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Michael Bass

Michael Bass

Lafayette, Louisiana
337-446-2442 (Lafayette office)
337-352-2310 (New Iberia office)
337-269-1753 (Lafayette)
337- 364-9822 (New Iberia)

Michael was born in 1977 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He was raised in Hammond where he attended St. Thomas Aquinas High School and Southeastern Louisiana University. He graduated from the Louisiana State University Law Center in 2002. Since then, he has practiced in all areas of litigation including civil, criminal and domestic, with an emphasis on insurance defense. He also has extensive experience representing business clients including business formation, negotiating and drafting contracts and debt collection. Michael is a former member of the St. Thomas Aquinas School Board and the Ginger Ford Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors. He currently serves as a member of the Vestry at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Lafayette.

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Criminal Litigation
  • Domestic Litigation
  • Insurance Defense

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana
  • Louisiana Coushatta Tribal Court


  • Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • Juris Doctor - 2002
    • Major: Civil Law
  • Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, Louisiana
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude - 1999
    • Honors: Phi Kappa Phi
    • Major: History
    • Major: Government

Representative Cases

  • Oupac, Inc. v. Sam, 89 So. 3d 402 (La.App. 3 Cir. 04/04/12)
  • Miller v. Sattler Supply Co., Inc., 132 So. 3d 386 (La. 01/27/14)

Representative Clients

  • Louisiana Farm Bureau Insurance Companies
  • Brock Services
  • Great American Insurance Company

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Member
  • Lafayette Parish Bar Association, Member
  • 21st Judicial District Bar Association, Member
  • Inns of Court of Acadiana, Member


  • Sigma Tau Gamma

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Our Office Locations


Lafayette Office
100 East Vermillion Street
Suite 201 
Lafayette, LA, 70501
Phone: 337-446-2442
Fax: 337-269-1753
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New Iberia Office
800 South Lewis Street
Suite 205
New Iberia, LA 70563,
P.O. Drawer 12410, New Iberia, LA, 70562-2410
Phone: 337-352-2310
Fax: 337-364-9822
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