About Vic Sasso

VIC SASSO

Vic Sasso Attorney at LawVic was born in 1955 in Memphis, Tennessee and moved to Dallas in 1961. He is a 1974 graduate of Dallas Jesuit, a 1978 cum laude graduate of Spring Hill College (a small liberal arts Jesuit college in Mobile, Alabama) where he was the Presidential Scholar of sociology. His senior undergraduate paper was on the historical growth and evolution of the political power structure in the City of Dallas, starting with the 1793 settlement, La Reunion, on the banks of the Trinity River. He is a 1981 graduate of Southern Methodist University Law School. His 3rd year ethics paper was entitled “On General Deterrence and the Death Penalty” concluding that, based on the empirical evidence, there was none. He is a strong proponent of abolishing the death penalty in America, based on his core values, as well as his experiences dealing with an imperfect system.

He has been married to Mary Beth McKenney since September 24, 1994. They have two cats, Maria and Saharah.

Vic is licensed to practice law in all of the courts in the State of Texas, as well as the federal courts of the Northern District of Texas, the Eastern District of Texas, and the United States Court of Appeals For The Fifth Circuit, in New Orleans. He has appeared pro hace vice  in the Northern District of Oklahoma.

VIC IS OR HAS BEEN A MEMBER OF

  • Dallas Bar Association (Criminal Justice Committee, former chairman of Library Committee)
  • Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (former board member)
  • Collin County Criminal Lawyers Association
  • Smith County Bar Association
  • Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (since 3rd year of law school-1980)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Federal Criminal Justice Act Voluntary Criminal Attorney Panel (Charter Member)
  • State Bar College

AN EXPERT SPEAKER

Vic has been honored by being asked to speak and instruct at various seminars and events for

  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, “Old Problems-New Solutions”- Cross-Examination of Police Officers in DWI Cases (Hyatt Regency -Dallas-December of 1998)
  • The Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Project (Anatomy of a DWI Trial-“A View From The Defense By The Superstars”-1993-Opening & Closing Statements by Vic Sasso
  • The Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, The Dallas Young Lawyers Association-(October of 2003-PreTrial Motions by Vic Sasso)
  • The Dallas Police Academy
  • The North Texas Regional Council of Government Police Academy
  • SMU Law School Criminal Clinic
  • Graduate level psychology class at Texas Women’s University in Denton

IN OTHER MEDIA

  • In 2003, he participated in the role of a defense attorney at the “Shattered Dreams” Program held at Richardson Berkner High School, and later spoke to the students at the related retreat on the subject matter of formal and informal lifelong consequences of being charged with and convicted of  MIP, MIC, PI, DUI-Minor, DWI , Intoxication Manslaughter and Intoxication Assault
  • Author of “Writs of Mandamus in Open Records Cases” Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association “Voice For the Defense” “Motion of the Month- September-1998
  • Excellence in Driving While Intoxicated Jury Trials” award- 1987- Oak Cliff Bar Association