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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 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.
Her litigation experience includes:
Her experience also includes counseling health care providers regarding medical records privacy issues and cases involving incentive loans to recruit doctors.
Gemma’s pro bono experience includes landlord/tenant cases on behalf of North Carolina Legal Aid and advising non-profit corporations on insurance and labor and employment matters through the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits. Gemma’s participation in the community has earned her statewide recognition as a Citizen Lawyer from the North Carolina Bar Association. She has also been recognized by the Triad Business Journal as one of its 40 Leaders Under 40.
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. Gemma is a dynamic speaker and has spoken for various trade organizations and at Wake Forest University School of Law, Elon University School of Law, and Salem College.
“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.