Salvatore Clemente focuses his legal practice on defending insurers in individual and group health, life and disability matters. He also represents transportation companies in matters involving catastrophic losses. Sal has successfully represented clients in demutualization, reinsurance and general casualty matters. He has mediated countless cases with favorable results and conducted and defended hundreds of depositions. Sal's clients especially appreciate his effectiveness in successfully recouping restitution for overpayments, attorney's fees and costs.
Sal's direct approach and ability to "cut to the chase" make him a valuable asset when cases are hotly contested and the stakes are high. He has an instinctive sense of justice and is tenacious in his pursuit of it. His growing practice is testament to Sal's expert handling of even the most complex and high-profile cases, a reputation that has attracted clients in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Virginia, Maryland, Nevada, Utah, Oregon, Missouri and Ohio. Prior to joining the firm, Sal served as a claims adjuster investigating and managing claims for major insurers in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.
Areas of Focus
Life, Disability / Bad Faith
Sal has successfully defended clients for nearly a decade in matters involving individual and group life, health and disability across the county. His cases involve STOLI (stranger-owned life insurance), claims of bad faith, consumer fraud, unfair trade practices, ERISA breach of fiduciary duty and breach of contract. In addition to successfully bringing matters to verdict, Sal has prepared and argued successful appellate briefs before the Third and Sixth Circuits, in addition to drafting numerous winning dispositive motions.
Sal has been involved with transportation litigation for more than a decade. He has defended tractor-trailer companies and their drivers in catastrophic injury cases through verdict. As a member of the firm's 24-hour emergency response team, he travels to accident scenes to investigate and represent drivers before authorities. Sal is experienced in managing extensive investigations, aggressive discovery and many different types of experts in the fields of police procedures, bio-mechanics, all the various medical specialties, employability, life care and economics. Sal has also represented shippers in toxic spillage and exposure to hazardous products during transportation.
Memberships & Affiliations
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Philadelphia Bar Association