Michael Saltzman concentrates his practice in insurance coverage and defense, commercial litigation, construction, contracts, surety, trucking, products liability, and professional liability claims, including errors and omissions. He has extensive experience representing insurers in complex first-party property claims, and he has handled several pharmacy malpractice matters on behalf of independent pharmacies. Michael has appeared before trial and appellate courts in Pennsylvania and New Jersey in addition to federal courts in both states.

Michael frequently serves as Judge Pro Tempore, Settlement Master and Arbitrator for the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. He is a frequent lecturer at the Pennsylvania Association of Mutual Insurance Company's annual claims seminar on issues of bad faith litigation and is a frequent speaker at seminars dealing with litigation of insurance-related issues.

Honors
  • Best Lawyers in America, Insurance Law, 2018
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2015-2017 (Thomson Reuters)
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Training and Certifications
  • Department of Labor OSHA 10-Hour Construction Training
Professional Affiliations
  • Council on Litigation Management
  • Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel
  • Louis D. Brandeis Law Society
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Fellow, Temple University Academy of Advocacy
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)
Admitted to Practice
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
Civic Activities
  • Member, Supporter, Basketball Coach Upper Dublin Athletic Association
  • Member, Supporter and Photographer Upper Dublin High School Football Booster Club
Education
  • Rutgers University-Camden, J.D., 1986
  • Villanova University, M.A., 1975
  • Pennsylvania State University, B.A.,1972
Publications/Presentations
  • Presenter, “Defense of a Catastrophic Personal Injury Case,” Legal Intelligencer: The Litigation Summit 2013, Philadelphia, PA, September 20, 2013
  • Presenter, “Catastrophic-Loss Damages: Preparing a Comprehensive Case,” Council for Litigation Management; New Orleans, March 2011; Milwaukee, June 9, 2011; Philadelphia, October 6, 2011