SANTO DiGANGI

Partner

Florida Personal Injury, Commercial & Insurance Litigation Attorney

Attorney Santo DiGangi joined the law firm of Critton, Luttier & Coleman in September 2013 and focuses his practice in the areas of complex commercial litigation, personal injury, wrongful death, insurance bad faith litigation, and legal malpractice. DiGangi is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been consistently selected as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers since 2017.

Prior to joining the firm, DiGangi served as an Assistant State Attorney with the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office where he was responsible for the prosecution of felony criminal cases. During his service, DiGangi tried over 25 jury trials, over 100 bench trials, and served as the Assistant Chief of County Court. DiGangi previously worked as a Trial Court Law Clerk with the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit of Florida in West Palm Beach.

DiGangi is a Past President of The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division which encompasses all 27,000 young lawyers around the State of Florida. He is also extensively involved with the Palm Beach County Bar Association and helps serve the West Palm Beach community as a Past President of the Kiwanis Club of West Palm Beach and through his work with SunFest and other local charitable organizations.

DiGangi earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Florida Levin College of Law and his Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Political Science and Criminology, magna cum laude, from the University of Florida. DiGangi is fluent in Italian.

Practice Areas

  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Insurance Bad Faith Litigation
  • Legal Malpractice

Admissions

  • The Florida Bar
  • The New York Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • The Supreme Court of the United States

Education

  • University of Florida, J.D.
  • University of Florida, B.A.

Awards and Honors

  • University of Florida Alumni Association
    • 40 Gators Under 40 Honoree (2020)
  • Cancer Alliance of Help and Hope
    • Champion of Help and Hope Award (2019)
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
    • Prosecution Recognition of Excellence (2012)
  • Martindale Hubbell, Peer Review Rating AV
  • Florida Trend’s Legal Elite Up & Comer (2020)
  • SuperLawyers Rising Star (2017, 2018)
  • Avvo Rating: 10.0/10.0

Professional Associations and Leadership Activities

  • The Florida Bar – Member
    • Board of Governors, Member  (2018-20)
      • YLD President (2019-20)
      • YLD President-Elect (2018-19)
      • Executive Committee
      • Strategic Planning Committee
      • Disciplinary Review Committee
      • Communications Committee
      • Technology Committee
    • Young Lawyers Division
      • Immediate Past President (2020-21)
      • President (2019-20)
      • President-Elect (2018-19)
      • Board of Governors, Member (2015-18)
        • Communications Committee, Chair
        • Transition to Practice Committee, Chair
        • Webinars Committee, Co-Chair
        • Executive Committee
        • Affiliate Outreach Conference Committee
        • Technology Committee
        • Practicing with Professionalism Committee
        • Long Range Planning Committee
    • Judicial Nominating Procedures Committee (2014-20)
      • Board of Governors Liaison (2018-20)
      • Diversity Subcommittee, Perceptions of Selection Process Subgroup Chair
    • Special Committee to Improve the Delivery of Legal Services (2020-21)
    • Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Committee (2020-23)
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association – Member
    • Bench Bar Conference
      • Chair (2018)
      • Commercial Litigation, Co-Chair (2017)
    • Judicial Relations Committee (2014-20)
    • Professionalism Committee (2014-18)
    • Committee for Diversity and Inclusion (2019-20)
    • Young Lawyers Section – Board Member (2013-20)
  • Craig S. Barnard Inns of Court – Member (2014 – present)
    • Co-Chair, Foundation Committee (2015 – 2017)
  • Palm Beach County Justice Association – Member
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers (FAWL) – Member
  • F. Malcolm Cunningham Bar Association
  • National Italian American Bar Association – Member
  • Kiwanis Club of West Palm Beach – Member
    • Immediate Past-President (2018-19)
    • President (2017-18)
    • President-Elect (2016-17)
    • Vice President (2015-16)
    • Member, Board of Directors (2014 – present)
    • Scholarship Committee
  • SunFest
    • Vice Chair, Risk Management Committee
  • Dreyfoos School of the Arts West Palm Beach – Alumnus
    • Board of Directors, Dreyfoos School of the Arts Foundation (2017-18)