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.

Gemma is also experienced in ERISA matters, handling cases regarding long term disability, short term disability, severance plans, accidental death and dismemberment plans and life insurance plans. She also assists clients in labor and employment matters such as discrimination, noncompetition agreements, retaliation, workers’ compensation, and wrongful termination.

Presentations

  • 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