Preston & Salango, PLLC
Ben Salango is a partner/owner of Preston & Salango, PLLC. With 20 years of experience, Mr. Salango is highly respected in the legal community. He has tried nearly 50 civil jury trials to verdict in West Virginia, and he has argued a number of cases in the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals and United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Mr. Salango has proudly achieved numerous million and multi-million dollar recoveries on behalf of his clients.
Mr. Salango is rated “AV” Preeminent® by his peers in the Martindale-Hubbell® legal directory in the areas of personal injury and medical malpractice. This is the highest rating a lawyer can achieve and is attained solely through voting by members of the bar and judiciary. Mr. Salango was also voted by his peers as one of the "Best Lawyers in America" in the area of personal injury litigation.
He was also recognized by his peers for inclusion in Super Lawyers® magazine. Fewer than two percent of West Virginia lawyers are recognized as a "Super Lawyer®". In 2012, Mr. Salango was recognized by the State Journal as one of the Top 40 West Virginians under the age of 40. Mr. Salango has been certified as a life member of both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum® and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®. in 2017, Mr. Salango was presented the Lawyers and Leaders Award by WVU College of Law and WV Executive Magazine.
The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is recognized as one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States and less than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members. He is a graduate of West Virginia University and West Virginia University College of Law.
A native of Raleigh County, West Virginia, Mr. Salango frequently donates time and money to charities and worthy causes in Raleigh and Kanawha Counties. Mr. Salango lives in Charleston with his wife, Tera, and their two sons. He is active in the community and regularly coaches baseball and soccer. In addition to community service, Mr. Salango frequently represents indigent clients in important cases free of charge.