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David M. Dahlmeier


David M. Dahlmeier


Practice Groups

Commercial Litigation, Products Liability

Industry Groups



Mr. Dahlmeier is a products liability trial lawyer with extensive experience defending agribusiness, product manufacturers, and product suppliers across the United States.

As lead counsel on a substantial number of large exposure cases before state and federal courts across the nation, Mr. Dahlmeier leverages his litigation experience and specialized technical knowledge to favorably resolve his clients’ disputes. He has handled more than 500 fire and explosions cases, often drawing upon his extensive forensic investigation and specialized technical training relating to propane and natural gas. He has also handled many products liability cases related to agribusiness.

Mr. Dahlmeier is chair of Bassford Remele’s Products Liability Practice Group.

Education & Admissions


  • William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1996
  • Hamline University, B.A., cum laude, 1992

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeal, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Dakota
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of North Dakota
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
  • Iowa
  • Minnesota
  • North Dakota
  • Wisconsin

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, Selected Member

Bar Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Iowa State Bar Association

    • Agricultural Law Section
  • Wisconsin State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association

Professional Associations

  • Defense Research Institute
  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
  • Propane Gas Defense Association
  • National Fire Protection Association


Honors & Awards

  • Minnesota Super Lawyers list, Super Lawyers, 2014-2016
  • Minnesota Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers, 2008