Jerome Salmi Kopis, LLC | Law Firm in Fairview Heights, IL

RICHARD E. SALMI

PARTNER

  • Phone: (618) 221-0698
  • Fax: (618) 230-3331
  • Email: rsalmi@jlslawoffice.com

MY PHILOSOPHY

I think what makes the practice of law exciting is the feeling you get when you are able to resolve a problem for someone. I try to approach cases by first figuring out what the truly big problems are first. This often gives better perspective when we reach the less important things later on.

When someone is dealing with a crisis, whether it be a work injury, an auto accident, or an unexpected death in the family, I always make an effort to eliminate as many frustrations as possible. Most people don’t think of compassion and dignity when hiring a lawyer – but they should.

EDUCATION

Juris Doctor (J.D.)
Marquette Law School – May 1995

Bachelor of Arts in Economics (B.A.)
University of Illinois – January 1991

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Personal Injury
  • Social Security Disability

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Illinois Bar – 5/10/2001
  • Missouri Bar – 04/17/2002
  • Wisconsin Bar – 05/22/1995 (previously admitted. No longer active)

MEMBERSHIPS

  • ITLA – Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • MATA – Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • BAMSL – Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • ISBA – Illinois State Bar Association

NOTABLE EXPERIENCES AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Village of Hamel – Trustee – 8/2015 to present
  • Village of Hamel – Planning Commission – 8/2008 – 8/2015
  • Edwardsville School District – Citizens Advisory Committee 2011 – 2018
  • Kid’s Chance Illinois – Golf Fundraiser Committee

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