ABOUT US A Lawyer Committed to Fighting for Your Rights The Law Office of Thomas V. Sassone, P.C. is one the premiere law firms in Rockland County and has been practicing law for over 25 years. A Message From Tom Are you are seeking an attorney to assist you with resolving some legal issue you cannot handle yourself? Remember, your attorney works for you; you do not work for your attorney. In that regard you should not be afraid to speak with your attorney. We want to hear your story. That is why we offer a free consultation. We want to help you resolve your problem. We do not want you to be afraid to tell us what is going on for you or to be afraid to ask a question. It is your life. It is too important not to feel free to talk about it. Our policies are built to create an attorney-client relationship that is free from worry. That is why we place great emphasis on spending time with our clients. If we represent you, we will make being available to you a priority. We will provide you with honest answers to your questions, and will do so in a way that is easy for you to understand. Our clients can be secure knowing that they can ask questions, get answers and discuss legal issues — to sit, cry, talk, laugh and pray— and, most of all, to get real answers from an someone who serves them like they are friends and family. We seek to provide a holistic approach to the legal problem. We try to take into consideration the whole of our client’s life situation, not just a narrow focus on the legal issue at hand. We take this approach because the immediate legal issue does have consequences that will impact on the other areas of life. Sometimes, the best legal strategy is not always the best life strategy. We want our clients to resolve their issues in the best way possible; to walk away with a fresh start, feeling secure about tomorrow. If matters can be resolved without a lawyer's help, we believe in telling our clients so. We speak openly about the most cost-effective means to resolving the matter — even if that means resolving it without our representation. The truth is that sometimes hiring a lawyer can create more problems than it resolves. We have dedicated our practice to the Lord as a ministry, and as such it is God-centered. We provide Bible-based counseling where desired. As a God-centered ministry we are here to help and guide as a servant-leader. We do not judge but to offer compassion and grace along with knowledge of the law. The Lord does not want our hour or so of worship each week; He wants our every hour. We seek to honor Him with our work. I am often asked how I can practice certain areas of law yet have a God-center practice; isn't it somewhat of a conflict?” The answer is not at all! First, we must be true to the Lord in that we must diligently act within the scope of the law and its procedures. The law provides for various forms of relief and protection. It is not inconsistent to seek that relief or protection by use the law when appropriate. When we act faithfully, we allow the Lord to work with us. The Lord will not bless lies, half-truths or malicious or vengeful actions. He blesses truth and obedience. Second, we must trust Him to work in us and in others so that the truth may be revealed. Third, we must rely on Him to deliver us in truth from our enemies and us against them. There is HOPE. While you may be going through one of the most difficult times in your life, you are not alone. We must believe what God says is true, that He would never leave us or forsake us. [Hebrews 13:5 ESV] The Lord said in Isaiah: 2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. [Isaiah 43:2-3 ESV] 28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. [Romans 8:28 ESV] So, take courage and together we will work to resolve your problem. ATTORNEY THOMAS V. SASSONE Thomas V. Sassone has been practicing law since 1992. He is admitted to the bars of New York, Connecticut, and the Federal District Courts for 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 expanded the practice to areas of matrimonial/divorce, family and criminal law.Mr. Sassone also has extensive experience in business and management having worked for Fortune 500 Companies for ten years period prior practicing the law. This gives him a unique insight to many issues faced in the various legal matters.Mr. Sassone gives seminars on the topic of immigration in association with various charitable organizations. The goal of these unique seminars is to educate people about various types of immigration fraud, what to look for and what to avoid. Mr. Sassone has taught paralegal courses as well as the immigration law to consular employees overseas through the Washington Online Learning Institute.Mr. Sassone is also an ordained minister of conservative Christian faith and an active member of the Christian community. He teaches courses in systematic theology, biblical theology, and faith and politics among other courses. He sits on the board of several religious and charitable organizations which provide aid to people both in the U.S. and overseas. He provides Bible-based 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 clients have taken advantage of this unique counseling which at times has led to keeping families from divorce, overcoming addictions, 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.