Attorney Nicole M. Santo Appointed to Board of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice
November 2nd, 2018 | Nicole M. Santo
Attorney Nicole M. Santo, HKQ Law, Kingston, PA has been appointed to the Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, Harrisburg, PA.
The Pennsylvania Association for Justice requires its members of the Board of Governors to be persons of the highest integrity, who abide by exemplary standards of business and professional conduct. Board members possess the skills and judgment, and the commitment to devote the time and attention necessary to fulfill their duties and responsibilities. As a Governor of the Board, Attorney Santo will exercise her professional judgment in good faith, and to act in what she reasonably believes to be the best interest of all members of the Association. The Board reviews and approves fundamental financial and business strategies; sets policies and goals consistent with the goals and mission of the Association; reviews and approves operating plans created by the Executive Committee and staff of the Association for implementation; and regularly evaluates the performance of the various committees and sections in light of current judicial, legislative and political developments.
“I am honored to be appointed to the Board of Governors, and I look forward to representing the interests of all of the members of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice,” said Santo.
Nicole M. Santo, a Principal of HKQ Law 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. She has been named to the Super Lawyers Rising Stars list in 2018 and 2017 for Personal Injury and 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.
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.
Attorney Santo is a former Governor of the Westmoreland Club, a Board Member of Dress for Success Luzerne County, a member of Wyoming Seminary’s Board of Trustees and resides in Shavertown with her husband and family.