Edward Bassett, Jr.

Mirick, O'Connell, DeMallie & Lougee, LLP
1800 West Park Drive
Suite 400
Westborough, MA 01581
508.898.1501
www.mirickoconnell.com


PRACTICE CONCENTRATION

Edward C. Bassett, Jr. is a partner and Chair of the Firm's Personal Injury Litigation Group. Mr. Bassett has practiced in the area of civil litigation for over twenty-five years. Mr. Bassett is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum ©, membership in which is limited to trial lawyers who have demonstrated exceptional skill, experience and excellence in advocacy by achieving a million dollar trial verdict, award or settlement. Mr. Bassett received a $22.65 million judgment in a traumatic brain injury case caused by a drunk driver. Lawyers Weekly selected Mr. Bassett as one of the Top Ten Lawyers in Massachusetts. The American Trial Lawyers Association selected Mr. Bassett as one of the top Trial Lawyers in Massachusetts. In 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 Mr. Bassett was selected by Boston Magazine and Law and Politics as one of the Massachusetts' “Super Lawyers” and one of New England's “Super Lawyers” in 2007, 2008 and 2009.

Mr. Bassett was co-counsel for Drs. Sunil and Deborah Eappen in the well-publicized wrongful death case of Matthew Eappen v. Louise Woodward (the British Nanny).

Mr. Bassett volunteered his legal services to obtain a $2.15 million award for a young boy who lost his father on September 11 onboard Flight 11.

PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

Mr. Bassett is a member of The American Association for Justice (AAJ) and a member of the Board of Governors of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Lawyers (MATA). He is a past Editor in Chief of the Journal of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys; a former member of the Massachusetts Bar Association Civil Litigation Council and former Editor of the Massachusetts Bar Association Section Review Quarterly Publication. Mr. Bassett has lectured as a faculty member for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. (MCLE); The Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys (MATA) and the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLA). Mr. Bassett was a featured speaker at a National Conference of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA) and he was a featured speaker at The Annual Convention of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys held at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro. Mr. Bassett is currently the Chairman of the Legislative Committee for the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLA) as well as a member of the Executive Board of Trustees. Mr. Bassett is a Past President of the Northborough and Southborough Education Foundation, former Chair of the Southborough Zoning Board of Appeals, and he is a former member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of Anna Maria College.

PUBLICATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

In 1999, Mr. Bassett was named by Lawyers Weekly as one of the top ten attorneys in Massachusetts and in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 he was selected by Boston Magazine as one of The Massachusetts Super Lawyers. Mr. Bassett has authored two chapters in the internationally known treatise Nichols On Eminent Domain and he has lectured for “ATLA,” “APITLA,” “MATA” and MCLE. A complete listing of his publications can be found by visiting his website at www.mirickoconnell.com/PersonalInjuryLitigation.

Many of Mr. Bassett's high profile cases have been featured in The National Law Journal, Lawyers Weekly, Boston Globe, Boston Herald and the Worcester Telegram and Gazette. Television interviews have been shown on Canadian National Television as well as Channels 4, 5, 7, 25 and 56 in Boston.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Mirick O'Connell, Worcester, Massachusetts
Partner
(1977-present)

EDUCATION

Mr. Bassett received his J.D. from Boston College Law School (where he was The Annotations Editor of The Uniform Commercial Code Reporter Digest – Mathew Bender) and his A.B., magna cum laude, from Boston College.