Patrick Santamaria practices predominantly in common law, with a focus on medical negligence, institutional abuse, traffic accident and work injury matters.
Patrick also accepts briefs to appear at commissions, inquires, and disciplinary proceeding, as well as in criminal law matters.
He accepts briefs to appear in all Victorian Courts, led and unled, at trial and appellate level, including at interlocutory applications. He also appears at mediations, statutory conferences, and early settlement conferences.
Prior to signing the Bar Roll, Patrick was a solicitor at Galbally & O’Bryan. He worked on a wide range of common law proceedings for both Plaintiffs and Defendants, as well as on various criminal law matters.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor from the University of Melbourne.
He is reading with Dugald McWilliams and his senior mentor is Jeremy Ruskin QC.