Bass Law Firm, PLLC

3000 County Road 42 WestSuite 310Burnsville, MN 55337


Updated: 11/18/2017


Formed by Howard Bass in 2004, the Bass Law Firm is your criminal defense firm south of the river. Upon graduating from law school in 1984, Howard moved to the Mississippi Delta, where he practiced as a public defender until 1988. Howard returned to Minnesota to practice with legendary criminal defense lawyers Doug Thomson from 1988 to 1989 and Ron Meshbesher from 1989 to 2004.

Howard has more than 25 years of extensive trial and appellate experience in both state and federal courts...


Office Info

Previous Law Firm Name

  • Bass & Peck, PLLC, 2004

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Law 100%


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  • Best Lawyers in America, 2004 - Present
  • Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Minnesota (Minnesota Monthly), 2006 - Present
  • Top 40 Criminal Defense Super Lawyer (Minnesota Law & Politics), 2006
  • Minnesota Super Lawyer (Minnesota Law & Politics), 2001 - Present
  • DePaul Law Review Managing Editor, 1983 - 1984
  • American Jurisprudence Award in Constitutional Law, 1982

Published Works

  • Quilici v. Village of Morton Grove: Ammunition for a National Handgun Ban, 32 DePaul L. Rev. 317, 1983

Pro Bono Activities

  • ACLU-MN Board of Directors Member, 2005 - Present
  • ACLU-MN Volunteer Attorney, 2005 - Present

Representative Cases

  • State of Minnesota V Daniel Alan Kuhlman, 722 N.W.2d 1 (Minnesota Court of Appeals 2006)
  • State of Minnesota v. Daniel Alan Kuhlman, 722 N.W.2d 577 (Minnesota Supreme Court 2007)
  • United States v. Jeffrey A. Siewert, 2008 WL 4635258 (United States District Court Minnesota 2008)




Offers Free Initial Consultation

Accepts Credit Cards

Office Information


3000 County Road 42 WestSuite 310Burnsville, MN 55337

Office Hours

Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (weekend and after hours appointments available)


  • 952-224-0185


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