Gemma Saluta defends large insurance carriers in first-party bad faith litigation. She has handled claims involve 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.

Presentations

  • North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Update, Wake Forest Baptist Health’s Awaken Wellness at Work Symposium, Nov. 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

Selected to the North Carolina Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers, 2014 - 2017

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Bar admissions

2007, North Carolina

Education

  • J.D., 2007, North Carolina Central University
    • Salutatorian
    • summa cum laude
    • Law Review
    • Moot Court
    • Trial Team
    • Quarterfinalist 2006 Wechsler National Criminal Law Moot Court Competition
    • 2007 Price National Evidence Moot Court Competition
    • 2006 ATLA Regional Trial Team Competition
    • The North Carolina Central Law Review

  • B.A., 1999, Wake Forest University
    • cum laude
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