Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida Bar
Fifth and Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
University of Florida, BA, 1973
Tulane University, JD, 1984
Maritime Personal Injury, Maritime Contract, Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, Seaman cases including personal injury and maintenance and cure.
Michael G. Huey graduated from the University of Florida in 1973 after earning a Bachelor of Arts. He subsequently began his maritime career when he worked from January 1974 to June 1981, as a dry cargo surveyor supervising barge loadings along the Ohio, Missouri, and the Mississippi Rivers. He also supervised barge to ocean vessels in New Orleans and rail to ocean vessels in Portland, Oregon. While attending the Tulane School of Law, he continued working as a surveyor supervising barge to ocean vessels in New Orleans before he graduated in 1984. Mr. Huey is admitted to the bar in Florida, Alabama, and Mississippi. He is also a member in good standing in the Federal District Courts in Mississippi and Alabama along with the Fifth and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeals.
Since beginning to represent injured workers before the District Director’s office in 1984, Mr. Huey has represented hundreds of injured workers. In 1985, he began representing injured workers from the OWCP through hearings before the Office of Administrative Law Judges in addition to prosecuting Jones Act and admiralty cases. He started a solo practice in 1987 and the majority of his practice continues in representing injured LHWCA claimants in addition to Jones Act and admiralty clients. Mr. Huey tried Hawthorne v. Ingalls Shipbuilding, Inc., 28 BRBS 73 (1994), 29 BRBS 103(1995), Armfield v. Shell Offshore, Inc., 25 BRBS 303 (1992), 30 BRBS 122 (1996), and, Bush v. I.T.O., BRB No. 94-843 (Feb. 25, 1997) (unpublished), 32 BRBS 213(1998). Mr. Huey has also presented a program at the Loyola Annual Longshore Conference about preparing §8 (i) petitions.
State of Alabama
U. S. District Court Southern District of Alabama
Federal Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits
University of South Alabama, BM, 1976
Louisiana State University’s School of Library and Information Science,
MLS summa cum laude, 1981
Florida State University’s College of Law, JD with Honors, 1988
Ms. Bass-Frazier devotes her practice to Longshore claimants.
Memberships and Professional Associations
Beta Phi Mu
Phi Delta Phi
Worker’s Injury Law & Advocacy Group
D. A. Bass-Frazier, Esq. Earned her Bachelor of Music, with Honors, at the University of South Alabama and graduated summa cum laude with a Master of Library Science degree from Louisiana State University. In 1980, more than a decade before the Internet became available for consumers, she began using online resources as part of her graduate degree program. Upon graduation, she was the Assistant Director of the Plaquemine Parish Library. She worked as the Reference Librarian for the Ground Systems Group at Hughes Aircraft Company in Fullerton, California. When working for Hughes Aircraft, her reference duties included performing classified research using the Department of Defense’s secured online system. Ms. Bass-Frazier earned her Juris Doctorate, with Honors, at the Florida State University School of Law. While in law school, she worked as a reference librarian in the University of Florida’s Law Library. Ms. Bass-Frazier is a member in good standing before the Alabama State Bar, the Southern District Court of Alabama, and the Fifth and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeals.
She is a member of MENSA, the Ladd Inn of the International Legal Honor Society Phi Delta Phi, and Beta Phi Mu, the International Library and Information Studies Honor Society. Beta Phi Mu is a certified member of the Association of College Honor Societies. In 2021, she was selected for the prestigious Longshore/DBA Excellence in Practice Award by the Worker’s Injury Law & Advocacy Group.®
She wrote “The Claimant’s Point of View” on the “Uses and Abuses of the Section 20 Presumptions” in The Longshore Textbook, Seventh Edition. The Longshore Textbook is the premier hornbook and standard reference work for Longshore practitioners. She has presented many Continuing Legal Education programs at Loyola University’s Annual Longshore Conference in addition to other workers’ compensation programs. She presented a program on the automation and use of OWCP forms at the Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group® (WILG) Longshore Seminar. WILG has recognized the undersigned as one of the “Nation’s Top Injured Workers Attorneys” since 2017. Her article “The Claimant and the Labor Market Survey: Fantasy or fiction?” was published in WILG’s Workers’ First Watch. (Winter 2014).
Ms. Bass-Frazier joined Michael G. Huey in his LHWCA practice in June 1989. Since then, she has successfully represented injured workers before the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, the Office of Administrative Law Judges, the Benefits Review Board, and the Fifth and Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Cases that she has successfully prosecuted through the courts are now standard references in the OALJ Benchbook and the Benefits Review Board’s Longshore Deskbook. The Benefits Review Board’s decision in Teer v. Huntington Ingalls – Pascagoula Operations, is now cited in §§ 7, 14, 19, 23-24, and 27 of the BRB Longshore Deskbook.
Ms. Bass-Frazier is a devoted family historian and a member of multiple lineage societies. In addition to researching American history, several of her articles on Southern history have been published. She is delighted to be owned by Natasha, a Scottish Terrier.