- Massachusetts, 2010
- New Hampshire, 2010
B.A. in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts
J.D. from Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
- Selected to Rising Stars*: 2015 – 2017
- Massachusetts Bar Association
- New Hampshire Bar Association
Shaun DeSantis received a B.A. in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University in 2003 and earned his J.D. from Suffolk University Law School in 2009. Combined with his work as a practicing attorney, Shaun has over 14 years of total legal experience having previously worked on complex civil matters involving Pharmaceutical Industry and Healthcare Fraud for some of Boston’s top law firms, as well as for the United States District Attorney’s Office.
Shaun has been with DILLER LAW, P.C. since 2007, during which time he has been personally involved in all aspects of civil practice, from initial client consultations to settlement and trial. In this capacity Shaun has worked on a variety of personal injury cases involving, but not limited to, motor vehicle torts, products liability, worker’s compensation, slip and fall, general premise liability, and insurance coverage disputes. His recent experiences include serving as co-counsel in a trial resulting in a $500,000 settlement mid-trial as well as working on several mediations resulting in six figure settlements. Shaun continues to handle various personal injury cases at all stages of civil practice. Shaun is a member of the Massachusetts and New Hampshire Bar Associations.
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Selected Recent Cases
Defective fishing rod injures fisherman
Attorney DeSantis assisted in bringing a Product Liability claim against a Chinese manufacturer, the California based designer, and the local sporting goods retailer, of an unsafe fishing rod, which broke under low tension resulting in shrapnel from the rod striking the eye of the fisherman using the rod. Plaintiff’s expert was prepared to testify that the defendants did not test the product to its minimum recommended line strength and the unsafe rod fractured because the composite materials were too weak to handle stresses even below the recommended line strength. This case was settled at mediation, just prior to trial.
Teenage motorist injures Motorcyclist
Attorney DeSantis acted as co-chair at trial, representing a motorcyclist who suffered a severe wrist injury resulting in multiple surgeries and permanent disability. At the trial it was demonstrated that the teenage motorist pulled in front of the motorcyclist and left the motorcyclist with no time to react, causing the plaintiff to be ejected from the motorcycle, over the defendant’s car, and onto the highway pavement. After five days of presenting testimony at trial, the case settled.
Settlement in Slip & Fall on Ice at Condominium
Attorney DeSantis assisted in bringing a premises liability claim on behalf of a client who slipped and fell on black ice in a condominium parking lot. Plaintiff’s fall resulted in a fractured ankle, which required multiple surgeries and months of rehabilitation. Plaintiff presented expert testimony demonstrating that the poorly constructed and similarly maintained parking area caused the unnaturally icy conditions responsible for Plaintiff’s severe injury. This case was settled at Mediation, prior to the initiation of any litigation.