Santino M. Tropea

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Environmental Litigation Attorney in San Diego, CA

Caufield & James LLP
 | 2851 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 410
San Diego, CA 92108
Phone: 619-325-0441
Fax: 619-325-0231
Selected To Rising Stars: 2015, 2018 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas:
  • Environmental Litigation (30%),
  • Business Litigation (30%),
  • Insurance Coverage (10%),
  • Construction Litigation: Business (10%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Defense (10%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Santino M. Tropea is an attorney at the law firm of Caufield & James, L.L.P., in San Diego, California. Mr. Tropea practices in the areas of business litigation, environmental, insurance, landlord/tenant, land use and zoning law, serving clients in San Diego and throughout the state of California.

    Mr. Tropea has more than a decade of litigation experience and provides personalized service and dedicated representation to his clients. Over the course of his career, he has handled complex civil litigation matters in both state and federal courts. He is committed to providing accurate advice and counsel to clients, including individuals, small businesses and major corporations.

    Before joining Caufield & James, L.L.P., Mr. Tropea gained legal experience by interning for a Superior Court of California, County of San Diego judge. He also interned in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California’s major frauds division.

    In addition to his practice, Tropea stays active in the California legal community through participation in various organizations. He is a member of the San Diego County Bar Association and the University of San Diego Alumni Association. He also belongs to the State Bar of California and is a member of the association’s environmental law and litigation sections.

    Mr. Tropea earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of San Diego and received his law degree from the University of San Diego School of Law. He obtained his license to practice law in 2007 and is qualified to appear before all California state courts.

    Practice Areas
    • 30%Environmental Litigation
    • 30%Business Litigation
    • 10%Insurance Coverage
    • 10%Construction Litigation: Business
    • 10%Class Action/Mass Torts: Defense
    • 10%Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Bad Faith Insurance, Construction Defects, Toxic Torts


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    Rising Stars: 2015, 2018 - 2021

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    About Santino Tropea

    Admitted: 2007, California

    Professional Webpage:

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • USD Alumni Association, Member
    • San Diego County Bar Association, Member
    • State Bar of California, Sections of Litigation and Environmental Law, Member

    Educational Background:

    • University of San Diego, B.A., Major: Business Administration - 2003
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    Office Location for Santino M. Tropea

    2851 Camino Del Rio South
    Suite 410
    San Diego, CA 92108

    Phone: 619-325-0441

    Fax: 619-325-0231

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    Last Updated: 12/29/2020

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