• New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Trial Lawyers’ Association
  • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Plaintiffs Roundtable Committee
  • ​Suffolk County Bar Association

  • President Finnish American Lawyers Association
  • Finnish-American Chamber of Commerce
  • Medical Malpractice Committee
  • Imatra Foundation, President
  • Mettala Foundation, Trustee



2009 - Present

1991 - 2009

1984 -1990

1981 -1984

1979 -1981

1977 -1979
Robert Alan Saasto, Esq.
Trial attorney personal injury
Saasto & Hirsch
Brooklyn and Williston Park offices
Managing partner and trial attorney
Shapiro Baines Saasto & Sheinwald 
55 Mineola Blvd
Mineola, New York 11501
Trial attorney and Originating/Managing partner
Expanding firm to ten attorneys specializing in
Personal injury and medical malpractice

Medical Malpractice Attorney
Panel Member- Nassau County

Fuchsberg & Fuchsberg      
250 Broadway
New York N.Y. 10007

Trial Attorney in major plaintiffs’ firm solely responsible
for trials of personal injury and medical malpractice cases
National Institute Trial Lawyers Association lecturer

Law Office of Joseph Conklin      
60 Broad Street
New York, N.Y. 10014

Trial Attorney responsible for Kings County for
Insurance Company of North America (INA)
Defense counsel personal injury cases


Waldorf & McGrane 
245 Great Neck Road
Great Neck, N.Y.

Trial attorney in defense litigation in-house counsel
for Safeco Insurance Co.


Fordham University School of Law J.D. 1975
Dean’s List Top ¼

City University of NY- Brooklyn College B.S.
Cum Laude Economics


Second Department New York  2/25/76
Southern District of New York 12/19/78
Eastern District of New York 12/26/78