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A New York Based, Nationally Known, Civil Rights, Personal Injury and General Practice Law Firm Dedicated to Making A Difference

The Law Office of Robert P. Santoriella, P.C. is a well-respected litigation firm with offices in downtown Brooklyn, New York City and Westchester County.

Founding member Robert Santoriella maintains a boutique practice with a concentration in the area of Civil Rights.  Mr. Santoriella has successfully litigated matters involving all areas of discrimination, including fighting discrimination against the developmentally disabled, individuals subject to police abuse, nursing home negligence and elder abuse, as well as workplace sexual harassment and wrongful termination of employment.

The firm also maintains a fully staffed general practice group managed by senior associate Paul Sagiv, Esq., who also heads the firm’s litigation department.  The firm employs a staff of attorneys, paralegals and legal administrators who each have expertise in a specific area of the law.  This diverse group of professionals enables the firm to provide our clients with top-notch representation of their legal concerns.  Our team of attorneys has a long standing record of success, representing firm clients in criminal defense cases, real property and zoning law disputes, transactional real estate matters, housing disputes, and all matrimonial and family law matters.  Mr. Sagiv also represents accident victims in a wide variety of personal injury matters, and has achieved numerous six figure settlements for the firm’s clients.

Civil Rights

frederick douglas “Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.”

 – Frederick Douglas

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Personal Injury

preston brooks “I should have forfeited my own self-respect, and perhaps the good opinion of my countrymen, if I had failed to resent such an injury by calling the offender in question to a personal account.”

 – Preston Brooks

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victor hugo “The future has several names. For the weak, it is impossible. For the fainthearted, it is unknown. For the thoughtful and valiant, it is ideal.”

 – Victor Hugo

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Criminal Defense

robert mccullogh “All decisions in the criminal justice system must be determined by the physical and scientific evidence, and the credible testimony corroborated by that evidence, not in response to public outcry.”

 – Robert P. McCulloch

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Real Property

Robert Kiyosaki “Real estate investing, even on a very small scale, remains a tried and true means of building an individual’s wealth.”

 – Robert Kiyosaki

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jordan flaherty “Housing is a human right. There can be no fairness or justice in a society in which some live in homelessness, or in the shadow of that risk, while others cannot even imagine it.”

 – Jordan Flaherty

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General Litigation

thomas moore“I would uphold the law if for no other reason but to protect myself.”

 – Thomas Moore

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NY settles lawsuits over disabled man’s death, records show

New York is settling lawsuits against staff at a state residence in Queens where a 33-year-old disabled man was killed three years ago when he was restrained, according to court papers and attorneys in the case.

Santoriella on Reckless Disregard at New York State Facility

From 100Reporters: By Lee Higgins They grabbed him, gave him a sedative and tackled him in a hallway at the Bernard Fineson Developmental Center in Queens Village, New York. Rasheen Rose, who was moderately retarded [...]

Family of mentally disabled man who was ‘crushed to death’ at Queens care center sent $11M bill

From NY Daily News: Two years after 33-year-old Rasheen Rose died at the Bernard Fineson Developmental Center in Queens Village, and one year after his sister filed a lawsuit accusing the staff of killing him, [...]