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
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2015-2016 (Thomson Reuters)
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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
  • Presenter, “Fundamentals of Litigation Management,” Sponsored by the Council of Litigation Management at United States Liability Group, October 2010
  • Presenter, “Initial Investigations of a Catastrophic Trucking Case,” Lorman Trucking Seminar, May 2008
  • Presenter, “Handling Insurance Coverage Issues,” Pennsylvania Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (PAMIC), April 2008
  • Presenter, “Benefits of Mock Trials,” PAMIC, April 2008
  • Author, “The Changing Law of Claims Against Performance Bonds,” Defense Research Institute, For the Defense, March 2008
  • Presenter, “Insurance Bad Faith Issues,” National Business Institute (NBI), February 2008
  • Presenter, “Preparing for Litigation of Bad Faith Claims,” PAMIC, April 2007
  • Presenter, “Insurance Coverage Issues and Bad Faith,” PAMIC, April 2006
  • Presenter, “Current Issues Impacting Insurance Defense Practice,” NBI, September 2005
  • Author, “Ethical issues for Lawyers Engaged by Insurance Carriers to Represent Those Carriers’ Insureds,” NBI, September 2005
  • Presenter, “Handling Bad Faith Claims,” PAMIC, April 2005
  • Presenter, “Claims Handling Update,” PAMIC, April 2004
  • Author, “Bonding Companies Not Liable for Consequential Damage,” The Legal Intelligencer, May 10, 2002
  • Presenter, “The Use of the Unfair Claims Protection Act and Regulations in Bad Faith Cases,” PAMIC, April 2002
  • Author, “Ruling Leaves Bonding Companies Uncertain Regarding Consequential Damages,” The Legal Intelligencer, December 1996