Orlando Personal Injury Attorney Carolyn Salzmann is the managing member of The Salzmann Firm where she devotes all of her time and energy exclusively to the field of personal injury. Ms. Salzmann personally handles car accidents, premises liability, slip and fall, medical malpractice, products liability, dog bite, boating accidents, motorcycle accidents, excessive use of force and other personal injury actions. Ms. Salzmann was admitted to the Million Dollar Advocates Forum which is a very prestigious group of trial attorneys that have achieved million dollar and up settlements for their clients. Less than 1% of all attorneys in the United States are admitted as members. Ms. Salzmann is a firm believer that an attorney should focus and concentrate in one area of the law and believes in doing one thing, and doing that one thing exceptionally well. For her that is practicing personal injury law and helping her clients obtain the maximum recovery possible. Ms. Salzmann has represented thousands of clients in personal injury actions and has tried cases in both state and federal courts.
Recently, Ms. Salzmann was 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 that selected her as a trial attorney who practices professionalism and has a positive impact on the practice of law. Ms. Salzmann carries that professionalism and positive into her practice of personal injury and into the courtroom when a case goes to a jury trial.
Ms. Salzmann is somewhat of a rarity in the field of personal injury law as she is both an attorney and an engineer. Ms. Salzmann 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. Ms. Salzmann was president of her class, founding member of her sorority, captain of cheerleading, and many other activities. Ms. Salzmann focused her engineering career on designing and building manufacturing facilities around the country. 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 helps her better present testimony to a jury and to cross-examine experts for the defense. It is truly a beneficial combination for her clients.
As her engineering career progressed, Ms. Salzmann went to Pepperdine University in Malibu, California to obtain her Master of Business Administration degree. Again, Ms. Salzmann graduated with honors. Having an attorney and engineer with a masters in business allows Ms. Salzmann to understand and better present the economic damages aspects of the claims she presents. Often there are past and future economic damages that require expert testimony and often calculation of these damages are complex. Again, Ms. Salzmann’s MBA is priceless in using this information to increase the value of her clients’ claims.
Eventually, Ms. Salzmann made the difficult decision to leave her engineering career and pursue and law degree full time. She attended the University of Toledo School Of Law where she was granted numerous merit scholarships. Ms. Salzmann won the law school’s mock trial competition. She was also on law review, published several articles, and obtained numerous “highest ranking student” awards in certain law classes. Ms. Salzmann graduated third in a class of over 100 law students and went to work for Akerman Senterfitt – one of the largest law firms in the country. While at Akerman Senterfitt, Attorney Carolyn Salzmann 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 her career to personal injury.
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 more personal, smaller boutique injury law firm, not a mill, Ms. Salzmann opened The Salzmann Firm, PLLC in February of 2010.
The Salzmann Firm is everything that Attorney Carolyn Salzmann has envisioned it would be. The Salzmann Firm has a small attorney to client ratio and is able to give an extremely high level of customer service. This low attorney to client ratio allows each client to be given the high level of attention that they deserve and a level of accessibility to the lawyers and paralegals that is unmatched. This has allowed The Salzmann Firm to negotiate higher settlement than previously seen at prior personal injury firms because the level of detail is so much higher and the insurance companies realize it.