Ben McAninch was elected President of the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association at its annual meeting in Duluth on August 16. The MDLA is an organization dedicated to serving the needs of lawyers engaging primarily in the defense and trial of civil disputes. He takes over for outgoing President Steve Sitek of the Bassford Remele firm. Ben also served as chair of the Trial Techniques Seminar held from August 15-17 where the attending firm members participated in a service project collecting school supplies for local students. The winning firm, Larson King, received the Service Project Championship Belt. Ben’s term as President will run through August of 2020.

Outgoing President Steve Sitek hands over the reigns to incoming President Ben McAninch.


Members of the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association and DRI (Defense Research Institute) appear with the Service Project Championship Belt, awarded to the winning firm, as well as some of the school supplies donated by attendees.