Turning life’s challenges into compassionate legal solutions.
"We're all going to experience aging and challenging times at some level. My goal is to help individuals move through these times, focusing on what's important to them–their loved ones, health, and life's work. I was drawn to this area of practice to help people navigate the administration while they grieve."
Originating from Michigan, Padma Raj is a seasoned attorney with a diverse background in law. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Michigan State University and has been awarded a Juris Doctor cum laude and Master of Laws in Taxation from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School.
Throughout her career, Padma has gained valuable experience in various legal sectors. She has worked as an associate attorney at a well-regarded estate and tax planning firm in Lansing, helping clients craft strategic plans to seize all potential opportunities. Furthermore, she has served at the Michigan Tax Tribunal, where she diligently drafted tax law opinions and orders.
Outside her direct professional roles, Padma is a dedicated public servant. She served in Judge Cynthia Ward's election campaign and volunteered her time as an AmeriCorps member for Big Brothers and Big Sisters.
She treats each case with a compassionate, unique approach, acknowledging that every client brings a different and unique set of circumstances to the table. Padma aims to be seen by her clients as a kind, approachable advocate who is always ready to listen and fight for their cause. She wants people to feel a sense of relief when they reach out to her, confident in her ability to provide them with a clear path forward, whatever their difficult situation might be.
Today, Padma is a participant in the Probate and Estate Planning Section of the State Bar of Michigan, the Washtenaw County Bar Association, and the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan. She also holds a Probate and Estate Planning Certification from the Institute of Continuing Legal Education, a testament to her dedication to her field of choice. Padma now leverages her extensive knowledge and empathetic approach in her new role as an attorney at Bassett Murray Law Group.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING ABOUT US
"Very professional staff! They made a hard task for me, working on a Living Will, painless and stress free! "
- Mary Beth
"Amanda Murray is a extremely talented attorney! She helped me every step off the way with 3 different legal matters! She is very efficient with my time and making sure everything was 100% how I wanted it. She is very honest and direct. I have used a couple other attorneys before, but you can tell she really put her heart and wisdom into her work. She goes over and beyond to accommodate my family. Highly recommend!!!"
"Amanda Murray is an amazing lawyer and has done an exceptional job helping my family and I handle legal matters. She's affordable and has great communication skills!!"
"Bassett Law has the most knowledgeable and helpful attorneys I have ever worked with. They explain all of the options in ways that a non-attorney can understand. They take a complicated legal issue and break it down so that I understand what the options and choices are. I have worked with them on many different legal issues over the last 15 years and they ALWAYS go above and beyond. I highly recommend them."
"Incredibly professional and wonderful law firm. Handles every client they take on with care and compassion to the highest level possible."
"Working with the staff of the law group has been for me a very useful experience. I could trust the staff, they educated me, they explained about estate planning. The staff has been professional and open for suggestions. My estate planning binder is now organized, useful and inclusive. The binder is not only practical for me, but also useful for my family. I am happy with the final product."