J. Jude Basile

The Basile Law Firm
1334 Chorro Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93428
805-781-8600
www.basilelaw.com


Nationally known California trial lawyer J. Jude Basile seeks justice and the maximum recovery possible for victims of a serious injury, accident, product defect, insurance benefits denial, elder abuse, or civil rights discrimination. His law practice extends through all of California, especially San Diego - Santa Barbara - San Luis Obispo - and Monterey. Cases in other states are accepted through association with local counsel.

J. Jude Basile is on the staff of the Trial Lawyers College, founded by attorney Gerry Spence. Jude is frequently associated into cases by other lawyers who represent victims and want to "learn while doing," and acquire experience in Jude's simple, direct approach to discovering and presenting the truth. For Gerry Spence's comments about Jude Basile, please see the Credentials page on this site. Please click here to listen to a SkyRadio transcript of Jude speaking on the importance of the jury system.

In 2004, Jude was named "Trial Lawyer of the Year" by Consumer Attorneys of San Diego (CASD) for his work on four major cases and his work teaching other victims' lawyers at the Trial Lawyers College. Click here to read CASD's press release.

Jude also sponsors a civil essay contest for high school students that provides thousands in college scholarship assistance to the essay winners.

J. Jude Basile strongly believes in the power of the jury system to help victims. You are encouraged to call him at (805) 781-8600 if you are a victim, family member, or an attorney for a victim, seeking highly skilled legal help for a situation involving:
       
  • Serious injury or death from an accident
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  • Injury from any type of defective product. This could be a drug, medical implant, auto part, household appliance, or other item
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  • Denial of insurance benefit
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  • Elder abuse or injury
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  • Sexual harassment
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  • Discrimination by a business, association, or the government

Attorney J. Jude Basile:

       
  • Has recovered millions of dollars for victims and their families
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  • Has received two "Outstanding Trial Lawyer" awards by the San Diego Consumer Attorneys Association
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  • Holds the highest rating, "AV," for legal skill and ethical conduct by legal rating service Martindale- Hubbell.
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  • Is a highly popular trial tactics instructor for lawyers attending the Trial Lawyers College.
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  • Basile was selected by the founder of the College, Gerry Spence, and now sits on its Board of Directors.
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  • Is known for obtaining successful verdicts and settlements in cases other attorneys considered too difficult.

Although J. Jude Basile's offices are based in California, he associates with skilled attorneys in other states, as provided by law. He is committed to bringing the highest level of skill, caring, and understanding to each client, regardless of their race, creed, religion, abilities, gender, or sexual orientation.

Lawyer J. Jude Basile handles most civil cases on contingency, meaning his fees will be paid only from the settlement or award obtained for you. He will consider any case involving a serious injury or financial loss. Please call him at (805) 781-8600 for an appointment or to discuss your situation. Jude's trial schedule regularly brings him to San Diego - Santa Barbara - San Luis Obispo - and Monterey and to other courts throughout California.

California lawyer J. Jude Basile is known for obtaining substantial verdicts and settlements in very difficult injury and financial loss cases. He is a strong believer in the jury system and the need for lawyers to develop a true understanding of and empathy for their injured clients. Jude enjoys teaching other attorneys and is frequently associated into cases by attorneys who want to "learn while doing," and acquire experience in Jude's simple, direct approach to discovering and presenting the truth.

J. Jude Basile is on the Board of Directors and teaching staff of the Trial Lawyers College, founded and run by noted Wyoming trial lawyer Gerry Spence With Gerry Spence, he has set up regional groups of attorneys to share and teach the College's unique and successful methods of preparing and trying cases on behalf of victims and their families.

The independent national rating service Martindale Hubbell has given J. Jude Basile the highest rating, A-V. He is on the boards of directors of various consumer and trial organizations and has been a member of the American Inns of Court. He is a member of the United States Supreme Court, the California, Georgia,and Federal District Court bar associations, and the Consumer Attorneys of California.

In 2004, Jude was named "Trial Lawyer of the Year" by Consumer Attorneys of San Diego (CASD) for his work on four major cases and his work teaching other victims' lawyers at the Trial Lawyers College. Click here to read CASD's press release.

Jude received a Masters Degree in Business from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a Juris Doctor degree, with honors, from Thomas Jefferson School of Law. He began his career as a criminal prosecutor, first for San Diego city and then Santa Barbara County. J. Jude Basile was born and raised in rural western Pennsylvania and grew up working in steel and coal mining towns. He attended college on an athletic scholarship and was inducted into the Edinboro University Athletic Hall of Fame as a Quarterback. He holds a B.A. from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania,

More about the Trial Lawyer's College:

The Trial Lawyers College is a training facility for trial lawyers located near Dubois, Wyoming. Attorney Gerry Spence created and directs it. It hosts both annual programs in Wyoming and four-day regional programs throughout the country. From hundreds of applicants, only forty-eight lawyers are selected for each class. J. Jude Basile was selected for the first class Gerry Spence ever held, in 1994, and shortly afterwards, at Gerry's request, became an instructor. Jude now sits on the College's board of directors.