Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky was founded in 1998 by the late Stephen T. Saltz, Robert J. Mongeluzzi, Michael F. Barrett and Larry Bendesky. The seeds for what is now one of the nation's and Philadelphia region's leading personal injury law firms, however, were actually planted much earlier.

In 1982, Mr. Mongeluzzi joined a predecessor Philadelphia law firm at which Mr. Saltz was a partner. Shortly afterwards, Mr. Mongeluzzi represented a dock builder injured in a crane accident. That success ultimately led to the firm's representation of hundreds of other victims of construction and workplace accidents - and to our current position as the leading plaintiffs' construction accident attorneys in the United States.

Building upon our strength representing members of the building trades.

SMBB has developed strong teams of lawyers in the following areas:

  • Construction Accidents
  • Workplace Accidents
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Unsafe Premises
  • Product Liability
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Liquor Liability
  • Class Actions

Repeated success for our clients has resulted in significant growth, from six attorneys when the firm began to more than two dozen today. The firm's main office is located on the 52nd floor, near the top of one of Philadelphia's most iconic landmarks, One Liberty Place. SMBB also maintains a suburban office, in Media, Pa and a New Jersey office in Marlton.

Impact of Personal Injuries and Wrongful Deaths

SMBB understands the impact that a catastrophic injury or wrongful death can have on both the person injured and his or her family. Mr. Mongeluzzi's great-grandfather was killed when a locomotive fell from a crane. But the family received no compensation when their local attorney lost their lawsuit to the railroad's highly paid attorneys. Mr. Mongeluzzi's grandfather also was disabled in a sugar factory incident.

Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky is committed to righting such wrongs. We make sure every personal injury victim - regardless of his or her status, job or income - receives the absolute finest in legal representation.

What SMBB Offers Our Clients

Outstanding Lawyers:
Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky attorneys are repeatedly named among the state's best lawyers by their peers in Super Lawyers of Pennsylvania and other similar rankings. We also take pride in the leadership roles we have assumed within both the legal profession and our communities.

Team Approach:
SMBB attorneys concentrate on specific areas of litigation and work together in highly focused teams that have been mastering their areas of law for years. This approach creates an environment in which the very best ideas and strategies find their way into each of our clients' cases.

Skilled Consultants:
SMBB attorneys combine their extensive expertise with the expertise of the very best consultants and expert witnesses.  In the Atlantic City's Tropicana Casino parking garage collapse, SMBB hired the nation's foremost expert on structural collapses - the structural engineer who had analyzed the 9/11 World Trade Towers collapse and the terrorist bombing of the Oklahoma City federal courthouse. The result, in the Tropicana case, was the largest U.S. construction accident settlement ever - $101 million.

Innovative High-Tech:
SMBB has pioneered the effective use of high-tech technology - including illustrations, computer animation, customized 3-D models and highly compelling audio and video. They tried the first case in Philadelphia County's electronic courtroom.  They have pioneered the use of technology and have been lauded as the originators of the electronic opening.  These techniques visually illustrate, to both defendants and jurors, how our client's accidents happened and the devastating impacts these accidents have had on them.

Commitment to a Safer Country:
Finally, SMBB has paved the way for a safer America. Our legal advocacy has helped encourage increased safety standards on construction sites, in the workplace, in operating rooms, on the roadway and in the design of the products people use every day.

If you or a family member has been injured or killed as a result of a serious accident - or been treated unfairly as a business or consumer - Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky is committed to obtaining all the results you need and deserve. To learn how we can help, contact an SMBB attorney today.

"We're tenacious against our opponents and compassionate with our clients. Though we handle many cases, we treat each of our clients specially because we understand that, in many cases, their life and future depends on how well we do for them."