James C. Bass

Of Counsel at Bass Law Firm PC

James C. Bass

James C. Bass

Of Counsel at Bass Law Firm PC

Biography

James C. Bass is of counsel with Bass Law. He joined the firm in 1966 and practices primarily in the areas of trusts and estates, probate, real estate and oil and gas law. Jim has obtained Martindale-Hubbell's highest rating of AV® Preeminent™, an indication that his peers rank him at the highest levels of professional excellence. He has also been recognized in Oklahoma Super Lawyers®, and Best Lawyers in America® and is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Education

+ Bachelor of Business Administration, University of Oklahoma, 1960
+ Juris Doctor, Oklahoma City University School of Law, 1966

Admissions

+ All Oklahoma Trial and Appellate Courts
+ United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma
+ United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit

Memberships

+ Oklahoma Bar Association
+ Member, Board of Governors (1978-80 and 1993-95)
+ Member, Professional Responsibility Commission (1981-86)
+ Chairman, Professional Responsibility Commission (1985-86)
+ Vice-President (1996)
+ Oklahoma Bar Foundation
+ Benefactor Fellow
+ Trustee (1985-87)
+ American Bar Foundation
+ Fellow
+ Canadian County Bar Association
+ American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
+ Fellow
+ Oklahoma State Chairman (1991-96)
+ American College of Trial Lawyers
+ Fellow

Honors and Awards

+ Best Lawyers' 2013 Oklahoma City Trusts and Estates "Lawyer of the Year"
+ Best Lawyers in America, Trusts and Estates (2007-12)
+ El Reno Distinguished Alumni (2011)
+ Oklahoma Super Lawyer (2006-10)

Community

+ Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
+ Board of Directors (1988-present)
+ Chair, Executive Committee (2002-present)
+ Board of Trustees, Oklahoma City University (1988-present)
+ El Reno City Council (1973-76) and (1986-89)
+ Board of Trustees, Park View Hospital Authority (1975-94)

Military

+ United States Army (1960-62)
+ First Lieutenant

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Number of Boards

5

Number of Awards

3

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President at The Kerr Foundation, Inc.

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Partner at Norman & Edem PLLC

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Partner at Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville

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Director at Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

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Chief Executive Officer & President at Inasmuch Foundation

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Former Justice at Supreme Court of Oklahoma (United States)

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President & Owner at Gerald L. Gamble Co.

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President & Chief Investment Officer at Tom Johnson Investment Management LLC

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Chairman Emeritus at Oklahoma City University

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President & Treasurer at The Meinders Foundation

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James C. Bass
Of Counsel at Bass Law Firm PC
Education
Juris Doctor
Class of 1966

Oklahoma City University School of Law, also known as OCU Law, is one of the professional graduate schools of Oklahoma City University.

Bachelor of Business Administration
Class of 1960

Founded in 1890, the University of Oklahoma is a public research university located in Norman, Oklahoma just 20 mins. south of Oklahoma City. OU’s Norman undergraduate population is slightly more than 20,000, giving students a major university experience in a private college atmosphere. With three campuses in Oklahoma, OU also offers study abroad opportunities at several locations and OU campuses overseas.

Memberships
Fellow
Current

TO EXPAND KNOWLEDGE AND ADVANCE JUSTICE THROUGH INNOVATIVE, INTERDISCIPLINARY, AND RIGOROUS EMPIRICAL RESEARCH ON THE LAW.

Fellow
Current

American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) is a professional association of trial lawyers from the United States and Canada. Founded in 1950, the College is dedicated to maintaining and improving the standards of trial practice, the administration of justice and the ethics of the profession. Through its Board of Regents, its general committees and its state and province committees, the College engages in a wide variety of activities to further those purposes. The College also awards the Medal for Excellence in Advocacy on a yearly basis.

Fellow
Current

The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) is a nonprofit association of lawyers established in 1949. Its members are elected to the College by demonstrating the highest level of integrity, commitment to the profession, competence and experience as trust and estate counselors. All ACTEC members have made substantial contributions to the field of trusts and estates law through writing, teaching and bar leadership activities. The members work together in a collegial manner to • Enhance their ability to provide the most efficient and highest quality services to their clients; • Develop qualified trust and estate counselors; • Improve and reform probate, trust and tax laws, procedures, and standards of professional responsibility; and • Cooperate with bar associations and other organizations with similar missions.

Career History
Of Counsel
1966 - Current

Bass Law Firm PC is an American private company involved in legal services.

First Lieutenant
Prior

The United States Army (USA) is the main branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for land-based military operations. It is the largest and oldest established branch of the U.S. military, and is one of seven U.S. uniformed services.

City Council Member
1973 - 1989
Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Trustees
Prior
Trustee
Prior

THE OKLAHOMA BAR FOUNDATION PROVIDES ANNUAL FUNDING THROUGH GRANTS TO PROMOTE THE ADVANCEMENT OF JUSTICE, TO PROVIDE CRITICAL CIVIL LEGAL SERVICES TO THOSE IN NEED, AND TO INCREASE PUBLIC AWARENESS AND UNDERSTANDING OF THE AMERICAN LEGAL SYSTEM.

Vice President
Prior
Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$1 - $499
2012

American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) is a professional association of trial lawyers from the United States and Canada. Founded in 1950, the College is dedicated to maintaining and improving the standards of trial practice, the administration of justice and the ethics of the profession. Through its Board of Regents, its general committees and its state and province committees, the College engages in a wide variety of activities to further those purposes. The College also awards the Medal for Excellence in Advocacy on a yearly basis.

Up to $499
2006

American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) is a professional association of trial lawyers from the United States and Canada. Founded in 1950, the College is dedicated to maintaining and improving the standards of trial practice, the administration of justice and the ethics of the profession. Through its Board of Regents, its general committees and its state and province committees, the College engages in a wide variety of activities to further those purposes. The College also awards the Medal for Excellence in Advocacy on a yearly basis.

Political Donations
$120
2005

Representative from the 83rd District at Oklahoma House of Representatives (United States)

$1,000
1994

Vice President-Corporate Engagement at The Economic Club of Washington, D.C.

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Awards & Honors
Best Lawyers - Best Lawyers in America
Martindale-Hubbell - AV® Peer Review Rating
Court Admission: US Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
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