Raphael J. Basso

Raphael J. Basso

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Poughkeepsie, NY

Basso Law Group
 | 125 Bedell Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603-1001
Phone: 845-452-0200
Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2017
Licensed Since: 2013
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (40%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (30%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Entertainment & Sports (10%)
Attorney Profile

A native of New York’s Dutchess County and graduate of Arlington High School, Raphael Basso was a consistent member of the Honor Roll, establishing his reputation as a top achiever early in his life. As captain of both the varsity football team and the varsity lacrosse team, he excelled not only in highly demanding academics but also the most rigorous athletics where his leadership skills played an important role in attaining success.

As an extremely motivated competitor, Raphael then spent the next period of his life earning accolades from Union College in Schenectady, New York where he was recruited to play both football and lacrosse at the Division III level where maintaining high academic achievement was a requirement. Also pursued by Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut where he eventually became a member of their outstanding Division I Lacrosse Team, which ranks among the best within the highest echelon of college sport. He graduated from their School of Business and Engineering with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing.

While attending law school in Miami, Florida, Raphael gained invaluable experience with two prestigious legal internships: at the National Labor Relations Board as well as the Complex Business Litigation Division of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida. While at the NLRB, he was a key contributor to field examiners, attorneys and the Resident Officer, assisting in the processing and handling of unfair labor practice charges; conducting interviews of key witnesses; preparing confidential affidavits; and assisting attorneys in preparation for board hearings and high stakes trials.

While at the 11th Circuit Court, he researched multiple complicated commercial law issues; drafted bench briefs and memoranda of law; attended conferences and trials to assist the judge with discovery and exhibits.

Both of these highly sought-after positions provided compelling insight into the pivotal mechanisms of the inner workings of courts, which influence final judgments. He earned both his Juris Doctorate and Master of Business Administration degrees with special emphasis on management of professional sports from St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami, Florida.

During summer school breaks and upon his return to the Hudson Valley after graduation with his Law and MBA degrees, Raphael worked at the prestigious law firm founded by his father, renowned trial attorney, John J. Basso, Esq. While serving as a legal intern performing investigation and in-court trial assistant duties with his father, Raphael provided trial and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) preparation support for catastrophic personal-injury cases while managing financial and tax issues for the law practice and its property. Concurrently, he also initially served as law clerk providing legal services to a variety of law firms specializing in criminal and serious injury personal-injury cases. Once admitted to practice law, Raphael continued as an attorney in the areas of criminal defense and civil litigation.

This critical experience contributed to Raphael’s ambitions to lead the law firm of Basso Law to represent both accident/injury cases and clients confronting serious charges of criminal law and DWI (driving while intoxicated) – defending their rights in all Dutchess County Courts, as well as select courts in the greater Hudson Valley.

Today, Basso Law uses the industry’s most sophisticated sources of legal research. Enhancing the firm’s competence in leading-edge solutions, affiliations with today’s most respected world-renowned national and regional organizations of legal expertise provide Basso Law with vital support, which can contribute to the best possible outcome of your case.

About Raphael Basso

Admitted: 2013, New York

Professional Webpage: http://www.bassolawgroup.com/about.html

Office Location for Raphael J. Basso

125 Bedell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603-1001

 

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Last Updated: 6/20/2017

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