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Robert A. De Santo - Vineland, NJ

817 East Landis Avenue Vineland, NJ 08360

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Updated: 03/13/2024

Vineland Real Estate Lawyer

Overview

Mr. De Santo is a partner in the Vineland law firm of Gruccio, Pepper, De Santo & Ruth. He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Education from Trenton State College, where he was active in numerous organizations and committees. He served in the U.S. Army and, thereafter entered the Rutgers University School of Law, where he received his Juris Doctor Degree.

Mr. De Santo served as Associate Solicitor for the City of Vineland from 1980-1988...

Mr. De Santo is a partner in the Vineland law firm of Gruccio, Pepper, De Santo & Ruth. He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Education from Trenton State College, where he was active in numerous organizations and committees. He served in the U.S. Army and, thereafter entered the Rutgers University School of Law, where he received his Juris Doctor Degree.

Mr. De Santo served as Associate Solicitor for the City of Vineland from 1980-1988. He was Secretary of the New Jersey Supreme Court Fee Arbitration Committee from 1982-1985, and a member of the Supreme Court District I Ethics Committee from 1993-1996. He served as Trustee (1984-1986), Vice-President (1986-1987) and President (1987-1988) of the Cumberland County Bar Association. He currently serves as Solicitor to the Vineland Board of Education, a position he has held since 1988. He is a former Board member of the American Trial Lawyers Association of New Jersey. Mr. De Santo is a charter member and Past President of the American Board of Trial Advocates - South Jersey Chapter.

Mr. De Santo was honored by the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism with the prestigious Professional Lawyer of the Year Award for 2002. He was designated as a “Top Attorney" by New Jersey Monthly Magazine from 2005-2016. His peer rating is “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest attorney peer rating designated by that lawyer rating service. Mr. De Santo was certified by the New Jersey State Supreme Court Board on Trial Certification as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney from 1984 - 2021. He served for over 15 years as a court appointed mediator in various New Jersey counties.

Mr. De Santo served on the Board of Directors of the Greater Vineland Chamber of Commerce for 13 years including a two-year term as President. He served on the Board of Directors of the Vineland Downtown Improvement District/Main Street for 11 years, including three years as Chairman. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Vineland YMCA and the Board of Trustees of the Cumberland County College Foundation, where he is serving a fifth term as Chairman. He is also a veteran member of American Legion Post 270.

Mr. De Santo was a founding member of the Italian American Benevolent Associates and serves as advisor to the Board of Trustees. The Association provides scholarships to eligible high school students and financial assistance to disabled individuals and needy families. He was honored by the newspaper The GrapeVine as a “Hometown Hero” in 2010, by the Italian Cultural Foundation with its 2011 Spirit of Achievement Award, and by the Vineland Downtown Improvement District/Main Street with its Volunteer Recognition Award in 2017.

About Robert A. De Santo

Practice Areas

  • Real Estate
  • Business Transactions
  • Construction Law
  • Education Law
  • Municipal Law

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1975

Other Affiliations

  • Secretary of the New Jersey Supreme Court Fee Arbitration Committee from 1982-1985
  • Member of the Supreme Court District I Ethics Committee from 1993-1996
  • Former Board Member of the American Trial Lawyers Association of New Jersey
  • Charter Member and Past President of the American Board of Trial Advocates - South Jersey Chapter.

Education

  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law - Camden, Camden, New Jersey
    Juris Doctor
  • Trenton State College, Bachelor of Arts
    Honors: Active in Numerous Organizations and Committees
    Major: Business Education

Pro Bono Activities

  • Served as Trustee (1984-1986), Vice-President (1986-1987) and President (1987-1988) of the Cumberland County Bar Association
  • Currently Serves as Solicitor to the Vineland Board of Education, A Position He Has Held Since 1988
  • Associate Solicitor for the City of Vineland from 1980-1988
  • The Board of Directors of the Greater Vineland Chamber of Commerce for 13 Years Including a Two-Year Term as President
  • Served on the Board of Directors of the Vineland Downtown Improvement District/Main Street for 11 Years, Including Three Years as Chairman
  • Currently Serves as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Vineland YMCA
  • Board of Trustees of the Cumberland County College Foundation, Where He Is Serving a Fifth Term as Chairman
  • Veteran Member of American Legion Post 270
  • Former Founding Member of the Italian American Benevolent Associates and Serves as Advisor to the Board of Trustees

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Robert A. De Santo

Included on the 2016 New Jersey list


Past Lists

  • 2015 New Jersey Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 New Jersey Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 New Jersey Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 New Jersey Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 New Jersey Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 New Jersey Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 New Jersey Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 New Jersey Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 New Jersey Super Lawyers list
  • 2006 New Jersey Super Lawyers list
  • 2005 New Jersey Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Robert A. De Santo on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • Professional Lawyer of the Year Award (2002): Honored by the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism.
  • Top Attorney: Designated by New Jersey Monthly Magazine from 2005-2016.
  • AV Peer Rating: Highest attorney peer rating by Martindale-Hubbell.
  • Certified Civil Trial Attorney: Certified by the New Jersey State Supreme Court Board on Trial Certification from 1984-2021.
  • Hometown Hero: Recognized by The GrapeVine newspaper in 2010.
  • Spirit of Achievement Award: Presented by the Italian Cultural Foundation in 2011.
  • Volunteer Recognition Award: Received From the Vineland Downtown Improvement District/Main Street in 2017

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Office Information

Address

817 East Landis Avenue Vineland, NJ 08360

Fax

  • 856-692-4095

Accepts Credit Cards

Yes

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