R. Evan Bassett is a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer who has practiced in Florida for nearly 20 years. Evan is a fifth generation Floridian. He attended high school at Berkeley Preparatory School in Tampa and has lived in the Tampa Bay Area all of his life. He attended Furman University where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Spanish, and with minors in Political Science and Communications. While at Furman, Evan was invited for membership in the Phi Sigma Iota International Foreign Language Honor Society, and the Sigma Delta Pi National Hispanic Honor Society.
Evan attended the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University where he obtained his Juris Doctor degree. While at Cumberland, Mr. Bassett was a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America National Trial Team. He also received a Certificate of Achievement and was named a Cordell Hull Teaching Fellow for legal research and writing.
Evan began his practice as an Assistant State Attorney in Imperial Polk County for the Tenth Judicial Circuit. While a prosecutor, Evan tried numerous jury trials for crimes ranging from petit theft to second degree murder. Since leaving the State Attorney, his practice has focused on civil litigation and trial cases. Evan’s civil trial experience includes serious personal injury, wrongful death, nursing home abuse, slip and falls, automobile and motorcycle accidents, bodily injury and uninsured/underinsured motorist liability cases.