Abasi Daudi Major began his legal career practicing white collar criminal defense. Abasi served as lead trial counsel in a six-million-dollar designated complex fraud case in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. Abasi’s client received no jail time. His other representative matters include being a member of the trial team that obtained acquittal in a multi-count bribery and conspiracy case tried right here in San Antonio. Abasi is a member of the team of lawyers representing Bexar County in multidistrict litigation against opioid manufacturers and distributors. Abasi’s other clients include law firms and small businesses.
Two years into his career, Abasi was elected to serve on the board of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Abasi’s experience defending bribery, embezzlement, theft, and conspiracy cases make him adept at handling civil claims concerning financial matters, fraud and conspiracy. Abasi has had the privilege of representing clients across the nation and has appeared pro hac vice in the United States District Court for the District of Wyoming, United States District Court for Middle District of Alabama, and the Supreme Court of Kansas.
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.