Sam is a partner at Minton, Bassett, Flores & Carsey, P.C., in Austin, Texas. He received his law and undergraduate degrees from the University of Texas. Sam has been board certified in criminal law since 1994. His practices criminal defense and family law. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America, is AV Rated by Martindale Hubbel, and is a Texas Monthly Super Lawyer. In 2014, 2016, 2018, and 2020, Best Lawyers in America named him Lawyer of the Year for criminal defense in Austin, Texas. Sam served as panel chair on the District 9A Grievance Committee for the State Bar. He is currently the President Elect of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers’ Association. He is a frequent speaker on criminal law, family law and ethics. Sam served as the Presiding Officer of the Texas Forensic Science Commission from 2007 to October of 2009. He was appointed by Governor Perry in 2005. The Dallas Morning News named Sam as a finalist for Texan of the Year for his work on the Commission. Sam is the proud father of Kathleen and Daniel Bassett. He is a sports fan of U.T., the San Antonio Spurs, and the Dallas Cowboys. He spends his spare time responding to his teenagers’ requests for money, playing golf, boxing, and working at his ranch near Floresville, Texas.