Pepito Santos is an Associate Attorney at SSKB and a tenacious advocate for his clients. His background in physical therapy combined with his knowledge of the law gives him a significant advantage during difficult litigations, with first-hand experience on the multiple struggles individuals face when sustaining a debilitating injury.
Pepito is known for giving 100% of his efforts to his clients during every case. Valuing open communication and client input, Pepito makes his client’s needs his number one priority, always yielding the best possible outcome for his client’s interests. His passion to help others whose lives have been negatively affected by personal injuries is endless and has resulted in a number of favorable settlements secured from insurance companies and other negligent parties.
As a past healthcare provider, Pepito was inspired to begin his law career after witnessing the tremendous struggles patients endured during the recovery process. Aside from the physical challenges, he encountered countless individuals who were also battling financial, emotional, and psychological stressors caused by their injuries. Pepito’s compassion for his patients led to the development of his strong litigation abilities, fueled by the desire to be the person they turn to, to help get them back on their feet.
Outside of the firm, Pepito is the chairperson of the Public Realations Committee of the Filipino American Lawyers Association of New York, an active member of various professional law associations such as the Asian American Bar Association, a nonprofit corporation dedicated to improving the study and practice of law within the Asian-American legal profession and community. He is also a proud member of the Suffolk Country Bar Association, New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, and the Nassau Suffolk Trial Lawyers Association, an organization that promotes and fosters collegiality between the judges and the attorneys who litigate cases in the Supreme Court of Nassau and Suffolk Counties.
Setting foot in America at the age of 23, with nothing but a dream and $300 in his pocket, Pepito is committed to giving back to others in need. As a member of the University of the Philippines Alpha Sigma Alumni Association of North America, Pepito helps provide needs-based and meritorious scholarships to students at the university to help them achieve their academic dreams and further the organization’s goal of humanitarian service. He also spearheaded the creation of the Academy of Filipino American Physical Therapists section in New York to provide assistance in the professional advancement, social networking and personal support of its members in New York and New Jersey.
Pepito’s practice is heavily concentrated in the area of personal injury, specializing in general liability, dog bites, slip/trip and fall accidents, and motor vehicle accidents. Utilizing his comprehensive knowledge of both personal injury law and the healthcare industry, Pepito has been successful in obtaining the full policy compensation for several cases, standing up to the insurance companies to advocate for his client’s rights.
Pepito received his Bachelors in Science in Physical Therapy at the University of the Philippines before obtaining his Juris Doctor at Touro College Jacob D, Fuchsberg Law Center, graduating summa cum laude and as the valedictorian. Pepito proudly joined the SKKB team in February of 2018 and is permitted to practice law in New York.