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Richard Baskett

Richard Baskett

Christian, Samson & Baskett, PLLC

43 years of experience

Estate Planning, Probate



Rick Baskett is an Attorney and CPA. A graduate of both the business school and the law school at the University of Montana, he has worked in the tax department of Price Waterhouse (now PriceWaterhouseCoopers) in New York City and Baltimore, Maryland., as general counsel for Washington Corporations (now The Washington Companies), and for tax law firms in Baltimore and Washington, D.C. He has been adjunct lecturer of Partnership Taxation at the University of Montana School of Law, and has spoken at various continuing education courses on tax. In 1994, he established Baskett Law Office, emphasizing estate planning, probate, tax and business. On January 1, 2020, he merged his practice with Christian & Samson to form Christian, Samson & Baskett, PLLC. Rick is a Fellow of the American College of Trust & Estate Counsel and is listed as a Super Lawyer for the Rocky Mountain Region.

Practice Area

Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills,
Probate Administration,

Professional Experience

Member - Attorney/CPA
Christian, Samson & Baskett, PLLC
2020 - Current


University of Montana School of Law

J.D. (1979) | Law

University of Montana School of Law
University of Montana - University of Montana-Missoula

B.S. (1976) | Accounting

University of Montana - University of Montana-Missoula


Haswell Award
State Bar of Montana

Professional Associations

American College of Trust & Estate Counsel

2012 - Current

Activities: Estate and Gift Tax Committee; Business Planning Committee; Fiduciary Tax Committee

American College of Trust & Estate Counsel
Montana Society of CPA's

1981 - Current

Montana Society of CPA's
Montana State Bar # 81


1979 - Current

Montana State Bar  # 81

Websites & Blogs

Baskett Law Office

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Christian, Samson & Baskett, PLLC
310 W Spruce Street Missoula, MT 59802
Telephone: (406) 721-7772

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