D. A. Bass-Frazier graduated in 1976 with a B.M. degree from the University of South Alabama, graduated summa cum laude in 1981 from Louisiana State University's Graduate School of Library and Information Science, and earned a J. D. with honors in 1988 from Florida State University's College of Law. Before joining Huey & Leon in Mobile, she had extensive experience as a reference librarian in public, university, and science libraries. An active advocate and long-time user of the Internet, Ms. Bass-Frazier is currently researching Alabama's early settlers and 19th century military history. A member of MENSA, Beta Phi Mu, and Phi Delta Phi, Bass-Frazier is a member of the Alabama Bar Association and is licensed to practice in Alabama and before the Eleventh and Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. In addition to have numerous cases cited in the DoL Longshore Newsletter's Recent Significant Decisions, published LHWCA cases include Ingalls Shipbuilding, Inc. v. Wooley, Director, OWCP, 204 F.3d 616 (5th Cir. 2000)(AWW determination) and Pleasant-El v. Oil Recovery Company, Inc., 148 F.3d 1300 (11th Cir. 1998)(10 calendar days allowed before § 14 (f) penalty becomes mandatory).Biographical information from the March 2001 Annual Longshore Conference, Loyola University New Orleans.