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Saleel V. Sabnis is a member of the firm’s Defense Litigation Practice Group and is based in the Cherry Hill office. Saleel has significant experience at the trial court level in state and federal courts in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He has concentrated much of his practice in professional liability and aviation litigation.
Saleel has represented local doctors and attorneys sued in complex malpractice actions and taken cases to trial on numerous occasions in state and federal court in Pennsylvania. He has represented commercial airlines in a variety of matters and has also litigated general aviation claims. He has represented companies and individuals in contract and other business disputes and has prior experience in products liability and general personal injury matters.
Saleel has experience in transportation litigation. In that regard, he has been called upon to conduct rapid response investigations of truck crashes. Recognizing the importance of preserving evidence in the aftermath of a crash, he has counseled companies on the immediate steps to take following a trucking accident. Notably, he was involved as defense counsel in the 2011 Chinatown Bus Crash litigation in Philadelphia, a lawsuit involving more than 25 plaintiffs alleging personal injuries (as well as one fatality) stemming from an accident on the New Jersey Turnpike.
Saleel was selected as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star from 2012-2018 in the areas of Professional Liability and Aviation Defense. He served as co-editor of the ABA’s Professional Liability Section Newsletter from 2013-2017. Saleel is admitted to practice in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Saleel graduated from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa with a B.A. in Biology (2001) and from the Villanova University School of Law with a Juris Doctor. (2005)