Steve Aggergaard practices in the areas of commercial and nonprofit litigation, professional liability, intellectual property litigation, and appellate law. His clients include businesses, individuals, educators, churches, and persons in the media ranging from bloggers to professional publishers. Steve is experienced in all phases of litigation -- from obtaining temporary restraining orders to cross-examination at trial. At the appellate level, he practices regularly in the Minnesota Court of Appeals and has co-authored several briefs to the Minnesota Supreme Court in high-profile and high-stakes matters.
A former newspaper journalist of 15 years, Steve writes and advises on a variety of First Amendment-related issues, and he remains active as a media adviser, educator, and lecturer.
Steve received his law degree cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review. He was a law clerk for the Honorable Sam Hanson of the Minnesota Supreme Court and the Honorable Paul Magnuson of the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota. Steve also holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University in Chicago and a bachelor’s degree from Augsburg College in Minneapolis.
He is a member of the Hennepin County Bar Association, Ramsey County Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, Minnesota State Bar Association, Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association, and Defense Research Institute. Since 2005, he has served on the MSBA’s Publications Committee, which oversees publication of Bench & Bar, the magazine distributed to attorneys across Minnesota.
Steve teaches journalism part-time at Augsburg College and has been a tenor with the VocalEssence Chorus since 2004.
Bassford Remele Pa
33 S 6th St Ste 3800
Minneapolis, MN, 55402-3707
|MN||Authorized to Practice||2004||07/14/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Volunteer Lawyers Network||Conciliation Court Clinic||2010 - Present|
|Minnesota State Bar Association||Publications Committee||2005 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|Hennepin County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Ramsey County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Federal Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Defense Research Institute, Medical Liability Committee||Long Term Care Subcommittee||N/A|
|Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Society of Professional Journalists||Member||N/A|
|St. Thomas Mentorship Program||Mentor||N/A|
|Federal Bar Association||Federal Practice Seminar Committee||2012 - 2012|
|For The Defense||Three State-Based Defenses to Consider||2012|
|Eighth Circuit Appellate Practice Manual||Effect of Appeal, Stays and Supersedeas||2007|
|St. Paul Pioneer Press||A Century Ago, Paper Was Prosecuted for Reporting Too Much About Execution||2007|
|Star Tribune, Sunday Opinion Exchange||We Can’t Live By Blogs Alone||2006|
|Bench & Bar of Minnesota||Confidential News Sources: What Minnesota Lawyers and Clients Should Know||2006|
|Business Law Today||It’s Been 25 Years Since Penn Central: Anything New?||2004|
|William Mitchell College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2004|
|Augsburg College||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1989|
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