Robert J. Mongeluzzi

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Philadelphia, PA

Saltz Mongeluzzi & Bendesky P.C.
 | 1650 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-575-2989
Fax: 215-496-0999
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1982
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Construction Litigation: Consumer (30%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Robert J. Mongeluzzi is widely considered as one of the leading personal injury attorneys in the United States. A co-founder of The Law Firm of Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky PC and based in Philadelphia, he holds almost every personal injury record in Pennsylvania history  including largest verdict ($124.4 million), largest individual settlement ($70 million), largest multi-plaintiff settlement ($227 million), and the largest workplace injury verdict, automobile verdict and dram shop verdict ($75.6 million). He also holds the national record for the  largest construction settlement ($101 million) and the largest railroad accident ($265 million). He has handled more than 400 cases with verdicts or settlements of $1 million or more, more than 30 verdicts or settlements of $10 million or more and six cases of $100 million or more. He is widely regarded as the top construction accident attorney in America. He was inducted into the National Trial Lawyers Hall of Fame in 2018, was awarded the Legal Intelligencer Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017 and is the 2019 Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Michael A. Musmanno recipient.

    Mr. Mongeluzzi obtained his Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law in 1981. He also holds an LL.M. in Trial Advocacy from the Temple University Beasley School of Law. Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey, Mr. Mongeluzzi is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit.

    Mr. Mongeluzzi is a past president of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association and a former member of the board of governors of the American Association for Justice. He is held in high regard by his fellow attorneys, as evidenced by his AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

    *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
    • 50%Personal Injury - General
    • 30%Construction Litigation
    • 20%Personal Injury - Products
    Focus Areas

    Brain Injury, Products Liability


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    Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2020

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    About Robert Mongeluzzi

    Admitted: 1982, Pennsylvania

    Professional Webpage:


    • Award given annually, Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Michael A. Musmanno Award, Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, 2019
    • Lifetime Achievement Award given by Pennsylvania's legal newspaper, The Legal Intelligencer, Legal Intelligencer Lifetime Achievement Award, 2017
    • Annual Hall of Fame Award given by the National Trial Lawyers Association, National Trial Lawyers Hall of Fame, 2018
    • One of the 500 best attorneys in America
    • Philadelphia's 2009 Litigator of the Year

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • LLM, Trial Advocacy, Temple University School of Law, 1994

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
    • Thomas Kline Drexel University Board of Trustees
    • Electrical Accident Group
    • Crane and Aerial Lift Litigation Group
    • Board of Governors, American Association for Justice
    • Founder and Co-Chairman of both the American Association for Justice's
    • President, Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Phoenix Society, Board of Directors, Member
    • Drexel University, Board of Trustees, Member

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Author, Construction Accident Litigation chapter in Tort Litigation
    • Speech on the key strategic decisions that fueled a $227 million settlement, Speaker, Strategic Decisions in the Salvation Army Collapse Case, 2019
    • Speech on how to give an Opening Statement Electronically, Speaker, The Electronic Opening, 2019
    • Temple University LLM in Trial Advocacy Program, Speaker, Trial Advocacy, 2019


    • Over the course of my career, than 400 verdicts and settlements of $1 million or more,more than 30 verdicts or settlements of $10 million or more and six verdicts or settlements of $100 million or more., 2019
    • Nowak v. Veolia, Largest reported wrongful death settlement in Philadelphia County history ($ 17 million), 2014
    • Duck boat wrongful deaths- $17 million settlement, 2012
    • Williams v. TruGreen- truck accident, largest truck accident settlement in PA history 9$26.55 million), 2016
    • Food Truck Explosion -$70 million, 2018
    • Tuski v Ivyland- Intoxicated driver catastrophically injured highway construction worker. Largest dram shop verdict, auto verdict and workplace injury verdict in Pennsylvania history ($75.6 million), 2003
    • Robb v Gregory - personal injury, wrongful death: Largest contested personal injury, wrongful death verdict in Pennsylvania history ($124.4 million)., 2015
    • TROPICANA COLLAPSE- 4 dead,40 injured, lead counsel, largest settlement of a construction case in US history ($101 million)., 2008
    • Salvation Army collapse, longest civil trial in Pennsylvania history, Lead counsel, 7 deaths, 12 injuries. Largest multi-plaintiff settlement in Pennsylvania history. ($227 million)., 2017
    • Amtrak 188 Derailment, 8 killed , 238 injured. Member of 5 member Plaintiff Steering Committee, largest settlement of a railroad case in American history, ($265 million)., 2017

    Educational Background:

    • University of Pennsylvania
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    Office Location for Robert J. Mongeluzzi

    1650 Market Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19103

    Phone: 215-575-2989

    Fax: 215-496-0999

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    Last Updated: 3/13/2020

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