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Personal Injury Lawyer, Attorney Nicole M. Santo

Nicole M. Santo, Personal Injury Lawyer

Nicole M. Santo

(570) 287-3000 Ext. 1130

nsanto@hkqlaw.com

Best Law Firm 2016



PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Nicole M. Santo, a Principal of Hourigan Kluger & Quinn and member of the Personal Injury Team, joined the firm in 2010.  Her practice is focused on litigating all types of personal injury claims, including medical malpractice claims, motor vehicle accidents, trucking accidents, products liability, and crashworthiness claims.  Since joining the firm, she has been involved in the litigation and settlement of multiple complex cases, including the Kuchwara and Readler matters, as reported in the Verdicts & Settlements section of this web site, and other cases which have resulted in confidential settlements.  She prides herself on being passionate about her cases and working hard for her clients so they can obtain just compensation for their injuries.

Attorney Santo was born and raised in Northeastern Pennsylvania, graduating from Wyoming Seminary in Kingston. She earned her bachelor’s degree in political science, public relations and international studies, with a minor in Spanish from The Pennsylvania State University. While at Penn State, she spent a semester studying in Barcelona, Spain, served as president of Gamma Phi Beta sorority and was a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

In 2010, Attorney Santo earned her law degree from Widener University School of Law in Harrisburg, where she was named valedictorian of her class and graduated summa cum laude. While at Widener, she earned awards for receiving the highest grade in six of her classes, served as president of Widener’s Student Bar Association, and was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society. Attorney Santo and her partner were the first back-to-back winners of Widener’s Delaware-Harrisburg Internal Moot Court Competition, and she was chosen as the Best Oralist of the 2010 competition. She also served on the editorial board of the Widener Law Journal, where she organized a comprehensive symposium, “Internet Expression in the 21st Century: Where Technology and Law Collide,” and published a survey, “Delineating the Power of the Governor and the General Assembly with Respect to Appropriations in Pennsylvania: An Analysis of Jubelirer v. Rendell.” At graduation, Attorney Santo was presented with the Dean Anthony J. Santoro Outstanding Service Award and the James S. Bowman American Inn of Court Award.

Prior to joining HKQ, she served as a legal intern in the Office of Attorney General’s Bureau of Consumer Protection and the Public Utility Commission’s Law Bureau. She also served as a judicial clerk for Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice J. Michael Eakin. She is currently licensed to practice law in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and is a member of the Luzerne County and Pennsylvania Bar Associations.

LEGAL EXPERIENCE

EDUCATION

  • Widener University School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2010
    • Valedictorian, Summa Cum Laude
  • The Pennsylvania State University, Bachelor of Arts, 2007
  • Wyoming Seminary Preparatory School

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Wilkes-Barre Law & Library Association
  • Member, New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Admitted to Practice:
    • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
    • Superior Court of Pennsylvania
    • Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania
    • Pennsylvania Courts of Common Pleas
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
    • United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • Board Member, The Westmoreland Club
  • Board Member, Dress for Success Luzerne County

CONTACT US TODAY FOR FREE CONSULTATION
OR CALL TOLL-FREE (800) 760-1529

(Free consultations only in personal injury cases)

Our experienced Personal Injury Attorneys are qualified in all areas of Pennsylvania Personal Injury Claims, including medical malpractice, auto accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, aviation accidents, unsafe vehicles, dangerous or defective products, workplace injuries (workers’ compensation), construction site accidents, claim denials by insurance companies (bad faith), dangerous drugs, defective children’s products, nursing home abuse and neglect, and falls due to unsafe conditions (slip and fall cases). We are happy to have served the Scranton & Wilkes Barre PA regions for decades.
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