Joseph C. Basta

Adjunct Professor
Law College Building
648 N. Shaw Lane Rm 368
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300

  • Biography

    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 a council member of the State Bar of Michigan ADR Section, co-chair of the ADR Section of the Washtenaw County Bar Association, and president of the Dispute Resolution Center of Washtenaw and Livingston Counties. In 2009, he received the John W. Cummiskey Pro Bono Award from the State Bar of Michigan.

  • Degrees

    M.A. 2008, Sacred Heart Major Seminary; J.D. 1974, Georgetown University Law Center; A.B. 1969, summa cum laude, Boston College

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Courses

    (Formerly DCL 520) This course introduces principles of negotiation. Students will be required to engage in multiple mock negotiations, with frequent feedback from the instructor.

  • Bar Admission(s)

    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