We are pleased to announce that Ben Salango has been named one of West
Virginia's Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys by the Academy of Personal
Injury Attorneys. The Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys uses a rigorous
screening process to evaluate lawyers in each state. To qualify for the
award, an attorney must be nominated by another licensed attorney, and
then the Academy's research team verifies that the attorney meets
with requirements for membership. Fifty attorneys are chosen in advance
for the final selection process and the Selection Committee and Board
of Governors selects the Top 10 based on research and the results of the
Ben Salango is a founding partner of Preston & Salango, PLLC. With
nearly 2 decades of experience in the legal community, Mr. Salango has
tried almost 50 civil jury trials to verdict, disputed numerous cases
in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and West
Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, and has recovered millions of dollars
for his clients.
Mr. Salango is frequently rated by his colleagues as one of the "Best
Lawyers in America" in the area of personal injury litigation and
medical negligence cases. He has been recognized as one of the "Best
Lawyers in America" for six consecurtive years. Mr. Salango is recognized
as“AV” Preeminent® by his colleagues in the Martindale-Hubbell®
legal directory for personal injury specializing in medical malpractice.
This is a difficult achievement as it is the highest rating an attorney
can attain through ratings by members of the judiciary and bar.
In 2012, he was acknowledged as one of the Top 40 West Virginians under
the age of 40 by the State Journal. Mr. Salango has been endorsed as a
member of both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum® and the Multi-Million
Dollar Advocates Forum®. Less than 1% of U.S. attorneys are affiliates
of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum, making it an incredible honor.
Mr. Salango was also acknowledged by his colleagues for admittance in
Super Lawyers® magazine. Less than two percent of West Virginia attorneys are recognized as a
He is an alumni of West Virginia University and West Virginia University
College of Law. Raised in Raleigh County, West Virginia, Mr. Salango frequently
devotes time and money to charities in the area. Mr. Salango, his wife,
Tera, and their two sons currently reside in Charleston. He is passionate
about coaching baseball and soccer, community service, and representing
the less fortunate in important cases pro bono.