Santo Riccobono, Esq.

Past-President, Co-founder


Santo Riccobono is a partner at Ellis Riccobono, LLP. Santo is a caring and dedicated advocate with proven experience in serious personal injury cases. Santo is truly committed to his clients, thriving on the fast paced, competitive world of litigation when it comes to pursuing the best outcomes for them. Santo strives to secure maximum compensation for clients in matters involving catastrophic personal injury litigation. He has experience in navigating wrongful death claims, traumatic brain injury cases, products liability suits, mass torts, and medical malpractice litigation.

Santo’s excellent reputation in the legal community is demonstrated by his designation as a Southern California Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine, a designation held by only 2.5% of California attorneys. He also holds a 10/10 rating from Avvo, an independent rating service for attorneys.

​Santo is a leader in the trial bar as well. He is a co-founder of the Downtown Los Angeles Bar Association as well as a member of the Board of Governors for the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) and a member of the Board of Directors for the Ventura County Trial Lawyers Association.

​Prior to representing plaintiffs exclusively, Santo worked at one of the largest defense firms in Southern California where he litigated a variety of cases including those involving toxic torts, catastrophic injury, general liability, and construction defect on behalf of Fortune 500 companies. While there, Santo was a mentor to younger associates and law clerks and was a member of the recruiting committee.

​Santo has always been a competitor, starting from a young age as he studied Tang Soo Do, a Korean marital art. By age 17, he was the youngest master in the country! Santo was recruiting to play football in college choosing to play at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s division I-AA program because of the school’s excellent academic reputation.

2020 Board of Directors > Santo Riccobono