Gemma Saluta defends large insurance carriers in first-party bad faith litigation. She has handled claims involving property, liability, automobile, directors’ and officers’, errors and omissions, and UM/UIM policies. She has defended cases involving dishonesty exception, insured contract provisions, water exclusions, alleged misconduct of third-party vendors, claims handling, wrongful procurement, and valuation of settlements.

She represents clients in both state and federal courts. She has represented clients in non-jury and jury trials, arbitrations, and administrative hearings. She has argued before the North Carolina Court of Appeals.


  • Business Interruption Insurance Coverage, Womble Bond Dickinson's Everything from Everywhere Virtual Summit, January 29, 2021
  • How to Manage Your Workforce in a Pandemic, SHRM 2020 Legal Update, June 2020
  • North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Update, Wake Forest Baptist Health’s Awaken Wellness at Work Symposium, November 13, 2015 
  • North Carolina Legislative Update, North Carolina Association of Staffing Professionals, 2015
  • Workers’ Compensation Update, North Carolina Association of Staffing Professionals, 2015
  • Top Ten States for Manufacturers, WH Meanor Product Manufacturers Webinar, 2015
  • Workers’ Compensation, Society for Human Resource Management – Winston-Salem Chapter, 2013, 2015
  • Risk Management for Non-Profits, Salem College Non-Profit Management Program, 2013-2015
  • Workers’ Compensation Chapter, Elon Law School Employment Law Class, 2013–2015
  • Are You Covered? presentation on insurance coverage, waivers, and volunteer liability for non-profits, Hands On NWNC, 2012-2015
  • Hot Topics in Workers Compensation, Wake Forest Baptist Health Regional Workers’ Compensation Seminar, 2014
  • Hiring Practices for Churches, Regional Conference, High Point, 2014
  • Workers’ Compensation, Wake Forest Baptist Health Human Resources Department, 2014
  • Workers’ Compensation Update North Carolina Association of Rehabilitation Professionals, 2013
  • Human Resources Management, HandsOn Northwest North Carolina, 2013
  • Harnessing Young Talent for Non-Profit Boards, Annual Conference for the NC Center for Non-Profits, 2012
  • Workers’ Compensation, Wake Forest Baptist Health Leave of Absence Department, 2012

Civic Activities

  • Board of Directors, HandsOn Northwest North Carolina
  • Member, Family Violence Impact Council, United Way of Forsyth County

Honors and Awards

  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America (BL Rankings), Litigation – Labor and Employment, 2020 – 2021
  • Selected to the North Carolina Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) in Insurance Coverage, Workers' Compensation, Personal Injury – Products, Employment & Labor, 2014 – 2017