M. Salman Shah


Salman is a litigator with significant experience representing clients in cases and matters involving transportation, cargo claims, general liability, catastrophic injuries and wrongful death, and professional liability. He has participated on catastrophic loss emergency response teams and has investigated dozens of trucking accidents involving death and serious personal injury. He has first-chair case management experience at all phases of litigation. Salman also has experience in appellate matters.

Education & Admissions


  • The Ohio State University

    (B.A., magna cum laude, 2010)

  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law

    (J.D., 2013)
    Managing Editor, The Ohio State Entrepreneurial Business Law Journal


  • State of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio



  • Represented global transportation companies in lawsuits involving allegations of wrongful death, catastrophic injury, and property damage loss.
  • Performed pre-litigation investigations of catastrophic accidents including coordinating field inspections of accident scenes, vehicles involved, and analyzing data from reconstruction engineering experts.
  • Successfully reversed a district court decision in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in an ERISA matter.
  • Advised clients on compliance with federal regulations including U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.
  • Defended national airline in a small claims bench trial in lawsuit brought by passenger alleging breach of contract.
  • Successfully defended attorneys and law firm in malpractice claim where summary judgment motion resulted in dismissal of case without any payment by plaintiff.
  • Achieved summary judgment in federal district court case on behalf of transportation services provider in contractual dispute pertaining to driver services agreement.
  • Successfully defended out-of-state motor carrier in common pleas court case in a lawsuit involving multiple trucking companies which resulted in dismissal of case without any payment by plaintiff.



  • Transportation Lawyers Association


  • Named to the Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars list (2023)