People

Randy Bassett specializes in the trial of high exposure product liability cases. As a partner in our Product Liability practice, Randy has represented a variety of foreign and domestic manufacturers in federal and state courts throughout the southeastern and southwestern U.S.

Randy has represented product manufacturers in a range of industries, such as R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, Brown-Forman Corporation, General Motors, Purdue Pharma LP, Gilead Sciences and United Parcel Service, Inc.

Randy has handled cases throughout the U.S. with particular emphasis in jurisdictions designated "judicial hellholes" by the American Tort Reform Association. He has tried more than 25 jury trials to verdict in the state courts of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Texas and North Carolina and in the U.S. district courts for the Northern District of Georgia and Middle District of Florida. He also has handled appeals on behalf of clients in the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fourth, Sixth and Eleventh Circuits, and has appeared in the state appellate courts of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee.

Credentials

J.D., University of Georgia, cum laude

B.S., The Citadel

Florida

Georgia

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

American Bar Association

State Bar of Georgia

Best Lawyers in America


2010–2016

Chambers USA


2010–2015

Legal 500


2010–2016

Icon close

Close

Recognition

Best Lawyers in America


2010–2016

Chambers USA


2010–2015

Legal 500


2010–2016

Matters

Served as lead trial counsel for R.J. Reynolds in Engle progeny lawsuit in Broward County, Florida. After two weeks of trial and two days of deliberations, the jury returned a complete defense verdict. Robertson v. R.J. Reynolds.

Served as lead trial counsel for United Parcel Service in wrongful death lawsuit in Duval County, Florida. This case resolved on favorable terms after one week of trial.

Served as lead trial counsel for R.J. Reynolds in Engle progeny lawsuit in Miami-Dade County, Florida. The jury returned a complete defense verdict after more than two weeks of trial. Baum v. R.J. Reynolds.

Icon close

Close

Matters

Served as lead trial counsel for R.J. Reynolds in Engle progeny lawsuit in Broward County, Florida. After two weeks of trial and two days of deliberations, the jury returned a complete defense verdict. Robertson v. R.J. Reynolds.

Served as lead trial counsel for United Parcel Service in wrongful death lawsuit in Duval County, Florida. This case resolved on favorable terms after one week of trial.

Served as lead trial counsel for R.J. Reynolds in Engle progeny lawsuit in Miami-Dade County, Florida. The jury returned a complete defense verdict after more than two weeks of trial. Baum v. R.J. Reynolds.

Matters

Served as lead trial counsel for R.J. Reynolds in Engle progeny lawsuit in Broward County, Florida. After two weeks of trial and two days of deliberations, the jury returned a complete defense verdict. Robertson v. R.J. Reynolds.

Served as lead trial counsel for United Parcel Service in wrongful death lawsuit in Duval County, Florida. This case resolved on favorable terms after one week of trial.

Served as lead trial counsel for R.J. Reynolds in Engle progeny lawsuit in Miami-Dade County, Florida. The jury returned a complete defense verdict after more than two weeks of trial. Baum v. R.J. Reynolds.

Icon close

Close

Matters

Served as lead trial counsel for R.J. Reynolds in Engle progeny lawsuit in Broward County, Florida. After two weeks of trial and two days of deliberations, the jury returned a complete defense verdict. Robertson v. R.J. Reynolds.

Served as lead trial counsel for United Parcel Service in wrongful death lawsuit in Duval County, Florida. This case resolved on favorable terms after one week of trial.

Served as lead trial counsel for R.J. Reynolds in Engle progeny lawsuit in Miami-Dade County, Florida. The jury returned a complete defense verdict after more than two weeks of trial. Baum v. R.J. Reynolds.

Credentials

J.D., University of Georgia, cum laude

B.S., The Citadel

Florida

Georgia

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

American Bar Association

State Bar of Georgia

Best Lawyers in America


2010–2016

Chambers USA


2010–2015

Legal 500


2010–2016

Icon close

Close

Recognition

Best Lawyers in America


2010–2016

Chambers USA


2010–2015

Legal 500


2010–2016