Attorney Nicole M. Santo Addresses Northeastern PA Trial Lawyers Association

Attorney Nicole M. Santo Addresses Northeastern PA Trial Lawyers Association

April 19, 2021

Attorney Nicole M. Santo, Partner, Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn, Kingston, PA co-presented with Attorney P. Timothy Kelly, Needle Law, “Pursuing Liability Claims Against Property Owners,” to the Northeastern PA Trial Lawyers Association (NEPATLA) on Thursday, April 22nd at 1:15pm. The full-day Trial Advocacy Series was held remotely in the interest of safety and Covid-19 restrictions.

The Northeastern PA Trial Lawyers Association, formerly The Committee for Justice for All, is dedicated to upholding and defending the U.S. and Pennsylvania Constitutions; protecting and improving the civil justice system; promoting the prompt and efficient administration of justice; protecting and enhancing the rights of consumers, workers, family members and other individuals to have a jury of their peers hear their cases and decide what is fair; improving the competency of the plaintiff’s trial bar through educational programs and information-sharing; protecting and promoting the independence of the bar and bench; fostering public awareness and understanding of the role of the trial lawyer in the administration of justice; and providing resources, services and group benefits to its members.

Nicole M. Santo, a member of the Personal Injury Team, joined the firm in 2010. Her practice is focused on litigating all types of personal injury claims, including medical malpractice claimsmotor vehicle accidents, underinsured/uninsured motorist claims, insurance bad faithtrucking accidentsproducts liability and crashworthiness claims. She has been named to the Super Lawyers Rising Stars list for the past 4 years and has been named to the Best Lawyers in America list for the last 3 years. She was also recognized as a Top 10 under 40 Attorney in Pennsylvania by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys in 2018, 2019 and 2020. She prides herself on being passionate about her cases and working hard for her clients so they can obtain just compensation for their injuries.

Attorney Santo was born and raised in Northeastern Pennsylvania, graduating from Wyoming Seminary in Kingston. She earned her bachelor’s degree in political science, public relations and international studies, with a minor in Spanish from The Pennsylvania State University.

In 2010, Attorney Santo earned her law degree from Widener University School of Law in Harrisburg, where she was named valedictorian of her class and graduated summa cum laude. While at Widener, she earned awards for receiving the highest grade in six of her classes, served as president of Widener’s Student Bar Association and was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society.

She is currently licensed to practice law in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey, is a member of the Luzerne County Bar Association and is a member of the House of Delegates for Zone 5 for the Pennsylvania Bar Association. She also serves as a Board Member representing the Middle District in the Pennsylvania Association for Justice.

Attorney Santo is a Board Member of Dress for Success Luzerne County, a member of the Board of Trustees of Wyoming Seminary and resides in Shavertown with her husband, Peter and their daughter.


Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn is considered one of the top civil litigation and commercial law firms in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The firm’s Personal Injury Team has won some of the largest verdicts and settlements in the region’s history and was recently recognized for one of the top 20 Verdicts in Pennsylvania.

The Personal Injury Team, led by Attorney Joseph A. Quinn focuses on a wide array of personal injury claims and civil litigation, including medical malpractice, auto and truck accidents, aviation accidents, unsafe vehicles, dangerous or defective products, workplace injuries (worker’s compensation), construction site accidents, claim denials by insurance companies, dangerous drugs, defective children’s products, nursing home abuse and neglect, and falls due to unsafe conditions (slip and fall).

Attorney Joseph A. Quinn, Jr. is one of only 100 attorneys in the United States (and one of only three in Pennsylvania) honored with membership in the Inner Circle of Trial Advocates, and one of only 500 attorneys worldwide chosen to be a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. He has been a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer every year since the program began and has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America every year since the publication was established in 1987. In addition, Best Lawyers, in conjunction with U.S. News & World Report, has designated HKQ a Tier 1 Best Law Firm for personal injury and medical malpractice litigation in Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley.

Since the inception of the firm, the Commercial / Corporate Team led by Attorney Allan Kluger has provided comprehensive, integrated legal services to many of Northeastern and Eastern Pennsylvania’s largest corporations, businesses, banks, non-profits and institutions, handling matters involving labor and employment, wills, trusts and estate planning, estate administration, elder law, commercial transactions, residential and commercial real estate, zoning, land use and development, telecommunications, mediations and arbitrations, commercial litigation, title insurance, business planning and business succession, corporate/business structuring, employment discrimination law for employers, banking, creditor’s rights, finance, lender liability defense, covenants not to compete, construction law, mergers and acquisitions and other business matters.