1111 Superior Ave Ste 520
Cleveland Ohio 44114-2522
Phone: 216-658-1330
Fax: 330-869-9008

Michael A. Saltzer

attorney at law

Areas of Practice

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Wrongful Death, Premises Liability, Medical Negligence, Nursing Home Negligence and Insurance Law

Michael A. Saltzer, a Board-Certified Civil Trial Advocate, brings 30 years of litigation experience to Kisling, Nestico & Redick. Over the past 30 years, Mr. Saltzer has tried over 70 civil jury trials to verdict, and has argued over 25 Appeals in Courts throughout the State of Ohio. Mr. Saltzer has been recognized by his peers on multiple occasions as an Ohio Super Lawyer, which is limited to 5% of the practicing attorneys in the State of Ohio. In addition, Mr. Saltzer is also Board-Certified as a Civil Pre-Trial Practice Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Over the past 30 years, Mr. Saltzer has been responsible for tens of millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts while representing more than 5,000 injury victims. Mr. Saltzer is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and focuses his practice on complex and catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, premises liability, and medical negligence cases. In addition, Mr. Saltzer represents individuals and families who have suffered abuse, injury, or loss in the nursing home setting.

Professional Profiles and Reviews


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


  • The University Of Akron, Akron, Ohio, J.D., 1988
  • Ohio University, Athens, Ohio B.S.C. cum laude, 1985



  • Board-Certified Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2008
  • Board-Certified Civil Pre-Trial Practice Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2012


  • Ohio Association for Justice (OAJ), 1988-present


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


  • Harsev Dhillon vs. Lori Kilpeck, Adm., et al. (Cuy. Cty. 2017)
  • Gillman, Adm., vs. Manor Care (Cuy. Cty. Probate Ct. 2015 EST. 209297)
  • John Sabolich, Jr. vs. Erie Banks Emergency Physicians, et al. (Cuy. Cty 2014)
  • Christopher Fragua, Adm. vs Pearl Leasing Co. LLC (Cuy. Cty. 2014)
  • Vicki Austin vs. Cleveland Clinic Health System (Cuy. Cty. C.P. 2010)
  • Bruce Johnson, Adm. vs. Tanmay Lal, M.D. (Summit Cty. C.P. 2009)
  • Dana Lim vs. Delta Upsilon (Portage Cty. C.P. 2009)
  • Muniz, Adm. vs. GCRTA (Cuy. Cty. C.P. 2009)
  • Jonathan Colon vs. Truly Blessed Trucking, Inc. ( Cuy. Cty. C.P. 2008)
  • Robinson, Adm. vs. Cedarwood Plaza Nursing Home (Cuy. Cty. C.P. 2007)
  • Robert Mays vs. Anthony Palumbo (Cuy. Cty. C.P. 2007)
  • Wilma Barniak vs. Mark Binstock, M.D. (Cuy. Cty. C.P. 2007)
  • Shterenberg v. American States Insurance Co., (Ohio App. 8th Dist. 2003)
  • Rucker vs. State Auto Mutual Insurance Co., (Ohio App. 8th Dist. 2003)
  • Addie vs. Linville (Ohio App. 8th Dist. 2002)
  • Akron Bar Assoc. vs. Bojonell, 724 N.E. 2nd 401 (Ohio Supreme Court 2000)
  • Maria Navarro vs. Utilicon (Cuy. Cty. C.P. 2000)
  • Ethridge vs. Executive Caterers, (Ohio App. 8th Dist. 1999)
  • Barnoff vs. Progressive Insurance Co. (Ohio App. 5th Dist. 1999)
  • Barnoff vs. Progressive Insurance Co. (Ohio App. 5th Dist. 1998)
  • McGeorge vs. Motorist Mutual (Ohio App. 5th Dist 1998)
  • Shipley vs. Johnson (Ohio App. 5th Dist. 1995)
  • Sczepaniak vs. Steadman (Ohio App. 9th Dist. 1995)
  • Wilson vs. Wayne Mutual Ins. Co. (Ohio App. 9th Dist. 1993)
  • Mehl vs. Motorists Mutual ins. Co. (Ohio App. 9th Dist. 1992)
  • Sphere Drake Ins. Co. vs. Ross (Ohio App. 9th Dist. 1992)
  • Grange Mutual Casualty Co. vs. Dague (Ohio App. 5th Dist. 1991)
  • Pittman vs. Boley (Ohio App. 7th Dist. 1991)


  • Grievance Committee, Akron Bar Association (Investigative Subcommittee) 1992-1998
  • Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, Akron Bar Association, 1992-1998

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