Saleem K. Erakat
Rashtian Law Group
Saleem Erakat began his career defending product liability clients, with an emphasis in automobile and pharmaceutical products. After 10 years, he wanted to make a difference in the lives of those injured by defective products, negligent individuals and property owners. Among Erakat’s successful cases has been his work representing an eightyear- old boy that suffered a retinal detachment and permanent partial loss of vision in one eye after being hit with a ball at a church-sponsored overnight youth event. Erakat obtained recovery from the church as well as the homeowner’s insurance policy of the boy who threw the tennis ball for a total settlement of $650,000. He also represented an individual that suffered a torn meniscus after being required to obtain materials from an unsafe storage unit. The knee injury led to further injuries over the next two years, resulting in a $700,000 settlement on behalf of the client.