Joseph W. Santini

Member

Joe has been representing both corporate and individual clients in civil litigation since he began practicing. His practice encompasses all phases of litigation, mediation and arbitration in both federal and state courts in the Mid-Atlantic region. Joe focuses on the defense of a variety of claims, including employment discrimination, premises liability, personal injury, defamation, breach of contract, construction, professional liability and insurance coverage disputes.

NOTABLE CASE RESULTS (past performance/results is not indicative of future performance/results)

  • Obtained summary judgment in U.S. District Court in favor of hotel management company in connection with an alleged sexual assault on premises.
  • Obtained a defense verdict in U.S. District Court in an employment discrimination case against a local police department.
  • Obtained the dismissal of a racial discrimination and retaliation claim brought against a regional authority.
  • Obtained a defense verdict in a Virginia Circuit Court for police officers accused of assault, excessive force, false arrest and malicious prosecution in a $10 million brain injury suit.
  • Obtained a defense verdict in a Virginia Circuit Court for a large hotel management company in a slip and fall claim by a politically connected Plaintiff.
  • Obtained summary judgment in U.S. District Court in favor of two police officers accused of assault, defamation and false arrest/false imprisonment.
  • Obtained summary judgment in U.S. District Court in favor of a regional authority in a slip and fall case.
  • Obtained summary judgment in D.C. Superior Court in a slip and fall from a charter bus.
  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of a mid-size accounting firm in a multi-million dollar accounting malpractice case involving high profile Plaintiffs.
  • Obtained dismissal of a claim for malicious prosecution, defamation and conspiracy brought in U.S. District Court against a regional authority and its police officer.

REPRESENTATIVE DECISIONS

  • Beckwith v. Interstate Mgmt Co., LLC, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 25799 (2015)
  • Grayson v. Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 36267 (2014)
  • Mukuna v. Gibson, et al., 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 95408 (2011)
  • Elaine Spear v. Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, 78 Va. Cir. 456 (2009)
  • Couplin, et al. v. Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, et al., 73 Va. Cir. 450 (2007)