Virna L. Santos

D: (559) 500-3900

T: (202) 897-4199 ext. 4

M: (202) 378-4974

VSantos@HMSeverett.com

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Overview

Ms. Santos represents clients in litigation, employment and immigration matters.  Prior to entering private practice, she served in the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for nearly 20 years, first as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of California and then in DOJ’s Criminal Division in Washington, D.C.  She has managed teams providing training to judges and prosecutors in Latin America and worked with U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor to establish the Judicial Studies Institute in Puerto Rico.  In addition to practicing before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, Ms. Santos has handled appeals before the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Ms. Santos served as a law clerk to the Hon. Gilberto Gierbolini Ortiz (deceased), Chief Judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico.

Ms. Santos serves as Of Counsel to HMS Everett PLLC (the Firm).  She also practices law at Santos Law Group.  There is no affiliation between the Firm and Santos Law Group.

Bar Admissions

California

Education

Harvard Law School, J.D. (1990)

University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), B.A., Political Science (1987)

Memberships/Affiliations

Girls Scouts Central California South, Member of the Board of Directors

Fresno Housing Authority, Commissioner

Hispanic National Bar Association, Member

Languages Spoken

Spanish (fluent)