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J. Michael Bass

About me

I was born and raised in Valdosta, GA.  I have lived here all my life.  I am now 49 years old and have practiced law for more than half my life.  I have been in practice at the law firm of Closson, Bass & Tomberlin for 22 years.  I only practice criminal defense for people charged with crimes and workers' compensation for employees injured at work.  I handle no other types of cases as I choose to limit my practice in order to be as proficient as possible in the types of law I do practice.  I want to be the best attorney possible in the areas I do practice. 


I offer free consultations on any case and you are under no obligation to me if you simply wish to meet with me and discuss your case in order to determine whether you wish to hire me to represent you.  I would never ask you to buy a car without test driving it and I would never ask you to put your very serious problem in my hands without first talking to me to find out what i can do for you.


I look forward to meeting with you in the future if you have the unfornate circumstance of either being arrested or injured at work.


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Practice areas


  1. Workers' Compensation: 50%
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%



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Contact info

Closson, Bass & Tomberlin

PO Box 159
Valdosta, GA, 31603-0159


GAActive Member in Good Standing 198811/07/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Association namePosition nameDuration
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1991 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Georgia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
Valdosta State CollegePhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1985