Long-time Hartford lawyer Hubert Santos has died | New

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – Longtime Hartford lawyer Hubert Santos has passed away.

Santos, from his biography on his law firm website, has been an active trial and appellate lawyer for over 30 years.

A statement released by attorney Trent LaLima, of the law firm Santos & LaLima, said “Hubert Santos was a legend in the legal profession, and that’s a huge loss. In his 50 years as a A lawyer, he left a great legacy through numerous legal victories, his dedication to defending the rights of his clients and the countless legal professionals he has met and generously assisted along the way. “

According to his biography, Santos has been “engaged in the private practice of law in Hartford with his own law firm and has tried a wide variety of civil and criminal cases in state and federal courts” since 1974.

One hundred percent of her practice is devoted to litigation.

Santos has been involved in a number of high-profile cases, including cases against former Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez, Michael Skakel, Michael Ross, Karin Aparo and Richard Dabate, the Ellington man accused of the murder of his wife in 2015.

He graduated in 1969 from the University of Connecticut Law School, where he was “Connecticut Law Review Editor.”

His biography went on to say that from “1972 to 1974 he served as a Federal Public Defender in the United States District Court where he defended complex federal lawsuits and regularly appeared before the United States Court of Appeals. for the Second Circuit. In 1978 he was appointed Legal Counsel to the City of Hartford. Mr. Santos was appointed by Governor O’Neil as one of the first members of the Judicial Selection Commission in 1986, a post that ‘he held until 1993. From 1976 to 1986, Mr. Santos was a lecturer in trial practice as a member of the auxiliary faculty of the UCONN Law School. Mr. Santos was a lecturer, panelist and / or moderator at numerous seminars and conferences sponsored by various bar associations, law schools and other organizations throughout his career. “

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