Meet David C. Bass

David C. Bass


Dave is a partner in the Sacramento Office of Koeller Nebeker Carlson Haluck and handles complex litigation and criminal law matters, executing his trial and appellate experience to get results and protect the record.

Before entering civil practice, Dave served as both a Deputy District Attorney with the Placer County District Attorney’s Office, as well as a Deputy Attorney General with the California Attorney General’s Office.  While a Deputy Attorney General, Dave prosecuted white collar crimes focusing on product counterfeiting, tax evasion, and political corruption.  He has convicted political figures and attorneys, unraveled complex schemes, and taken complex cases to trial.   As an appellate attorney, Dave has handled appeals at the superior, district, and state Supreme Court level.

Dave’s transactional work includes advising financial institutions and fintechs regarding federal and state mandates under various privacy, electronic payment, and anti-money laundering laws; drafting operational documents and policies for entities; and counseling businesses in highly regulated industries.  His practice has matured into that of a counselor and risk manager for clients across many specialties, and he collaborates with clients to understand their industry in order to make the best business case for them, rather than lead them into a litigation quagmire.

Before law school, Dave served in the United States Coast Guard, working in both search and rescue and narcotics interdiction.  He tries to slow down time to enjoy his family, and volunteers his time to various organizations, including South Placer Rotary, and is a board member of his local Chamber of Commerce, the Placer County Bar Association, and the Rocklin Police Activities League.  He also donates approximately 75 hours of pro bono service a year to both indigent clients and small businesses.

  • Construction Claims & Litigation
  • Catastrophic Injury & Accident Litigation
  • Business & Transaction Law
  • Professional Liability
  • Government Tort Liability
  • Employment & Workers' Compensation Law

  • Placer County Bar Association
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

  • Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Brand Protection – The Brand Protection Professional – California’s TRaCE the Money Program

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  • American Military University, 2010 – Legal Studies
  • University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, 2014 – J.D., cum laude
  • Baylor Law LLM in Litigation Management
States Licensed to Practice
  • State Bar of California, 2014
  • State Bar of Nevada, 2019
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • State Bar of Oregon, 2020
  • U.S. District Court, Nevada