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
SMBB has developed strong teams of lawyers in the following
- 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
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.
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.
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.
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
"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