Michael H. Bassett

Michael H. Bassett

Senior Partner
Dallas, Texas
800-310-9769 (Toll Free)

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


  • St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1987
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Law Review: St. Mary's Law Journal, Articles Editor, 1986 - 1987
  • University of Texas, El Paso, Texas
    • B.B.A., Bachelor of Business Administration cum laude - 1984
    • 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

Published Works

  • Casenote, Almanza v. State, 17 St. Mary's Law Journal 2, 1986
  • Article, The Permissible Scope of Automobile Inventory Searches in the Aftermath of Colorado v. Bertine: A Talisman Is Created, (Co-Author: G. Reamey and J. Molchan), 18 The Texas Tech Law Review 4, 1987

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, Student Member, 1986 - 1987
  • 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