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I have 2 wonderful children.  I enjoy going to my ranch(ette), playing golf and traveling when I have time.  I am a long-time U.T. Sports Fan, Dallas Cowboys Fan and San Antonio Spurs Fan. 


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Practice areas


  1. Family: 50%
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%



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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Samuel. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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  • William Carlos Makler

    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.


    William Makler DUI and DWI Attorney
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Contact info

Minton, Burton, Bassett & Collins, A Professional Corporation

1100 Guadalupe Street
Austin, TX, 78701


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198807/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Ambassador AwardAustin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association2010
Finalist - Texan of the YearDallas Morning News2009
Presidential AwardTexas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerAllison, Yeager & Bassett1992 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
National College of DUI LawyersMember2005 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember2004 - Present
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationDirector2002 - Present
Travis County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationCharter MemberN/A
Texas Forensic Science CommissionMember2006 - 2009
Travis County Bar AssociationPresident - Crim. Law Section2000 - 2001
Travis County Bar AssociationDirector2000 - 2003
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State of Texas v. Cedric BensonCases Dismissed Prior To Trial
State of Texas v. JW; In The Interest of W ChildrenTwo Trials - 2 verdicts of not guilty
State v. K.C.Not Guilty Verdict from Jury
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Publication nameTitleDate
Voice for the DefenseCivil & Criminal Aspects of Family Violence Cases2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Texas School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
University of Texas System, AustinBusinessOther - Bachelors1985
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
National Defense Investigators AssociationJunk Science and An Execution in Texas2010
6th Annual National Forensics SeminarObstacles to Forensic Science Reform2010
Defending Allegations of Sexual AssaultEthics2009
2009 Advanced Criminal Law CourseTexas Forensic Science Commission2009
2008 Advanced Criminal Law CourseCivil and Criminal Aspects of Family Violence Cases2008