I have practiced in Austin and throughout Texas since 1988.
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1988||02/26/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Ambassador Award||Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||2010|
|Finalist - Texan of the Year||Dallas Morning News||2009|
|Presidential Award||Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||2008|
|Partner||Allison, Yeager & Bassett||1992 - 2000|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National College of DUI Lawyers||Member||2005 - Present|
|State Bar of Texas||Member||2004 - Present|
|Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||Director||2002 - Present|
|Travis County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||Charter Member||N/A|
|Texas Forensic Science Commission||Member||2006 - 2009|
|Travis County Bar Association||President - Crim. Law Section||2000 - 2001|
|Travis County Bar Association||Director||2000 - 2003|
|State v. K.C.||Not Guilty Verdict from Jury|
|State of Texas v. JW; In The Interest of W Children||Two Trials - 2 verdicts of not guilty|
|State of Texas v. Cedric Benson||Cases Dismissed Prior To Trial|
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|Voice for the Defense||Civil & Criminal Aspects of Family Violence Cases||2009|
|University of Texas School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1988|
|University of Texas, Austin, Texas, USA||Business||Bachelor of Business Administration||1985|
|National Defense Investigators Association||Junk Science and An Execution in Texas||2010|
|6th Annual National Forensics Seminar||Obstacles to Forensic Science Reform||2010|
|Defending Allegations of Sexual Assault||Ethics||2009|
|2009 Advanced Criminal Law Course||Texas Forensic Science Commission||2009|
|2008 Advanced Criminal Law Course||Civil and Criminal Aspects of Family Violence Cases||2008|
Posted by anonymous
Sam is by far the best attorney I could have asked for. I was accused of aggravated assault w/ bodily injury and got a deferred prosecution deal for a year only with ending in a dismissal. He fights for the truth and protects your rights. I highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a lawyer that knows what they are doing.
Posted by anonymous
Sam is not only a first rate attorney, he is also very attentive to the needs of his clients. Sam was aware we needed superior representation, but we concerned about the cost of legal action. Sam was very efficient and tried to keep costs down as much as possible while providing the vigorous representation we required. I've dealt with other attorneys before that, while also effective, didn't mind running up the billable hours as much as possible.
I highly recommend Sam to anyone seeking efficient, ethical and top notch representation.
William Makler, DUI and DWI Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
Sam Bassett is an excellent criminal defense lawyer. He keeps his calm under pressure, thinks clearly on his feet and makes good choices. With 25 years of experience under his belt, he brings all the right stuff to get his clients out of ugly situations. You can't go wrong with Sam. I wholeheartedly endorse his work.
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