Michael A. Santo is a trial counsel at Duffy & Duffy, focusing on medical malpractice and personal injury cases. Before arriving at the firm, Mr. Santo was a long time senior trial counsel at another Nassau County firm concentrating in personal injury and medical malpractice claims.
In addition to his trial work, Mr. Santo is general counsel to the Executive Board of the Order Sons of Italy in New York as well as the Order’s Foundation Corporation and its Commission for Social Justice, the anti-defamation arm of the Order.
Mr. Santo serves as a Board Member of H.E.V.N., a local non-profit community-based organization helping to eradicate gang and youth violence. Mr. Santo has been a long standing volunteer with the Tabernacle of Joy Church in Uniondale.
Mr. Santo is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts, and is also admitted to practice in the local federal courts.
He graduated from New England School of Law where he was the managing editor of the school’s law journal. He holds a Masters Degree in criminal justice and served numerous legal internships at the state and federal level in the civil and criminal fields.
Mr. Santo is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and the Nassau County Bar Association.
In addition. Mr. Santo has provided pro bono legal services to the Family Baptist Church, Bronx, NY as well as pro bono legal services to the Tabernacle of Joy Church, Uniondale, NY.
He is currently running a project to erect a life-sized statue of JOHN LENNON in NYC, for which he holds a joint copyright with the sculpture.
Additionally, Mr. Santo is currently conducting private international art research into a currently “undiscovered” multi-medial Pablo Picasso art form from Paris, circa 1936.
He has received a range of awards, including:
- Selected to The National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Trial Lawyers
- Selected to “SUPER LAWYERS” 2013
- Rated by Martindale-Hubbell: Pre-eminent: 5.0/5.0
- Honoree, H.E.V.N. (Help Eliminate Violence Now), 2012.
- Honoree, New York State Commission for Social Justice, 2007.
- Selected as a New York City Urban Fellow: 1980 – 1981.
- Academic Achievement Award, 1977.
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