Rachel Bassett Tressler LLP

Bassett, Rachel V. Senior Counsel

Bassett, Rachel V. Senior Counsel

Practice Focus

Rachel V. Bassett is senior counsel in Tressler’s Insurance Practice Group. Rachel focuses her practice in tort defense and insurance coverage, including personal injury defense, premises liability, transportation litigation, subrogation claims and coverage analysis. She has obtained extensive litigation experience defending individuals and corporate clients in construction, contract and personal injury disputes. Throughout her career, Rachel has assisted in and has been first chair for civil trials. Rachel’s practice also includes appellate work, including brief writing and oral argument.

Professional Background

Prior to joining Tressler, Rachel worked as a litigation associate and focused her practice on insurance defense and coverage. While in law school, Rachel served as an intern with the Chicago Transit Authority. Rachel was a member of the Children’s Legal Rights Journal. She also obtained certificates in Trial Advocacy and Public Interest Law. In 2018, Rachel successfully completed the ABA/ABOTA National Trial Academy, an intensive trial training program. She was selected as an Illinois Rising Star in Civil Litigation: Defense in 2019 - 2021 and 2023.  Rachel was selected as an Illinois Emerging Lawyer in 2022. Rachel was recently selected by her peers in the 2024 edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America™ for Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants.

Memberships & Affiliations

Illinois Bar Association, Member
Women's Bar Association, Member