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Mr. Bassett represents clients in a plethora of legal proceedings at the state and federal levels. He focuses on criminal defense, traffic violations, and employment law.
Mr. Bassett graduated from Adelphi University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and a minor in Political Science. He was a President’s List recipient several semesters and a Dean’s List recipient in all semesters he attended. In 2008, he received the Theodore Caplow Award for Excellence in Criminal Justice awarded to the author of the paper of the year in the topic of Criminal Justice. While at Adelphi University, Mr. Bassett was a member of Theta Chi, the National Honor Society in Criminal Justice.
Mr. Bassett earned his Juris Doctorate from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center in 2013. While at Touro, he served as secretary and vice president of the Public Interest Law Organization of Touro. He practiced in his passion of public interest while at the Public Advocacy Center of Touro in 2010, where he represented indigent tenants and landlords. He subsequently served as a pro bono attorney with the Federal Defenders of New York (Central Islip), to vigorously defend persons charged with federal crimes who cannot afford to hire an attorney.
Mr. Bassett recently enrolled and graduated from the prestigious New York State Bar Association Trial Academy hosted at Cornell University. While at the Academy, Mr. Bassett enhanced his already strong trial advocacy skills by learning from New York’s best and most seasoned trial attorneys in areas such as: jury voir dire, opening statements, direct examinations, cross examinations, and closing arguments.
Mr. Bassett is admitted to practice law in the State of New York and pending admission in the United States District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.
He is an active and contributing member of the Nassau County Bar Association, including the Young Lawyers Committee. He is also a member of the New York State Bar Association.