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Michael A. Saltzer

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Practice Areas:

  • Personal Injury
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Product Liability
NBTA | National Board Of Trial Advocacy | Civil Trial Law | Est. 1977
Rated By Super Lawyers | Michael A. Saltzer | 10 Years


Michael A. Saltzer is a personal injury attorney at the law firm of Rumizen Weisman in Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. Saltzer has over 30 years of legal experience and handles personal injury cases involving motor vehicle accidents, insurance law, medical negligence, motorcycle accidents, nursing home negligence, premises liability and wrongful death. He represents clients in Cleveland and throughout Ohio.

During his career, Mr. Saltzer has tried many complex personal injury cases, resulting in successful outcomes for injured Ohio residents and their families. He is board certified as a civil trial advocate and civil pretrial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. His success has earned him membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an organization comprised of attorneys who have secured verdicts or settlements of $1 million or more for their clients.

Mr. Saltzer is active in his legal and local communities. In the past, he has taught continuing legal education courses on personal injury and litigation topics for the National Business Institute. He is an active member of the Ohio Association for Justice and has been a member of the Akron Bar Association Certified Grievance Committee and Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee.

In 1985, Mr. Saltzer graduated cum laude from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, with a bachelor's degree. He went on to earn his law degree from the University of Akron School of Law in 1988. He holds a license to practice law before all Ohio state courts, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, the US District Court for the Southern District of Ohio and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit.


  • University of Akron School of Law, Akron, Ohio
    • J.D. - 05/1988
  • Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
    • B.S. - 1985
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: Communications

Bar Admission

  • Ohio, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio

Representative Cases

  • Vicki Austin vs. Cleveland Clinic Health System, CV 08 674667, Cuyahoga County C.P., 2010
  • Bruce Johnson vs Tanmay Lal, MD, CV 2007-10-6876, Summit County C.P., 2009
  • Dana Lim vs. Delta Upsilon, 2007 CV 01495, Portage County C.P., 2009
  • Muniz, Admx vs.GCRTA, CV 08 678417, Cuyahoga County Common Pleas, 2009
  • Jonathon Colon vs. Truly Blessed Trucking, Inc., CV 08 662905, Cuyahoga County C.P., 2008
  • Bertha Robinson, Admx vs. Cedarwood Plaza Nursing Home, CV 07637164, Cuyahoga County C.P., 2007
  • Robert Mays vs. Anthony Palumbo, CV 05 572810, Cuyahoga County C.P., 2007
  • Wilma Barniak vs. Mark A. Binstock, MD, CV 07 634038, Cuyahoga County C.P., 2007
  • Shterenberg v. American States Insurance Co., WL 22971021, Ohio App. 8th Dist., 2003
  • Rucker v. State Auto Mutual Insurance Co., Wl 22413503, Ohio App. 8th Dist., 2003
  • Addie v. Linville, WL 31195177, Ohio App. 8th Dist., 2002
  • Akron Bar Assoc. vs. Bojonell, 724 N.E.2nd 401, Ohio Supreme Court, 2000
  • Maria Navarro vs. Utilicon, CV 395632, Cuyahoga County C.P., 2000
  • Etheridge v. Executive Caterers, WL 500162, Ohio App. 8th Dist., 1999
  • Barnoff v. Progressive Insurance Co., WL 174919, Ohio App. 5th Dist., 1999
  • Barnoff v. Progressive Insurance Co., wl 347086, Ohio App. 5th Dist., 1998
  • McGeorge v. Motorist Mutual, WL 170199, Ohio App. 5th Dist., 1998
  • Shipley v. Johnson, WL 617607, Ohio App. 5th Dist., 1995
  • Sczepaniak v. Steadman, WL 500046, Ohio App. 9th Dist., 1995
  • Wilson vs. Wayne Mutual Insurance Co., WL 12173, Ohio App. 9th Dist., 1993
  • Mehl vs. Motorist Mutual Ins. Co., 607 N.E.2nd 897, Ninth District Court of Appeals, 1992
  • Sphere Drake Ins. Co. vs. Ross, 609 N.E.2nd 1284, Ninth District Court of Appeals, 1992
  • Grange Mutual Casualty Co. vs. Dague, WL 302362, Ohio App. 5th Dist., 1991
  • Pittman vs. Boley, WL 66189, Ohio App. 7th Dist., 1991
  • Harsev Dhillon vs. Lori Kilpeck, Adm., et al., 2017, Cuy. Cty.
  • 19-cv-01132-JGC Metropolitan Group Property and Casualty Insurance Company vs Motorist Mutual Insurance Company, et al, US District Court, Northern District.
  • Christopher Fragua, Adm. vs Pearl Leasing Co. LLC, 2014, Cuy. Cty.
  • John Sabolich, Jr. vs. Erie Banks Emergency Physicians, et al., 2014, Cuy. Cty
  • Gillman, Adm., vs. Manor Care, 2015, Cuy. Cty. Probate Ct., EST. 209297


  • Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2009, 2016 - 2023
  • American Jurisprudence Award, Civil Procedure
  • Outstanding Student Evidence Award, Banks Baldwin Publishing, 1987
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Invited Member
  • Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys (CATA)
  • Top Attorney in Ohio for Plaintiffs Personal Injury Law
  • Rated by Martindale-Hubbell for very high legal ability and very high ethical standards
  • AmJur Award-Civil Procedure, Lawyers Co-Operative Publishing Company, 1986

Classes & Seminars

  • Investigating Subrogation Liens and The Ethical Implications, National Business Institute, 2013
  • Effectively Using Economists and Vocational Experts In Trial, National Business Institute, 2008
  • Trying The Personal Injury Case, National Business Institute, 2009
  • Anatomy and Physiology 101 for Attorneys, National Business Institute, 2010
  • Damages In Personal Injury Litigation, National Business Institute, 2011
  • Overview of Liens, Subrogation and Assignments, National Business Institute, 2012

Past Positions

  • Seaman Garson, LLC, 1998 to 2014
  • Stanley P. Aronson & Associates, Associate, 1990 to 1997
  • Tzangas, Plakas & Mannos Co. LPA, Associate, 1988 to 1990

Fraternities Or Sororities

  • Alpha Epsilon Pi

Professional Associations

  • Ohio Association for Justice (OAJ), 1988-present
  • American Bar Association, 1988
  • Ohio State Bar Association, 1988
  • Grievance Committee, Akron Bar Association (Investigative Subcommittee) 1992-1998
  • Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, Akron Bar Association, 1992-1998

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board Certified Civil Trial Advocacy Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2008
  • Board Certified Civil Pretrial Practice Advocate, National Board of Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy, 2012