Michael H. Bassett

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Michael H. Bassett
Senior Partner
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"I will be liken to the raindrop which washes away the mountain; the ant who devours a tiger; the star which brightens the earth . . . I will build my castle one brick at a time for I know that small attempts, repeated, will complete any undertaking. I will persist until I succeed." ~ Og Mandino

Areas of Practice:

  • Mediation
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Transportation Litigation
  • Professional Liability

Bar Admissions:

  • Texas, 1987

Court Admissions:

  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas

Education:

  • St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas, 1987
    J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
    Honors: With Distinction
    Law Review: St. Mary's Law Journal, Articles Editor, 1986 - 1987
  • University of Texas, El Paso, Texas, 1984
    B.B.A., Bachelor of Business Administration
    Honors: cum laude
    Honors: With Honors; Editor - UTEP Honors Program; Dean's List, 1979-1980,
    Honors: 1981-1982, 1983-1984; Top Ten Senior, 1984
    Major: Accounting
    Major: Finance

Honors and Awards:

  • Texas Super Lawyer, 2006
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • American Jurisprudence Award in Torts, 1985
  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Harlan Society, 1987
  • Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities, 1986
  • Who's Who Among Law Students, 1987
  • Semi-Finalist, State Moot Court Competition, 1987
  • Winner, Norvell Moot Court Competition, 1987
  • Quarter-Finalist, Walker Moot Court, 1986
  • Recipient, College of Business Administration Scholarship
  • Recipient, El Paso Home Mortgages Bankers Association Scholarship
  • Recipient, United Services Automobile Association Scholarship
  • Recipient, UTEP General Fund Scholarship
  • Recipient, The University of Texas at El Paso Military Science Department: Superior Cadet Decoration Award
  • Recipient, The University of Texas at El Paso Military Science Department: Distinguished Military Student
  • Recipient, The University of Texas at El Paso Military Science Department: Distinguished Military Graduate, 1984
  • President, Mortar Board National Honor Society, 1982 - 1983

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • American Bar Association (Member, Litigation Section)
  • State Bar of Texas (Member)
  • American Inns of Court - San Antonio Chapter, 1986 - 1987 (Student Member)
  • American Trucking Association (Member)
  • DRI Transportation Committee (Trucking Sub-Committee) (Member)
  • Transportation Lawyers Association (Member)
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • International Association of Defense Counsel