Mr. Santos was selected as the 2018 NJA Trial Lawyer of the Year. According to the NJA, the award is given to a trial lawyer who upholds the honor of the legal profession and is a true defender of the people; a lawyer who works to protect the rights of those injured and consumers; a lawyer who successfully handles a case of major public importance in state or federal court, including appellate courts; a lawyer who assists NJA and AAJ in their efforts to protect the rights of consumers and injured people at the state legislature and the U.S. Congress; a lawyer who devotes substantial time and effort to further the goals of NJA by serving as an officer, board member and fundraiser, a lawyer who frequently publishes articles and gives speeches in support of consumer rights; and lastly, a lawyer who earns admiration and respect for trial lawyers as a result of noteworthy activities.
Mr. Santos was selected to become a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Established in 1993, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members.