Andy Santillo has been representing workers in wage/overtime lawsuits both on a class and individual basis since he graduated from law school in 2004. These lawsuits have resulted in American workers across the country recovering millions of dollars in unpaid wages. In addition to handling hundreds of wage and overtime rights cases in the federal trial courts, Andy has successfully argued important wage and overtime cases decided by the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
Andy’s success in this area of law has resulted in his repeated recognition by prominent lawyer-rating services. For example, Andy has been regularly listed as either a Pennsylvania “Super Lawyer” or “Rising Star” by Thompson Reuters in well-known publications. In addition, the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating System has awarded Andy an “AV-Preeminent” ranking. This is the highest ranking available for a practicing attorney.
Andy is also frequently invited to speak on wage and overtime issues. In particular, he has served as a panelist at the following seminars: National Employment Lawyers Association’s (“NELA”) spring 2019 conference titled “Epic Advocacy: Protecting Wages In Litigation & Arbitration” in Denver, Colorado; National Business Institute spring 2019 seminar titled “Human Resource Law From Start to Finish” in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania; NELA’s 2018 Annual Convention in Chicago; Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s 22nd Annual Employment Law Institute in Philadelphia, PA; NELA’s spring 2015 conference titled “Protecting Pay: Representing Workers with Wage & Hour Claims” in Washington, D.C.; Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s July 2014 seminar titled “Basics of Wage and Hour Law” in Philadelphia, PA; NELA’s spring 2013 conference titled “Preventing Wage Theft: A Two-Day Guide to Litigating Cases Involving Wages, Hours & Work” in Chicago, Illinois; NELA’s 2011 Annual Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana; and Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group’s (“WILIG”) 2011 and 2012 Advanced Wage & Hour seminars in Cleveland, Ohio. Santillo also has been a panelist at seminars sponsored by the Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation and the Temple Law Alumni Association.
In 2017, Andy was certified as an Arbitrator pursuant to Local Civil Rule 53.2 by Chief Judge Petrese B. Tucker of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. In 2019, Andy was admitted to the American Arbitration Association’s roster of arbitrators. Andy was also appointed as a Judge Pro Tempore for the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania’s Civil Trial Division’s Commerce Program in 2023.