Eric W. Santos
Of Counsel
(724) 873-3188
Office: Southpointe
J.D. Capital University
B.S. West Virginia University
Licensure: PA | TX | WV
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Eric Santos focuses his practice in the areas of litigation and products liability law.  Mr. Santos is former counsel to a Fortune 500 insurance company where he specialized in liability and workers’ compensation defense.  He has experience in mass torts defense, toxic torts defense, asbestos litigation defense, insurance defense, workers' compensation defense, oil and gas litigation, professional malpractice defense, and general civil litigation.

Work Experience

2014 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
2014 Field Counsel, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
2013-2014 Casey & Chapman PLLC
2012-2013 Bowles Rice LLP
2011-2012 Dinsmore & Shohl
2002-2011 Bailey Riley Buch & Harman
1997-2002 Shuman Annand Bailey Wyant & Earles
1994-1997 MidPenn Legal Services

Speaking Engagements

"The Fifth Amendment Privilege Against Self-Incrimination Versus An Insured’s Duty To Cooperate With An Insurer," Steptoe & Johnson PLLC, Insurance Company Team Newsletter "First Look - Issues and Developments in Insurance Law," April 2018 Edition

Key Experience

Represented insurers in Pennsylvania in first-party and third-party claims and insurers in West Virginia in first-party claims
Experienced handling all aspects of litigation in Pennsylvania and West Virginia workers’ compensation matters on behalf of employers and insurance companies, including defending claim petitions, attending hearings, conducting depositions of expert and lay witnesses, drafting pleadings and briefs, and appellate practice
Litigated change of status petitions on behalf of a Fortune 500 insurance company and its employer-insureds in Western and Central Pennsylvania, including petitions to modify, reinstate, suspend or terminate workers' compensation benefits

Memberships & Awards

Washington County Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
West Virginia State Bar
Allegheny County Bar Association
Texas State Bar