Bassi Edlin Huie & Blum is a defense firm of trial specialists offering the unique blend of large-firm experience and small-firm agility. From our offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles, we help clients confront and overcome a wide variety of complex claims in state and federal court throughout California. We are adept at handling high-stakes environmental cases involving cutting-edge legal precedent, as well as advanced scientific and engineering concepts.
Our attorneys take effective depositions, produce winning law & motion work, and use the latest technology to gain an edge in complex litigation. To prepare for trial, we work with the right experts to develop strong defense strategies and employ talented artists to craft compelling visual exhibits. Using our own predictive analytics program in conjunction with traditional e-discovery methods, we have the capacity to review large document caches more quickly and accurately than our competitors at a much lower cost.
Marte J. Bassi specializes in large product liability toxic tort cases and business litigation. Marte has tried several complex commercial cases to verdict, including the first living mesothelioma "off-the-premises" case. He was with Pillsbury Madison & Sutro for 12 years after clerking in the San Francisco Superior Court Law and Motion Department for the honorable Lucy Kelly McCabe and the honorable Raymond Williamson. Marte has an extensive background in real estate litigation—both commercial and residential. Since 2004 Marte has been recognized on multiple occasions as a Northern California Super Lawyer and a Top Northern California Litigation Attorney. He heads the firm’s Toxic Tort Asbestos Group and the Law & Motion Editing Department. As a result of Marte's excellent work for Parker Hannifin, the firm was named a 2013 ALM Go-To Law Firm at the Top 500 Companies® for Tort Litigation.
Marte is a third-generation San Franciscan who attended Saint Ignatius College Preparatory and San Francisco State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics. He received his J.D. with highest honors from Golden Gate University in 1987. He was a writer and editor on the law review and earned the American Jurisprudence awards for Evidence, Real Property, and Ethics. He also served as a writer and regional editor for Harris Martin's Publication Columns.