Michelle E. Sassano

Ms. Sassano has practiced law since 2004 representing public entities in excessive force cases, real property and contract disputes. She represents school districts in cases involving a variety of issues, including negligent supervision, discrimination, harassment, and wrongful termination. She has also represented private pay clients in business, contract, real estate disputes and estate planning.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Ms. Sassano was a law clerk for three years working in the areas of employment law, business litigation and estate planning. She was also a paralegal for six years in the areas of real estate and employment law.

Bar Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California

All courts of the State of California

Professional Activities and Affiliations

Fresno County Bar Association

Fresno County Women Lawyers


Juris Doctor, 2004
San Joaquin College of Law

Paralegal Certificate, 1994
San Joaquin College of Law

Bachelor of Science, 1994
Communicative Disorders
California State University, Fresno

Michelle E. Sassano
Associate Attorney

Telephone (559) 221-5256

Facsimile (559) 221-5262

Areas of Practice

  • Public Entity Defense
  • Civil Rights Litigation
  • Police Liability
  • Correctional Liability
  • Child Protective Services Liability
  • Dangerous Condition of Public Property
  • Employment Litigation

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