Michael A. Saltzer

Top rated personal injury attorney in Beachwood, Ohio

Rumizen Weisman Attorneys
Michael A. Saltzer
Rumizen Weisman Attorneys

Practice Areas: Personal injury, Insurance coverage, Medical malpractice; view more

Licensed in Ohio since: 1988

Education: The University of Akron School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2009, 2016 - 2023
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Rumizen Weisman Attorneys

25201 Chagrin Blvd.
Suite 270
Beachwood, OH 44122 Visit website


Michael A. Saltzer is a personal injury attorney at the law firm of Rumizen Weisman in Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. Saltzer has over 30 years of legal experience and handles personal injury cases involving motor vehicle accidents, insurance law, medical negligence, motorcycle accidents, nursing home negligence, premises liability and wrongful death. He represents clients in Cleveland and throughout Ohio. 

During his career, Mr. Saltzer has tried many complex personal injury cases, resulting in successful outcomes for injured Ohio residents and their families. He is board certified as a civil trial advocate and civil pretrial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. His success has earned him membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an organization comprised of attorneys who have secured verdicts or settlements of $1 million or more for their clients. 

Mr. Saltzer is active in his legal and local communities. In the past, he has taught continuing legal education courses on personal injury and litigation topics for the National Business Institute. He is an active member of the Ohio Association for Justice and has been a member of the Akron Bar Association Certified Grievance Committee and Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee.

In 1985, Mr. Saltzer graduated cum laude from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, with a bachelor’s degree. He went on to earn his law degree from the University of Akron School of Law in 1988. He holds a license to practice law before all Ohio state courts, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit.

Practice areas

Personal injury - general: plaintiff, Insurance coverage, Personal injury - medical malpractice: plaintiff, Personal injury - products: plaintiff

Focus areas

Animal bites, Assault, Motor vehicle accidents, Personal injury - plaintiff, Slip and fall, Wrongful death, Dram shop laws, Construction accident, Brain injury, Trucking accidents, Premises liability - plaintiff, Insurance, Dental malpractice, Medical malpractice, Birth injury, Delayed or incorrect diagnosis, Informed consent, Motor vehicle defects, Medical devices, Pharmaceutical

  • 70% Personal injury - general: plaintiff
  • 10% Insurance coverage
  • 10% Personal injury - medical malpractice: plaintiff
  • 10% Personal injury - products: plaintiff

First Admitted: 1988, Ohio

Professional Webpage: https://www.knrlegal.com/our-attorneys/michael-a-saltzer/

  • , Ohio Super Lawyer, 2008-2009, 2016-2023
  • , Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Invited Member, 1998-Present
  • AmJur Award-Civil Procedure, Lawyers Co-Operative Publishing Company, 1986
  • Outstanding Student Evidence Award, Banks Baldwin Publishing, 1987
  • Harsev Dhillon vs. Lori Kilpeck, Adm., et al. (Cuy. Cty. 2017)
  • Patrice Lively v. John Reulbach, Consolidated Appeals, Eighth District, Nos. 111733 and 111884, March 2, 2023.
  • Metropolitan Property and Casualty vs Motorist Mutual, et al,19-cv-01132-US District Court, Northern District.
  • Pittman vs. Boley (Ohio App. 7th Dist. 1991)
  • Grange Mutual Casualty Co. vs. Dague (Ohio App. 5th Dist. 1991)
  • Sphere Drake Ins. Co. vs. Ross (Ohio App. 9th Dist. 1992)
  • Mehl vs. Motorists Mutual ins. Co. (Ohio App. 9th Dist. 1992)
  • Wilson vs. Wayne Mutual Ins. Co. (Ohio App. 9th Dist. 1993)
  • Sczepaniak vs. Steadman (Ohio App. 9th Dist. 1995)
  • Shipley vs. Johnson (Ohio App. 5th Dist. 1995)
  • McGeorge vs. Motorist Mutual (Ohio App. 5th Dist 1998)
  • Barnoff vs. Progressive Insurance Co. (Ohio App. 5th Dist. 1998)
  • Barnoff vs. Progressive Insurance Co. (Ohio App. 5th Dist. 1999)
  • Ethridge vs. Executive Caterers, (Ohio App. 8th Dist. 1999)
  • Maria Navarro vs. Utilicon (Cuy. Cty. C.P. 2000)
  • Akron Bar Assoc. vs. Bojonell, 724 N.E. 2nd 401 (Ohio Supreme Court 2000)
  • Addie vs. Linville (Ohio App. 8th Dist. 2002)
  • Rucker vs. State Auto Mutual Insurance Co., (Ohio App. 8th Dist. 2003)
  • Shterenberg v. American States Insurance Co., (Ohio App. 8th Dist. 2003)
  • Wilma Barniak vs. Mark Binstock, M.D. (Cuy. Cty. C.P. 2007)
  • Robert Mays vs. Anthony Palumbo (Cuy. Cty. C.P. 2007)
  • Robinson, Adm. vs. Cedarwood Plaza Nursing Home (Cuy. Cty. C.P. 2007)
  • Jonathan Colon vs. Truly Blessed Trucking, Inc. ( Cuy. Cty. C.P. 2008)
  • Muniz, Adm. vs. GCRTA (Cuy. Cty. C.P. 2009)
  • Dana Lim vs. Delta Upsilon (Portage Cty. C.P. 2009)
  • Bruce Johnson, Adm. vs. Tanmay Lal, M.D. (Summit Cty. C.P. 2009)
  • Vicki Austin vs. Cleveland Clinic Health System (Cuy. Cty. C.P. 2010)
  • Christopher Fragua, Adm. vs Pearl Leasing Co. LLC (Cuy. Cty. 2014)
  • John Sabolich, Jr. vs. Erie Banks Emergency Physicians, et al. (Cuy. Cty 2014)
  • Gillman, Adm., vs. Manor Care (Cuy. Cty. Probate Ct. 2015 EST. 209297)
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Investigating Subrogation Liens and The Ethical Implications, National Business Institute, 2013
  • Effectively Using Economists and Vocational Experts In Trial, National Business Institute, 2008
  • Trying The Personal Injury Case, National Business Institute, 2009
  • Anatomy and Physiology 101 for Attorneys, National Business Institute, 2010
  • Damages In Personal Injury Litigation, National Business Institute, 2011
  • Overview of Liens, Subrogation and Assignments, National Business Institute, 2012
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Grievance Committee, Akron Bar Association (Investigative Subcommittee) 1992-1998
  • Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, Akron Bar Association, 1992-1998
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Ohio Association for Justice (OAJ), 1988-present
  • American Bar Association, 1988
  • Ohio State Bar Association, 1988
Educational Background:
  • Ohio University, Athens, Ohio B.S.C. cum laude, 1985
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Board Certified Civil Pretrial Practice Advocate by the National Board of Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy, 2012
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate, Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA), 2008

Office location for Michael A. Saltzer

25201 Chagrin Blvd.
Suite 270
Beachwood, OH 44122

Phone: 216-496-8735


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