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1250 Pittsford Victor Road

Building 100, Suite 190

Pittsford, NY 14534

P: (585) 203-1700 | F: (585) 563-7526

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FERNANDO SANTIAGO

MEMBER

EDUCATION:

  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1989

  • B.A., Cornell University, 1986

COMMUNITY SERVICE:

  • Board of Trustees,  Monroe County Bar Association

    • Executive Committee, Litigation Council

  • Ronald McDonald House Charities, Rochester NY

    • Vice Chair, Executive Committee, Governance Committee Chair, Board of Directors

  • FoodLink Foundation

    • Vice Chair, Board of Directors

  • PathStone Corporation

    • Executive Committee, Board of Directors

  • Pathstone Foundation

    • Chair, Board of Directors

When selecting a mediator, parties instinctively want a mediator who will understand and relate to their side of the dispute.  What is less obvious, but equally true, is that you also want a mediator who can relate to and communicate well with the opposing side.  As a litigator for over 29 years, I have been on both sides of the table and have represented both plaintiffs and defendants, individuals and corporations, and insurance companies and policyholders.  In addition, I have represented both employers and employees on employment law matters; owners, municipalities, contractors, and subcontractors in construction disputes; and I’ve represented design professionals as well as owners and contractors making design professional claims.  In addition, I’ve represented plaintiffs in personal injury matters and have represented defendants facing negligence claims.  Finally, I have had the privilege of representing both insurance companies and policyholders/insureds in complex insurance coverage disputes. This varied professional experience allows me to relate to both plaintiffs and defendants equally well, which is essential for productive communication.