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James Bass, James

James Bass

Soltan Bass, LLC
Augusta, ME
(207) 621-6300

James Bass was born in Belfast and raised in Portland. He graduated magna cum laude from Bowdoin College in 2002 and earned his law degree from the University of Maine School of Law in 2006.

Mr. Bass joined the U.S. Army upon graduation from law school and practiced law as a Judge Advocate in the JAG Corps for nearly six years. He was stationed at Fort Sill, OK and Washington, DC. In 2011, he deployed to Afghanistan as a legal advisor with a joint special operations task force. He is a recipient of both the Bronze Star Medal and the Meritorious Service Medal. After leaving active duty, Mr. Bass joined the Maine Army National Guard where he currently holds the rank of Major.

Mr. Bass comes to the practice after two years at Pine State Trading Co., New England’s leader in the marketing and distribution of convenience and beverage products, where he was a Senior Project Manager. During this time, Mr. Bass worked with the Maine Legislature, Executive branch, and regulatory agencies while leading the company’s successful effort in partnering with the State to provide management and oversight of Maine’s wholesale spirits business.

Mr. Bass is married and his wife, Ami, is a social worker in the Augusta area.

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