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Michael J. Salmanson

Michael J. Salmanson

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor, Consumer Protection, Employee Benefits, Litigation

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1986

  1. Employment & Labor: 40%
    29 years
  2. Employee Benefits: 25%
    26 years
  3. Consumer Protection: 25%
    19 years
  4. Litigation: 10%
    29 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($485/hour), Contingent (36-40%)

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Contact Info

Salmanson Goldshaw, P.C.

1500 JFK Boulevard Suite 1230
Philadelphia, PA, 19102

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
PAActive198608/03/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best Lawyers, Employment LawBest Lawyers in America2014
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2013
Best Lawyers, employment lawBest Lawyers in America2013
Best Lawyers, employment lawBest Lawyers in America2012
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2012
PA Litigation firms of the Year- Runner up in Empl. LitigationLegal Intelligencer2012
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2011
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2010
Small firm pro bono awardEquality Advocates2009
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2009
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2008
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2007
Ann Watson Barber Service AwardUniversity of Chicago Law School1986

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneySalmanson Goldshaw, PC1997 - Present
AttorneyMager Liebenberg & White1992 - 1997
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity of Pennsylvania Law School1990 - Present
AttorneyDechert Price & Rhoads1986 - 1992

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Philadelphia Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
U.S. ex rel Feldman v. Cornell University and van Gorpjury verdict and attorneys fee award of approximately $1.6 million; verdict upheld by 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals September 5, 2012
Lawson v. Fortis3rd Circuit Ct. of Appeals upheld judgment for plaintiffs
U.S. ex rel. Bultena v. Highmark$38.5 million settlement

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
The Philadelphia Lawyer"The Night I Saw Rosa Parks"N/A
The Philadelphia Lawyer"Philadelphia Lawyers Pitch Late-Inning Save"N/A

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Chicago Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
Princeton UniversityN/AA.B.1982

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
WebinarAppropriate Equitable Relief-Post McCutchen2013
Employment Law Institute2013 ERISA Update2013
26th Annual ERISA Litigation ConferenceBenefits Litigation Update2013
ERISA LitigationBenefits and Retiree Health Litigation2012
Employment Law InstituteLitigating ERISA Claims2011
24th Annual ERISA Litigation ConferenceBenefits Claim Litigation2011
23rd ERISA Litigation ConferenceBenefits Claim Litigation2010