Tiffany M. Santos

Tiffany M. Santos is a partner in our San Diego office. She also serves clients from the firm's Inland Empire office. Ms. Santos represents and advises school districts and other local educational agencies regarding all aspects of litigation, labor and employment issues, special education and student matters, and charter schools. In addition to mediations and settlement conferences, Ms. Santos has effectively represented school districts in a variety of forums including administrative hearings, and federal, appellate, and state superior courts. She also has extensive experience conducting and defending depositions. Ms. Santos is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Central and Southern Districts of California and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Prior to joining F3, Ms. Santos worked in education law as an attorney in the areas of litigation, labor and employment, special education, and charter schools. Prior to that, she served as a law clerk at Public Counsel with the Community Development Project in Los Angeles. While there, Ms. Santos researched and analyzed corporate and tax law issues. Ms. Santos also gained practical experience as a summer intern for the Federal Trade Commission where she attended federal court hearings, settlement negotiations, and depositions. As a judicial extern in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, Ms. Santos analyzed motions and researched applicable law to aid in drafting rulings and orders for review by the Honorable Irma E. Gonzalez. She also prepared summaries of legal arguments on various issues including civil procedure, criminal law, and constitutional law.

Ms. Santos received her Juris Doctor with a Specialization in Corporate Law from the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law in 2005 and her bachelor's degree, with distinction, from the University of California at Berkeley in 2001.

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