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221 North College Avenue, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72702

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-Hubbell, 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

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)

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J. David Wall — (1967-2006)

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Woodson W. Bassett III

Fayetteville, AR

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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