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Frank J. Santomauro

Attorney and Counselor-at-Law
Frank J. Santomauro, Esq.

Frank J. Santomauro, Esq.

LEGAL EDUCATION

District of Columbia School of Law, Washington D.C.

  •  Juris Doctor May 24, 1992

ADMISSIONS

  • Lackawanna County Bar – December 8, 1992
  • Middle District – December 8, 1992
  • Eastern District – May, 2017

POST SECONDARY EDUCATION

Villanova University, Villanova Pennsylvania – May 15, 1989

  • B.A./Political Science, Concentration Criminal Justice
  • Minor in Business

EXPERIENCE

1992 – 1996

Associate at the Law Offices of Brian J. Cali, Esquire
Dunmore, PA 18512

1992 – 1996

Associated with the Law Offices of Cali, Cecchini & Riccardo

  • Criminal and Civil Litigation
  • General Administrative and Municipal Law
  • Domestic and Family Law
  • Appeal to Superior Court of Pennsylvania,
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and
    Commonwealth Court

1996 – 2019

Principal in the Law Offices of Frank J. Santomauro, LLC
Associated with Ruggiero and Campolieto

  • Criminal and Civil Litigation
  • Bankruptcy
  • General Administrative Law (Plaintiff/Defense)
  • Municipal Law (Plaintiff/Defense)
  • Family Law
    • Divorce, Support and Custody
    • Appeals to Superior Court of Pennsylvania,
      Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and
      Commonwealth Court

1996 – Present

Owner/Managing Member
Law Offices of Frank J. Santomauro, L.L.C.

  • Bankruptcy
  • Civil Litigation
  • Criminal Defense
  • Family Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Wills & Estates

LEGAL EXPERIENCE & DUTIES

Over 25 years of legal research, motion/petition drafting, appellate work in Pennsylvania Superior, Supreme Court and Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, includes:

  • Brief preparation and oral argument
  • Spousal and child support hearings
  • Master’s hearings in divorce, civil and criminal contempt hearings
  • A.R.D. hearings
  • Protection from abuse hearings
  • Criminal preliminary hearings
  • Extensive criminal and civil trial preparation
  • Bench and jury trials (state and federal courts)
  • Status/scheduling conferences
  • Civil arbitrations
  • AAA arbitrations
  • Civil mediations
  • Bench trials
  • Jury trials (specifically involving personal injury matters, civil rights violations, breach of contract, etc.)
  • Summary appeals
  • Private case load of over 2000 clients
  • Extensive experience in federal court filings through PACER and ECF
  • Extensive litigation experience in US Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • Extensive work in residential and commercial real-estate closings
  • Orphans Court experience
  • Petition drafting and litigation

JURISDICTION EXPERIENCE

  • Bucks County
  • Berks County
  • Lackawanna County
  • Luzerne County
  • Monroe County
  • Pike County
  • Philadelphia
  • Susquehanna County
  • Wayne County
  • Wyoming County

VENUE EXPERIENCE

  • Member and Practitioner of United States District Court for Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • Bankruptcy Court Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • Member and Practitioner of United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

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