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Ralph T. Santoro, Jr.

Divorce & Family Law Attorney

JD California Western School of Law
A skillful, seasoned divorce lawyer and Certified Family Law Specialist, Ralph Santoro is a strong advocate for his clients. He knows the lasting consequences of divorce and uses his extensive legal knowledge and commitment to achieve the best possible results for those he represents.

Ralph is well aware of the volatile nature of divorce, custody, and other related cases. With more than two decades of family law under his belt, he’s seen it all and uses this experience to create practical strategies that lead to optimal solutions.

For Ralph, this work is much more than a job. He says, “Fighting for a client in court, especially when their back is against the wall, is my calling.”

Family law touches every aspect of a person’s life,” he continues. “From the destruction of close personal relationships to the potential of financial ruin, family law issues touch people deeply on many levels. Counseling clients to wisely navigate through the experience is important to me.

After earning his Juris Doctor from California Western School of Law in 2002, Ralph was admitted to the California State Bar and has handled hundreds of cases over the years. In 2015, he received the Certified Family Law Specialist designation, demonstrating he has put in years of additional work and gone above and beyond the standard licensing requirements.

When Ralph isn’t defending the rights of his clients in court, he can usually be found spending time with his family. He also enjoys taking advantage of the beautiful natural amenities San Diego affords and is an avid hiker, body surfer, and soccer player.

Ralph Santoro Reviews

I had the privilege of working with Ralph Santoro at the office of Goldberg Jones over the course of the last year and a half. Ralph was simply outstanding, if I could recommend an attorney to anyone going through the same divorce and custody struggles that I went through, I would recommend Ralph any day of the week.

For starters, Ralph has never been one to shy away from conflict with the opposing party, a lot of attorneys will often times take the path of least resistance when it comes to fighting for their client.

However, this was not the case with Ralph, he secured the custody agreement I wanted and got favorable terms for my divorce. It was an absolute pleasure getting to know Ralph on a personal level as well. He is truly an amazing guy all the way around. Thank you Ralph!

Brodie C.
I had Ralph Santoro represent me to get full custody of kids, my guy went right to work and was always straight to the point. Long story short I got custody and even got refunded some of the retainer!! Highly recommend if you want someone to roll up his sleeves and get the job done.
Daniel S.

Wow!!!! talk about needing someone to truly care for you and push for what's rights . Ralph Santoro is the best lawyer anyone could ask for . I was fighting for 50/50 custody of my daughter along with other nonsense her mother was trying to throw at me and Ralph handled everything perfectly.

Amazing in the court room , great with his words and makes sure everything is handled with care and strategy. I could not have done this without him . Worth every hour, minute and second!!!!!

Their team has now helped me and my family more then words can describe. Thank you Ralph I will forever be grateful for what you have accomplished for me!!!!! Wish I could rate 100 stars cause 5 is not enough!!

Bryan S

I used Goldberg Jones to work through my divorce. My attorney was Ralph Santoro. Ralph helped me get through what was supposed to be an amicable divorce but turned out to be very nasty.

He was extremely knowledgeable, always on time with requests, and quick to get back to me anytime I contacted him. He made me comfortable knowing that his goal was not to make as much work as possible in order to gain more hours from me.

He often discussed various options in terms of the amount of work necessary and what it would cost me, but did not push me to do anything I wasn't comfortable with. I highly recommend Ralph for any divorce/family law needs.

Eric E.
Having Mr. Santoro advocating for me was the right choice. He is a strong advocate and it makes all the difference. As a father, navigating the family court is tricky and can be perilous, Mr Santoro's experience and tact was indispensable when I needed it most. Thank you Ralph!
Ralph was A GREAT lawyer because he always kept me informed, gave me realistic explanations, was always making sure my well being was good, and helped me advocate situations. how you divorce and who you choose for your divorce lawyer can make a difference.
It is important to find someone that you are comfortable with, whose skills and experience are a good fit for you given your unique situation and goals, and who is someone you trust. I believe that you will find this feeling with Ralph.

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