Sacino, Bertolino & Hallissy, APC
Attorneys at Law


D.F. Sacino

D.F. “Dick” Sacino is a native Californian, having graduated with a B.A. degree from the University of Southern California. He obtained his LL.B. degree “cum laude” from Southwestern University School of Law in 1962, the same year he was admitted to the practice of law. Mr. Sacino is now retired from actively practicing but remains available to offer advice and guidance to the firm.

Prior to retirement, Mr. Sacino wrote numerous articles for trade publications on such topics as AIDS and its impact on the insurance industry, consumer fraud and Proposition 103. In addition, he was a frequent speaker and panelist on these and other topical subjects at various trade seminars and meetings, including the Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California.

Richard P. Bertolino

Mr. Bertolino was born in 1953 in Inglewood, Califor¬nia. He was admitted to the California State Bar in 1978 and the District of Columbia Bar in 1979. He is also admitted to practice before the Federal Courts of the Northern, Eastern and Central District Courts of California, the U.S. District Court, Federal District Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Bertolino attended San Diego State University and Sacramento State University (B.A., 1975), University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law (J.D., 1978), and Georgetown University (LL.M., 1979). He was a member of Pi Sigma Alpha, Traynor Honor Society and the Moot Court Honors Board while in law school.

Mr. Bertolino was a partner in the law firm of Ingoglia, Marskey, Kearney, Lobner and Bull from 1988 before joining this firm. He is also a member of Defense Counsel of Northern California. From 2004 through 2008, Mr. Bertolino has served as a Guest Lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business; Guest Lecturer University of California, Davis School of Management 2005 to the present, where he lectures on torts and employment law. In 2005, Mr. Bertolino was elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).

Martindale Hubbell, the national attorney/peer rating service has awarded Mr. Bertolino the highest possible rating, AV, which signifies that Mr. Bertolino’s legal skills and ethical standards have been determined to be the highest based on confidential peer and judicial review ratings.

John P. Hallissy

Mr. Hallissy graduated with Honors from the University of Notre Dame in 1987 with a degree in Finance and Business Economics. He then worked in the San Francisco office of Arthur Andersen & Company for one year as a management consultant before enrolling at the King Hall School of Law, University of California at Davis.

After passing the Bar in 1991, Mr. Hallissy became associated with the firm of Ingoglia, Marskey, Kearney, Lobner & Bull and joined the Sacino firm. He is admitted to practice before the Federal Courts of the Northern and Eastern Districts of California, and is a member of the Sacramento County Bar Association and the California Bar. Mr. Hallissy was elected by his peers in 2002 to the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), in recognition of his significant trial practice, having tried over forty cases to verdict.

Mr. Hallissy has done appellate work and has published decisions in Sturgeon v. Curnutt (1994) 29 Cal.App.4th 301 and Moss v. Outboard Marine Corporation (1996) 915 F Supp.183 E.D. CA.

Mr. Hallissy’s expertise in civil trial practice has been recognized by his peers by a preeminent rating (AV) by Martindale Hubbell.

In addition to his law practice, Mr. Hallissy serves as President of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in the Sacramento region.