Rodd Santomauro

Rodd Santomauro

Chief Business Development Officer at Synergy Settlement Services; Attorney

Location
Washington, District Of Columbia (Washington D.C. Metro Area)
Industry
Legal Services

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Rodd Santomauro's Overview

Current
Past
  • Board of Directors at Florida Justice Association
  • Associate at Bogin, Munns, and Munns, P.A.
  • Board of Directors and Sponsorship Chairman at Brevard County Bar Association
  • Partner at The Law Office of Camfield and Santomauro
  • Adjunct Professor at Everest University (Formerly known as Florida Metropolitan University)
Education
Connections

500+ connections

Websites

Rodd Santomauro's Summary

Highly credentialed attorney with extensive experience as an executive in both for profit and nonprofit organizations. Strong fundraising and business development background. Nationally recognized for superior ethics and professionalism. Highly regarded by attorneys, judges, as well as former clients. Skilled lecturer and nationally published author. Promoted to equity partner the day sworn in to practice.

Rodd Santomauro's Experience

Chief Business Development Officer

Synergy Settlement Services

Public Company; 11-50 employees; Legal Services industry

February 2014Present (3 months) Washington, DC

Chief Operations Officer

Synergy Settlement Services

Public Company; 11-50 employees; Legal Services industry

May 2013February 2014 (10 months) Washington, DC

Responsible for overseeing all strategic and operational functions of the organization, as well as the company's business development strategies, plans, and initiatives.

CEO/Executive Director

HALT

2010March 2013 (3 years) Washington, DC

CEO of 20,000 member national legal non-profit organization, and led advocacy, personnel, finances, operations, fundraising, and marketing. Drafted and finalized documents used in advocating for pro-consumer legal reform issues, including legal comments, press releases, letters to the editor, op-ed pieces, as well as articles for both website and print publication. Analyzed legal issues as they related to the interests of members/donors.

-- Provided successful and compelling testimony at state-level hearings on behalf of member base, resulting in multiple pro-consumer proposals and laws being passed.
-- Re-energized public awareness of organization through an aggressive PR campaign, resulting in significant coverage by numerous publications, including, but not limited to: the Wall Street Journal Online, the front pages of The Des Moines Register and the Connecticut Law Tribune, the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, and a feature story in the Center for Nonprofit Advancement’s Publication Nonprofit Agenda.

Associate

Nash and Associates, LLC

20092010 (1 year) Towson, MD/Washington, DC

Brought unique and powerful perspective to the firm's cases based on extensive plaintiff personal injury experience. Increased effectiveness of the firm's marketing capabilities, utilizing previously successful strategies.

-- While researching several significant medical malpractice cases across multiple jurisdictions, dramatically increased traffic to the firm's website through blogging on various medical/legal issues.
-- Planned legal strategies regarding complex personal injury/medical malpractice cases.
-- Discussed and analyzed the liability and damages aspects of the various cases.

Board of Directors

Florida Justice Association

Public Company; 11-50 employees; Judiciary industry

19982010 (12 years) Tallahassee, FL

Served as 1 of 28 attorneys elected to the Board of Directors (from 3,000 member organization). Personally acted as liaison to hundreds of attorneys and law firms. Drafted legislation, interacted with political candidates at both the local and state levels, lobbied at the state capitol, and recruited new members.

-- Recognized as top ten fundraiser during first year on the Board of Directors.
-- Established significant network of top tier attorneys for business relations and referrals through a 12 year active membership.
-- Assisted in positively impacting millions of Floridians through effective lobbying and drafting legislation aimed at protecting Florida consumers.

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Law Practice industry

20082009 (1 year) Melbourne, Florida

Led business development efforts by effectively networking with physicians and referral attorneys in other practice areas. Met with potential and existing clients to acquire new cases, including handling all matters up to and including settlement. Negotiated and satisfied medical liens on behalf of clients, including Letters of Protection, Medicare, Medicaid, ERISA, as well as other forms of collateral sources.

-- Created comprehensive growth plan, which resulted in substantial six-figure net profit within six months, based solely on cases personally generated.
-- Established 60 new referral sources, which continue to provide income to the office.

Board of Directors and Sponsorship Chairman

Brevard County Bar Association

20052009 (4 years) Melbourne, Florida

Selected as 1 of 8 attorneys responsible for leading 700 member organization. Worked with numerous attorneys, judges, and law firms to promote fundraising efforts, increase membership, coordinate speaking and continuing legal education events, as well as host networking functions. Served as a key contact for both local and state bar leaders, including members of the Florida Supreme Court, during appearances at local bar functions.

-- Surpassed fundraising goals by 75% as a result of successfully securing contributions from both individuals and corporations.
-- Raised the most funds in one year by one person in the 55 year history of the association by creating first of its kind grass roots fundraising campaign.

Partner

The Law Office of Camfield and Santomauro

20032008 (5 years) Melbourne, Florida

Co-managed all aspects of law firm, including personnel management, marketing, and achieving revenue objectives. Recruited, supervised, motivated and evaluated employees, including clerical staff and paralegals. Handled cases from intake through settlement, including conducting depositions and motion practice. Reviewed and interpreted medical records and liaised with physicians of various disciplines.

-- Personally secured majority of personal injury cases for the office, resulting in consistent annual six figure net profits to the firm.
-- Effective marketing quickly established firm as one of the top personal injury firms in the area.

Adjunct Professor

Everest University (Formerly known as Florida Metropolitan University)

20012002 (1 year) Orlando, Florida

Taught a variety of law-related courses at the undergraduate level; including ethics, civil procedure, and torts.

Rodd Santomauro's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • Corporate Sponsorship Chairman

      Brent Elementary School
      • Children
      2010 2013 (3 years)
    • Partner and Fundraiser

      Women's Center Guild of Brevard County, Florida
      • Civil Rights and Social Action
      2005 2007 (2 years)
    • Guest Speaker/Lecturer

      University of Central Florida
      • Education
      2002 2007 (5 years)
    • President of the Greater Washington DC Alumni Chapter

      Barry University
      2011 present (3 years)
    • Outreach and Constituent Services Task Force Resident Member

      Advisory Neighborhood Commission 6B
      2011 2013 (2 years)

Rodd Santomauro's Organizations

  • The Florida Bar

    Member
    • 2005 to Present
  • The District of Columbia Bar

    Member; Membership Committee
    • 2011 to Present
  • U.S. District Court; Middle District of Florida

    Member
    • 2005 to Present
  • U.S. District Court; District of Columbia

    Member
    • 2011 to Present
  • Trial Lawyers Association of Washington, DC

    Member; Membership Committee; Education Committee
    • 2009 to 2010
  • Maryland Association for Justice

    Member
    • 2009 to 2010
  • Brevard County Bar Association

    Member; President, Young Lawyers Division; Board of Directors; Sponsorship Committee Chairman
    • 2005 to 2009
  • Florida Justice Association

    Member; Board of Directors; Auto Insurance Committee
    • 1998 to 2010
  • American Inns of Court

    Member; Barrister Level
    • 2007 to 2009
  • Central Florida Trial Lawyers Association

    Member
    • 2006 to 2009
  • American Association for Justice

    Member
    • 2006 to 2009
  • Supreme Court of the United States

    Attorney Member
    • 2011 to Present
  • Public Justice

    General Member
    • June 2013 to Present
  • American Association for Justice

    Member
    • June 2013 to Present
  • Florida Justice Association

    Member
    • June 2013 to Present

Rodd Santomauro's Publications

  • Surviving Litigation with Civility

    • American Inns of Court
    • September 2008
    Authors: Rodd Santomauro

    Discusses the issue of practicing law with professionalism, citing examples of how to do so.

  • Automobile and Homeowners Insurance Coverage 101

    • American Association for Justice
    • April 2008
    Authors: Rodd Santomauro

    Discusses various tips on insurance coverages, as well as how to relate to clients when discussing those coverages.

  • How Does a Young Lawyer Generate Business in the Community?

    • American Association for Justice
    • April 2007
    Authors: Rodd Santomauro

    Cites and describes several examples of ways to bring in business to a law firm, as well as aspects of professionalism and ethics in this regard.

Rodd Santomauro's Honors and Awards

  • Dean's Achievement Award

    Barry University of Orlando School of Law
    • June 2000

    Given to one student/graduate who exhibits qualities that would ultimately lead to a successful career as an attorney, as stated/decided by the Dean of the Law School. First-ever recipient of this Award.

  • Annual Professionalism Award

    Brevard County Bar Association
    • April 2006

    Awarded for the tireless pursuit and practice of the highest ideals and tenets of the legal profession and for consistently demonstrating the essential attributes of professionalism: Character, Competence, and Commitment.

  • Shining Star of Professionalism Award

    Brevard County Bar Association
    • September 2006

    Recognized by colleagues as an attorney that practices with professionalism and civility. Selected by the Board of Directors for exemplifying all that is good in the legal profession.

  • Board Member of the Year

    Brevard County Bar Association
    • July 2008

    In recognition of continued dedication and enthusiasm, and for service beyond the call of duty to the Brevard County Bar Association.

  • Silver Eagle Award

    Florida Justice Association
    • May 2008

    Top ten fundraiser and extraordinary support of the civil justice system.

Rodd Santomauro's Education

Barry University of Orlando School of Law

J.D., Law

19952000

University of Central Florida

B.A., Legal Studies

19921993

Barry University

Pre-Law Honors Program

19891991

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Consumer justice work, plaintiff personal injury work, pro-consumer non-profit organizations, litigation issues/work

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