Annual Justice Musmanno Award Dinner


The Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association is proud to present the 40th Annual Justice Michael A. Musmanno Award to Robert J. Mongeluzzi, an exceptional trial lawyer and a fierce advocate admired not only for his courtroom skills, but for his commitment to access to justice for all.

Bob is the founding partner of Saltz, Mongeluzzi, Barrett & Bendesky, P.C. one of the country’s most successful personal injury law firms and widely considered the go-to law firm in the U.S. for catastrophic construction accidents – particularly those involving building and worksite collapses and incidents involving cranes and aerial lifts. Bob has been co-lead counsel or a leader in nearly every high profile disaster in the Philadelphia region including the Pier 34 collapse at Penn’s Landing, the Tropicana Casino collapse, the Duck Boat disaster on the Delaware River, and the Salvation Army collapse. He was co-liaison counsel and served on the Plaintiffs Management Committee for the litigation arising from the 2015 Amtrak 188 derailment. He currently represents many of the plaintiffs in the 2018 Branson, Missouri, Duck Boat disaster that claimed 17 lives.

Recognized by his peers, Bob was inducted into the National Trial Lawyers Hall of Fame in 2018 and he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Legal Intelligencer in 2017. He has regularly placed second among the active 65,000 Pennsylvania attorneys by Super Lawyers. He was elected and served with distinction as President of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association and is a member of the highly selective International Academy of Trial Lawyers.

Bob has consistently worked to preserve the right to trial by jury and access to the courts. For decades, he has been on the front lines in the fight against tort reform in Pennsylvania, rallying the membership against the onslaught of legislation aimed at limiting innocent victims’ rights. Bob is a sought after speaker for both local and nationwide continuing legal education programs. He frequently shares his 
experiences and legal strategies with his fellow trial lawyers.

Bob graduated from the University of Pennsylvania where he won 7 varsity letters playing lacrosse and sprint football. He received his JD from Fordham University School of Law and his LLM in Trial Advocacy from the Temple University Beasley School of Law. He is an avid Bruce Springsteen fan and a renowned lacrosse coach. Bob is married to Meredith Seigle, Esq., and has two children, Devon Mongeluzzi, Esq., and Andrew Mongeluzzi.
A Dinner will be held in Bob's honor on Thursday, September 19, 2019.  For more information or to register, CLICK HERE.


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