One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes . . .
- Eleanor Roosevelt
T. HARDEE BASS III earned his law degree from Stetson University College of Law and his undergraduate degree from The Florida State University.
Prior to joining Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley PA, Mr. Bass served as a felony prosecutor in the Palm Beach County State Attorney’s Office. During his tenure, he handled nearly 50 jury trials to verdict, prosecuting crimes ranging from Driving Under the Influence to first degree felonies punishable by life in prison.
Since he has joined the firm, Mr. Bass has worked exclusively in the firm’s tobacco litigation unit, litigating cases against cigarette-making giants Philip Morris, R.J. Reynolds, Lorillard Tobacco Company, and Liggett. He has tried cases in venues across the state of Florida, including obtaining a verdict in excess of $20 million in Escambia County in 2010, and a $3.5 million verdict in Highlands County in 2012.
He has been recognized as a rising star by Super Lawyers.
Mr. Bass is admitted to practice in the state courts of Florida, and the United States District Courts for the Northern and Middle Districts of Florida. He is a member of The Florida Bar; the Palm Beach County Bar Association and the Martin County Bar Association; the American Association for Justice; the Palm Beach County Justice Association; and the Florida Justice Association.
Outside of the firm, Mr. Bass volunteers as pro bono advocate for the Palm Beach County Commission on Ethics.
Mr. Bass was raised in Hobe Sound, Florida in neighboring Martin County.