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Michele Bass

Litigation Attorney at Aspen, CO

5.0   7 reviews

also known as Michele Nelson Bass

  • State Years
    Colorado - CO 27 years
    California - CA 34 years
    Hawaii - HI 31 years
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State CO
    Acquired 1996
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1989
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State HI
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Michele

Learn Michele’s areas of practice.

I have been a practicing lawyer for 31 years. My first bar admission was in 1989 in California, my second was in 1992 in Hawaii, and my third in Colorado in 1996. 

 

I have had a very interesting litigation career spanning many subject matters, from intellectual property disputes to maritime/admiralty issues involved with defending recreational scuba diving cases. In two product liability cases involving scuba equipment, that sought ten million dollars in damages in California, complete defense verdicts were obtained in both following month-long jury trials.

 

I have been a passionate diver for 34 years and have been lucky enough dive all over the world. Favorites dive sites are: The Great Barrier Reef, Fiji, Galapagos Islands, Palau, Truk Lagoon, Hawaii and Indonesia. I have also been a life-long skier - and have lived in Aspen for the last 20 years.

 

In Colorado, I was on the legal team that unanimously won an important case in the Colorado Supreme Court. The case involved parental pre-injury liability releases for minors participating in skiing competitions. The decision knocked out the parents claims, but allowed the minors claims to go forward for negligence involved in setting a practice race course on Aspen Mountain.

 

Over the years I have litigated many diverse subject matters including: all aspects of   business; construction; real estate sales,development and boundary disputes; and architectural planning and execution.

 

I am a passionate and zealous advocate for my clients and enjoy the process of solving problems as quickly and efficiently as possible.

 

 

Location

The Law Office of Michele N Bass, PLLC
1325 Mountain View Dr.
Aspen, CO, 81611

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | October 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Truly Committed Counselor
I had an extremely positive experience with Michele in a personal injury situation. Even when the case was dragged out by the defendant and it became clear they were severely underinsured and the settlement would be paltry (for her and me)... Michele still treated me and the case with urgency and continued to plod through all of the delaying tactics to reach the best possible conclusion under the circumstances. Michele is a professional with a caring heart. I recommend her enthusiastically!!!
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Posted by Lorraine | August 25, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She will work hard for your case !!!
I hired Michelle Bass to represent me in a complicated injury case that happened in Belize. She worked on my case for over a year and dealt quickly and creatively with the many obstacles in our way when dealing with a lawsuit in a third world country. She obtained a settlement over 5 times the initial offer and proved herself over and over again to be knowledgeable, as well as persistent. I believe the opposing counsel underestimated her from the start. You will not go wrong with Michelle Bass and she will be straight with you from start to finish.
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Posted by Melissa | January 2, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Knowledgable and Supportive
Michele was great to work with. Not only is she extremely knowledgeable, but also very professional and hard-working. Michele was supportive throughout the whole process and made a point to ensure we were all on the same page each step of the way. She really listened to our stories and genuinely wanted to help! Michele's negotiations led to a fantastic settlement offer and I would highly recommend using her for legal representation.
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Posted by Megan | December 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Compassionate and hardworking
Michele was very compassionate and worked to get us what we deserved. She worked through some tough issues and was willing to talk me through the whole process when I was uncertain of understanding the details of our case.
Posted by Karen | January 20, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Smart Attorney!
We use Michele to run our 2 small construction industry based businesses. Besides being sharp as a whip, she is our valued sounding board and is always prompt to give us the right advice. Would highly recommend Michele!
Posted by mark | January 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
great attorney
helped us out tremendously and was available when needed and guided us through the process in a very professional manner highly recommended
Posted by Jeff | January 6, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Outstanding attorney!
Michele is one of the most thorough and competent attorneys in the Valley! She is always prepared and she is a problem solver. She provides aggressive representation tempered by the perfect amount of professional tact. I highly recommend Michele to family and friends in need of legal representation.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 275-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Law Office of Michele N Bass, PLLC
  • 2020 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Michele Nelson Bass
  • 1998 - Present

Education

  • McGeorge School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1985
  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1985

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Bolour v Aqualung
  • Defense Verdict
  • Aqualung v Santa Barbara Superior Court
  • Appeal Successful
  • Jakubek v Blue Dolphin Charters
  • Defense Verdict
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Associations

  • ABA Women's Advocate
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Hawaii State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • California Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Vice Chair Sports Litigation
  • 1993 - 1994
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Featured Attorney
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2021
  • Featured Attorney
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2020
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • International Business Transactions
  • American Jurisprudence Award
  • 1989
  • Honors in International Law
  • Primary Editor, The Transnational Lawyer
  • 1988
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Speaking Engagements

  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Detecting Fraud
  • 2020
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Technology, The Internet and The Law
  • 2020
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Handling Federal Discovery
  • 2020
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Ethics and Justice
  • 2020
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Privacy, Ethics, Confidentiality
  • 2020
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Trial Techniques Using Legal Videos
  • 2020
  • Dive Equipment and Manufacturing Association
  • Risk Management
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (1)
Endorse Michele
Litigation Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"In my experienced of working with her, Ms. Bass has demonstrated professionalism, diligence, and courtesy. I would recommend her to anyone seeking representation in civil litigation."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Michele Bass is a consummate professional. She is adept at all facets of litigation and trial work and we are proud to have her in our firm. Michele's work ethic is astounding and our clients place their trust in her day in and day out."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Aspen Litigation Lawyer Michele Bass
Michele Bass
Litigation Attorney
Aspen, CO
Licensed for 34 years