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Jan. 19, 2023

Minneapolis Managing Partner Alana Bassin Named an Attorney of the Year by Minnesota Lawyer

MINNEAPOLIS — Minneapolis-based Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP partner Alana K. Bassin, the managing partner of the firm’s office in the Twin Cities, was recognized as one of Minnesota’s top attorneys by Minnesota Lawyer as the publication announced its 2022 Attorneys of the Year in December.  

She was named an Attorney of the Year in the Individual Category, one of only seven attorneys to be named in the category. The list from Minnesota Lawyer will be recognized publicly on Feb. 15, 2023 at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis.

Bassin bookended 2022 by successfully getting a defense verdict for a multinational energy company in a $300 million jury demand, month-long Texas trial from February to March, and, late last year, helped her team get a Massachusetts state judge to exclude the main expert in a multi-plaintiff consolidated action against an international medical device company. Bassin left her former firm in 2022 to help open and now manage the new Minneapolis office for Nelson Mullins, where she leads a team of litigators as an attorney with vast experience over her more than 20-year career in the legal world.

With an extensive list of experiences, Bassin has represented Fortune 500 companies in products liability, medical device, commercial litigation, and general liability defense. She defends individual and mass-tort actions across the country involving high-exposure catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases. Throughout her legal career, she has frequently spoken on the professional development of women in the legal community.

Learn more about the award and the methodology here.

Established in 1897, Nelson Mullins is an Am Law 100 firm of more than 1,000 attorneys, policy advisors and professionals with 31 offices in 15 states and Washington, D.C. For more information, go to