Nicolas J. Sasso

Attorney
P:(412) 281-5423   or   (412) 227-0278
F:(412) 281-8264
E:nsasso@smgglaw.com

Biography

Nicolas J. Sasso joined Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky as an attorney in 2019. He comes to our Firm with a depth of experience having worked with law firms in both Pittsburgh and northwest Arkansas with a focus on the areas of estate planning, tax planning, and special needs planning (including guardianship, estate administrations and Orphans’ Court litigation). He also focuses his practice in the area of Medicaid planning.

Mr. Sasso earned his J.D. from Ohio Northern University College of Law and transiently studied law at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas. During Mr. Sasso’s last semester of law school, he took part in an externship with the Legal Aid of Arkansas as a Rule XV Student Attorney.

Prior to studying law, Mr. Sasso received a music degree from Duquesne University’s Mary Pappert School of Music and performed around the world.

Known for his dedication to pro bono work, Mr. Sasso received the Ohio Northern Pro Bono Service Recognition Award in 2011. He also received the Volunteer Attorney of the Year for the 18th Judicial District of Arkansas in 2013 and the Legal Aid of Arkansas Pro Bono Service Award in 2017.

Mr. Sasso was born and raised in Westmoreland County and is excited to be back in his hometown bringing his experience, work ethic and client-focused passion to Pittsburgh.

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, “Planning for Incapacity”
    • Washington Regional Medical Center. CEU Qualified Seminar – 2017
  • Speaker, “Elderly Abuse and Exploitation”
    • Washington Regional Medical Center. CEU Qualified Seminar – 2016
  • Speaker, “Arkansas Guardianships”
    • Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association. CLE Seminar – 2015
  • Speaker, “The Probate Code: What You Should Know”
    • Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association. CLE Seminar – 2014
  • Speaker, “Adult Guardianships in Arkansas”
    • University of Arkansas School of Law: Capstone Course – 2013
  • Speaker, “Guardianships and Special Needs Planning”
    • 99 Balloons. Engage Conference – 2017
  • Speaker, “Guardianships and Incapacity Planning”
    • SALT (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together) Conference – 2016
  • Speaker, “Understanding Capacity and the World of Elder Law”
    • HCMA (Health Care Marketing Alliance) Conference – 2016
  • Speaker, “Guardianships and Special Needs Planning”
    • Arkansas Support Network. Bi-Annual Presentations – 2013-2017

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Westmoreland County Bar Association
  • American Inns of Court, W. B. Putnam Chapter (2012-2017)
  • The Legal Aid of Arkansas – Equal Access to Justice Panel (2012-2017)
  • Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association (2012-2017)

Community Activities

  • The Pittsburgh Foundation – Young Professional Advisors Committee
  • Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival, board member

Publications

  • Author, “Guardianships and Conservatorships.”
    • Sterling Education Services. Approved for CLE – 2015

From Our Blog

Recognition & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America “One to Watch”

Practice Areas

Education

  • J.D., Ohio Northern University, Claude W. Pettit College of Law
  • J.D., University of Arkansas School of Law (transient)
  • B.M., Duquesne University Mary Pappert School of Music

Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • Arkansas