Thomas V. Sassone has been practicing law since 1992. He is admitted to the bars of New York and Connecticut, and the Federal District Courts of both the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
He began his practice in the area of immigration law and was the leading local attorney in that area. Thomas has been a guest speaker several times on nationwide cable TV. He also founded the Committee on Immigration Law for the Rockland County Bar Association in 1994 and chaired that committee for several years.
In 1995, Thomas then partnered with Dr. Roy Girasa, chairman of the Law Department for Pace University, and he expanded the practice to areas of matrimonial law/divorce, bankruptcy and criminal law.
Mr. Sassone is a member of National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA) and the New York State Bar Association. He has extensive experience in business and management having worked for Fortune 500 Companies for the 10 years prior to becoming an attorney. This gives him unique insight when dealing with business issues of both bankruptcy and divorce.
Mr. Sassone is a licensed teacher in the state of New York. He teaches paralegal courses for the Washington Online Learning Institute.
He is also an ordained minister of conservative Christian faith. He is an active member of the Christian community. He teaches a course in systematic theology. He sits on the board of several religious and charitable organizations that provide aid to people both in the U.S. and overseas.
He provides Christian counseling both privately and through his association with several religious organizations. This counseling is part of the services offered at the firm and is usually offered free of charge. Many of his clients have taken advantage of this counseling, which at times has led to keeping families from divorce, overcoming addictions, reducing sentences and changing lives.
In accord with 1 Corinthians 10:31, Mr. Sassone believes life should be lived in honor of the Lord. As such, his legal practice is God-centered, holding to the highest ethical standards and practiced in His honor.
- BA – Manhattan College 1982
- MBA – Manhattan College 1984
- Pace Law School – 1992
- Worked as a Business Systems Analyst for fortune 500 companies 1982 – 1992 (AT&T, Citicorp, MCI, IBM)
- Formed the Committee on Immigration Law for the Rockland County Bar Association 1994 (Chaired the committee for several years)
- Ordained Minister
- Teacher: Immigration Law to paralegals and Department of Homeland Security employees through Washington Online Learning Institute
- Immigration seminars to the Latin community in Rockland County
Other Professional Positions and Memberships
- Founder & former Chair of the Committee on Immigration Law for the Rockland County Bar Association
- Member of National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA)
- Member of the New York State Bar Association
- 2014 Formed and chair an organization of Pastors and Ministers in building unity amongst various Christian denominations
- Board member of Neduora & Shepherds – non-profit charity with a goal of providing clean water to villages in Southern Nigeria
- Board of Editors, Legal Theory
- Member, International Association for the Study of Common Property
- Board of Editors, Land Use and Environmental Law Review
- Alliance Helping Hands Ministry — Nonprofit Christian organization with a wide variety of ministries supported by the Church of God located in Newburgh, New York, whose purpose is to bring food and clothing to the poor.
- Un Clamor Hacia Dios en los Tiempos Finales Ministerio (English translation: A Clamor Toward God in the Final Times Ministry) — A radio-based Christian church whose ministry is to bring the Word of God to the people of the United States and El Salvador.
- Divine Providence for the Poor, Inc. — A nonprofit Christian organization whose purpose is to provide support for families of prisoners.