Jane A. Bassett

Jane A. Bassett

Managing Partner
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Attorney Bassett has practiced in the fields of elder law, probate, estate planning and LGBT law since 1994. She is a frequent contributor to the educational programming of the Institute for Continuing Legal Education, and numerous community organizations. She is an accredited VA attorney and a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. She is a graduate of Albion College, Eastern Michigan University of Detroit-Mercy School of Law.

Areas of Practice

  • 35% Elder Law
  • 35% Probate and Estate Planning
  • 10% Adoption/ARTS
  • 10% LGBT Family Law
  • 10% Fiduciary Services

Litigation Percentage

  • 20% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 1996
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1999


  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, Detroit, Michigan
    • J.D. cum laude - 1994
  • Albion College, Albion, Michigan
    • B.A. cum laude - 1982
    • Major: Music - Vocal Performance

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 2002 - Present
  • LGBT Bar/NCLR Family Law Institute, 2002 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • ELDRS of the Michigan State Bar - Council Member, 2013 - Present
  • National Family Law Advisory Committee to the National Center for Lesbian Rights, 2002 - Present