Albert M. Saltz
Albert M. Saltz is the Co-Founder of the Firm and Managing Partner of the Northeast Regional Office. Mr. Saltz has extensive experience in the field of design and engineering professional liability and construction litigation, property loss subrogation recovery, contract negotiation, mediation, arbitration and commercial disputes. He also maintains an aviation liability and products liability practice and has defended manufacturers, distributors and vendors for a myriad of products, including automobiles, automotive performance and safety products, combustion and piston engines, tractor trailers, construction and farm machinery, helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft, home and garden equipment, sports equipment, firearms and building supply materials. He maintains an active practice in all matters relating to trucking, over-land transportation, and maritime transportation coverage and defense litigation. He also actively litigates and has substantial experience in the fields of personal injury, environmental/toxic tort, employment, intellectual property litigation, insurance coverage and bad faith and surety defense.
During his career, Mr. Saltz has tried cases at all levels in federal court, New Jersey and Pennsylvania state court and has argued before the Pennsylvania Superior and Supreme Courts. He is also admitted to and practices in the State of New York and has been admitted to practice “pro hac vice” in Delaware, Louisiana, Wisconsin, Iowa, Connecticut, Illinois and Colorado. In his spare time, Mr. Saltz enjoys modifying and tracking cars, scuba diving, skiing and playing guitar with his wife, Danielle Ruess-Saltz and their children.
AREAS OF CONCENTRATION: Design and Engineering Professional Liability, Construction and Contractor Litigation, Property Loss Subrogation, Contract Negotiation and Resolution, Commercial Disputes, Insurance Defense, Aviation Liability Defense, Bad Faith and Coverage Litigation, Employment Law, Environmental/Toxic Tort, Maritime Liability Defense, Product Liability Defense, Transportation Liability Defense, Intellectual Property Litigation and Corporate/Business Litigation.
EDUCATION: 1987 Juris Doctorate, Georgetown University Law Center, 1984 B.A./B.S., cum laude, Emory University, 2004 Bell Helicopter Attorney Training Academy, 2005 Porsche PDE Course, 2010 Performance Driving Course (Millville, New Jersey).
BAR ADMISSIONS: Pennsylvania state and federal courts; New Jersey state and federal courts; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; New York state and federal courts.
AFFILIATIONS/ACTIVITIES: American, Pennsylvania and Chester County Bar Associations, American Trucking Association Safety Management Counsel, Defense Research Institute, Main Line Chamber of Commerce, Maritime Law Association, PADI Driving Society, Philadelphia Ports Society, Porsche Club of America Riesentoter Region, MillaRacing Motorsports Car Club, Aircraft Crime Prevention Institute.
SEMINARS/ARTICLES: Managing Reinsurance Disputes - Global Reinsurance N.A. Ed 1996, presented: Monte Carlo, Monaco and Baden- Baden, Germany, Overview of Insurance Coverage Issues Associated with Commercial Trucking – Insurance Society of Philadelphia, 1998, Revised 2004-2005, Punitive Damages: Can Trucking Companies Avoid Liability for Punitive Damages – The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, 1998, Trucking Newsletter 1998-2003, Maritime Newsletter 1998-2002, Year 2000 Claims Seminar 1998.