Jessica L. Basso, ESQ.

My philosophy is simple: I work with my clients, and for my clients, to ensure the best possible results.

Since 1998, I have dedicated my career to seeking justice for those who have been injured by the negligence of others. In that quest for justice, I have recovered more than $20 million in compensation for my injured clients and their families.

My hands-on approach with my clients and their cases distinguishes my firm, and the quality of my firm’s representation, from the high volume, “big box” firms. I have extensive trial experience before all courts in the State of Rhode Island, which means that I am not afraid to fight for my client to the end.

There is no fee for my services without a recovery, and initial consultations are always free. In turn, I understand the rigors of my clients’ day to day lives, so I am sure to be available for weekend and evening appointments.

I was born and raised in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, the youngest of four kids to two hard-working parents. I graduated from Prout Memorial High School For Girls in 1989 – proud to be a member of its last “all girl” class. I then graduated from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Language and Literature. I knew back then that I wanted to be a “lawyer”, without really knowing what that meant. I just knew I wanted a trade that would allow me to help people. I was fortunate to pursue my law degree at DePaul University College of Law in Chicago, Illinois. I received my Juris Doctorate (J.D.) in 1997 with a Certificate in Health Law.
During law school, I interned at a small firm, which gave me a taste of personal injury practice. I loved every aspect, not the least of which was helping people in the community – in my community – receive redress for wrongs done to them.
Upon returning home to start my career, I figured that the best offense was a good defense. I gained valuable insight and experience during time spent as a litigation associate in the Rhode Island office of a Boston-based insurance defense firm. From there, I moved on to Plaintiff’s personal injury litigation in a small firm setting, and I have not looked back.

In the past twenty years, I have represented folks from all walks of life with all different types of claims for damages – damages caused by motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall injuries, bicycle accidents, defective products and dog bites. I work with my clients directly, during each phase of their case – from inception through trial. I am methodical, persistent, and informed, which allows me to recover best results for my clients. I am proud to admit that, over the decades, many of my clients have become my friends, and some like family.

In addition to my personal injury practice, I also represent individuals with land use matters and probate issues.
Finally, I am proud to be a court-approved arbitrator, mediator, and guardian ad litem.

When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family and dogs, cooking, kickboxing, and cheering on the Patriots.

Professional Memberships

Rhode Island Bar Association
American Board of Trial Advocates
Rhode Island Association for Justice – Board of Governors
Justinian Law Society

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