Bryan Browning is a self-described “nerd” and proud of it. Not only does the Bassford Remele associate work on complex cases involving product liability, construction, and commercial litigation, he also spends considerable energy obtaining certifications from entities like the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the National Propane Gas Association. The National Association of Fire Investigators has qualified Browning as a certified fire and explosion investigator.
Just a handful of attorneys in the Twin Cities have these qualifications, and even fewer have kept their certifications current.
Browning’s credentials allow him to perform on-site forensic investigations into the cause of an accident.
“I do a lot of fire, explosion or chemical release cases; catastrophic loss and large property damage,” explains Browning, who handles defense and subrogation cases locally and around the country. “So, I use those certifications to help clients achieve the most favorable result.”
In addition to his passion for science and technology, Browning is devoted to addressing what he calls a “chronic shortage of diverse attorneys.”
“My degree in law has given me opportunities and access to opportunities I otherwise wouldn’t have,” says Browning, who is Mexican-American. “That’s why I’m a big proponent of trying to foster the next generation of diverse professionals: to shown them there’s more to life than the community they grew up in, that they can rise above any situation they want to.”
Browning is currently the vice president of the Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association and a volunteer with Big Brothers, Big Sisters of America. He belongs to numerous professional associations. And in 2013, Browning was nominated to become a fellow with the American Bar Foundation. The fellowship is an honor limited to only one-third of one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction.