The Attorney

Harold Cassidy Counselor at Law New Jersey

When the history of American Jurisprudence in the 20th Century was written, one work compiled the 100 most important cases of the century. Harold Cassidy was counsel in two of them. No attorney had more cases listed. Yet, at the start of the 21st Century, Mr. Cassidy had only begun his most important work.

Long known as an advocate and defender of the rights of pregnant mothers – he was chief counsel in the Baby M case which declared surrogacy contract unenforceable as exploitative of women and against public policy (In the Matter of Baby M, 109 N.J. 396 (1988) – he is widely recognized as the leading attorney in the nation in protecting pregnant mothers against the excesses and abuses of an abortion industry which violates the rights and interests of the women of the nation.

He is widely consulted by state legislatures. In 2008, he won the landmark, cutting edge decision of an en banc Court of the United States Court of Appeals which held that it was constitutional for a state to require an abortion doctor to disclose that the abortion would “terminate the life of a whole, separate, unique,...

living human being” before the physician could take a consent for an abortion. (Planned Parenthood v. Rounds, 530 F.3d 724 (8th Cir. 2008) (en banc) (“Rounds I”). In 2012, he won another landmark opinion from a separate en banc Court of the US Court of Appeals, holding that the abortion doctor must disclose that an abortion places the pregnant mother at “increased risk for suicide ideation and suicide.”

For more complete biographical information setting forth Mr. Cassidy’s work, see “Bio

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Thomas J. Viggiano, III, J.D.
Derek M. Cassidy, J.D., MBA*
Joseph R. Zakhary, J.D.*
* Licensed to Practice Law in NJ and NY

Harold Cassidy’s Response to Mother Jones and Sarah Bulstain

In January 2011, the liberal magazine Mother Jones published a profile ofHarold Cassidy’s pro-life work from its pro-abortion perspective. The profile was initially published in the print magazine under the title “In the Name of the Mother.” When it appeared online, Mother Jones published it under the name “The Man Who Loves Women Too Much.”
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Mother Teresa

Harold Cassidy had the great honor and pleasure to work with the great Mother Teresa, since having been canonized by the Catholic Church as Saint Mother Teresa. Posted below is a copy of the Friend of the Court Brief which Mother Teresa filed with the United States Supreme Court in support of one of Mr. Cassidy’s cases.

The story of that brief was included on the inside cover of the ten year commemorative edition of Mother Teresa’s brief, which is believed to be the only time Mother Teresa ever formally petitioned a government.
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