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Fred Finch is an experienced trial lawyer who has practiced in the areas of employment and labor law, business torts, and related matters for more than 39 years. After graduating from William Mitchell College of Law, Mr. Finch became a shareholder at Fredrikson & Byron. In 1990, he joined Bassford Remele.


He is an active and enthusiastic leader of the organized bar.  He is currently a member of the Board of Governors of the American Bar Association.  Among his other leadership positions, he has been President of the Hennepin County Bar Association, a member of the Assembly, Board of Governors and Executive Committee of the Minnesota State Bar Association and has twice received the MSBA’s President’s Award for his exceptional contributions to the organization.  He served as Minnesota State Delegate to the American Bar Association.  He has made substantial contributions to the profession as chair of the MSBA Rules of Professional Conduct Committee and a member of the MSBA Task Force on the 2005 Revisions to the Rules of Professional Conduct.  He served as co-chair of the MSBA Hurricane Katrina Task Force, which has provided more than $500,000 in assistance to legal services programs in the Gulf Coast area since September, 2004.  That effort won the Harrison Tweed award from the American Bar Association.  He was a member of the Minnesota Supreme Court’s Advisory Committee which led to the July 2009 comprehensive revision of the Minnesota Rules of Judicial Conduct.


Mr. Finch was guest moderator on legal issues for KSTP Radio’s “Ask the Lawyer.” He has presented numerous lectures and written articles on employment law, labor law and lawyers professional responsibility.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Litigation: 34%
  2. Employment: 33%
  3. Intellectual Property: 33%

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BASSFORD REMELE A Professional Association

33 S 6th St Ste 3800
Minneapolis, MN, 554023707

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MNAuthorized to practice197307/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
David Graven Public Service AwardMinnesota State Bar Association2006
Presidents AwardMinnesota State Bar Association2003
Presidents AwardMinnesota State Bar Association2002
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar Association, Standing Committee on Strategic CommunicationsMember2005 - Present
Minnesota State Bar Association, Katrina Relief Fund Task ForceCo-chair2004 - Present
American Bar Association, Nominating CommitteeMember2000 - Present
American Bar AssociationMinnesota State Delegate2000 - Present
Hennepin County Bar Association, Ethics CommitteeMember1998 - Present
Minnesota State Bar Association, Rules of Professional Conduct CommitteeMember1993 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationBoard of Governors1991 - Present
American Bar Association, House of DelegatesMember1991 - Present
Minnesota Defense Lawyers AssociationMember1990 - Present
Hennepin County Bar Association, Governing CouncilMember1980 - Present
National Conference of Bar PresidentsMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Litigation SectionMemberN/A
American Arbitration Association, Commercial Arbitration PanelMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law SectionMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, State and Local Government Bargaining and Employment LawMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, Development of the Law Under the NLRA CommitteeMemberN/A
Minnesota State Bar Association, Labor and Employment LawMemberN/A
Hennepin County Bar FoundationDirectorN/A
Hennepin County Bar Association, Labor/Employment Law SectionMemberN/A
Hennepin County Bar Association, Hennepin Lawyer CommitteeMemberN/A
American Bar FoundationLife FellowN/A
Minnesota State Bar Association, Civil Litigation SectionMemberN/A
Minnesota State Bar AssociationDelegate to American Bar Association1997 - 2000
Minnesota State Bar Association, Combined Jurisdiction CommitteeChair1994 - 1997
Hennepin County Bar AssociationDelegate of American Bar Association1991 - 1996
Hennepin County Bar Association, Ethics CommitteeMember1990 - 1996
Hennepin County Bar Association, Task Force on GovernanceMember1990 - 1992
Hennepin County Bar AssociationPresident1988 - 1989
Hennepin County Bar AssociationExecutive Committee1985 - 1990
Hennepin County Bar Association, Ethics CommitteeMember1980 - 1986
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Hennepin LawyerWhat To Do When You Receive An Ethics Complaint1984
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
William Mitchell College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1973
University of Minnesota, Twin CitiesN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1967
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Federal Bar Association, Minnesota ChapterEthics 20032003
Twin Cities Claims Managers AssociationHot Topics in Employment Law - Are Claim Reps Entitled to Overtime Pay?2002
Minnesota State Bar Association, 6th District Bar AssociationMandatory Arbitration of Fee Disputes1995
Lorman Business CentersDischarge and Documentation1995
Minnesota Continuing Legal EducationProfessional Responsibility: Practical Ethics for Lawyers1994
Minnesota Continuing Legal EducationHot Topics in Business Law: Conflicts of Interest in Business Transactions1994
MTLA SeminarLegal Fee Arbritation and Malpractice1992
Minnesota Institute for Legal EducationInsurance Claims and Mangement: Employment Claims1992