Public Service

Public Service

The attorneys of Saltz, Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky are committed to giving back to our community. Our community involvement includes:

Robert J. Mongeluzzi, Founder and Shareholder

Robert J. Mongeluzzi is a member of the Board of Trustees of Drexel University and a former member of the board of directors of the Phoenix Society, which supports burn survivors and a Board Member of L.E.A.P.S., a non-profit dedicated to bringing lacrosse to underprivileged urban children.

Michael F. Barrett, Founder and Shareholder

Mr. Barrett is a member of the board of directors of the Louis D. Brandeis Law Society Foundation. He also is a member of the board of trustees of Har Zion Temple in Penn Valley, Pa., where he formerly served as legal counsel.

Larry Bendesky, Managing Shareholder

Larry Bendesky is a long-time basketball and little league baseball coach who is the immediate past president of the 2,000-member Lower Merion Little League.

David L. Kwass, Partner

Mr. Kwass contributes his services pro bono. Among such successes: convincing a health insurance company to cover a procedure it had initially denied as "experimental" for a boy who needed surgery on both hips in order to walk. The insurer now provides routine coverage for the femoro-acetabular surgery.

Mr. Kwass also coaches the mock trial team of Strawberry Mansion High School in Philadelphia. He is also a Lower Merion Little League commissioner and baseball coach.

Eunice Trevor, Partner

Ms. Trevor serves on the advisory committee and is the past vice president of the board of directors of the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors, a non-profit advocacy organization providing support and services to burn survivors. She also volunteered for nearly 15 years as a counselor at Camp Susquehanna, a summer camp in Lancaster County, Pa., for children who have suffered burn injuries.

Ms. Trevor is also a member of the board of directors of the Center City Residents' Association of Philadelphia and the past chair of the Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia's board of directors.

Patrick Howard, Associate

Participating in the Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program, Patrick Howard provides free, or pro bono, legal representation to impoverished individuals. The Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas in both 2008 and 2009 recognized Mr. Howard on its Pro Bono Roll of Honor for his exemplary pro bono work.

Brian D. Rosenthal, Of Counsel

Mr. Rosenthal is a former elected member of the Lower Merion Township (Pa.) Board of Commissioners. He is credited with reviving and enhancing the township's recreation program and modernizing its police force. Mr. Rosenthal also founded and for many years was president of the Lower Merion Little League. The league annually presents the Brian D. Rosenthal Award to an outstanding community volunteer.

Now, a resident of Whitemarsh Township, Pa., Mr. Rosenthal currently serves on that township's parks and recreation committee. He is also a former long-time trustee of the Greater Delaware Valley Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Carmen Belefonte, Managing Attorney, Delaware County Office

Mr. Belefonte is the chairman of the Delaware County Board of Elections. He is also the chairman of the board of the Delaware County Community Foundation and is a member of the board of directors of the Delaware County chapter of Court Appointed Special Advocates. The non-profit network supports volunteer advocacy on behalf of abused and neglected children.