Edward D. Vassallo, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Eminent Domain Attorney in Dallas, TX

Vassallo & Salazar, P.C.
 | 3710 Rawlins Street, Suite 1200
Dallas, TX 75219
Phone: 800-231-3657
Fax: 214-559-7209
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1969
Practice Areas:
  • Eminent Domain (60%),
  • Land Use/Zoning (30%),
  • Real Estate: Business (10%)
Attorney Profile

Edward Dimare Vassallo, Jr., founded the law firm of Vassallo & Salazar, P.C., in his native city of Dallas, Texas, where he represents business owners and local corporations in all forms of commercial litigation, including torts, contract disputes and business fraud. He also practices real estate law, which includes issues related to eminent domain, zoning, planning and land use, condemnation and inverse condemnation. Although the firm is in Dallas, Mr. Vassallo serves clients throughout Texas.

Two years after receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree from Southern Methodist University in 1967, Mr. Vassallo earned a Juris Doctor from Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law. While in law school, he was a member of Phi Delta Phi and served as chief justice of the Moot Court for the Order of the Barristers. Admitted to practice in Texas, Mr. Vassallo is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern and Southern Districts of Texas, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

Mr. Vassallo is a member of the American Bar Association, the Dallas Trial Lawyers Association and the Texas Trial Lawyers Association. From 1988 to 1996, he was a member of the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. Mr. Vassallo is very active in the legal community and has served as an author and lecturer on the subjects of state and federal eminent domain, environmental liability and federal condemnation at several conferences and continuing legal education courses. Highly regarded by his peers, he has also earned an AV Preeminent* rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Eminent Domain (60%)

Land Use/Zoning (30%)

Real Estate (10%)


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Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2019

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About Edward Vassallo, Jr.

Admitted: 1969, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://www.vslawyers.com/attorneys/edward-vassallo/


  • Order of the Barristers - Chief Justice

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Northern District of Texas, 1975
  • U.S. District Court
  • Fifth Circuit; U.S. Claims Court, 1988
  • Moot Court Board, 1968-1969, Member
  • Member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Texas and U.S. District Court, 1969
  • Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association 
  • Member of the Grievance Committee, American Bar Association and the State Bar of Texas from 1988 to 1996
  • U.S. District Court
  • Southern District of Texas, 1988
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Trial Lawyers Association

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • CLE International, Las Vegas, Nevada, 1999
  • "Trial Demonstration: The Real Estate Valuation Expert;" Eminent Domain Conference, CLE International, 2002
  • "Anticipating Eminent Domain;" Advanced Expert Witness Course II, Texas Bar CLE , 2002
  • "Anatomy of an Eminent Domain Trial;" Eminent Domain Conference, CLE International , 2003
  • "Litigation Nuances;" 25th Annual Advanced Real Estate Law Course
  • "Condemnation;" 3rd Annual Eminent Domain Conference, CLE International , 2004
  • "The Erosion of Property Rights in Texas," Texas Bar Journal , 2007
  • "The Impact of Kelo on Cases Across the Country," Eminent Domain National Conference: A Retrospective on Kelo, Eminent Domain Institute/CLE International, 2007
  • "Outlines and Strategies for a Winning Case," Eminent Domain/Understanding Special Issues and Litigation Strategies, Eminent Domain Institute/CLE International , 2007
  • "Eminent Domain and Condemnation," Legal Issues for Texas Professional Land Surveyors Seminar, Half Moon LLC , 2007
  • Trial Outline - From Opening to Closing," Eminent Domain/Practical Advice in a Politically-Charged Environment," Eminent Domain Institute/CLE International , 2007
  • "Evidence: Managing Your Most Valuable Resource," Eminent Domain National Conference: Winning at Trial, Eminent Domain Institute/CLE International , 2008
  • "Land Use and Eminent Domain Issues," Planning, Zoning and Eminent Domain, The Center for American and International Law , 2008
  • "Outline of Market Value - Types of Evaluations: How They Are to be Applied to an Eminent Domain Case;" State Bar College "Spring Training" Course 
  • Ethics Panel; "Planning an Eminent Domain Case - Initial Interview to Trial 
  • "Evaluating Property Rights - Determining Values for Differing Property Interests," 4th Annual Eminent Domain Conference, CLE International, 2005
  • "Trial Presentation: Trial Outline - From Opening to Closing," Eminent Domain Conference, Eminent Domain Institute/CLE International , 2006
  • "Eminent Domain Conference, CLE International, Dallas, Texas, 2004
  • "Property Rights v. Economic Development: Eminent Domain in Texas Following Kelo v. New London," Live Webcast, State Bar of Texas , 2005
  • "Understanding Condemnation and Eminent Domain," College Spring Training, 2005
  • Author, State and Federal Eminent Domain, 1968
  • Lecturer, State and Federal Eminent Domain, 1968
  • Author, Federal Inverse Condemnation and Environmental Liability, 1968
  • Lecturer, Federal Inverse Condemnation and Environmental Liability, 1968
  • Southwestern Law Journal
  • CLE International, Los Angeles, California and Austin, Texas, 2000
  • Eminent Domain Conference, 1980-2001

Educational Background:

  • Southern Methodist University, B.A., 1967
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Office Location for Edward D. Vassallo, Jr.

3710 Rawlins Street
Suite 1200
Dallas, TX 75219

Phone: 800-231-3657

Fax: 214-559-7209

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Last Updated: 11/19/2018

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