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Lewis A. "Lew" Remele, Jr.

Fifth Street Towers, 100 South 5th Street, Suite 1500 Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402-1254
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Bassford Remele

Years In Practice

Phone Number (612) 333-3000

Lewis Remele is regarded as one of the leading lawyers in Minnesota, and was the top vote-getter in the annual Minnesota Super Lawyers list in 2001-2005, 2008-2009, 2011-2014, 2016 and 2018. He was named as the 2019 Minneapolis Arbitration Lawyer of the Year, 2009 and 2013 Minneapolis Bet-the-Company Litigator of the Year, and 2012 Legal Malpractice Law–Defendants Lawyer of the Year by The Best Lawyers in America. He is listed in Law and Leading Attorneys and Who’s Who in American Law. Mr. Remele is recognized by the international research firm Chambers & Partners as a top business litigator. In addition, he is included in the Minnesota Lawyer Circle of Excellence for being selected as an Attorney of the Year in 2007, 2011 and 2017, and was recently named a Minnesota ICON for his ability to lead and succeed in courtrooms and conference rooms.

Mr. Remele is a highly accomplished trial lawyer who for more than four decades has successfully tried, mediated, and arbitrated high-stakes matters and argued appeals in conference rooms and courtrooms across the nation. He is regularly sought out by businesses of all sizes, courts, and other organizations to resolve extremely complex disputes. Recently, he was court-appointed co-lead counsel in a consolidated multidistrict litigation, representing more than 70,000 plaintiffs in a high-profile international trade disruption. During his career he has represented insurance companies in personal injury and coverage cases; corporate clients in diverse commercial suits including employment, contracts, securities, professional and fiduciary claims, directors’ and officers’ liability, class actions, shareholder disputes, debtor/creditor, antitrust; and has represented clients in products liability matters, and trusts and estates litigation. Numerous times Lew has been appointed a Special Master in both state and federal courts, as settlement master, and as a master to assist the court in discovery and related issues. 

Mr. Remele is past president of both the Minnesota State and Hennepin County Bar Associations and the Academy of Court Appointed Special Masters. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the International Society of Barristers, the Academy of International Trial Lawyers, the American Board of Trial Advocates and the Litigation Counsel of America. He also is a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

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Lawyer of the Year recognition for Lewis A. Remele, Jr.
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
Arbitration, Minneapolis (2019)
Litigation - Trusts and Estates, Minneapolis (2014)
Bet-the-Company Litigation, Minneapolis (2013)
Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants, Minneapolis (2012)
Bet-the-Company Litigation, Minneapolis (2009)
  • Leading Commercial Litigator, Chambers and Partners, 2003 - 2016
  • Commercial Litigation Lawyer of the Year, Global Law Experts, 2013
  • Listed in “200 Minnesotans You Should Know,” Twin Cities Business, 2010
  • Attorney of the Year, Circle of Excellence, Minnesota Lawyer, 2007, 2011
  • Selected as the No. 1 Super Lawyer in the State of Minnesota by Minnesota Law & Politics/Super Lawyers, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016
  • Selected as a Top 5 Super Lawyer by Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine, 2000 - 2005 and 2008 - 2016
  • Selected as a Top 40 Business Litigation Super Lawyer by Minnesota Law & Politics, 2005 - 2009
  • Selected as a Top 100 Super Lawyer by Minnesota Law & Politics, 2000 - 2016
  • Selected to the Super Lawyers list, published by Minnesota Law & Politics/Super Lawyers, MPLS.ST.PAUL Magazine and Twin Cities Business, 2000 - 2016
Creighton University, J.D.
Graduated 1975
Contact Details and Office Locations
Fifth Street Towers, 100 South 5th Street, Suite 1500
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402-1254
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