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Michael Alan Saltzer

Car accident Attorney at Cleveland, OH

4.9   17 reviews

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About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Car accident

    35 years, 5,000 cases

  2. Litigation

    35 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Medical malpractice

    35 years, 250 cases

  4. Personal injury

I am a Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate (NBTA) who has been litigating personal injury cases for over 30 years. I have extensive trial experience in complex personal injury, premises liability, wrongful death, insurance and medical malpractice cases. I have been lead counsel in over 70 jury trials to verdict and over 5000 personal injury claims. I also have extensive appellate experience arguing over 20 appeals in numerous districts throughout the state of Ohio. I was selected as an Ohio Super Lawyer in 2008, 2009, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 ,2020, 2021 and 2022.

Licensed for 34 years
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 1988
Updated 11/13/2022

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

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Kisling, Nestico & Redick
1111 Superior Avenue East
Suite 520
Cleveland, OH, 44114


4.9 / 5.0
  17 customer reviews
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Posted by Tracy | August 19, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Car Accident
I was injured in a car accident in 2019. Mr. Saltzer handled my case and I am very pleased with the outcome. He is very professional and maintained contact with me every step of the way. I highly recommend Mr. Saltzer and will refer my family and friends to him should the need arise. Thank you for everything.
Posted by Robyn | April 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I was in an Auto mobile collision in 2018, and went through the initial process. Attorney Saltzer contacted me, and he actually had to restructure my case. He was very informative, and kept me updated as much as possible. What I really appreciate about Attorney Saltzer, is that he treats his clients as if, you are his only client. He cares about how his clients are enduring their situation. Attorney Saltzer is Truly a Wonderful Attorney, and KNR is very lucky to have this Asset. I am so Thankful for Attorney Saltzer, and how he solved my case. He is Absolutely a Great Attorney.
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Posted by Michelle | December 25, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Michael Saltzer is Excellent!!!
I was rear ended in a car accident and I hired Michael to represent me in this case. The case was a challenging one because even though I experienced significant injuries, the damages to the back of my car was not great. Michael set realistic expectations along the way. He always returned my calls and text messages right away and he had empathy for the suffering I incurred. He was very professional and organized and very diligent in making a very good case for me to get the highest settlement possible given all circumstances. He advised me along each step and I told him I trusted him completely to make the judgement call weather to settle or go to trial. We ended up settling out of court. I highly recommend Michael and believe him to be one of the best in his field and to be of good character and very intelligent. Thank you Michael for what you have done for me.
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Posted by Dwanda | December 11, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attorney who puts you first!
Attorney Michael Saltzer is wonderful. He was honest with me about my case and I really appreciated that. We agreed on a number and he worked until that number was achieved. He worked hard to get me what I deserved and I truly appreciate all his hard work!
Posted by michele | October 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney that cares about his clients
There are a lot of attorneys out there, believe me I know. I had a friend refer me to Michael and he was what an attorney should be. My first attorney was terrible to me and after being in horrible car accident, that is last thing you need. At are first meeting, Attorney Michael Saltzer, took time to explain, answer my questions and get to know me, which is a rare concept these days. Your case could also can take a while so a strong sound relationship with your attorney is important. Attorney Michael Saltzer, was exceptional with my case and took care of me like I was a member in his family. Michael answers all calls, emails, and texts, he treats your case as important to him as it is to you. If you are in need of a strong, knowledge, honest, compassionate, and excellent attorney, there is no need to look any further.
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Posted by Evelyn | February 23, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Michael Saltzer, an Attorney Who Actually Cares
I contracted a aggressive bone infection in my left thumb from a cut I received from a nail salon in 2015 which caused me to be admitted into the hospital for next day surgery. Fortunately, the doctors were able to save my thumb. After leaving hospital, I contacted a person injury law firm to sue this nail salon. The first attorney who represented me filed a complaint and then just sat on the case and did nothing for almost a year. I contacted the lawyer to complain about his services and lack thereof. Two weeks later, I am informed this Attorney had resigned from the firm and my case had now lost so much evidence and investigation of nail salon negligence that had not been investigated earlier that could have used as evidence but could not be reversed because I was into a second year of my case so I felt my case was going south until I received a call from my prior Attorney's Assistant, Michael Saltzer who explained that he would be representing me and taking over my case. Michael was very Frank and explained to me that because of the time frame and lost evidence, the case was not that strong but he felt there was potential. For the first time ever, I was receiving weekly calls and updates on my case from Michael. In addition, I did what I could to assist Michael with any evidence and or leads that would help my case, after all, it was my case. To make a long story short, Michael communicated with me, sent me correspondence, fought like a warrior with opposing counsel by filing appropriate legal documents. Michael knows his work and he encountered issues that most attorneys have no patience, however, he persevered and won my case after taking over the sloppy seconds of another attorney and I am forever Grateful! because I truly believe I would have lost my case if it weren't for Michael and his expertise in personal injury. Michael won my case and I was paid. I have fully recovered from my bone infection and I am grateful. I highly recommend Michael Saltzer as a personal injury Attorney. He actually cares and will fight for you and win your case. He is experienced and professional. He is the Attorney with a Heart.
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Posted by Kristal | February 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
car accident
I was involved in a accident more than 3 years ago. I had hired another Atty. who told me he would not be working on my case anymore. I was worried to death that I would be turned over to some,run of the mill Atty. I was so very wrong, Atty Michael. Saltzer met with me immediately...I was so happy ,that he explained everything ,so i could understand.He was honest,told me that we may have to go to court,I was not at all happy about that,and the fact of how much longer it would take ,to resolve my case...not only did we reach an agreement with insurance co.the amount he got for me was way more than I had expected,from what first Atty. told me,and within a few months,without going to court.. Thank you so much Atty. Saltzer for caring and doing an amazing job for me.. hopefully I will never need an atty. again,if I do ,you will be hearing from me..
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Posted by Rhonda | October 18, 2018
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Great Listener, Compassionate, Brilliant
My case wasn't the biggest case but it was important to me. In addition, the original attorney given my case didnt follow through and left the case, Michael inherited it. Michael picked up EVERY call and answered every text. When I say he listened, HE DIDNT CUT ME OFF, you can always hear the compassion in his voice. Michael was also very honest. Where the original attorney felt my case waa worth X amount (highly inflated), Michael set reasonable expectations but told me what he was going to try to get for me and, HE GOT IT. I could also tell during my deposition and mediation that Michael is well respected by his peers, he really knows his stuff. I hope to never be injured again, but if I am, Michael is the FIRST person i would call.
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Posted by Kimberly | October 10, 2018
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Excellent Lawyer
On 5/17/2017 I had my foot smashed in the elevator at work. Michael did a fantastic job of getting the most settlement I could get. He cares about his clients, very easy to deal with. In my eyes he goes above and beyond. He deserves a 10 out of 5 rating.
Posted by Jeffrey | November 1, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
A personal injury lawyer that exceeds expectations
On may 27, 2016, I was hit by a car while riding my bicycle. I was pretty shaken up and taken by ambulance to the ER. I hired Mr. Saltzer to represent me for this accident. I was impressed with his knowledge in the area of personal injury and insurance law. The person that hit me only had $25,000 in coverage. Mr. Saltzer was able to get additional money from my insurance company and I was extremely pleased with the outcome of my case. Mr. Saltzer connected me with top notch doctors plus he has a superior support staff and I never felt alone through the whole process. I highly recommend Mr. Saltzer.
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Posted by Natasha | March 1, 2017
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Couldn't be happier
I could not have asked for a better attorney on my case. Michael was incredibly thorough, always had an answer to any question, and was beyond personable. If you want someone on your side he's the man to have.
Posted by anonymous | January 25, 2017
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Patient, Efficient and Effective
I had little knowledge of the legal system and he was good at taking the time to explain terms/forms. Very clearly left every decision up to me, told me what my options were and who I could (and couldn't) discuss details with. I'm grateful for his time and my settlement.
Posted by Natasha | January 13, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great attorney!
Michael was a great attorney, very helpful, personable and always willing to answer any questions anytime i needed anything. He became a good friend along the way too. Truly cares a lot for his clients, would recommend him in a second to anyone i know!
Posted by Chris Fraser | January 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Auto Accident.
I was in an auto accident Oct 2015. A driver failed to stop at a stop sign. Due to my injuries I was in need of an attorney. Mr. Saltzer was referred to me. He is an amazing attorney and really knows his business! He cares about his clients and really took great care with my case! If I ever need his services I'm definitely calling him!
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Posted by Wilbert | April 20, 2012
A truly professional
Mr. Saltzer is a true professional attorney that can get the job done when others has failed. We know personably from 2 bad attorneys we had. He can take a bad situation and correct it. If you call him, he always calls you back within a short period of time. He is a very honest and dependable attorney that will tell you from the beginning where you stand. I recommend him highly.
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Posted by anonymous | April 16, 2009
Wow! A+ Highly Recommended!
I have been in two non at-fault accidents, and attorney Michael A. Saltzer has been absolutely terrific. His firm is so easy to work with not to mention Michael getting me the most money in my settlements. As I went through physical therapy and trying to get better from my injuries Michael and his team always monitered my progress and truly wanted to make sure I was getting the best care possible. If you are injured on the job, or in an accident, your first call should be right to Michael Saltzer because he will fight for you.
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Posted by Joneeta | November 14, 2018
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Mrs Wright
I am pleased with Mr. Saltzer job with my Lawsuit. He explained everything to me about my case. I will recommend him to any one who needs a good Lawyer.
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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-40%


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Trial Attorney
  • Kisling, Nestico & Redick
  • 2018 - Present
  • Trial Attorney
  • The Skolnick Weiser Law Firm, LLC
  • 2014 - 2018
  • Trial Attorney
  • Seaman Garson LLC.
  • 1998 - 2014
  • Associate
  • Aronson Stanley P & Associates
  • 1990 - 1997
  • Associate
  • Tzangas Plakas Mannos & Raies
  • 1988 - 1989
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  • University of Akron
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • Ohio University
  • BS - Cum Laude
  • 1985

Legal Cases

  • John Doe,Adm. v. John Doe Hospital
  • $650,000 Settlement
  • John Doe, Admn. vs. John Doe Corp.
  • 1.8 Million Dollar Settlement
  • John Doe vs. John Roe
  • 1.1 Million Dollar Settlement
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  • Cleveland Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • Akron Bar Association
  • Grievance Committee Member
  • 1992 - 1997
  • Akron Bar Association
  • Investigative Subcommittee member of Greivance Committee
  • 1992 - 1997
  • Summit County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1990 - 1998
  • Stark County Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1988 - 1990
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Ohio Super Lawyer 2022
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2022
  • Ohio Super Lawyers 2021
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2021
  • Ohio Super Lawyer 2020
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2020
  • Ohio Super Lawyer 2019
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2019
  • Ohio Super Lawyer 2018
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2018
  • Ohio Super Lawyer 2017
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2017
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Ohio Super Lawyer 2016
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2016
  • Board Certified Civil Pretrial Practice Advocate
  • National Board of Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy
  • 2012
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate(NBTA)
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • 2008
  • Ohio Super Lawyer 2009
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2008
  • Ohio Super Lawyer 2008
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2007
  • Invited Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 1999
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  • Focus on Law
  • Seniors on Medicaid Fight Back and Sue for Fraud
  • 1996

Speaking Engagements

  • The Medicare Super Lien Simplified
  • Overview of Liens,Subrogation and Assignments
  • 2012
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Attorneys
  • Shoulder Injuries and Anatomy
  • 2010
  • Trying The Personal Injury Case
  • Trial Techniques
  • 2009
  • Personal Injury Cases: Calculating and Proving Damages
  • Working With Economists and Vocational Experts To Calculate Damages
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (1)
Endorse Michael
Litigation Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"On multiple occasions throughout the past twenty-five years I have had an opportunity to work with Michael as co-counsel on personal injury cases. Michael has tremendous knowledge of Ohio substantive law, including motor vehicle insurance law. Michael is both an excellent trial attorney, and is further "client-friendly". I whole-heartedly endorse Michael Saltzer as an excellent personal injury attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury