Vernon joined WhitbeckBennett after serving as a Judicial Law Clerk to Judge Natalie J. Haskins and Judge Felice G. Kerr of Delaware Family Court. Vernon’s time spent clerking exposed him to various family law matters including child custody, third-party visitation, separation agreements, spousal support and proceedings involving the Division of Family Services.
Vernon is a first-generation college student from the Wilmington area who graduated from Delaware Law School in 2021. In law school, Vernon served as the Vice President of the Student Bar Association, Vice President of the Black Law Student Association, Pro Bono Chair and Articles Editor of the prestigious Delaware Journal of Corporate Law, Secretary of the Transactional Law Honor Society, and a participant of Youth Court.
Vernon has deep roots in the Delaware community, working for the Grand Opera House, volunteering with a low-income tax clinic in Delaware and serving the Office of United States Senator Thomas R. Carper. He graduated magna cum laude from Goldey-Beacom College and earned the highest grade point average for his degree program.
Outside of work, Vernon enjoys cooking, rock climbing, cycling, and working with youth through his involvement in the Bellefonte Lions Club.
Name: Vernon Vassallo
Title: Associate Attorney
Law School: Widener University Delaware Law School, J.D.
College: Goldey-Beacom College, B.S.
Professional Associations and Memberships: Family Law Section of the Delaware Bar Association, Melson-Arsht Inn of Court, Richard S. Rodney Inn of Court, Delaware Law School Black Alumni Network
Honors and Awards: Louis L. Redding Bar Scholarship, Outstanding Student Service Award, Pro Bono Distinction, Black Law student Association Trailblazers awardee