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Larry Bendesky

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Products Liability Attorney in Philadelphia, PA

Saltz Mongeluzzi & Bendesky P.C.
1650 Market St, 52nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-575-2952
Fax: 215-496-0999
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2022
Licensed in Pennsylvania Since: 1987
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Construction Litigation: Business
Attorney Profile

Larry Bendesky is the Managing Shareholder of Saltz Mongeluzzi & Bendesky. He has handled more than 150 catastrophic injury and accident cases resulting in verdicts or settlements that have exceeded $1 million, and numerous cases over $10 million, including a $101 million settlement for the collapse of the Tropicana Hotel’s parking garage in Atlantic City. The Tropicana case was the largest settlement of a construction case in U.S. history.

Over his 30-year legal career, Larry has brought his relentless, detail-oriented approach to his cases and has made a significant difference in the lives of thousands of clients. He achieved a $24 million settlement after 4 days of trial in 2020 in a workplace accident in a warehouse along the Delaware River in Philadelphia; and has made Philadelphia streets safer by requiring Gold Medal Environmental, the owner of the truck that ran over and killed a young woman to implement significant safety measures, in addition to paying the family $6 million.

He has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer every year since inception of the award and has been named a Top 100 Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Super Lawyer for the past 7 consecutive years. He has been listed among the Best Lawyers in America each of the past 10 years. Larry has lectured more than 100 times to other lawyers, teaching them about evidence, depositions, cross-examination, construction litigation and trial advocacy. After graduating as the top lawyer in his Masters in Trial Advocacy (LL.M.) class, Larry has become an Adjunct Professor in the LL.M. Program, and has been the Director of its Experts and Depositions Program. Larry also is an Adjunct Professor at Penn State Law.

 

 

 

Practice Areas
  • 30%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
  • 50%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20%Construction Litigation: Business
Focus Areas

Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Selections

19 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2022

White Papers

  • Construction Accidents, Pennsylvania Association for Justice Larry Bendesky and Jeffrey P. Goodman, 2014.  Hart v. Simon Engineering, Case File for Students with the Temple LLM in Trial Advocacy, 2009-2014; Authors: Larry Bendesky and Jeffrey P. Goodman       Elevators and Escalators, PaTLA Premises Liability law and Forms, 2012, revised 2014 Authors, Larry Bendesky and Jeffrey P. Goodman

About Larry Bendesky

First Admitted: 1987, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage: https://www.smbb.com/attorney/larry-bendesky/

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Temple Master's of Law program, Adjunct Professor, Experts Program - Cross and Direct Examination
  • Adjunct Professor, Penn State Law, Adjunct Professor, Litigating Cases in the Real World, Penn State Law, 2022
  • Adjunct Professor, Penn State Law, Adjunct Professor, Litigating Cases in the Real World, Penn State Law, 2021
  • Adjunct Professor, Penn State Law, Adjunct Professor, Litigating Cases in the Real World, Penn State Law, 2020

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Temple University Beasley School of Law
  • Co-Director, Experts Program, Temple University Beasley School of Law, LL.M. in Trial Advocacy
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Commission on Judicial Selection and Retention, 2009
  • Board Member, Committee of Seventy
  • Executive Committee Member, Community Legal Services
  • Development Committee Co-Chair, Community Legal Services
  • Hearing Committee Member, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board
  • Committee Member, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Appellate Court Procedural Rules
  • Pennsylvania Delegate, Board of Governors, American Association of Justice 
  • President's Club, American Association of Justice
  • Leaders Member Forum, American Association of Justice
  • Chair, Committee for a Better Tomorrow
  • Trustee, Committee for a Better Tomorrow
  • Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas - Judge Pro Tempore 
  • Board of Governors, Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board of Directors, Temple American Inn of Court, 2004 to present
  • Board of Directors, Community Legal Services, 2016-present
  • Board of Directors, Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, 2008 to present
  • President, Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, 2017-2018
  • Hearing Committee Chairman, Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • Board of Governors, Pennsylvania Association for Justice, 2007 to present
  • President Elect, Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, 2016-2017
  • President, Temple American Inn of Court, 2009-2010
  • Chair, Community Legal Services Bar Campaign
  • Vice President, Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, 2015-2016

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Board of Directors, Lower Merion Little League, 2004 to 2006
  • President, Lower Merion Little League, 2007 to 2009

Educational Background

  • Pennsylvania State University, Honors: Honors graduate
  • Temple University Beasley School of Law, LL.M. (Master's of Law) in Trial Advocacy program, Honors: Faculty Award as his class's outstanding student/lawyer

Verdicts/Settlements

  • $6 million settlement with Gold Medal Environmental, the owner of the truck that ran over and killed a young woman in Philadelphia.  Beyond the settlement with the family, Gold Medal Environmental also will contribute $25,000 a year for the next five years to an organization dedicated to safe streets in Philadelphia. The first recipient will be the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia. That organization has announced it is working with the Fredricks family to create a group for families affected by traffic deaths and injuries., 2018
  • $24 million settlement after 4 days of trial in a workplace accident in a warehouse along the Delaware River in Philadelphia, 2020

Honors/Awards

  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs and Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs.  Best Lawyers in America by Best Lawyers®, Best Lawyers in America by Best Lawyers®, 2021
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs and Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs.  Best Lawyers in America by Best Lawyers®, Best Lawyers in America by Best Lawyers®, 2022
  • Super Lawyers of Pennsylvania ever since 2004
  • 100 best lawyers in both Philadelphia and in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
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Comments

  • “A great lawyer at a great law firm. Prepared, tenacious and creative. He knows how to talk to juries. I would hire this man to handle my own case, if I had one.”

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

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Office Location for Larry Bendesky

1650 Market St
52nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Phone: 215-575-2952

Fax: 215-496-0999

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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