Recognition for Her High Settlements and Excellence in Service
Ms. Salzmann was admitted to the Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, which
is a very prestigious group of trial attorneys that have achieved settlements
valuing $1 million and up for their clients. Less than 1% of all attorneys
in the United States are admitted as members.
In another form of recognition, Ms. Salzmann was recently the recipient
of the James Glazebrook Professionalism Award for excellence in her service
to the legal community and the Inns of Court. Ms. Salzmann was the first
non-judge to receive this award. This is considered an incredibly high
honor, as it was voted on by local attorneys and judges who selected her
as a trial attorney who practices professionalism and who has a positive
impact on the practice of law. Ms. Salzmann carries that professionalism
and impact into her practice and into the courtroom when a case goes to
a jury trial.
Combining Her Skills as an Attorney and an Engineer
Ms. Salzmann is somewhat of a rarity in the field of personal injury law,
as she is both an attorney and an engineer. She graduated with honors
from New Jersey Institute of Technology in 1984 with a degree in chemical
engineering and was inducted into the National Chemical Engineering Honor
Society. She was president of her class, founding member of her sorority,
captain of cheerleading, and a participant in many other activities.
After graduation, Ms. Salzmann focused her engineering career on designing
and building manufacturing facilities around the country. As her engineering
career progressed, she went to Pepperdine University in Malibu, California
to obtain her Master of Business Administration degree, and she again
graduated with honors.
Eventually, Ms. Salzmann made the difficult decision to leave her engineering
career and pursue a law degree full-time. She attended the University
of Toledo School Of Law, where she was granted numerous merit scholarships.
Some of Ms. Salzmann's accomplishments as a law student included winning
the law school's mock trial competition, being on law review, publishing
several articles, and obtaining numerous "highest ranking student"
awards in certain law classes. She graduated third in a class of over
100 law students.
Today, Ms. Salzmann uses her technical engineering background to analyze
and present cases in a way that only an attorney and engineer can. She
has the unique ability to understand expert witnesses, and that allows
her to better present testimony to a jury and cross-examine experts for
the defense. It is truly a beneficial combination for her clients.
Furthermore, being an attorney and engineer with an MBA allows Ms. Salzmann
to understand and better present the economic damages aspects of the claims
she handles. There are often past and future economic damages that require
expert testimony, and the calculation of the damages are typically complex.
Ms. Salzmann's MBA is priceless in using this information to increase
the value of her clients' claims.
Becoming an Advocate for Injury Victims
After law school, Ms. Salzmann went to work for Akerman Senterfitt –
one of the largest law firms in the country. While at Akerman Senterfitt,
she worked on complex, multi-million dollar litigation cases, many of
which involved hi-tech issues for companies such as Siemens Westinghouse
and Lockheed Martin. She also defended manufacturers in products liability
actions. While this work was intellectually stimulating, Ms. Salzmann
realized that her true passion was helping people, and she turned the
focus of her career to personal injury law.
After receiving encouragement from a good friend, Ms. Salzmann went to
work for Morgan & Morgan, P.A. and handled thousands of personal injury
cases as the lead attorney. Inspired to have a smaller, more personal
boutique injury law firm, not a mill, Ms. Salzmann opened The Salzmann
Firm, PLLC (or Legally Pink Law) in February 2010.
Legally Pink Law is everything that Attorney Salzmann has envisioned it
would be. The firm has a low attorney-to-client ratio and is able to provide
excellent customer service. This low attorney-to-client ratio allows each
client to be given the level of attention that he or she deserves, as
well as an unmatched level of accessibility to the firm's lawyers
and paralegals. Legally Pink Law has been successful in negotiating higher
settlements than is seen at many other personal injury firms. This is
due to the fact that the level of detail in the firm's claims is so
much higher, and the insurance companies realize that.