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She is a product liability litigator with a wide range of clients, and has argued cases before courts up to the North Carolina Court of Appeals. Gemma is an active pro bono attorney and has litigated death penalty appeals for N.C. Legal Aid.
Gemma Saluta defends manufacturers, sellers, distributors and other businesses in product liability litigation.
Gemma’s clients range from small family-owned businesses to global corporations. They also include government entities such as city governments and local boards of education. She represents clients in both state and federal courts.
She has represented clients both non-jury and jury trials. She has argued before the North Carolina Court of Appeals.
Her product liability litigation experience includes:
Gemma’s extensive pro bono experience includes death penalty appeals and landlord/tenant cases on behalf of North Carolina Legal Aid.
Gemma is a co-author of All Risks Covered, Womble Carlyle’s blog developments in corporate insurance, cyber insurance and captive insurance, primarily in the Carolinas.
“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
Summer Associate, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC, Winston-Salem, NC, Summer 2005 and 2006; Clinic Volunteer, Duke Low Income Taxpayer Clinic, Durham, NC, May-June 2006; Legal Intern, Attorney General’s Office, NC Department of Justice, Raleigh, NC, May-July 2004.
Instructor, Duke University, Certificate in Non-Profit Management, Durham, NC, 2002-2006; Youth Services Coordinator, Family Services, Inc., Winston-Salem, NC 2000-2003.