• PRACTICE FOCUS+
  • EDUCATION+
    • University of Mississippi School of Law
      J.D., with honors, 1973; Editor-in-Chief, Mississippi Law Journal
    • Vanderbilt University
      B.A., 1970
  • ADMISSIONS+
    • Mississippi
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • Georgia
  • CLERKSHIP+

Ross F. Bass, Jr.

Senior Partner

Jackson

Rick Bass practices in the area of complex commercial and product liability litigation. He has substantial experience in the representation of financial institutions and the litigation and settlement of class actions, mass tort and other complex matters.

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Rick Bass practices in the area of complex commercial and product liability litigation. He has substantial experience in the representation of financial institutions and the litigation and settlement of class actions, mass tort and other complex matters.

Mr. Bass is a frequent lecturer on litigation issues, and for several years has served as Adjunct Professor of Trial Advocacy at Mississippi College School of Law. He also served on the faculty for the NITA Gulf Coast Deposition Program.

Experience

  • Defense of Connecticut-based insurance company against alleged misappropriation of trade secrets and copyright infringement.
  • Defense of national bank headquartered on east coast involving 1,500 individual home improvement loan claims and a statewide class action.
  • Multi-forum litigation for Mississippi LLC over ownership of cellular license for Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • Defense of national consumer finance company in state and federal actions in Mississippi challenging sale and financing of satellite television systems.
  • Nationwide class action on collateral protection insurance claims against California-based national bank in Southern District of Mississippi.
  • Defense of national bank headquartered in Louisiana against multiple class actions in Mississippi and Louisiana, arising from collateral protection insurance.
  • Statewide class action settlement of collateral protection insurance claims against Mississippi-based national bank in Southern District of Mississippi.
  • Defense of United Kingdom public company against thousands of Mississippi asbestos claims in Mississippi state courts.
  • Defense of Texas-based insurer in multiple putative class actions and individual actions in Mississippi and Louisiana, involving individual collateral protection insurance claims.
  • Defense of Mississippi-based national bank against claim of $10 million fraudulent wire transfer under UCC Article 4A.
  • Defense of thousands of individual claims against national finance company and Mississippi subsidiary arising from placement of collateral protection insurance.
  • Defense of Pennsylvania-based national company in aviation-related electrocution case.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • The Mississippi Bar
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • American Bar Association - Litigation Section
  • Mississippi Bar Foundation (Fellow)
  • Litigation Counsel of America (Fellow)

Recognition

  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business
  • AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • The Best Lawyers in America© - Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Banking and Finance, Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants (Jackson Lawyer of the Year: Litigation-Banking and Finance, 2017)
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers