Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, J.D.
Spending time with family and friends
Michael Benjamin Gerstein is a member in the Philadelphia office of Bennett, Bricklin & Saltzburg LLC defending the firm's clients in a variety of personal injury, property damage and premises liability cases. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar and New Jersey Bar. Michael is an active trial attorney, having defended numerous jury trials in venues across the region including Philadelphia, Montgomery County, Bucks County and Delaware County.
Michael obtained his B.A. from Drexel University in 2004, graduating magna cum laude. While at Drexel, Michael studied history and political science and was awarded most distinguished seminar research paper by faculty. Michael spent his junior year abroad at the London School of Economics, achieving honors in the General Course program. After graduation, Michael managed a small legal services business in Philadelphia. He then attended Villanova University’s Charles Widger School of Law, graduating in 2009.
In the summer of 2008, and throughout his third year of law school, Michael clerked for the firm. During law school, he was an Executive Board member of the Villanova Law Moot Court Board, externed for the Honorable Mark I. Bernstein in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas of Pennsylvania, served as a teaching assistant and worked as a certified student attorney in the Villanova Civil Justice Clinic.
When he is not in the office, Michael enjoys spending time with his family and friends, reading, cycling and golfing.
September 2017: Philadelphia, PA: “Uber, Lyft & Ride-Sharing Implications for Insurance Coverage”
October 2017: Fort Washington, PA: “Investigating & Defending Fraudulent Claims: How to Identify and Utilize Indicators of Fraud”
December 2018: Fort Washington, PA:“Uber/Ride-Sharing & Turo/Peer-to-Peer Implications for Coverage and Litigation Defense”
March 2018: Philadelphia, PA:“Uber/Ride-Sharing Implications for Insurance Coverage” The Pennsylvania Auto Crime Investigator’s Association (PACIA) Seminar
April 2018: Plymouth Meeting, PA: “Uber/Lyft & Ride-Sharing Implications for Insurance Coverage and Insurance Defense” IASIU (International Association of Special Investigations Unit) Conference
October 2018: Atlantic City, NJ: “Runners and Cappers in New Jersey” NJSIA (New Jersey Special Investigator’s Association) Conference
May 2018: Philadelphia, PA: “Hospital Runner Law in Pennsylvania” Pennsylvania Auto Crime Investigator’s Association (PACIA) Seminar
December 2018: Newark, NJ: “Legal Updates on Ride-Sharing Law and Best Defense Practices”
February 2019: Orlando, Florida: “An Overview of Pennsylvania SIU Litigation”
March 2019: Orlando, Florida: “Legal Updates on Ride-Sharing Law and Best Defense Practices”
April 2019: Philadelphia, PA: “Attorney Solicitation” Pennsylvania Auto Crime Investigator’s Association (PACIA) Seminar