Larry E. Bendesky

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Products Liability Attorney in Philadelphia, PA

Saltz, Mongeluzzi, Barrett & Bendesky, P.C.
 | 1650 Market Street, 52nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-575-2952
Fax: 215-496-0999
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Construction Litigation: Business (40%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Larry E. Bendesky is the managing shareholder of The Law Firm of Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky PC. Based in Philadelphia and representing clients throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey, he focuses his practice on complex personal injury and wrongful death litigation, with a particular emphasis on product liability and catastrophic construction accidents.

Mr. Bendesky has been part of trial teams in more than 100 lawsuits that have produced settlements or jury awards in excess of $1 million for his clients. He was co-lead counsel in a case stemming from the 2003 collapse of the Tropicana Casino parking garage that resulted in a settlement of more than $101 million. In another representative case, Mr. Bendesky obtained an $8.3 million jury award for a client who was operating a machine that installed utility poles and who suffered brain damage when it failed due to a design defect.

In 1984, Mr. Bendesky received a Bachelor of Arts with honors from The Pennsylvania State University. He pursued his legal education at Widener University Delaware Law School and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1987. Mr. Bendesky has also received an LL.M. in trial advocacy from the Temple University Beasley School of Law. He is admitted to practice before all Pennsylvania and New Jersey state courts, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. Highly regarded by his fellow professionals, he has received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Bendesky has also been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America.

Mr. Bendesky is an active participant in numerous legal organizations. The president of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, he has also served on the board of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - Products (50%): Products Liability

Construction Litigation (40%)

Personal Injury - General (10%): Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Personal Injury - Defense

Focus Areas

Products Liability, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Personal Injury - Defense

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 15 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2018

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About Larry Bendesky

Admitted: 1987, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage: http://www.smbb.com/attorneys/larry-bendesky

Honors and Awards:

  • Best Lawyers in America by Best Lawyers®
  • 100 best lawyers in both Philadelphia and in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • Super Lawyers of Pennsylvania ever since 2004

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Co-Chair, Community Legal Services 2017 Bar Campaign
  • Board of Directors, Community Legal Services, 2016-present
  • Hearing Committee Chairman, Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 2002 to 2003
  • President, Temple American Inn of Court, 2009-2010
  • Board of Directors, Temple American Inn of Court, 2004 to present
  • President, Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, 2017-2018
  • President Elect, Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, 2016-2017
  • Vice President, Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, 2015-2016
  • Board of Directors, Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, 2008 to present
  • Board of Governors, Pennsylvania Association for Justice, 2007 to present

Pro bono/Community Service:

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

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Temple Master's of Law program

Educational Background:

  • 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
  • Pennsylvania State University, Honors: Honors graduate
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Office Location for Larry E. Bendesky

1650 Market Street
52nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Phone: 215-575-2952

Fax: 215-496-0999

 

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Last Updated: 12/18/2017

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