Publications

  1. Why Lawyers Shouldn’t Put a Fork in Bitcoin

    Legal technology aficionados took notice last month when a segment of the bitcoin community created a hard fork to accommodate a “block” size increase in the hopes of facilitating transaction capacity growth. That fork created “Bitcoin Cash,” a cryptocurrency that is distinct from the main bitcoin blockchain. What does this mean and why are bitcoin and blockchain relevant to the practice of law? Managing Partner Noel Edlin explores the topic in this Law Technology Today article.

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  2. Virtual Reality Revolutionizing the Practice of Law

    Managing Partner Noel Edlin is keenly interested in how virtual reality will revolutionize the practice of law. Noel explores this topic in an article from the December 12, 2016 edition of Law Technology Today, an online resource for the legal community provided by the American Bar Association.

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  3. Neuroscience and the Rules of Evidence

    Many of us assume a witness can readily distinguish personal experience from knowledge gained through other means such as friends, television, or the internet. What if these assumptions are incorrect and witnesses cannot easily parse out what they personally perceived, what they learned from other sources, and what they extrapolated from either context? Founding Partner Fred M. Blum explores how the evidence code is based on an outmoded understanding of how the human brain works in this SF Attorney Magazine piece.

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  4. ABA Blog Post: How Bassi Edlin Huie & Blum Won with Predictive Analytics

    In mid-2013, our small team of trial specialists had just begun defending the City of Fort Bragg, California in a complex environmental case. Our opponent, deep-pocketed Georgia Pacific and their 700-lawyer firm, was formidable. To build our case and prove the City was not responsible for contamination at a 120-year-old lumber mill, we needed to review more than 11 million documents in a wide variety of file formats spanning 12 decades. Millions of dollars in clean-up costs the City and its taxpayers couldn’t afford were at stake. Adding to the challenge, our trial deadline left us very little time to get the job done.

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News

  1. D. Mark Jackson Steps up to the Podium

    On October 4, 2017, Mark will join a talented group of experts and lawyers at HarrisMartin's Benzene Litigation Conference. He will present on ethical issues related to genetic testing. Mark represents clients in product liability, toxic tort, landlord-tenant, fire cases, and other civil litigation matters. Read More

  2. All Name Partners 2017 Super Lawyers

    All four of the firm’s name partners are on the 2017 Northern California Super Lawyers roster. Marte Bassi is identified in the category of Personal Injury General: Defense; Noel Edlin for Environmental Litigation and Personal Injury Defense; Jeremy Huie for Personal Injury Products: Defense; and Fred Blum for Environmental Law.

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  3. Edlin’s EECMA Topic Is Cutting-Edge

    Noel Edlin will speak at the Emerging and Environmental Claims Managers Association (EECMA) Conference on Friday, April 28 about how Virtual Reality (VR) will disrupt the way law is practiced. Although in its nascent stage, VR is already being applied in other professions such as healthcare, education, and space exploration. Noel will discuss how VR will soon be used in the courtroom, in trial preparation, and to collaborate across great distances. He will also demonstrate how VR could be used in an environmental case.

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  4. Huie and Meislin Win Defense Verdict

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA – March 22, 2017: Today a Los Angeles jury delivered a defense verdict for Bassi Edlin Huie & Blum’s client, a roofing cement manufacturer. The plaintiff was an 83-year-old computer programmer diagnosed with malignant pleural mesothelioma. BEHB Partners Jeremy D. Huie and Jonathan E. Meislin tried this case over three weeks before Hon. C. Edward Simpson in Pasadena.

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Who We Are

Experienced

Founded by trial lawyers, Bassi Edlin Huie & Blum is a firm specializing in complex litigation.  With more than 100 trials to verdict, over 100 appeals, and thousands of mediations, we offer clients the unique blend of large firm experience and small firm agility.   Our Law & Motion Department delivers work product that frequently results in dismissals.  With every matter, we strive to achieve early resolution while keeping costs under control.

Diverse

Our belief that diverse perspectives result in the most innovative thinking is one of the cornerstones of our firm culture.  We work to advance diversity through recruitment, mentoring, and retention of top talent.  Our team is made up of people from backgrounds that are highly diverse in terms of culture, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, and sexual orientation.  Given the diversity of our own firm, we can bring fresh ideas and creative solutions to the table when helping clients confront their toughest legal issues.

Cutting-Edge

We invest in innovative technology and continuing education to work smarter and decrease costs.  To prepare for court, we work with experts and artists to craft powerful visual exhibits and use cutting-edge software to manage the e-discovery process.  Using predictive coding in conjunction with traditional e-discovery methods, we can review large document caches more quickly and accurately, while dramatically reducing litigation costs.

Service-Oriented

Serving a diverse nationwide clientele from our offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles, we are committed to exceeding our clients' expectations.  We look forward to working with you and welcome you to contact us anytime.