Michael A. Saltzer

Michael A. Saltzer

Location:
Cleveland, Ohio
Phone:
216-706-9722
800-566-5002
Fax:
216-566-8810
Email:

Michael A. Saltzer has been selected as an Ohio Super Lawyer, is Board Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate, has been named a Top Attorney in Ohio for Plaintiffs Personal Injury Law and is rated by Martindale-Hubbell for very high legal ability and very high ethical standards.

Michael's practice includes a wide range of civil litigation including, but not limited to, catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death cases involving motor vehicle accidents, motor cycle accidents, truck accidents, nursing home negligence, medical negligence, traumatic birth injuries, premises liability, construction site accidents, industrial accidents, professional negligence, insurance coverage and bad faith litigation. Michael has tried over 60 civil lawsuits to jury verdict in counties throughout Ohio.

Practice Highlights
-Litigated and settled multiple million dollar cases resulting in tens of millions of dollars in jury verdicts and settlements for clients:
RTA bus accident - $1,800,000
motor vehicle accident - $1,500,000
motor vehicle accident - $1,100,000
trucking accident - excess of $1,000,000
motorcycle railroad crossing accident - $1,000,000
motorcycle accident - $1,000,000

-Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum since 1998
-25+ years litigating personal injury cases
-Featured speaker at multiple professional seminars

Areas of Practice

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Nursing Home Negligence
  • Medical Negligence
  • Premises Liability
  • Professional Negligence
  • Bad Faith Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board Certified Civil Trial Advocacy Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2008
  • Board Certified Civil Pretrial Practice Advocate, National Board of Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy, 2012

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1991

Education

  • University of Akron School of Law, Akron, Ohio
    • J.D. - May, 1988
  • Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
    • B.S. cum laude - 1985
    • Major: Communications

Representative Cases

  • Vicki Austin vs. Cleveland Clinic Health System, CV 08 674667, Cuyahoga County C.P., 2010
  • Bruce Johnson vs Tanmay Lal, MD, CV 2007-10-6876, Summit County C.P., 2009
  • Dana Lim vs. Delta Upsilon, 2007 CV 01495, Portage County C.P., 2009
  • Muniz,Admx vs.GCRTA, CV 08 678417, Cuyahoga County Common Pleas, 2009
  • Jonathon Colon vs. Truly Blessed Trucking, Inc., CV 08 662905, Cuyahoga County C.P., 2008
  • Bertha Robinson, Admx vs. Cedarwood Plaza Nursing Home, CV 07637164, Cuyahoga County C.P., 2007
  • Robert Mays vs. Anthony Palumbo, CV 05 572810, Cuyahoga County C.P., 2007
  • Wilma Barniak vs. Mark A. Binstock, MD, CV 07 634038, Cuyahoga County C.P., 2007
  • Shterenberg v. American States Insurance Co., WL 22971021, Ohio App. 8th Dist., 2003
  • Rucker v. State Auto Mutual Insurance Co., Wl 22413503, Ohio App. 8th Dist., 2003
  • Addie v. Linville, WL 31195177, Ohio App. 8th Dist., 2002
  • Akron Bar Assoc. vs. Bojonell, 724 N.E.2nd 401, Ohio Supreme Court, 2000
  • Maria Navarro vs. Utilicon, CV 395632, Cuyahoga County C.P., 2000
  • Etheridge v. Executive Caterers, WL 500162, Ohio App. 8th Dist., 1999
  • Barnoff v. Progressive Insurance Co., WL 174919, Ohio App. 5th Dist., 1999
  • Barnoff v. Progressive Insurance Co., wl 347086, Ohio App. 5th Dist., 1998
  • McGeorge v. Motorist Mutual, WL 170199, Ohio App. 5th Dist., 1998
  • Shipley v. Johnson, WL 617607, Ohio App. 5th Dist., 1995
  • Sczepaniak v. Steadman, WL 500046, Ohio App. 9th Dist., 1995
  • Wilson vs. Wayne Mutual Insurance Co., WL 12173, Ohio App. 9th Dist., 1993
  • Mehl vs. Motorist Mutual Ins. Co., 607 N.E.2nd 897, Ninth District Court of Appeals, 1992
  • Sphere Drake Ins. Co. vs. Ross, 609 N.E.2nd 1284, Ninth District Court of Appeals, 1992
  • Grange Mutual Casualty Co. vs. Dague, WL 302362, Ohio App. 5th Dist., 1991
  • Pittman vs. Boley, WL 66189, Ohio App. 7th Dist., 1991

Classes/Seminars

  • Effectively Using Economists and Vocational Experts, National Business Institute, October 29, 2008
  • Trying The Personal Injusy Case, National Business Institute, June 5, 2009
  • Anatomy & Physiology 101 for Attorneys, National Business Institute, June 23, 2010
  • Damages In Personal Injury Litigation, National Business Institute, October 10, 2011
  • Overview of Liens,Subrogation and Assignments, National Business Institute, August 24, 2012
  • Investigating the Liens and The Ethical Implications, National Business Institute, April 19, 2013

Honors and Awards

  • Ohio Super Lawyer, 2017
  • Ohio Super Lawyer, 2016
  • Ohio Super Lawyer, 2009
  • Ohio Super Lawyer, 2008
  • American Jurisprudence Award, Civil Procedure
  • Banks-Baldwin Outstanding Evidence Student Award

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Invited Member, 1998 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association, November 8, 1998 - Present
  • Ohio Association for Justice (OAJ), Member, November 8, 1988 - Present
  • Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys (CATA)
  • American Association for Justice, 1988 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Seaman Garson, LLC , 1998 - 2014
  • Stanley P. Aronson & Associates, Associate, 1990 - 1997
  • Tzangas, Plakas & Mannos Co. LPA, Associate, 1988 - 1990

Pro Bono Activities

  • Grievance Committee, Akron Bar Association (Investigative Subcommittee), 1992 - 1998
  • Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, Akron Bar Association, 1992 - 1998

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Alpha Epsilon Pi