Rosario Burgos Santoyo

Associate Attorney

Licenses & Admissions

Ms. Santoyo is licensed to practice in California.


Ms. Santoyo received her bachelor’s degree in political science with a minor in Spanish from the University of San Diego. She earned her juris doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Cordell & Cordell, Ms. Santoyo owned her own firm and practiced in the areas of family law, bankruptcy and estate planning.


  • San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association
  • Latinas in the Law
  • Lawyers Club of San Diego
  • San Diego County Bar Association


  • Outstanding Provision of Legal Services to Victims of Crime – from La Maestra Legal Advocacy Department
  • Best of La Mesa 2015 – Bankruptcy

Speeches, Seminars, & Publications

Ms. Santoyo is an adjunct professor at Southwestern Community College.



“My lawyer contacts me and let’s me know everything going on.  I’m extremely satisfied with the service she has been giving me. … She has been nothing but helpful and caring, and I know my son and [I] will know each other now because of everything Rosario is doing for me.”