Michael F. Barrett
One Liberty Place, 52nd Floor
1650 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Michael F. Barrett is a personal
injury attorney who focuses on medical malpractice,
professional negligence, civil rights and a broad spectrum of other
civil litigation cases in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, New
Jersey, New York and the District of Columbia.
A champion of medical malpractice victims, Mr.
Barrett is committed to raising the level of care provided by
healthcare providers. He has achieved numerous multi-million
dollar verdicts and confidential settlements for Saltz
Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky clients, including:
Mr. Barrett is considered one of
Pennsylvania's best medical malpractice attorneys. He has
been a member of Philadelphia magazine's
peer-selected, top 5 percent Super Lawyers of
Pennsylvania every year since 2005. In 2008, 2009,
2010 and 2011 the same publication named him one of the 100
best lawyers in both Philadelphia and Pennsylvania. In 2013,
Mr. Barrett was selected as one of the Top 100 Litigation Lawyers
in Pennsylvania by the American Society of Legal Advocates and in
2010 was also named one of the Best Lawyers
in America by Best Lawyers®, the
U.S. legal profession's oldest peer-review publication. He has
received an AV rating, the highest possible rating, from
Martindale-Hubbell. In 2006 Mr. Barrett received the President's
Award from the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association.
Education, Training and Experience
Mr. Barrett graduated magna cum
laude from the University of Pennsylvania and holds a J.D.
law degree from the Villanova University School of Law (1984). He
began working as an office aide with what is now Saltz Mongeluzzi
Barrett & Bendesky while an undergraduate student, clerked for
the firm during law school and then joined it as an attorney. Mr.
Barrett is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and is
a Certified Civil Pre-Trial and Trial Advocate of the National
Board of Trial Advocates. He also serves as a
judge pro tem, or temporary judge,
for the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.
Mr. Barrett regularly lectures lawyers, law
students and other professional groups on such topics as personal
injury law, handling delayed diagnosis of cancer cases and
selecting jury members and expert witnesses.
Mr. Barrett's current service to the legal
- Board of Directors, Philadelphia Bar Foundation
- Co-Chairperson, Philadelphia Bar Assocation State Civil
- Chairman, Committee for A Better Tomorrow, the Political
Action Committee of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
Mr. Barrett's past service to the legal
- President, President-Elect, Vice President and Board Member,
Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
- Hearing Committee Chairman, Disciplinary Board of the Supreme
Court of Pennsylvania
- Board of Governors, Pennsylvania Association for Justice
- Co-Chairman, Medico-Legal Committee, Philadelphia Bar
- Chair, Brennan Award Committee, Philadelphia Bar
- Group Captain and Master, Villanova University School of Law
Inns of Court
Mr. Barrett is Secretary 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.