Hubert J. Santos has been an active trial and appellate lawyer for over thirty years. Since 1974, he has been engaged in the private practice of law in Hartford with his own firm and has tried a broad variety of civil and criminal cases in state and federal courts, including white-collar criminal defense cases, trade secrets, personal injury matters, death penalty litigation and business disputes. He also has represented individuals and businesses during numerous state and federal grand jury investigations.
He graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1969 where he was Lead Articles Editor of the Connecticut Law Review. From 1972 to 1974 he served as a federal public defender in the United States District Court where he defended complex federal prosecutions and regularly argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
In 1978 he was appointed Corporation Counsel for the City of Hartford. Mr. Santos was appointed by Governor O’Neil as one of the original members of the Judicial Selection Commission in 1986, a position he held through 1993. From 1976 to 1986 Mr. Santos served as a lecturer in trial practice as a member of the adjunct faculty of UCONN Law School.
Mr. Santos has been a lecturer, panelist and/or moderator at numerous seminars and conferences sponsored by various bar associations, law schools, and other organizations throughout his entire career.
He was inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers as a Fellow in 1986 and he is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Since its inception in 1983, the publication Best Lawyers In America has recognized him as one of the outstanding criminal defense and personal injury lawyers in the State.
In 1990, Mr. Santos was named by Connecticut Magazine as one of the five Best Lawyers in Connecticut, and again, in 2006, he was listed as one of the top ten lawyers in the State by the same magazine.
In 1993, the University of Connecticut School of Law Alumni Association honored Mr. Santos by awarding him with the “Distinguished Graduate Award.” In 2005, the Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association awarded its highest honor to Mr. Santos by presenting him with the “Champion Of Liberty” Award.
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