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Who is Thomas Sasser? Gisele Bundchen hires Tiger Woods' divorce lawyer as Tom Brady split turns 'nasty'

Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady have been residing apart for a while n
Thomas Sasser (left) has been assigned to handle Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen’s divorce (Kevin Winter/Getty Images and Sasser, Cestero & Roy / website)
Thomas Sasser (left) has been assigned to handle Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen’s divorce (Kevin Winter/Getty Images and Sasser, Cestero & Roy / website)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Gisele Bundchen has chosen a lawyer who has experience handling high-profile divorces in the sports and celebrity worlds while she and Tom Brady are now going through a separation procedure. Thomas Sasser, the managing partner of Sasser, Cestero & Roy in West Palm Beach, Florida, has been hired by Bundchen, according to Page Six. 

One source informed Page Six that Brady and Bundchen's divorce procedures have already turned acrimonious. “Things are very nasty between Tom and Gisele because of the lawyers,” the source said. “They are ready for a fight.” Regarding their two children, Benjamin, 12, and Vivian, 9, Brady and Bundchen are allegedly not at odds as both desire shared parenting. Brady and Gisele's problems have been the subject of several rumors over the years, but it appears that this time they will actually be splitting. For quite some time, the two have been residing apart.


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Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady attend The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City.
Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady have stepped up their divorce talks by hiring Thomas Sasser (Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)

Who is Thomas Sasser?

Thomas J Sasser is the managing partner of the Florida legal firm Sasser, Cestero & Roy, PA. His area of expertise is family and marital law. The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) and the International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL) both recognize Sasser as a Fellow. He is an American College of Family Law Trial Lawyers Diplomate and earned a BA in 1992 from The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, and a JD in 1995 from The University of Florida.

Sasser has served as the Florida Bar's Family Law Section's Chair in the past. Additionally, he has also served as chair of the Florida Bar Marital and Family Law Board Certification Review Course on four occasions. Sasser currently serves as the national vice president of the AAML and previously served as the president of its Florida Chapter. Furthermore, he serves as the IAFL's Treasurer and has previously served on the IAFL's United States Chapter Board.

Golf legend Tiger Woods, a 15-time major champion, was a client of Sasser in his contentious divorce with Elin Nordegren over ten years ago. Sasser is renowned for working with extremely rich clients. In one of the costliest divorces in history, Nordegren received a settlement of about $100 million. Sasser also represented Jeff Gordon in his ugly divorce from his wife Brooke in 2003, which eventually resulted in a compromise over the NASCAR driver's wealth.

Bündchen and Brady's 13-year marriage fell apart following Brady's decision to resume playing football. Even though he had announced his retirement in February, the pair reportedly had a huge argument in September over his refusal to call it quits, which has solidified the divorce proceedings between the pair.