Note: Scott Bassett is licensed to practice law only in Michigan and handles only Michigan legal matters. He is not licensed to practice law in any other state and does not handle legal matters from any state other than Michigan.
Scott Bassett is a past chairperson of the State Bar of Michigan Family Law Section and a Certified Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML). He earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Michigan Law School in 1981 and his Bachelor of Arts degree from Wayne State University in 1978, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Mr. Bassett served as the Associate Editor of the Michigan Family Law Journal and Co-Editor of ICLE's 5th Edition of Michigan Family Law. He has authored over 100 published articles and book chapters on various family law, appellate practice, and law office technology topics, and is a frequent lecturer at continuing legal education programs.
Mr. Bassett has been an adjunct professor of family law at Wayne State University Law School and clinical professor at the University of Michigan Law School. He has also been a guest lecturer at the University of Detroit-Mercy Law School. Currently, Mr. Bassett is an adjunct professor of law at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, FL.
Mr. Bassett served for several years as a member and chairperson of the Child Support Guideline Subcommittee of the State Court Administrative Office, and has been active in the legislative process, co-authoring portions of several laws dealing with pension rights upon divorce, parenting time, child custody, and appellate practice. He played a key role in the creation of the family division of circuit court and served by Supreme Court appointment on the Statewide Family Division Implementation Task Force.
In November of 2017, Mr. Bassett received the prestigious Blaine B. Johnson, Jr. Award from the State Bar Family Law Section and the Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) for outstanding contributions to continuing legal education.
Click here for a partial list of the many Michigan appellate matters he's handled. Also very important, Scott “Scooter” Bassett plays bass for The Bare Assets Jazz Quartet, an all-lawyer combo that entertains at charity, Bar-related, and other functions.