Joseph C. Basta
Law College Building
648 N. Shaw Lane Rm
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300
M.A. 2008, Sacred Heart Major Seminary; J.D. 1974, Georgetown University Law Center; A.B. 1969, summa cum laude, Boston College
Curriculum Vitae (PDF)
U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, Michigan
Joseph Basta has tried and litigated jury and non-jury cases in jurisdictions throughout the United States for more than three decades. He has worked on cases ranging from environmental defense to intellectual property, personal injury and product liability, complex business controversies, and death penalty representation. He now serves almost exclusively as a mediator specializing in complex commercial disputes, elder care, and domestic relations.
Basta is president and owner of Basta Resolutions. He is a volunteer mediator and president of the Dispute Resolution Center of Washtenaw and Livingston Counties, and has been a case evaluator for Wayne, Macomb, and Washtenaw Counties since 1980. He was a member at Dykema law firm from 1976 to 2010.
Basta has completed Michigan Supreme Court approved mediation training for general civil cases (2003), domestic relations (2009) and adult guardianship (2008); Michigan Department of Education approved mediation training for special education (2010); and Michigan Supreme Court advanced trainings in alternative dispute resolution (2004–2011).