Maria A. Santoro

Maria A. Santoro: Attorney with Dennis, Jackson, Martin & Fontela, P.A.



Attorney at Law, her practice areas are, Employment, Medical Malpractice, Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation, Automobile Litigation, Construction, and Administrative Law. She is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and in the Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers. She is fluent in Spanish.

Ms. Santoro is certified as a Circuit Mediator by the Supreme Court of Florida.
Ms. Santoro is an adjunct professor at Florida State University, College of Law.

Ms. Santoro is admitted to practice before all Florida State Courts since 1987. She also is admitted to practice before all three U.S. District Courts, the Middle District in 2007, the Northern District in 1996, and the Southern District in 1988.

Ms. Santoro has been a past member of the Florida Supreme Court Work Group on Statewide Jury Panel Sizes (2006), and the Florida Supreme Court Task Force on Management of Litigation Involving Complex Cases, and the Florida Bar Committee on Professionalism.

In 1986, Ms. Santoro earned her Juris Doctor degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degrees in Business and English from Florida State University in 1982.

Circuit Civil Mediator.

Areas of Practice (14)

  • General Civil Trial Practice
  • Insurance Defense
  • General Liability Defense
  • Insurance Coverage Defense
  • Personal Liability Defense
  • Age Discrimination in Employment
  • Employment Defense
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Employment Litigation
  • Harassment
  • National Origin Discrimination
  • Title VII Discrimination
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Wrongful Termination Defense

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
850-422-3345  Phone
850-422-1325  Fax
University Attended:
Florida State University, B.A., 1982
Law School Attended:
Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D., 1987
Year of First Admission:
1987, Florida
The Florida Bar (The Florida Commission on Professionalism).
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    Tallahassee, Florida