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Hon. Frank J. Santoro

United States Bankruptcy Judge

Current Position

U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Eastern District of Virginia
600 Granby Street
Norfolk, VA 23510

Tel: 757-222-7470
Fax: 757-222-7456

Class: IX (1998)Circuit: Fourth


Allegheny College, B.A., Phi Beta Kappa (1976)
College of William & Mary, J.D. (1979)

Professional Career

Engaged in the private practice of law and a member of the firm of Marcus, Santoro & Kozak, P.C.focusing on bankruptcy, reorganization and commercial litigation, (1981-08)
Formerly Chapter 11, 12 and 13 Trustee for the Eastern District of Virginia, Norfolk and Newport News Divisions.
Law Clerk, The Honorable Hal J. Bonney Jr., Judge of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court (1979-81)


American College of Bankruptcy
American Bar Association
Norfolk/Portsmouth Bar Association
Portsmouth Bar Association
Virginia State Bar: Founding director and past member Board of Directors, Bankruptcy Law Section
Federal Bar Association, Past President, Tidewater Chapter


Virginia State Bar, Voted Best in Virginia in the Bankruptcy/Creditors' Rights Category by Members (2003)