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At The Bassett Firm, we provide peace of mind. We are trial attorneys. Not litigators, but attorneys who try cases. Our years of trial experience protect you and your company.

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Our Practice

We pride ourselves on being problem solvers. If we cannot help you, we will assist you to find someone who can. We are hired every day to zealously represent our clients’ interests in the following practice areas:

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Texas is one of the fastest growing areas of the country today and that means thousands of new drivers unfamiliar with Texas highways and roads are unleashed every year. We are thoroughly familiar with the Texas Transportation Code and the complex tri-lateral relationship between attorney, insured, and insurer. Our representation extends to those facing physical, mental, or financial claims against them as a result of a motor vehicle accident. We litigate accidents involving motorcycles, cars, trucks, boats, and anything that runs on a motor.

Criminal Defense

Fathers, mothers, daughters, sons, nephews and nieces may all one day face a criminal charge or accusation. It is important to have competent representation to get those you care about through the legal system as unscathed as possible. We defend against class A, B, and C misdemeanor charges in the Metroplex. Our attorneys handle DWI, obstruction of a highway, criminal trespass, UCW, possession, criminal mischief, failure to leave identification and array of other criminal misdemeanor charges.

Mike H. Bassett

Here is the reality of letting a jury decide your case:

  1. You never know what a jury is going to do.
  2. Every lawyer has cases that they lost where they should have won and they won where they should have lost.
  3. You can beat the rap, but you can’t beat the ride.
  4. In over 34 years of practice, I have never had a client (even one who won) leave the courthouse and say, “Mike, now that was fun. I can’t wait to do it again.”

Having tried lawsuits for 34 years, and having been a mediator for 15 years, I can bring to the table the experience and perspectives that can help you get your case settled. I have mediated cases involving personal injury, property damage, professional liability, business disputes, labor and employment law, non-subscriber litigation, and partnership dissolutions.

Finally, while there are some really, really good mediators in Texas you can choose from, very few of them still have an active trial practice. I do.
I look forward to mediating – – and settling – – your case.

Dram Shop

In Texas, any drinking establishments where alcoholic beverages may be sold and consumed are considered “Dram Shops” and may be subject to strict liability laws in the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code.  “Dram Shops” are liable for injuries caused by overserving and we defend against all accusations of fault or liability a drinking establishment may face. We confront and litigate against claims of overserving, serving to minors, injury, proportional liability, accidents, and claims of action to which any drinking establishment may be joined.

Food-Borne Illness

Millions of Texans patronize professional eating establishments on a regular basis. Those restaurants serve millions of meals and are at risk for foodborne illness liability. In Texas, we advocate for the small local family owned to the nation-wide branded restaurants. We defend against and litigate medical expenses, sickness, injuries, and death claims allegedly caused by bacteria, viruses, and other foodborne illnesses.

Non-Subscriber Employer Liability

In Texas, companies have the option to choose not to have workers’ compensation insurance coverage.  Such companies represent a huge part of the state’s economy. We represent companies who have exercised their right to opt out of a workers’ compensation. We handle any all liability claims an employee might bring against their employer for injuries sustained in their occupation when the business has chosen to opt out of workers’ compensation. We evaluate each and every individual situation to determine areas if weakness and strength and take quick action to remedy the issues.


Subrogation occurs when an insurance company makes a payment on behalf of another party and then subsequently collections on that debt. Our attorney’s defend insurance companies from subrogation actions in complicated law suits that have many different parties, representation, and insurance involved. We understanding the distinctions and navigate the myriad of complexities involved an insurance subrogation action. Our legal team distinguishes itself by taking early action and investigating the issues.

The Bassett Firm