Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky

Speaker Bio

Robert J. Mongeluzzi is the most respected and successful construction accident attorney in the United States. A founder of Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky, he has been a driving force in establishing the firm's reputation as one of the Philadelphia region's leading plaintiff personal injury law firms and the leading U.S. law firm representing construction accident victims. He was co-lead counsel for the largest recovery of a construction accident case in American history.

Mr. Mongeluzzi also focuses on cases involving catastrophic injury and death stemming from electrical accidents, crane accidents, aerial lift accidents, brain injuries, burn injuries, product liability and sports and recreational accidents.

For clients in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey and elsewhere, Mr. Mongeluzzi has more than 150 verdicts and settlements of a million dollars or more in construction accidents alone, more than any attorney in the world. Overall, he has secured at least a million dollars in more than 200 cases.

Mr. Mongeluzzi has consistently ranked second out of 48,000 Pennsylvania lawyers in Philadelphia magazine's peer-selected Super Lawyers of Pennsylvania publication. That magazine, in a cover story entitled “Don't Mess with Mongo,” noted his “reputation as one of the top construction accident plaintiff's attorneys in the country and probably the leading lawyer for accidents involving cranes and aerial lifts.”

The Philadelphia Inquirer stated that he “has made a career representing the victims of construction accidents.” The Philadelphia Business Journal added that “when someone is catastrophically injured in a workplace accident and millions of dollars are at stake chances are Robert Mongeluzzi will have a hand in representing the plaintiff.”  Finally, Lawdragon Magazine selected him as one of the 500 best attorneys in America and called him “The King of Construction Site Accidents”. He was named Philadelphia's 2009 Litigator of the Year.

Mr. Mongeluzzi graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and earned his law degree from the Fordham University School of Law (1981). He is also a graduate of the nationally ranked LL.M. (Master's of Law) in Trial Advocacy program at the Temple University Beasley School of Law, where he currently serves as an adjunct professor of law.

Mr. Mongeluzzi is the author of the Construction Accident Litigation chapter in Tort Litigation, the American Association for Justice's most ambitious publication ever. For decades he also has written about and taught other lawyers how to handle construction accident and workplace accident cases at seminars throughout the region and the country.  He also frequently appears in print and electronic media as a legal expert on construction and workplace accidents.