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Kevin Baskette

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Kevin Baskette is a shareholder in the firm’s Memphis office. He is an experienced trial lawyer who practices in Mississippi and Tennessee in health care liability, construction and transportation law, professional malpractice and products liability defense, and personal injury litigation. Mr. Baskette has successfully tried numerous civil matters to verdict at all trial levels of Mississippi and Tennessee. He practices in the Federal and State courts of both states as well as all appellate levels of Mississippi and Tennessee.

Mr. Baskette is the co-chair of the firm’s Auto/Premises Liability Practice Group. He regularly presents seminars concerning trial practice and insurance law. Mr. Baskette heads up recruiting and hiring for the Memphis office.

AFFILIATIONS

  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Memphis Bar Association
  • Tennessee Association of Construction Counsel
  • AIA, Memphis

PROFESSIONAL HONORS AND ACTIVITIES

  • Named on The Best Lawyers ®
  • Fellow – Memphis Bar Foundation
  • Named in Mid-South Super Lawyers
  • Member – American Board of Trial Advocates
  • IADC Trial Academy Graduate
  • Memphis Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, 2006 and 2007 Board member
  • Leo Bearman, Sr. American Inn of Court

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

  • Community Legal Center
  • Memphis Area Legal Services
  • Charter member of the Shelby County Mayor’s Young Professional Council


Best Lawyers Award Badge

Memphis Office

One Commerce Square
29th Floor
40 South Main Street
Memphis, Tennessee 38103
Telephone (901) 525-8721
FAX (901) 525-6722

Education

University of Tennessee, B.S., 1998
University of Memphis, J.D., 2002

Bar Admission

Tennessee, 2002
Mississippi, 2003
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, 2002
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 2008
U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of MS, 2003
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 2003

  • Construction

    We have a broad and substantial construction practice with a solid record of service to the design and construction industry. Our experienced and dedicated construction practice group attorneys understand the construction industry and can help you navigate its often complex contracts and diverse relationships. We work closely with clients to identify… [Read more]

    Health Care Law

    Lewis Thomason has extensive experience in providing services to clients in the health care industry at a time when the mission is to deliver excellent patient care while dealing with increased regulatory authority and government oversight. We offer comprehensive legal counsel and compliance with complex and evolving privacy and security requirements… [Read more]

    Insurance

    We have more than four decades of experience providing counsel and legal defense to insurance companies, self-insured clients, businesses and individuals. The firm has represented thousands of insured clients of leading insurance companies in a wide range of cases and has represented insurers in cases involving coverage disputes, policy interpretation,… [Read more]

    Personal Injury Litigation

    Our firm has an established history of successfully representing plaintiffs who have been injured through automobile accidents, defective products, on-the-job accidents and premises liability. From straightforward settlement negotiation to complex, multifaceted litigation, our attorneys have extensive experience and all of the necessary resources to protect our clients' interests in personal… [Read more]

    Product Liability

    Over the past 25 years, manufacturers and insurance companies have faced an explosion of product liability claims. In addition to significantly impacting business finances, product liability claims can lead to adverse publicity, government regulation, class actions and individual claims involving serious injury or property damage, as well as potential exposure… [Read more]

    Professional Liability

    As a professional, your reputation means everything. We are sensitive to the fact that professional liability lawsuits and claims affect reputations, as well as personal finances, and we stand ready to aggressively protect your practice at both the trial and appellate levels. Representative clients include: Accountants Attorneys* Architects Contractors Directors of Corporations Engineers Financial Advisors Hospitals and Medical Facilities Insurance… [Read more]

    Transportation

    Common carrier cases present unique issues not always associated with motor vehicle accidents, so it is important that your defense counsel be well experienced in these types of cases. With a long history representing a wide range of clients, we have that experience. Our client base includes a large number… [Read more]

  • Mr. Baskette has presented seminars as part of the Continuing Legal Education program sponsored by the National Business Institute, Inc., as listed below:

    • 2015 – Half-Moon Education, Inc.: Engineering Law & Ethics
    • 2015 – ASHRAE Seminar – The Engineer as Party to a Lawsuit
    • 2012, 2013 – Advanced Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Law
    • 2011 – Dirty Litigation Tactics: How to deal with the “Rambo” Litigator