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Rui O. Santos

Rui O. Santos

  • Associate Attorney
  • Joseph M. Ghabour & Associates LLC
  • 721 Route 34, Suite 1 Matawan, NJ 07747
  • (732) 967-9110 x 103

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Santos was involved in multiple published and unpublished Appellate Division decisions and several New Jersey Supreme Court decisions that focused primarily on eminent domain/condemnation and land use, but a few that also involved personal injury and workers’ compensation issues.  Rui has successfully litigated numerous matters at both the trial and appellate levels, primarily involving civil litigation representing individuals for harms caused by others. 

In 2006, Mr. Santos graduated Summa Cum Laude from Syracuse University’s College of Law and Whitman School of Management where he received his Juris Doctor and Masters in Business Administration. During his academic career, Mr. Santos was a member of the Syracuse Law Review from 2004 to 2006, a law clerk to the Honorable Frederick J. Scullin (former Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York), a research assistant to Professor of Law, Gregory L. Germain, Esq., a member of the Justinian Honor Society and, upon graduation, was inducted as a member of the Order of the Coif.

After graduation, Mr. Santos accepted a prestigious one-year position as an Appellate Court Attorney with the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Department, and became a confidential law clerk to the judges of the Third Department, assisting them with all types of various appeals within its geographical jurisdiction.

Mr. Santos is a native and resident of Monmouth County, New Jersey, having grown up and lived in Red Bank, Tinton Falls and Wayside, and also speaks fluent Portuguese and proficient Spanish.

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation, Civil Litigation

Rui is admitted to practice law in the following jurisdictions:

  • State of New Jersey                                    
  • State of New York
  • US District Court of New Jersey
  • Third Circuit US Court of Appeals

and is a member of the following legal organizations:

  • Monmouth County Bar Association
  • Middlesex County Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • New Jersey Association for Justice

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