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Ben Salango

Medical malpractice Attorney at Charleston, WV

5.0   5 reviews

Licensed for 24 years

About Ben

Learn Ben’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Medical malpractice
    75%
    Medical malpractice and nursing home neglect.

    23 years

  2. Trucking accident
    15%

    23 years

  3. Car accident
    10%

    23 years

Ben Salango is the founder of Salango Law, PLLC. He has over two decades of experience in personal injury litigation and has tried approximately 50 civil jury trials in West Virginia. Mr. Salango has argued numerous cases in the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He has proudly recovered tens of millions of dollars for victims of medical malpractice, personal injury, and wrongful death. His cases have been featured nationally on CNN, Headline News, Fox News, ABC News, ESPN, USA Today, People Magazine, Becker’s Hospital Review, National Verdict Reporter, and Crime Stories with Nancy Grace.

Mr. Salango has been rated by his colleagues as one of the “Best Lawyers in America” in the area of personal injury litigation and medical malpractice for ten consecutive years. In 2019 and 2021, Mr. Salango was selected as “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers in America.

Mr. Salango is rated “AV” Preeminent® by his colleagues in the Martindale-Hubbell® legal directory for personal injury specializing in medical malpractice. This is the best rating an attorney can achieve and is attained through ratings by members of the judiciary and legal community. In 2017, Mr. Salango was honored by WVU College of Law and WV Executive Magazine with the Lawyers & Leaders Award for his work as a lawyer and for his commitment to community service.

In 2021, Mr. Salango was selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers® magazine for the eleventh consecutive year. Less than 5% of lawyers in the United States are selected to be included in Super Lawyers®. The process includes nominations, independent research of verdicts, settlements and professional achievements, followed by peer evaluation and a final review of candidates. In 2012, Mr. Salango was acknowledged as one of the Top 40 West Virginians under the age of 40 by the State Journal. He has been endorsed as a member of both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum® and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum® for his jury verdicts and settlements. In addition, Mr. Salango has been selected as one of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators®, America’s Top 100 Medical Malpractice Attorneys® and Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys by Attorney and Practice Magazine®.

Mr. Salango is frequently invited to lecture regarding trial tactics, personal injury, medical malpractice, damages, cross-examination, and discovery.

Mr. Salango graduated from West Virginia University and West Virginia University College of Law. Raised in Raleigh County, West Virginia, Mr. Salango frequently devotes himself to charities in the area and is active in local government. Mr. Salango, his wife, Tera, and their two sons currently reside in Charleston. He is passionate about coaching youth sports, community service, and representing indigent clients in important cases pro bono.

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Licensed for 24 years
State WV
Status Active
Acquired 1998
Updated 11/28/2022

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

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Salango Law, PLLC

Reviews

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Posted by Jody | February 24, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney in WV.
Ben Salango, Patrick Salango and their staff are the best attorneys office in the state of WV,They were up front with us from day one about our malpractice law suit, how the procedure would go and treated us like family. During the whole process that kept us informed and up on all the progression of our case. They took care of everything to make sure it was a easy process and less stressful for us since it was such a delicate matter. We will never forget what they did for us and will always be indebted to them for everything they did. Now our Daughter can rest in peace.
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Posted by anonymous | January 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
I was in a car wreck involving a very large company that refused to pay anything. I never had to worry about a thing after Ben was on the case. He always kept me informed of every detail. He was able to get the case settled and I was happy. I would highly recommend Ben!
Posted by Todd | January 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
Ben Salango and his firm represented me in a car accident. He and his staff were very professional and helped settle my case before trial. I highly recommend Ben and his firm. He treated me fairly throughout the case.
Posted by Denise | January 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer!
Ben Salango represented my family in a medical malpractice case. From the beginning, he was professional, respectful and honest. He was aggressive throughout the case and my family received a nice settlement. I highly recommend Ben Salango.
Posted by Stephanie | October 27, 2014
Ben Salango is top notch!
Ben is an exceptional attorney. We were confident that he would deliver superb legal service. He responded to our questions and was well prepared for our hearing. He cares about his clients and wants a good result. Ben is top notch! I would highly recommend him to anyone that needs legal assistance.

Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 25%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Member
  • Preston & Salango, PLLC
  • 2006 - Present
  • Member
  • Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso, PLLC
  • 1999 - 2006

Education

  • West Virginia University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • West Virginia University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994

Legal Cases

  • Wrongful death case
  • Settled
  • Medical malpractice
  • Settled
  • Brain injury settlement
  • Settled
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Associations

  • American Association for Justice
  • N/A
  • West Virginia Association for Justice
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer - Medical Malpractice
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2019
  • Lawyer of the Year
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2019
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • LIfe Member
  • Trial Masters
  • 2015
  • Listed
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Listed
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • Listed
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Listed
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • Listed
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Life Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2012
  • Life Member
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2012
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • State Journal
  • 2011
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Publications

  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Underinsured Motorist Benefits
  • 2013
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Presenting Evidence at Trial
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Seminar
  • Evidence at trial
  • 2015
  • Seminar
  • Underinsured motorist coverage
  • 2013
  • Seminar
  • Evidence
  • 2013
  • Seminar
  • Jury trials
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (3)
Medical malpractice Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ben is an outstanding attorney and zealous advocate for his clients. Additionally, Ben is a pleasure to deal with as an attorney. I highly recommend him."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"I highly recommend Ben Salango's work. Ben is extremely knowledgeable about Personal injury law. He is very hard-working and provides excellent representation for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ben is an excellent attorney, and I would recommend him to anyone seeking competent legal representation."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Ben since I became an attorney six years ago. He is the best Medical Malpractice attorney in the state."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ben Salango is a top notch lawyer and he receives my highest endorsement. He works hard for his clients and maximizes results. Ben's clients benefit from his zealous advocacy and his experience in his practice areas always seems to pay off."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"No question. Ben Salango devotes himself to his clients in a manner that all lawyers should aspire to do. He is an aggressive lawyer who serves his clients well."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ben cares about his clients and serves them with tremendous passion. He does an outstanding job."
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Charleston Medical malpractice Lawyer Ben Salango
Ben Salango
Medical malpractice Attorney
Charleston, WV
Licensed for 24 years