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221 North College Avenue
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72702Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 479-521-9996
Fax: 479-521-9600
E-Mail: blf@bassettlawfirm.com
www.bassettlawfirm.com
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Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3618, Fayetteville, AR 72702-3618
Established: 1981

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Trial and Appellate Practice
  • State and Federal Courts
  • Casualty
  • Fire
  • Life
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Product Liability
  • Construction Law
  • Asbestos
  • Environmental Law
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Automobile
  • Commercial Law
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About Us
Bassett Law Firm LLP is located in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The firm's concentration is in trial insurance defense litigation. The firm performs a variety of legal services in the states of Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri. The firm is preeminently rated by legal publisher Martindale-Hubble, and has been recognized by the national publication Corporate Counsel as a full service law firm. Members of the firm participate in and are lecturers at continuing legal education seminars, and are also active in professional association activities and civic affairs.
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Client Information
Insurance Clients
Alfa Vision Insurance Corp.American Family Insurance Group
Amerisure Insurance CompanyArch Insurance Company c/o ESIS AGL Claims
Cameron Insurance CompaniesChartis Insurance
Cincinnati Insurance CompanyColony Insurance Company
Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc.General Casualty Insurance Company
Hanover Insurance GroupHartford Insurance Company
James River Insurance CompanyLexington Insurance Company/AIG
Mendota Insurance CompanyNational American Insurance Company
Northland Insurance CompanyRamsey Krug Farrell & Lensing
Regions Claims ManagementRisk Management Resources
Sagamore Insurance CompanySedgwick Claims Management
Sentry Insurance CompanyState Auto Insurance Company
State Volunteer Mutual Insurance CompanyTokio Marine and Fire Insurance Company, Ltd.
Travelers Insurance Company
Non-Insurance Clients
Community Health Systems, Inc.Monsanto Company
Simmons Foods, Inc.Sisters of Mercy Health System
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Personnel Information
Firm Members
William W. Bassett, Jr. — (1926-2006)
J. David Wall — (1967-2006)
Woodson W. Bassett III
Fayetteville, AR
E-Mail:wbassett@bassettlawfirm.com
Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Criminal Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Agriculture
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Business Litigation
  • Sports Law
Admitted
  • Arkansas, 1977
Memberships:
  • Arkansas and Washington County (President, 1987-1988) Bar Associations
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
Education:
  • University of Arkansas, B.A., 1974
  • University of Arkansas School of Law, J.D., 1977
Born:1951
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Tod C. Bassett
Fayetteville, AR
E-Mail:tbassett@bassettlawfirm.com
Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Corporate Law
  • Employment Law
  • Insurance Law
Admitted
  • Arkansas, 1980
Memberships:
  • Arkansas and Washington County Bar Associations
  • American Inns of Court
  • Defense Counsel of Arkansas
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • University of Arkansas, B.A., 1977
  • University of Arkansas School of Law, J.D., 1980
Born:1955
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Wm. Robert Still, Jr.
Fayetteville, AR
E-Mail:bstill@bassettlawfirm.com
Practice Areas
  • Product Liability
  • Personal Injury
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Environmental Law
  • Disability
  • Aviation
  • Insurance Law
  • Business Law
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Corporate Law
Admitted
  • Arkansas, 1983
  • Missouri, 1996
Memberships:
  • American (Tort and Insurance Practice Section), Arkansas and Washington County (President, 1992) Bar Associations
  • Defense Counsel of Arkansas
  • Barrister, American Inns of Court
  • Arkansas Workers' Compensation Commission
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Education:
  • Arkansas State University, B.A., 1978
  • University of Arkansas School of Law, J.D., 1983
Honors:
Phi Alpha Delta
Born:1956
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Walker Dale Garrett
Fayetteville, AR
E-Mail:dgarrett@bassettlawfirm.com
Practice Areas
  • Product Liability
  • Personal Injury
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Insurance Law
  • Civil Litigation
Admitted
  • Arkansas, 1978
  • Missouri, 1995
Memberships:
  • Arkansas and Washington County Bar Associations
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Defense Counsel of Arkansas
  • Arkansas Bar Foundation
  • Defense Research Institute
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
Education:
  • Hendrix College, B.A., 1975
  • University of Arkansas School of Law, J.D., 1978
Law Review:
Associate Editor, University of Arkansas Law Review (1978)
Honors:
Delta Theta Phi
Born:1953
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Curtis L. Nebben
Fayetteville, AR
E-Mail:cnebben@bassettlawfirm.com
Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Litigation
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Business Litigation
Admitted
  • Arkansas, 1980
Memberships:
  • American, Arkansas and Washington County Bar Associations
  • Defense Counsel of Arkansas
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • University of Arkansas, B.S.B.A., 1977
  • University of Arkansas School of Law, J.D., 1980
Law Review:
Associate Editor, University of Arkansas Law Review (1980)
Born:1954
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Earl Buddy Chadick, Jr.
Fayetteville, AR
E-Mail:bchadick@bassettlawfirm.com
Practice Areas
  • Asbestos Litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Litigation
  • Workers' Compensation
Admitted
  • Arkansas, 1986
Memberships:
  • American, Arkansas and Washington County (President, 2003-2004) Bar Associations
Education:
  • University of Arkansas, B.S.B.A., 1983
  • University of Arkansas School of Law, J.D., 1986
Born:1944
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James M. Graves
Fayetteville, AR
E-Mail:jgraves@bassettlawfirm.com
Practice Areas
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Law
  • Business Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Agriculture
Admitted
  • Arkansas, 1995
  • Oklahoma
  • Missouri, 1996
Memberships:
  • American, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Washington County Bar Associations
  • The Missouri Bar
Education:
  • University of Arkansas, B.S.B.A., 1992
  • University of Arkansas School of Law, J.D. (with high honors), 1995
Law Review:
University of Arkansas Law Review (1994-1995)
Born:1969
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Scott Edward Wray
Fayetteville, AR
E-Mail:swray@bassettlawfirm.com
Practice Areas
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Business Law
  • Business Litigation
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Insurance Law
  • Insurance Defense
  • Product Liability
  • Business Transactions
Admitted
  • Arkansas, 1996
  • Oklahoma, 1997
Memberships:
  • Arkansas, Oklahoma and Washington County Bar Associations
Education:
  • University of Arkansas, B.S.B.A., 1993
  • University of Arkansas School of Law, J.D., 1996
Honors:
Phi Delta Phi; Golden Key
Born:1969
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Shannon L. Fant
Fayetteville, AR
E-Mail:sfant@bassettlawfirm.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Product Liability
Admitted
  • Arkansas, 1997
  • Oklahoma
Memberships:
  • Arkansas, Oklahoma and Washington County Bar Associations
Education:
  • University of Arkansas, B.A., 1994
  • University of Arkansas School of Law, J.D., 1997
Born:1971
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Joel I. Farthing
Fayetteville, AR
E-Mail:jfarthing@bassettlawfirm.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Tort
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Wrongful Death
  • Personal Injury
  • Automobile
  • Construction Accidents
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
Admitted
  • Arkansas, 2007
Memberships:
  • Arkansas Bar Association
Education:
  • University of Arkansas, B.S./B.A., 2004
  • University of Arkansas School of Law, J.D. (Dean's List), 2007
Born:1981
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Grace K. Johnson
Fayetteville, AR
E-Mail:gjohnson@bassettlawfirm.com
Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Business Transactions
  • Hospitality
  • Entertainment Law
  • Copyright and Trademark Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Insurance Law
Admitted
  • Arkansas, 2009
Memberships:
  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • Putnam Inn of Court
Education:
  • Bradley University, B.S., 1986
  • University of Arkansas School of Law, J.D. (with high honors), 2009
Law Review:
University of Arkansas Law Review
Born:1964
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