition, 2009

Co-Author, Do You See What I See?: Liability of Insurers for Invasive Surveillance, Cousineau McGuire Forum Series, 1999

Co-Author, The New Year 2000 Exclusions: Panacea or Placebo?, Cousineau McGuire Forum Series, 1999

Author, Emotional Distress Claims: Minnesota’s Disfavored Tort, Cousineau McGuire Education Series, 1997

Author, Dispositive Motions Regarding Insurance Coverage Issues, Minnesota Institute of Legal Education, Effective & Efficient Motion Practice Seminar, 1996


Presentations


Co-Presenter, Insurance Law 101, Minnesota Multi Housing Association Annual Working Together Conference, April 19, 2017

Co-Presenter, Winning the Appeal with a Persuasive Brief, Appellate Practice Institute, March 24, 2017 (with Judge Jill Flaskamp Halbrooks and Professor Cathryn Middlebrook)

Co-Presenter and Co-Author, An Attorney's Guide to CGL Policy and Coverage, National Business Institute Webinar, May 20, 2016

Co-Presenter, The Minnesota Standard Fire Insurance Policy: Key Provisions Every Real Property Lawyer Should Know, Hennepin County Bar Association, February 25, 2016

Co-Presenter and Co-Author, Commercial General Liability Policy: The Complete Guide for Attorneys, National Business Institute Webinar, December 9, 2015

Presenter and Panel Member, Analyzing Additional Insured Tenders, SECURA 2014 Casualty Claims Conference

Presenter, SECURA 2013 Casualty Claims Conference

Presenter and Author, Evaluating Coverage for Minnesota Construction Defect Claims, SECURA 2012 Casualty Claims Conference

Presenter and Author, Interpreting Other Insurance Clauses, SECURA 2011 Casualty Claims Conference

Presenter and Author, “Billed vs. Paid” Medical Bills – What Happens to the Gap in Personal Injury Litigation, SECURA 2010 Casualty Claims Conference

Presenter, Significant Coverage Decisions: A Year in Review, Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association 45th Annual Mid-Winter Conference, 2010

Presenter and Author, Minnesota Insurance Cases, SECURA 2009 Casualty Claims Conference

Presenter and Author, They Have It – And We Want It: Discovery Motions in State and Federal Courts, Minnesota Institute of Legal Education, Complete Civil Litigation Motion Practice Seminar, 2000

Presenter and Co-Author, Commercial Trucking Insurance, Minnesota Institute of Legal Education, Insurance Law Seminar and Deskbook, 1999

Presenter and Author, Motions in Garnishment Proceedings, Minnesota Institute of Legal Education, Motion Practice, Nuts and Bolts Seminar, 1998