Jewel Kolling Basse is a senior partner in the Litigation Department at Gordon & Rees and has extensive jury trial, arbitration and mediation experience. Her practice focuses on complex civil litigation, including high exposure product liability, employment, civil rights, and personal injury matters. Prior to joining Gordon & Rees in 1990, Ms. Basse transitioned from a career in criminal law. From 1976-1980, she served as Assistant District Attorney for the City and County of San Francisco and was appointed Assistant Chief of the Misdemeanor Division in 1977. She prosecuted a variety of misdemeanors and felonies, including narcotics and fraud cases, and was a member of the Assault-Robbery Felony Trial Team from 1978 to 1980. Ms. Basse was appointed by the San Francisco Superior Court Judges to serve on the San Francisco Juvenile Justice Commission from 1981 to 1987.
San Francisco Bar Association (former member of Judicial Evaluation Committee)
California Bar Association
American Bar Association
Asian American Bar Association
Ms. Basse is actively involved in the community and is a member of Gordon & Rees’s Diversity Committee.
J.D., Lincoln University, School of Law, 1972
B.A., Political Science, University of Southern California, 1967
Top Rated Lawyer-AV® Preeminent™,
Best Lawyers in America® distinction in Personal Injury Litigation (2011-2013)
Super Lawyers® distinction in the fields of Personal Injury Defense: General, and General Litigation
Champion of the People Award