Attorney Spotlight: Jeff Baase
Get to know founding partner Jeff Baase. Jeff is a leader of our insurance defense practice group. He has spent his entire career defending people who have been sued in personal injury lawsuits. Jeff is mostly retained by the insurance companies. He has handled cases involving construction site accidents, automobile accidents, slip and fall cases, and products liability cases.
Jeff did not consider becoming a lawyer until after he graduated college. In school he wanted to do something that he thought would be a lot more exciting but when that did not work out he took a job as an insurance claim representative. After a few years working for the insurance companies he took the LSAT and went to law school then naturally transitioned into insurance defense law.
Jeff’s most memorable case was a products liability case involving a 3 week long trial that ultimately ended up settling for the exact amount that they had originally offered.
Outside of work, Jeff is married with three adult kids. He enjoys outdoor activities like downhill skiing, cross country skiing, and bike riding. He enjoys going to his family’s cottage in the summer and just generally being outdoors.
Jeff’s legal tip that he would give would be to make sure that you call your insurance company immediately after an incident and to either talk to your claims representative or an insurance attorney to make sure you have enough coverage before an incident happens, too often people do not have enough insurance coverage.