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Matthew J. Santamauro

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Matthew J. Santamauro is a highly accomplished attorney who brings over 25 years of legal experience to his practice. Since embarking on his legal career in 1995, Matthew has made a significant impact in the field of law, serving both the public and private sectors with distinction.

Matthew's legal journey began as an Assistant District Attorney in the Richmond County District Attorney's Office. During his tenure, he handled a wide range of criminal cases, diligently prosecuting misdemeanors and felonies from inception to trial. This invaluable experience provided him with a profound appreciation for justice.

In 1998, Matthew transitioned from the District Attorney's office and briefly worked at the civil defense firm of Cohen and Goldstick, further expanding his legal expertise. Since 2000, he has been in private practice, serving the Staten Island community with unwavering dedication and commitment.

Admitted to practice in the State of New York, as well as the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, Matthew's practice encompasses a broad spectrum of legal areas. He adeptly represents clients in criminal matters, providing robust defense strategies and fighting to protect their rights. Moreover, Matthew serves as a trusted advocate for plaintiffs in personal injury actions, offering compassionate support and seeking fair compensation for those who have suffered harm.

Matthew's contributions extend beyond his successful legal practice. He has actively participated in various professional organizations, including his role as a Director of the Richmond County Bar Association and a member of the Richmond County Bar Association's Judiciary Committee. In addition, Matthew has shared his knowledge and insights as a lecturer for the Bar Association's Continuing Legal Education department, focusing on Criminal Defense and Trial Advocacy. His commitment to ongoing education and mentorship underscores his dedication to the legal community's advancement.

As a native Staten Island resident, Matthew's personal and professional roots are deeply intertwined with the borough's fabric. He has lived, worked, and raised his family in Staten Island, giving him a profound connection to the community he serves.

Matthew's years of experience representing individuals facing significant challenges, such as injury, arrest, family disputes, business disagreements, and substance addiction, have equipped him with a unique understanding of how to effectively communicate and support people in crisis situations. His empathetic approach, coupled with his legal acumen, enables him to guide clients through complex legal processes, helping them find resolution and restore stability in their lives.

In addition to his client-centered approach, Matthew is recognized for his meticulous preparation and unwavering commitment to upholding the principles of justice. His years of trial experience and comprehensive knowledge of the law enable him to navigate the intricacies of the courtroom with confidence and precision. Matthew's dedication to fairness, impartiality, and efficient case management ensures that his clients receive the highest level of representation and advocacy.


  • Pace University
  • Hofstra University School of Law


  • New York
  • United States District Court, Eastern District New York
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York