Danaher Lagnese P.C.

LLM, University of London, 1971

J.D., Georgetown Law Center, 1967

A.B., Georgetown University, 1964

Bar Admissions:

District of Columbia


U.S.District Court, District of

Connecticut Bar Association

Connecticut Defense Lawyers' Association

Frank H. Santoro

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Phone: (860) 493-5740
Facsimile: (860) 547-1321

For the past twenty years Mr. Santoro has practiced primarily in the firm’s appellate department. Prior to joining the firm, he held the following positions: Assistant United States Attorney (Connecticut); Assistant States Attorney (Maryland); Assistant Public Defender (Maryland); Adjunct Law Professor (Washington, D.C.), and Captain, U.S. Army (Korea). Frank has been counsel of record in over 100 reported cases.

Mr. Santoro's main areas of practice are Appellate Advocacy and Insurance Coverage.


Connecticut Medical Malpractice Law (May, 2015)
co-authored with Joyce Lagnese and Calum Anderson

The National Environmental Policy Act in Connecticut, 62 Connecticut Bar Journal 290 (October 1988)

A Practical Guide to the Federal Tort Claims Act, 63 Connecticut Bar Journal 224 (August 1989)

Courts Must Scrutinize Use of Epidemiology in Proving Causation, Legal Backgrounder, Washington Legal Foundation (Sept. 29, 1995)

Debunking the Arson Triangle, For the Defense (Dec. 2001), co-authored with Calum B. Anderson

Community Involvement:
Special Counsel, Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection

Board of Directors, Connecticut Fund for the Environment

Various local Boards and Commissions in Chester and Deep River, Connecticut