Jeffrey Bassett

Ryan & Bassett
324 W Landry St
Opelousas, LA 70570
(318) 948-4483

Jeffrey M. Bassett, Senior Partner of Morrow, Morrow, Ryan, Bassett & Haik, joined the firm over 30 years ago after leaving his post as Assistant District Attorney for the City of New Orleans. During his time as an Assistant District Attorney, Jeff served as Chief of Trials and Chief of Homicide, taking to trial numerous homicides and major felony crimes.

Jeff joined what was then Morrow & Morrow law firm in 1981 and soon after put his extensive courtroom experience to work trying personal injury cases in civil court.

During his time with MMRB&H, Jeff has brought to court most every type of personal injury case imaginable, including offshore platform cases, maritime injuries, automobile accidents, trucking accidents, pharmaceutical claims, traumatic brain injuries and spinal injuries.

Most recently Jeff was lead counsel on all depositions and motions relating to spoliation claims in the Actos MDL and part of the trial team that achieved a $9 billion dollar verdict in Lafayette Federal District Court.


Traumatic Brain Injuries
Trucking Accidents
Products Liability
Class Action


Louisiana State University, B.S. in Business Management
Louisiana State University, J.D., 1977


Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Inclusion within Louisiana Super Lawyers (2011-2016, 2018)
Chairman, St. Landry Parish Indigent Defender Board (1987-2008)
Chairman, Board of Trustees of The Academy of the Sacred Heart (2000 and 2001)
Member Board of Trustees of The Academy of the Sacred Heart (1998-2000)
President, St. Landry Parish Bar Association (1987)
Vice President, St. Landry Parish Bar Association (1986)
Louisiana State Bar
American Bar Association
St. Landry Parish Bar Association
The Louisiana Association for Justice
American Association for Justice
City Attorney for towns of Porte Barre, Krotz Springs and Henderson
Hope for Opelousas
Former Assistant District Attorney for New Orleans
Former Chief of Trials for New Orleans
American Institute "10 Best Attorneys" (2017)
National Trial Lawyers Top 100 (2017)


Louisiana Supreme Court
United States Supreme Court
5th and 11th Circuits of the U.S. Court of Appeals
US District Courts for the Western, Middle and Eastern Districts of Louisiana