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Mark F Baseman

Appeals Attorney at Tampa, FL

5.0   13 reviews
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Mark

Learn Mark’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Appeals
    75%

    13 years

  2. Family
    25%

    13 years

Mark F. Baseman has spent years addressing and defending complicated family law legal issues.  He is a meticulous researcher and writer and a strong advocate in court.  In additional to litigating family law matters, Mark heads his firm's appellate practice.  

Mark is a member of the Florida Bar, the Middle District of Florida, the Hillsborough County Bar Association, the Family Law Section of the Hillsborough County Bar Association, the Stann Givens Family Law Inn of Court and the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar.  Before founding his own firm with partners Jessica M. Felix and Matthew L. Felix, Mark worked for Older, Lundy & Alvarez.

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Location

Mark Baseman
3714 W. Horatio St.
Tampa, FL, 33609

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Reviews

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Posted by James | August 3, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome!
I hired Mark to represent me in my family law appeal. What an exceptional writer--His reply brief was masterfulI in calling out and rebutting the incorrect legal theories and distractions in the form of personal attacks on my character. I came to Mark with $80k+ of back child support from a bad order and with his help, that should be reduced to near $0. Mark is easy to work with, listens well, and understands the appellate court in a way few do. You need to hire Mark for your family law appeal. Thank you Mark!
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Posted by Serkan | July 29, 2019
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Great attorney with exceptional great personality.
Mark Baseman is a great attorney with exceptional great personality. He provided me with excellent legal advice and services. He explained everything well and came through with all questionable issues. I found him to be reliable, courteous and professional. I highly recommend him without any reservations. Very reasonable rates.
Posted by Bree | September 26, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Tactful & Efficient
I essentially drew a name from a hat when I called Mark’s firm. We were extremely lucky to have an attorney that was willing to wade through a mess of complicated problems. He explained everything in detail and was very responsive. He was patient with us even when the other party was far from cooperative. We intend to return to court in the next few years and will be calling Mark to hire him again.
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Posted by Kali | July 27, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Phenomenal Attorney
So very thankful I got to work with Mark and his team! They were so fantastic, incredibly helpful on guiding me through my divorce! Having an advocate and resource such as their team during that time was so very reassuring!
Posted by Gerry | May 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome
We had a child support modification that hadn’t been handled correctly by our previous attorney. As a result, we hired Mark and he was able to get our situation resolved in less than a month. He’s responsive, honest and genuinely cares about doing what’s right. Hiring Mark was one of the best decisions we have ever made. We are just regretful we didn’t do it sooner!
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Posted by Monica | March 23, 2018
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Exactly the attorney I needed
I felt like I was Mark Baseman’s only client because he was very responsive and stayed on it until completion. If you want someone on your side that is serious about settling and staying out of trial that is Him. He is no drama but nice and professional. Very logical. What I really appreciate is him keeping me informed about cost and there were no surprises. I could make suggestions on what I thought we should do when we ran into a problem and he would logically and legally walk me through all the outcomes including cost if we pursued. He always had a cheaper solution that was better for everyone. If you are looking for an attorney that has integrity, is fair and wants to save you money that is Mark Baseman. If you are looking to get something done then you want him. He also knows the law when it comes to custody cases and can well inform you on your rights as well as the non custodial parent rights. Thank you Mark for keeping everyone in line in our case. I feel like I can move on now.
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Posted by anonymous | February 18, 2018
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Divorce
Mark was very attentive to my case from start to finish. It was never hard to get ahold of him if i needed anything and he always returned calls or emails promptly. It was a pleasure to work with him and his staff. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Matt | March 20, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptional, Professional, and Thorough
I always felt that my needs were met and that the firm was invested in me and my case. They were easily accessible, always got back to me same day, and got the results that I wanted. Attorney Mark Baseman, his associates, and his staff were very professional and courteous throughout the entire process. Mark and his entire team made a very difficult situation much easier to deal with. He is definitely someone you want on your side. I highly recommend him and his firm.
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Posted by Will | November 22, 2016
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Remarkable Attorney
I had a nightmare of case and Mark helped me get what I consider the best possible outcome. My wife got addicted to opiates and we have a child together. Mark helped me set up safeguards to keep my child safe and give me the authority I needed to deal with a person with substance abuse issues. Addiction has its own set of problems and nuisances and I was fearful of working with someone who was not versed in the issues of addiction. Mark was outstanding and helped me structure an agreement to where I can keep my daughter safe, but also keep her mom involved as long as she is clean and sober. He kept everything moving along when the other side drug their feet, was honest and extremely responsive. I would know of developments in our case immediately where as my wife wouldn't hear from her attorney for days. I highly suggest Mark he will remain my attorney if I ever need one again.
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Posted by Kerri | July 8, 2016
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Highly Recommend
The divorce process can be a stressful one but Mark put my mind at ease by taking the time to explain everything to me. He's extremely knowledgeable and easy to work with. I cannot recommend Mark enough.
Posted by Mike | June 20, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Satisfied Client
Mark successfully navigated me through an alimony modification case which went to trial despite our reasonable attempts for a settlement. The judge ruled in our favor thanks to Mark's clear stating of the facts and his knowledge of Florida Family Law. His cross-examination of witnesses was direct and revealing. He is thorough in his explanations and provided excellent advice throughout the process. Mark is energetic, personable and easy to work with.
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Posted by Matt | April 27, 2016
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Great Fit
This is a very similar review to the one above mine. I originally hired Ben Older but had the pleasure of working with Mark quite a bit. In fact, he was my primary point of contact most of the time. He did a great job for me and I'm very disappointed to see him leave the firm. He's a great attorney and I knew it was a matter of time before he branched off on his own. I'm sure he'll be successful with his new practice. My only gripe is that he before my case fully resolved. I hate to see him go but would highly recommend him to anyone seeking a family law attorney.
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Posted by Hirschdr | December 10, 2014
Excellent Counsel
I originally retained Ben Older, the firms senior partner. But because Ben is so busy, and Mark is so good and extremely competent, Mark did a lot of work on my case. Whatever Mark did for me , I was very pleased with. There was no let down compared to Ben. I thought I was getting the best of two worlds with two highly skilled attorneys handling my case. And the outcome reflected their combined expertise. I was as happy with Mark as I was with the senior partner Ben. I am sure it will be a short time before Mark is a partner in their prestigious firm. I couldnt be happier with either one and highly recommend them both!
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-400 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Felix & Baseman, LLC
  • 2024 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Felix, Felix & Baseman
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Older, Lundy & Alvarez, Attorneys at Law
  • 2011 - 2016
  • Law Clerk
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Law Clerk
  • Pennsylvania Superior Court
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Intern for Professor Marina Angel
  • Beasley School of Law
  • 2009 - 2009
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Education

  • Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • Florida State University
  • MS - Master of Science
  • 2006
  • Florida State University
  • Bachelor's of Science
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Dunkel v. Dunkel
  • Affirmed (in client's favor) as to all major issues.
  • Mallory v. Mallory
  • Affirmed (in client's favor) as to all issues.
  • McClain v. McClain
  • Affirmed (in client's favor) as to all issues.

Associations

  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Executive Council Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • Next Generation Divorce
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Hillsborough County Bar, Appellate Section
  • member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Stann W. Givens Family Law American Inn of Court of Tampa
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association (Middle District of Florida)
  • member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section
  • member
  • 2011 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Theodore Millison Professionalism Award
  • The Stann Givens Family Law American Inn of Court of Tampa
  • 2022
  • Top Contributor Award
  • AVVO
  • 2016
  • Cum Laude
  • Beasley School of Law
  • 2011
  • Louis C. Bechtle Scholarship
  • Beasley School of Law
  • 2011
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Stann Givens Family Law American Inn of Court of T
  • Preserving the Record for Appeal
  • 2021
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • The Don’ts of Family Law Appeals: Don’t Waive Your Arguments, Don’t Blow Your Deadlines, and Don’t Disappear
  • 2021
  • What Do You Do When . . . ?
  • What Do You Do to Stay Current?
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (5)
Endorse Mark
Family Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mark Baseman is one of the most intelligent attorney's that I have run across. He is highly knowledgeable about the areas of family law and appeals. I personally have appreciated his high level of professionalism and dedication to the advocacy of his clients."
Family Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the pleasure of meeting Mark almost two years ago, in what was a very contentious case. The facts were not favorable for my side; however, Mark was never arrogant and he was always willing to attempt to reach an agreement. I really admired that especially because he could have easily chosen to litigate the matter with success. During the course of my work with Mark, I learned that he practiced in the area of appellate law. I seized the opportunity and referred an appellate case to him. I could not be happier and neither could my client. Mark is simply brilliant and he is a phenomenal writer. He has a vast knowledge of the law and I look no further after he gives me an opinion. I am further fortunate to call him a friend."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mark Baseman is a sharp lawyer. He analyzes things quickly and accurately. He is never without a response. And, the responses are on point. As his opposing counsel, I was impressed with Mark's skill. He is professional, honest, and has a sense of humor."
Family Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark is responsive, intelligent, and acts with pinpoint accuracy in everything that he does. He is a rising star in the practice of law."
Appeals Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have worked with Mark Baseman throughout his legal career and can say that his ability and skill in analyzing legal issues is unmatched. I have trusted him with my clients for appellate work, which is the highest endorsement one can give another attorney."
Family Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have mediated for Mark on numerous occasions and every time I have worked with him, he is thoughtful and makes creative arguments. Mark knows the law and is a true advocate for his clients."
Appeals Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mark is fantastic appellate and family law attorney. He is able to dissect any legal argument and find the best case law and legal position to present. Whether he is presenting a case at trial, preparing a brief or arguing before a district court of appeals, his attention to detail, grasp of the law and ability to assess the best legal approach is always consistent and confident. He is a strong advocate for his clients but balanced and reasonable when dealing with colleagues. I highly recommend Mark."
Family Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mark is a phenemoneal writer and can analyze any legal issue instantaneously. I recommend Mark especially for any appellate issue and for any case that involves intricate legal research and writing!"
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Divorce and separation
Divorce and separation