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Frank Anthony Santini

Personal injury Attorney at Riverview, FL

5.0   8 reviews

also known as The Frank Santini Law Firm

Licensed for 14 years Free consultation
Licensed for 14 years Free consultation

About Frank

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Frank Santini graduated first in his law school’s class of full-time students, second overall, summa cum laude, at Stetson University Law School.  Prior to founding The Frank Santini Law Firm, Frank worked with a nationally-recognized Florida law firm for 9 years, where he learned from and conducted trials with and against some of best attorneys in the country.  Licensed to practice law in the state and federal courts of Florida and New Jersey, as well as the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia, Frank has represented a significant variety of clients from injured individuals to large, multinational corporations, banks, and insurance companies.  Among his many litigation accomplishments, Frank:

  • Successfully defended a lender at Arbitration and obtained award for costs in a $2.5 million dollar action by an account holder regarding purported unauthorized instruments.


  • Represented a minor in obtaining a six-figure plus settlement against an after-school program following a playground fall.


  • Represented lender in obtaining deficiency judgment in excess of $1 million dollars against guarantor.


  • Represented national chain of fitness centers in obtaining favorable settlement against personal training conglomerate.

  • Secured appellate victory in civil rights action against police resulting in published opinion that has been cited over 130 times by other courts.


In addition to his significant personal injury and business law experience, Frank has noteworthy experience in cybersecrity and data privacy matters.  He has been invited to speak on the topic for such prestigious organizations as Financial Executives International, the National Apartment Association, the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants,  among many others.  Frank has authored articles published by the American Bar Association and Daily Business Review, and has been cited in news publications like the Tampa Bay Business Journal, Business Observer, and Multi-Housing News.

Frank credits his success as a lawyer to his extremely diverse background and experiences. Frank is a former professional wrestler, having trained under wrestling greats like Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan.  Frank worked as a “heel” or “bad guy” lawyer in his wrestling role, channeling into his wrestling character some of the most repugnant behavior from other lawyers he would encounter in his practice.  In 2013, he became the only attorney in the history of the National Wrestling Alliance to win the National Wrestling Alliance Florida Heavyweight Championship.   

Frank also has substantial experience as an actor.  He has appeared in principal roles in dozens of independent films, as well as several commercials for Beef ‘O’ Brady’s.

As a child, Frank was very shy.  He worked very hard to make himself a great trial lawyer in the courtroom and a great performer on the wrestling and acting stages.  Frank participated in Toastmaster for several years, earning honors as the Area Champion in Humorous Speeches.

As an undergraduate, Frank was a decorated offensive lineman on the football team earning Academic All-American and Unanimous 1st Team All-Conference honors, as well as serving as team captain.  Frank was also a conference champion in the shot-put and broke his college’s 30-year-old shot-put record.

Frank was raised on a small dairy farm in Phillipsburg, New Jersey.  He attended public school and earned full scholarships to both college and law school, living in a small single-wide trailer during his first year in law school to save money.    

There’s a reason Frank was named “Friendliest” in his high school.  He takes the time to know and understand people.  Frank does the same with his clients.  He has also built a network of attorneys in Florida and New Jersey he knows and trusts to work with him on his cases, if he feels your case needs special attention from multiple attorneys.  If you’ve had a serious personal injury case involving an automobile or truck accident, premises liability, liquor liability violations, sexual abuse or wrongful death, Frank will help you or he will find someone that can help you. Licensed to practice in all of Florida and New Jersey counties, Santini has litigated against some of the largest companies in the U.S., and effectively negotiated substantial settlements for his clients. Recently, attorney Santini was recognized by Super Lawyers and as AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell, the highest possible rating bestowed upon attorneys.



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Riverview personal injury lawyer Frank Santini explains the difference his law firm offers. Our firm also handles Zantac (ranitidine) and Roundup cancer cases, among other defective and dangerous pharmaceutical drugs and products.
Licensed for 14 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2009
Updated 05/18/2023
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 2009
Updated 03/08/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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5.0 / 5.0
  8 customer reviews
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Posted by Don | November 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top Notch Legal Advice
Mr. Santini has been, and will continue to be my first phone call with any legal need. He has provided expert legal advice regarding cyber security, and he has far exceeded my financial expectations with regard to litigating a personal injury I dealt with last year. He was aggressive, efficient, and extremely effective. Mr. Santini's counsel has helped me out more than I ever thought possible. You never want to have to call or hire a lawyer, but if you do, my advice is call Mr. Santini.
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Posted by anonymous | July 1, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Unfortunately, I had the mishap of dealing with a referred, reputable motorcycle repair business. The shop kept my bike for over 4 months, racked up a lot of charges with new parts and labor, then decided they couldn’t locate the problem. Had my bike towed to another mechanic that solved the issue within 30 mins. A squirrel chewed through an electrical wire. Met with Mr. Santini concerning options I could take to recoup some of the monetary charges. He listened intently with compassion of my concerns and provided options with details. Mr. Santini was extremely helpful in the path I should pursue.
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Posted by Andrew Lee | June 16, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Attorney
Frank goes the extra mile to help you understand what you need, given me great advice on the do’s and don’t. I recommend him.
Posted by Joey | March 31, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The People’s Lawyer
Frank was instrumental in a life altering event involving law enforcement and myself. Esquire Santini investigated every aspect of the case with a fine tooth comb. No financial compensation can ever repay Frank for impacting my life in such a positive manner. Frank Santini is the only lawyer I will ever consult for any legal matter that involves myself for the rest of my life!!!
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Posted by Jose Peral | December 6, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Personal Injury Lawyer
Frank is diligent and very detailed oriented. I enjoyed working with him and recommend him to others.
Posted by Christine | February 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience
Working with the Santini Law Firm was a great experience! After I was injured in a car accident, I didn’t know where to turn. Attorney Santini helped me with my car accident case and the results were outstanding. He explained the process step by step and took my call every time I called the office, which was quite often. My calls were always responded to with prompt professionalism and an abundance of knowledge. You are the best Mr. Santini and I will recommend you to anyone who has been the victim of a personal injury or car accident!
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Posted by Matthew | November 19, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Personal Injury Lawyer
I've worked with attorney Santini on several personal injury matters. He's extremely knowledgable and easy to work with. I'd recommend him to anyone in need of a Florida lawyer.
Posted by CJ | November 18, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
The kind of lawyer you actually enjoy talking to
I had some questions about a minor car accident and spoke with Attorney Santini's receptionist when he was in court. Attorney Santini got right back to me within an hour and answered all my questions clearly and thoroughly. I highly recommend him if you're looking for a lawyer that will treat you right and knows what he's doing.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Shareholder
  • Santini Law, PLLC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Co-Chair of Practice Group
  • Trenam, Kemker, Barkin, Frye, O'neill, & Mullis, PA
  • 2008 - 2017
  • Office of Judge Susan Bucklew
  • United States Federal Court
  • 2007 - 2007


  • Stetson University College of Law
  • JD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA, summa cum laude
  • 2008
  • Muhlenberg College
  • Economics & Theology (double major)
  • 2005

Legal Cases

  • Santini v. Fuentes, 795 F.3d 410 (3rd Cir. 2015)
  • Published Opinion - Reversal of District Court Judgment by United States 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal


  • Florida Bar, Trial Lawyers Section
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Downtown St. Petersburg Toastmasters
  • Founding Member
  • 2012 - 2015
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association
  • Firm Liason
  • 2008 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Florida Heavyweight Champion
  • National Wrestling Alliance
  • 2013
  • Book Award - Highest Grade in Remedies
  • Stetson University College of Law
  • 2008
  • Book Award - Highest Grade in Criminal Procedure
  • Stetson University College of Law
  • 2008
  • Law Review Editor
  • Stetson University College of Law
  • 2008
  • Salutatorian - Summa Cum Laude
  • Stetson University School of Law
  • 2008
  • Leadership Certificate
  • Stetson University College of Law
  • 2008
  • Book Award - Highest Grade in Business Law
  • Stetson University College of Law
  • 2006
  • Book Award - Highest Grade in Constitutional Law
  • Stetson University College of Law
  • 2005
  • Book Award - Highest Grade in Property Law
  • Stetson University College of Law
  • 2005
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Speaking Engagements

  • University of Georgia Sustainability, Facilities, and Engineering Meeting
  • The Future of Liability Issues in Indoor Air Quality
  • 2017
  • Architect of the Capitol Meeting
  • Legal & Sustainability Issues in Indoor Air Quality
  • 2017
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (3)
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Personal injury Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly endorse working with Frank on any personal injury matter located around Riverview or the Tampa Bay area. Rather than work with a big PI shop, I took a chance with Frank and couldn't have been more satisfied with his diligence, commitment, and work ethic"
Unknown Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Santini is extremely hard working and persistent through all of his cases. I have personally used Attorney Santini as a resource in the legal community for his knowledge and expertise. Frank is always extremely diligent and thorough when communicating with me. Additionally, I have referred clients to Attorney Santini who have also expressed their gratitude to me for sending them to such a great attorney. Frank demonstrates a sincere desire to achieve the best legal result for his clients. I highly recommend Attorney Santini."
Personal injury Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Santini has a wealth of legal knowledge. Additionally, he has a great personality and is very easy to work with."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Santini is an extremely knowledgeable and well rounded attorney who leaves no stone unturned when representing his clients. He has been an outstanding mentor and gives each and every case he handles the time and attention it deserves."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Riverview Personal injury Lawyer Frank Anthony Santini
Frank Anthony Santini
Personal injury Attorney
Riverview, FL
Licensed for 14 years
Free Consultation