Benjamin J. Baer

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Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Philadelphia, PA

Saltz, Mongeluzzi, Barrett & Bendesky, P.C.
 | 1650 Market Street, 52nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-496-8282
Fax: 215-496-0999
Selected To Rising Stars: 2017
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Benjamin J. Baer is an associate at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based The Law Firm of Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky PC. He focuses his practice exclusively on plaintiff's personal injury and wrongful death cases, helping clients throughout the state who have suffered harm due to the negligence of other parties. The types of matters he handles include construction and other work site accidents and products liability.

Mr. Baer is a 2003 graduate of the University of Michigan, where he majored in political science and government and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in 2003. He then attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and received his Juris Doctor in 2007. While in law school, Mr. Baer won the Murray S. Love Mock Trial Competition and served a clerkship with the chief justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. He also received an individual award as the top student in trial advocacy. After he graduated, Mr. Baer joined the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office where, as an assistant district attorney, he was lead counsel in more than 15 jury trials and the sole prosecutor in well over 100 bench trials. This gave him significant litigation experience, which he now puts to use in his current representation of plaintiffs in civil lawsuits. Mr. Baer joined his current firm in 2012.

Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, Mr. Baer is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania. His professional memberships include the American Association for Justice, the Philadelphia Bar Association, the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association and the Louis D. Brandeis Law Society.

Practice Areas
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Personal Injury - General (100%): Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident


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Rising Stars: 2017

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About Benjamin Baer

Admitted: 2007, Pennsylvania

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Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • John P. Gismondi Civil Litigation Certificate Program with a concentration in civil practice

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Member
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • American Association of Justice, Member
  • United States District Courts for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Pennsylvania

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Brandeis Law Society, Member


  • Mr. Baer was instrumental in securing the largest reported settlement for a single plaintiff in the history of Philadelphia County.  Mr. Baer fought diligently for his client, a landscape worker who was rendered quadriplegic after an auto accident because those responsible for maintaining his work truck failed to remove dangerous tires.  The case, resulted in a $26.55 million recovery., 2016

Educational Background:

  • Temple University Beasely School of Law, LL.M. (Master's of Law) in Trial Advocacy, with Honors (2016).  Univeristy of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D., (2007).   University of Michigan, B.A., (2003).  
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Office Location for Benjamin J. Baer

1650 Market Street
52nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Phone: 215-496-8282

Fax: 215-496-0999

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Last Updated: 10/4/2018

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