Mirna Martinez Santiago



Ms. Santiago has more than 25 years of legal experience, handling a range of matters from torts to professional liability to insurance coverage to regulatory affairs. Ms. Santiago’s practice now focuses on insurance coverage analysis. 

Ms. Santiago lectures on an array of topics (with a focus on insurance and diversity, equity, inclusion and the elimination of bias) and has published on legal, as well as non-legal subjects.  Ms. Santiago has been featured in Latina Magazine and on NBC News speaking about the Afro-Latina experience.

In 2010, Ms. Santiago was awarded the prestigious Sheldon Hurwitz Young Lawyer of the Year Award in recognition of her contributions to the field by the Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section of the New York State Bar Association. The award is named for the co-founder of Hurwitz & Fine, P.C.

Ms. Santiago is a member of the New York State Bar Association, where she is currently the Chair of the Committee on Diversity and Inclusion and serves as a member of the Executive Committee. Ms. Santiago previously served as Chair of the Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section and Chair of the Diversity Sub-Committee of the Continuing Legal Education Committee.

Ms. Santiago is a Director on the Board of the New York State Bar Foundation.

Ms. Santiago is also the founder of Girls Rule the Law, Inc., a non-profit pipeline organization designed to introduce underprivileged middle and high school girls to the law and to provide them the opportunity to interact with mentors in the legal, judiciary and legislative fields.

Ms. Santiago earned her B.A. from New York University and her J.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law, where she was awarded the Robert J. Connelly award for excellence in trial advocacy.

Court Admissions

Courts of the State of New York
United States District Court
   Western District of New York
   Southern District of New York
   Eastern District of New York

Admitted to Practice

New York


University at Buffalo Law School (J.D., 1995)
New York University (B.A., 1992)

Professional Associations

New York State Bar Association
Hispanic National Bar Association
New York City Bar Association

Community Associations

Girls Rule the Law, Inc.