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Steven G. Wigrizer

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Philadelphia, PA

Saltz Mongeluzzi & Bendesky P.C.
1650 Market St, 52nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-575-2969
Fax: 215-496-0999
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2022
Licensed in Pennsylvania Since: 1979
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Construction Litigation: Consumer, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Attorney Steven G. Wigrizer is a partner with Saltz Mongeluzzi & Bendesky P.C. law firm, which has offices in Philadelphia, Media and Horsham, Pennsylvania, as well as Marlton, New Jersey. Recently selected as chairman of the firm's Medical Malpractice Department, Mr. Wigrizer has more than 40 years of total legal experience, and he has earned national recognition as one of the leading medical malpractice lawyers in the United States.

Over the course of his long and illustrious career, Mr. Wigrizer has made it his mission to provide the highest level of advocacy and support possible to those suffering needlessly as a result of poor medical care and the negligence and wrongdoing of health care providers, pharmaceutical companies and others in the medical care industry. In addition, he has handled numerous individual personal injury claims and class actions for those adversely affected by another party's negligent, careless or unlawful actions.

Among his most notable successes, he helped secure a record-breaking verdict of $227 million for a class of victims injured or killed in the Philadelphia Salvation Army thrift store collapse. He also helped secure a $45 million verdict on behalf of a woman who suffered years of unspeakable torture and abuse at the hands of her captors. His other victories include a $10 million settlement for victims of kidney injuries and an $8 million settlement for the family of a child who suffered neurological injury due to medical malpractice.

Moreover, Mr. Wigrizer has filed suit against various pharmaceutical companies in the wake of the pervasive opioid crisis, and he has obtained many multimillion-dollar settlements and awards for a wide range of personal injury and medical malpractice claims. A leader in his field, he has written extensively and conducted lectures and seminars across the country on a variety of legal topics.

Honored for his outstanding professionalism and service, Mr. Wigrizer has earned many top rankings from his peers, including perennial designation from The Best Lawyers in America© and recognition as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer from the National Trial Lawyers. He also holds an AV-Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, and he has received many testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients.

A 1976 magna cum laude graduate of Pennsylvania State University, Mr. Wigrizer obtained his Juris Doctor from Boston University School of Law in 1979. He is the past president of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association and past chairman of the Philadelphia Bar Association's Fees Dispute Committee. He has also served as hearing examiner of the Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board, and he serves on the board of Peace Drums Project USA.

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Practice Areas
  • 50%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 30%Construction Litigation: Consumer
  • 20%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Construction Defects, Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical


19 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2022

About Steven G. Wigrizer

First Admitted: 1979, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage:

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Lecturer
  • Annual PAJ seminar, Medical Malpractice
  • Speaker, Cancer Causation, National Trial Lawyers Summit, 2019 


  • Top 100 Lawyers in Pennsylvania
  • Best Lawyers for Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs, Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs and Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs for Philadelphia, PA, 2019
  • Top 100 Lawyers in Philadelphia
  • Rated Excellent, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, 2019

Pro bono/Community Service

  • President, Villanova East Citizens Committee
  • Peace Drums USA, Active Board Member

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association
  • Board Member, Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Member, Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Hearing Examiner, Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board
  • Past President, Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • Past Chairman, Philadelphia Bar Association Fees Dispute Committee
  • Pennsylvania

Educational Background

  • Pennsylvania State University, Bachelors Degree, 1976 
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Office Location for Steven G. Wigrizer

1650 Market St
52nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Phone: 215-575-2969

Fax: 215-496-0999

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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