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Jeffrey Patrick Bassett

Jeffrey Patrick Bassett

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About Me

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.  




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

Practice Areas


  1. Child Abuse: 100%
    16 years



Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Natalie Lynn Durflinger

    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.


    Natalie Durflinger DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Susan M Swadberg

    Jeff is a top quality attorney! He cares about his clients and is an amazing courtroom advocate. I would recommend him anyday!


    Susan Swadberg Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Jeffrey P. Bassett, Attorney

3313 Viewcrest Drive NE
Bremerton, WA, 98310


FLMember in Good Standing198609/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
John Balikes Professionalism AwardMiami-Dade Juvenile Justice Center2007
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
N/AJeffrey P. Bassett, Attorney2010 - Present
Senior CounselCenter for DUI Defense/Palace Law Office2008 - 2010
Attorney (extra hire)Pierce County Dept of Assigned Counsel2008 - 2008
Section Chief, Appellate CounselFL Attorney General's Office/Children's Legal Svcs2001 - 2008
Juvenile Lead AttorneyHillsborough County Public Defender's Office2000 - 2001
Managing AttorneyKenneth B. Shellan & Associates1991 - 2000
Lead AttorneyFL Dept. of Children & Families1989 - 1990
Assistant Public DefenderOrange County Public Defender's Office1985 - 1989
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington LEGALSPresident1997 - 1999
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Seminole Tribe of Florida v. FL Dept of Children & FamiliesLower Court order affirmed (DCF prevailed)
S.K. v. Dep't of Children & FamiliesLower court order affirmed for DCF
L.M. v. Dep't of Children & FamiliesLower court order affirmed (DCF prevailed)
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
The Florida State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor - Juris Doctor1985
University of FloridaEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1983
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Dependency Law UpdateCase law updates, statutory revisions2008
Department of Children & Families Statewide ConferenceCase law/statutory updates2008
Lavendar Law National ConferenceBankruptcy and the Domestic Partnership1999