Robert J. Bassett


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  • Washington University School of Law, J.D., 1986
  • Murray State University, B.S. magna cum laude, 1983


Bob Bassett has earned the respect of his clients and colleagues as a skilled and knowledgeable attorney, primarily concentrating on trucking and product liability defense. Bob’s diverse career path grants him the ability to view clients’ obstacles through a unique lens.  Having spent time in-house as well as in private practice, he is familiar with the challenges of working with outside counsel and prides himself on an unwavering commitment to his clients’ objectives.

During his time as in-house counsel for a Fortune 500 company, Bob managed product liability litigation in all state and federal courts. He has continued to work closely with self-insured clients and insurance companies throughout his career in private practice. He focuses on defense litigation of claims involving transportation litigation, professional liability, premises liability, insurance coverage and class action litigation throughout Missouri and Illinois. Bob is known in many transportation industry associations, often lecturing at conferences. He has also presented lectures relating to general civil litigation and worker’s compensation for the National Business Institute, the Product Liability Advisory Council and numerous private groups.

Bob is also an active member of the St. Clair County Bar Association in Illinois. He has held a number of positions within the group, including past President, and currently serves on their Board of Directors.



  • Listed with Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers (2011-2016)

Professional Affiliations

  • Missouri Bar
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
    • Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, Commercial Transportation Litigation- General Committee
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Transportation Lawyers Association
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association
  • St. Clair County Bar Association
    • President (2011-2012)
    • First Vice President (2010-2011)
    • Board of Directors (1998-2004)
  • St. Clair County Bar Foundation
    • Board of Directors
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Member, Diversity Law Institute
  • Member, The Trial Law Institute

Bar Admissions

  • United States Court of Appeals
    • Seventh Circuit
  • United States District Courts
    • Eastern District of Missouri
    • Western District of Missouri
    • Southern and Central Districts of Illinois
  • Missouri
  • Illinois