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Michael Manara

Saltz Mongeluzzi & Bendesky P.C.
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Michael Manara
Saltz Mongeluzzi & Bendesky P.C.

Michael Manara is a dedicated trial attorney who focuses on representing those who have suffered catastrophic injury or death as a result of another’s inexcusable conduct.  

Before becoming an attorney, Michael learned the value of discipline, hard work, and tenacity while serving as an infantry rifleman in the United States Marine Corps, where he attained the rank of Sergeant. During his time in the Marines, Michael deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and participated in joint training exercises in both Mozambique and Aruba. As a Marine, Michael received numerous awards for his exemplary conduct. The core values of the United States Marine Corps are Honor, Courage, and Commitment – the same values Michael applies to representing his clients. 


Michael began his legal career representing victims of crime as an Assistant District Attorney in Philadelphia. As an ADA, Michael honed his trial skills in the Major Trials Unit, where he served as the lead prosecutor where he litigated hundreds of cases, including attempted murder, aggravated assault, burglary, robbery, kidnapping, narcotics, and firearms offenses.

As a skilled trial attorney, Michael transitioned to civil practice, where he worked for an insurance company defending personal injury cases. There, Michael gained valuable insight into how defendants strategize, as well as, how insurance companies defend injury cases. Michael uses that invaluable experience to anticipate the defenses of the insurance companies.

Now, Michael brings this breadth of knowledge and experience to SMB. Michael is a fierce advocate, using his skills to represent those who have been catastrophically injured or killed as a result of the negligence and misconduct of others.   

Michael is a native resident of southeastern Pennsylvania, earning his bachelor’s degree from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania and law degree from Drexel School of Law. Michael currently resides in the Philadelphia suburbs with his wife and sons.


Honors & Awards


  • Pennsylvania 
  • New Jersey
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit


  • Drexel University School of Law, J.D., 2014
  • Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, B.S., 2008

Professional Organizations

  • American Association of Justice
  • Pennsylvania Association of Justice
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association

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