Abasi Daudi Major
Abasi Daudi Major began his criminal defense career learning under the tutelage of Cynthia E. Orr and Gerald H. Goldstein. As a clerk, he worked on some complex criminal matters including, murder, securities and commodities fraud, sexual assault, state and federal writs of habeas corpus, asset forfeiture and state criminal appellate matters. Upon completing his clerkship at Goldstein, Goldstein, Hilley & Orr, he was offered an associate’s position.
After passing the Texas State Bar Exam, he began his legal career working on a capital murder case and addressing Fourth Amendment search and seizure issues. As an associate, his practice is focused on state and federal criminal litigation. He is a member of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the Federal Bar Association. Additionally, Abasi assisted with the 2017-2018 revision for the Texas Annotated Code of Criminal Procedure and Texas Penal Code printed by the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.
Prior to graduating St. Mary’s University School of Law, cum laude, Abasi earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin, where he studied Government. During law school, Abasi focused primarily on advocacy and litigation courses. He authored his thesis which examined the decline of the rate of trials in Texas. Upon successfully defending his thesis, Abasi was certified by the faculty, as having a concentration in advocacy. He was the only student to be certified as having a concentration in advocacy in the class of 2017.
Abasi was also a member of the St. Mary’s University Mock trial team, competing in competitions all across the nation. His law school career culminated with being selected as one of ten students from St. Mary’s University School of Law, inducted into the prestigious Order of the Barristers. In law school, Abasi was a student defense attorney, in the St. Mary’s Criminal Justice clinic where, he represented poor and disenfranchised persons in various criminal courts pro bono.