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Anthony R. Santiago



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As a member of the Walter Haverfield Litigation Group, Anthony manages all aspects of commercial litigation matters from inception through resolution; including pleadings, motion practice, discovery, and settlement agreements. He defends businesses involving employment, personal injury, property damage and wrongful death claims. He also has experience defending litigation matters involving mass torts. In 2023, Anthony was appointed to Lakewood’s Board of Zoning Appeals. Prior to Walter Haverfield, he was an assistant prosecuting attorney for Cuyahoga County.



  • Prepares pleadings; researches, drafts and argues motions; takes and defends depositions; manages written discovery; and attends court hearings
  • Conducts legal research and drafts briefs in preparation for contested hearings
  • Drafts and revises policies including but not limited to employee relations (i.e. sexual misconduct and harassment), loan originator compensation, and audit of loan compensation policies
  • Knowledge of state and federal compliance laws, focusing on RESPA, TRID, Fair Lending, and FCRA, to implement best practices for company-wide compliance
  • Defended members of the trucking, railroad, and maritime industries in claims arising from commercial transportation accidents
  • Served as First/Second Chair Prosecutor in three jury trials and 20 bench trials
  • Managed hundreds of misdemeanor and felony cases from charging through sentencing as an assistant prosecuting attorney in Cuyahoga County, Ohio


  • Board Member, Engage! Cleveland