Alana Bassin, 96, Named "Attorney of the Year" by Minnesota Lawyer

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Bowman and Brooke is proud to announce that Minneapolis Co-Managing Partner, Alana Bassin, has been named to the "2015 Attorneys of the Year" list by Minnesota Lawyer.

This year's attorneys were chosen based on their leadership, involvement in major cases or other newsworthy events, excellence in corporate or transactional services and community involvement. Nominations were submitted by judges, bar groups, clients and fellow attorneys.

Contributing to her selection as an "Attorney of the Year" was undoubtedly her recent defense verdict as first-chair trial counsel in a $30 million high-exposure case involving a plant explosion in Winkler County, Texas.

Alana, a '96 graduate of the University of North Dakota School of Law, focuses her practice on product liability, medical device and general liability defense. She has defended individual and mass tort actions across the country involving high-exposure catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases.

Outside of her professional practice, Alana frequently volunteers her time as a Board Member of, where she most recently served as Chair of their largest fundraising event. She is also the Co-Chair of the firm's Diversity Committee and frequently speaks on the professional development of women in the legal community.