Daniel R. Santola

Daniel R. Santola


Powers & Santola, LLP

Recognized since 1991

Albany, New York

Practice Areas

Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs

Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
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Daniel R. Santola
Albany, New York

Partner, since 1987
phone (518) 465-5995
(800) 540-8742
fax (518) 426-4012
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Daniel R. Santola is a senior partner and co-founder of Powers & Santola, LLP. His practice is limited to the representation of catastrophically injured individuals, the field of law in which he has over 25 years experience.

After graduating from Albany Law School, he became an assistant professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. In 1987, he and longtime friend and colleague, John K. Powers, decided to form the firm of Powers & Santola, with a simple mission statement: To provide our clients with the best possible legal representation.

Dan has spent more than twenty-five years teaching various topics within the specialty of personal injury law, covering subjects such as construction accidents, medical malpractice, trial tactics, evidence and products liability. He has lectured for the Office of Court Administration in its Continuing Legal Education programs for judges and court attorneys, the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, the New York Trial Lawyers Association, the New York State Bar Association, the Albany County Bar Association, the American Board Of Trial Advocates, Albany Law School, the Capital District Trial Lawyers Association, Albany Medical Center, Syracuse University Law School, and a number of other scholastic and professional institutions.

Location

  • 100 Great Oaks Boulevard, Suite 123
    Albany, NY 12203

Languages

  • English

Education

  • Albany Law School of Union University, J.D., graduated 1974
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, BA, graduated 1971

Bar Admissions

  • New York, Albany County Bar Association
  • New York, New York Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • New York, Capital District Trial Lawyers Ass.
  • New York, New York State Bar Association

Affiliations

  • American Association for Justice - Sustaining Member
  • American Board of Trial Advocates - Senior Member
  • New York Bar Foundation - Fellow
  • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers - Dean of Continued Legal Education and Charter Member

Court Admissions

  • New York State
  • Federal District Court Northern, Southern Eastern and Western Districts

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs, Albany (2015)
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs, Albany (2012)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs

Special Focus

  • Automobile
  • Automobile Collision
  • Birth Trauma
  • Brain Injury
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Construction
  • Hospital Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Medical Negligence
  • Nursing Homes
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Wrongful Death

Awards:

  • Selected as Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers for 2012 Medical Malpractice
  • Powers & Santola, LLP is nationally ranked as a Tiear 1 Law Firm (top ranking) by US News and World Report - Best Lawyers in America in the field of Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, and Products Liability
  • Selected as one of New York State's Top Ten Lawyers, upstate region, by Super Lawyers in 2011
  • American Trial Lawyers Association - Top 100 Lawyers (Multi-year listing)
  • New York Magazine's "New York Area's Top Lawyers"
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers (Multi-year listing)
  • Super Lawyers' Magazine "Super Lawyer" Designation in Medical Malpractice (Multi-year listing)
  • Martindale-Hubbell "AV" Peer Rating (Multi-year listing)
  • "Who's Who in American Law" (Multi-year listing)
  • "Who's Who in America" (Multi-year listing)
  • "Who's Who in the East" (Multi-year listing)
  • "Who's Who in the World" (Multi-year listing)
  • Selected as Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers for 2014 Medical Malpractice
  • Chosen as one of the Best Lawyers in America for over 25 consecutive years

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Construction Accidents

Lecturing judges, lawyers and those involved in the construction industry on New York State's unique construction accident laws since 1990. Author of the authoritative text book Litigating Construction Accident Cases in New York published by West / Thomson Reuters

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