Samuel Bassett – Austin Estate Planning Attorney

Samuel Bassett |

Minton, Bassett, Flores & Carsey, P.C.

(512) 476-4873

1100 Guadalupe Street
Austin, TX 78701

Samuel Bassett | Minton, Bassett, Flores & Carsey, P.C.


Firm Summary

Sam Bassett has extensive trial experience in criminal and family courts throughout Texas. He has tried jury trials throughout Texas for over 33 years.  Sam is a graduate of the University of Texas School of Law (1988) and the University of Texas School of Business (1985, high honors).  Sam has been board certified in criminal law since 1994.  He has been a Texas Super Lawyer for over 17 years.  He has also been recognized in Best Lawyers In America, a peer publication, for many years.  In 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020 and again in 2023, Sam was named “Lawyer of the Year” for criminal defense in Austin by Best Lawyers In America.  He holds the highest ratings for practice and ethics in Martindale-Hubbell.  Sam handles criminal, family, Title IX, and professional ethics cases for attorneys.

Sam is a former President of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers’ Association and presently serves on the Board of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Educational Institute.  He is a long-time faculty member of the Texas Criminal Trial College (Huntsville, Texas) and is a past President of the Travis County Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Division.  He is a member of the Family Law Section of the State Bar.  From 2005 until 2009, Sam served as Chair of the Texas Forensic Science Commission and was nominated by the Dallas Morning News for “Texan of the Year” for his service.  Sam frequently teaches criminal law, family law and ethics at continuing education events for lawyers and for judges.  Sam is a former Grievance Committee Member and chair for the District 9 Grievance Committee of the State Bar.

Sam grew up in San Antonio and is a proud graduate of MacArthur H.S.  He is married to Jennifer Bassett and has two adult children and enjoys time with them.  He also enjoys golf, working at his ranch near San Antonio, fitness/boxing and devotes time to charitable causes.  He is Trustee of the Orr Family Foundation.