Frank De Santis has been in successful practice for 33 years, handling a vast array of civil cases, focusing on victim’s rights. An immigrant from Italy in 1970, Mr. De Santis came to The Bronx, New York speaking no English whatsoever.
As an immigrant boy and young man, he worked various blue collar jobs to pay for his self support and education. He has fought to fit into American culture and society. In 1983, Mr. De santis succeeded in passing the California Bar Exam on the first attempt.
As a lawyer, Mr. De Santis has used his background as a marginalized foreigner to zealously advocate and fight for his clients who are often disadvantaged. His first field of expertise was in maritime injury claims, representing mostly fisherman and crewmembers.
In addition to maritime companies, he also represents his clients against insurance companies, banks, governmental agencies, large corporations, and other powerful entities. One of such cases, which was litigated against a bank, was recently published by the California Court of Appeals and decided in Mr. De Santis’ client’s favor.
For leisure, Frank loves to fish, is an avid outdoorsman, and he is heavily involved in advancing the sport of bocce in the United States, a sport which he plays competitively throughout the country. He is fluent in English, Italian, and Spanish.
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