I have been practicing since 1985, licensed in Florida and Washington State. My areas of practice include bankruptcy, personal injury, criminal (all levels), juvenile delinquency, appellate, and family law. For the past 13 years, I have concentrated on ependency law, both as a Florida Assistant Attorney General (for 8 years) and presently, as a parents' defense counsel.
PLEASE NOTE AT PRESENT I AM ONLY HANDLING CPS-RELATED CHILD DEPENDENCY CASES.
Jeffrey is a determined and experienced trial attorney who is respected for his ability to work with opposing counsel toward a resolution of matters before the court. He has also been recognized as a statewide Florida expert on child dependency and case law.
Jeffrey is BV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
Languages spoken: Spanish
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I endorse this lawyer. Jeff is one of the best trial lawyers I have seen. The last trial I watched him win, the jury came back and acquitted in less than ten minutes. In another trial, one of the jurors wanted to hug him after his client was acquitted! He is well liked and well respected in the legal community. He is an excellent attorney and he truly cares about his clients.
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||1986||09/08/2015|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|John Balikes Professionalism Award||Miami-Dade Juvenile Justice Center||2007|
|N/A||Jeffrey P. Bassett, Attorney||2010 - Present|
|Senior Counsel||Center for DUI Defense/Palace Law Office||2008 - 2010|
|Attorney (extra hire)||Pierce County Dept of Assigned Counsel||2008 - 2008|
|Section Chief, Appellate Counsel||FL Attorney General's Office/Children's Legal Svcs||2001 - 2008|
|Juvenile Lead Attorney||Hillsborough County Public Defender's Office||2000 - 2001|
|Managing Attorney||Kenneth B. Shellan & Associates||1991 - 2000|
|Lead Attorney||FL Dept. of Children & Families||1989 - 1990|
|Assistant Public Defender||Orange County Public Defender's Office||1985 - 1989|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Washington LEGALS||President||1997 - 1999|
|Seminole Tribe of Florida v. FL Dept of Children & Families||Lower Court order affirmed (DCF prevailed)|
|S.K. v. Dep't of Children & Families||Lower court order affirmed for DCF|
|L.M. v. Dep't of Children & Families||Lower court order affirmed (DCF prevailed)|
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|Florida State University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1985|
|University of Florida||English||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1983|
|Dependency Law Update||Case law updates, statutory revisions||2008|
|Department of Children & Families Statewide Conference||Case law/statutory updates||2008|
|Lavendar Law National Conference||Bankruptcy and the Domestic Partnership||1999|