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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 in California Since: 2007
Practice Areas: Environmental Litigation, Business Litigation, Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff, Class Action/Mass Torts: Defense, Construction Litigation: Business, Insurance Coverage
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, land use and zoning law, serving clients in San Diego and throughout the state of California.

Mr. Tropea has more than 15 years 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 large corporations.

Before joining Caufield & James, L.L.P., Mr. Tropea served as an intern 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%Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff
  • 10%Class Action/Mass Torts: Defense
  • 10%Construction Litigation: Business
  • 10%Insurance Coverage
Focus Areas

Toxic Torts, Construction Defects, Bad Faith Insurance


5 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2015, 2018 - 2021

About Santino M. Tropea

First Admitted: 2007, California

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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

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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