Born and raised in Freeport, Texas, Brooks Bass graduated from Brazosport High School, Texas A&M, and South Texas College of Law. Marrying his high school sweetheart, Stephanie Uherek 28 years ago and is the father of Caroline Ivy Bass and Brooks Lee Bass, Jr.
As a child, Brooks' life was saturated with the law. His father, and now one of the attorneys of counsel, retired Judge Ogden Bass, served as District Attorney and then as a judge while Brooks grew up. On the days he went into work with his dad he looked forward to the great cheeseburgers offered at the Courthouse Cafe. Perhaps it was in the halls of the courthouse he gained his love of the law, or maybe it was around his dinner table, but for Brooks, it was either become a lawyer or Texas Ranger. Watching his father counsel others, and impact their lives, (often in the most challenging times) pushed him toward practicing the law and not just enforcing it as a Ranger. “My father always said, ‘I’m a public servant, not a politician,’ and that idea along with having an excellent example of volunteerism from my mother, led me to the idea of pursuing a career in the legal field as a lawyer, and not in law enforcement as a Texas Ranger,” explains Brooks.
Watching his parent’s commitment to the community birthed a desire to serve in Brooks as well. He is active throughout the county in many volunteer roles including serving in his church on the board, serving as the former Boys and Girls club President, former City of Freeport Economic Development Corporation, Cradle of Texas Emmaus Community and many active volunteer roles, like serving as a Freeport Lions Club member and a volunteer instructor at Alvin Police Academy.
Brooks’ commitment to this community extends to his clients. As firm believers in the Sixth Amendment, both Bass and Tigner believe in the rights of citizens - which guarantees the accused the right to counsel, regardless of innocence or guilt. This love of the law and people is behind Brooks’ dedication to every client they take on. This advocacy is at the heart of every case - criminal or otherwise. Every person deserves excellent representation they can trust; they deserve results,and that is the purpose of Bass and Tigner, P.C.