Jane Santoni

Jane Santoni

Jane Santoni

  • Partner

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Practice Areas:

  • Consumer Protection
  • Tenants' Rights
  • Personal Injury

Biography

Jane Santoni has 32 years of experience handling personal injury cases and over 18 years of experience handling consumer protection matters. She fights passionately for people injured by landlord/tenant violations, debt collection abuses, bail bond violations, car fraud, and credit reporting errors, as well as those subjected to sewage infiltration, injured in car accidents, by dog bites, nursing home negligence and in slips and falls.  

Jane's work has resulted in victories large and small, and include everything from getting a dangerous car deal unwound and the victim's money back, to getting millions of dollars of debt forgiven.
 
Jane proudly serves on the board of directors and past president of Civil Justice, Inc., and is a member and the past Maryland state chair of the National Association of Consumer Advocates. She is a member the Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition and the Baltimore City and County Bar Associations and the Maryland Association for Justice.  In 2013, she was named as one of the Daily Record’s “Leaders in the Law” and 2015 she was named “Consumer Advocate of the Year” by the National Association of Consumer Advocates.

Education

  • University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland
    • J.D. - 1986
    • Honors: Member, Moot Court Board; Quarter Finalist National Jerome Prince Evidence Competition
  • Loyola University of Maryland, Baltimore City, Maryland
    • B.A. - 1983
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Major: Political Science

Bar Admission

  • Maryland, 1986

Honors

  • "Leader in the Law" - The Daily Record, 2014
  • “Consumer Advocate of the Year” - The National Association of Consumer Advocates, 2015
  • “Outstanding Partner” (Santoni, Vocci & Ortega, LLC) - Public Justice Center, 2018
  • “Law Firm Pro Bono Service Award” (Santoni, Vocci & Ortega, LLC) - Maryland Pro Bono Resource Center, 2018
  • “Law Firm of the Year” (Santoni, Vocci & Ortega, LLC) - Maryland Volunteer Lawyer Service, 2019
  • “Pro Bono Firm of the Year” (Santoni, Vocci & Ortega, LLC) - Baltimore County Bar Association, 2019
  • “Super Lawyer” - Thomson Reuters (2007- 2011, 2013-2021)

Professional Associations

  • Civil Justice, Board Member and Past President , 2008 to Present
  • Maryland Association of Justice, Member, 2019 to Present
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates, Member and Past Maryland State Chair, 2004 to Present
  • Baltimore County Bar Association, Member, 2008 to Present
  • Baltimore City Bar Association, Member, 2016 to Present

Classes & Seminars

  • "Top Consumer Scams - Consumer Protection Litigation in Maryland" , Anne Arundel County Bar Association, 05/15/2008
  • "Auto Fraud - Trial Roundtable, Report from the Trenches", National Association of Consumer Advocates, 05/16/2010
  • "Consumer Protection Law" , Judicial Institute of Maryland, 10/12/2011
  • "The Profitable Consumer Law Practice" , National Association of Consumer Advocates, 02/28/2012
  • "Auto Fraud- Voir Dire" , National Association of Consumer Advocates, 08/03/2012
  • "Auto Fraud - Cross Examination of Defense Witnesses" , National Association of Consumer Advocates, 08/04/2012
  • "Auto Fraud - Consumer's Rebuttal Case" , National Association of Consumer Advocates, 08/05/2012
  • "Yo Yo (Spot Delivery) Auto Sales in Maryland" , Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition, 07/12/2013
  • “Debt Buyers and Original Creditors” , National Association of Consumer Advocates, 10/16/2017
  • “Making the Most of Magnuson Moss in Your Warranty Case” , National Association of Consumer Advocates, 10/24/2018
  • “Building a Successful Consumer Law Practice” , National Association of Consumer Advocates, 10/26/2018
  • “Auto Fraud” , University of Maryland Law School, 05/29/2019
  • “Successfully Representing Tenants - Marrying Consumer Protection with Landlord Tenant Law", National Association of Consumer Advocates, 01/28/2020
  • “Developing and Using a Trial Notebook” , Pro Bono Resource Center, 04/17/2020
  • “Developing a Consumer Law Practice” , Maryland State Bar Association, 06/16/2020
  • “Best Practices for Settlement of Plaintiff’s Cases” , Maryland State Bar Association, 08/07/2020
  • “Nuts and Bolts of a Consumer Law Practice”, Maryland State Bar Association, 11/11/2020

Representative Cases

  • Allstate Lien and Recovery Corp. v Stansbury, 445 Md 187, 2015, Maryland Court of Appeals

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Alpha Sigma Nu

Past Positions

  • Williams & Santoni, LLP, Partner, 2002 to 2016
  • St. Paul Insurance Company (formerly USF & G), Trial Lawyers, Senior Trial Lawyers, 1988 to 2002