My name is Andrew Santoli and I am a candidate for Judge in Cuyahoga County in 2020. I am a proud graduate of Padua Franciscan High School, Ohio University (B.A.), Cleveland State University (M.B.A.), and Cleveland-Marshall College of Law (J.D.). Other than my time spent in Athens attending and graduating from Ohio University, I have lived my entire life in Northeast Ohio, the proud son of two native Clevelanders.
I served as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office from 2007-2020. In 2012, I was promoted to the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office’s Major Trial Unit. As a Major Trial Prosecutor, I had the responsibility of prosecuting the most serious and complex criminal cases in Cuyahoga County. I had the privilege of representing our community in Common Pleas Court every day in an effort to bring comfort, solace and justice to the families who have suffered the loss of a loved one or have been the victim of a sexual assault.
Recently, I joined Schraff Thomas Law, LLC as Of-Counsel. As a member of Schraff Thomas Law, I represent clients in probate litigation focused on estate planning, wills, and trusts in both Probate and Common Pleas Court.
I also currently represent indigent juveniles as a criminal defense attorney in Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court.
I have spent countless hours over the past fifteen years working on every level of local Democratic campaigns. I enjoyed the opportunity to help many friends and mentors with their Democratic campaigns for city council, school board, mayoral and county-wide races. I have participated in these campaigns to elect Democratic candidates at the ground level: knocking on doors, making phone calls, and canvassing neighborhoods.
I believe this extensive courtroom experience along with my core values of fairness, equality, and justice have prepared me to take the next step in my public service career and I am hopeful the position of Judge will allow me to have an even greater positive impact on our community.
I look forward to your support.