Los Angeles Civil and Criminal Attorney Succumbs to Battle with ALS
Patrick T. Santos, a civil and criminal lawyer in Los Angeles remembered for his “raw talent” died on Feb. 28. He was 40.
His wife and frequent co-counsel, Niki Ghazian, said he fought a 10-month battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
Santos was born on July 15, 1982, in Long Island, New York. Prior to his outstanding law career, he was a successful fashion model, appearing in ads for brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, Abercrombie, and GAP. He was also a powerful fighter, holding a black belt in BJJ.
He spent nearly 14 years practicing complex civil litigation, appellate law, and criminal defense in California. He often represented indigent clients pro bono and has two published California Supreme Court opinions under his belt.
In addition to his wife, Niki Ghazian, Santos is survived by his son, James, brothers Chris and Al, and sisters Kelly and Nancilee. A funeral service is scheduled for March 17, at 11:30 a.m. at Christ the King Roman Catholic Church in Los Angeles. Instead of flowers, a Go Fund Me fundraiser account was set up.
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