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Lic. David Arciniegas Santos

David concentrates his practice on representing small business owners and large companies in disputes with other businesses and individuals. David works extensively with breach of contract claims, breach of fiduciary duty claims, and other business tort and statutory claims. 

David is a skilled litigator and an effective, strategic advocate dedicated to achieving the best outcome for his clients.


Before joining Arciniegas Abogados, David was a Senior Legal Associate at a national corporate firm in Santo Domingo, where he developed a broad practice representing mostly large companies in trial courts, appellate courts and in the Dominican Republic Supreme Court. He has handled countless breach of contract and business tort cases, and has significant experience with labor disputes, real property litigation, collections claims, criminal litigation (representing owners and shareholders), and defending lawyers and law firms against legal malpractice and related claims. 

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Practice Focus Areas

  • Criminal Litigation

  • Torts

  • Administrative Litigation

  • Business Arbitration and Conflict Resolution

  • Commercial Litigation

  • Consumer Protection

  • Civil Litigation

  • Estate and Probate 

  • Bankruptcy 

Bar Admissions
Dominican Republic


  • Juris Doctor, Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM) Law School, Magna Cum Laude, Santo Domingo, DR, 2004

  • Master of Laws in Civil Procedure Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM) Law School, Santo Domingo, DR, 2009

  • Especialization in Criminal Litigation, University of Miami, Law School, Miami, Fl, US, 2014

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