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D. A. Bass-Frazier, Esq.

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Bar Admissions
State of Alabama
U. S. District Court Southern District of Alabama
Federal Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits

Education
University of South Alabama, BM, 1976
Louisiana State University’s School of Library and Information Science,
MLS summa cum laude, 1981
Florida State University’s College of Law, JD with Honors, 1988

Practice Areas
Ms. Bass-Frazier devotes her practice to Longshore claimants.

Memberships and Professional Associations
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Beta Phi Mu
Phi Delta Phi
Worker's Injury Law & Advocacy Group

About Ms. Bass-Frazier
After graduating with honors from the Florida State University’s College of Law, Ms. Bass-Frazier began practicing LHWCA law with Mr. Huey in 1989. She earned a Master of Library Science, summa cum laude, from Louisiana State University, where she began performing online research in 1980. She earned a Bachelor of Music from the University of South Alabama. Prior to beginning her legal practice, she worked in the Reference Department of the University of South Alabama’s library. After earning her MLS, she was the Assistant Director of the Plaquemine Parish Library; the Reference Librarian for the Ground Systems Group at Hughes Aircraft Company in Fullerton, California, where she used the Department of Defense’s secured online research system; and a reference librarian in the University of Florida’s Law Library.
           
She has represented hundreds of LHWCA clients from Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Florida, and as far away as Kuwait. She has tried cases before the Office of Administrative Law Judges, and prosecuted successful appeals before the Benefits Review Board, the Fifth and Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

These cases included frequently cited cases of Ingalls Shipbuilding Inc. v. Wooley, 204 F.3d 616 (5th Cir. 2000)(AWW); Pleasant-El v. Oil Recovery Co., 148 F.3d 1300 (11th Cir. 1998)(ten days for §14 (f) purposes); and, Bush v. I.T.O. Corp., 32 BRBS (1998)(availability for work during DoL rehabilitation; rehabilitation services available for one with a college degree). Case that she prosecuted have been featured in the Department of Labor’s Recent Significant Decisions publications and in the Benefits Review Board Longshore Deskbook and the Office of Administrative Law Judges’ Benchbook.

Ms. Bass-Frazier authored the article The Claimant and the Labor Market Survey: Fantasy or Fiction? that was published in the Winter 2014 issue of Worker’s First Watch. She wrote the chapter on the Longshore Act’s § 20 (a) presumption for the upcoming edition of The Longshore Textbook. She has made multiple presentations at the Loyola Annual Longshore Conference in New Orleans including the topics of post-injury work and labor market surveys, average weekly wage, and digests of recent case law. She shall be a featured speaker at the 2017 WILG meeting in New Orleans.

Ms. Bass-Frazier performs extensive genealogical research and she is active in many lineage societies. In addition to her legal practice, she enjoys genealogy, history, and has written published several articles on Southern history and maintains a web page devoted to Alabama’s early settlers and Southern mid-19th century military history.

 

 

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