Jerome, Salmi & Kopis, LLC – Law Firm in Fairview Heights, IL




I believe first and foremost that it is important as an attorney to remember that every client is different, and that whatever their legal issue is, it is the most important thing in their life until it is resolved. When a client comes to see me it is not only my job to help work towards a resolution to that problem, but also to understand that importance and handle their case in the same manner as if I were in their shoes. Through consistent and open communication, clear expectations can be set and achieved. I am available to my clients as if they were my neighbors and friends because many of them are.

I was born and raised in Collinsville, Illinois, where I still live today. I have worked with clients all over the Metro Saint Louis area, as well as in Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois, working with clients from Hannibal, Missouri all the way to Metropolis, Illinois and most everywhere in between.

“A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions, but by his inaction, and in either case his is justly accountable to them for the injury.” – John Stuart Mill, On Liberty


Juris Doctor (J.D.)
Southern Illinois University School of Law

Bachelor of Science in Political Science (B.S.)
Southern Illinois University- Edwardsville


  • Personal Injury


  • Missouri Bar – 09/12/2018
  • Eastern District of Missouri (Federal Bar) – 11/22/2018


  • MOBAR – Missouri Bar Association – 2018 – Present
  • ABA – American Bar Association – 2018-2020
  • ISBA – Illinois State Bar Association – 2021 – Present


  • Lincoln’s Inn Fellow – 2018
  • Charles D. and Fairy B. Neal Fellowship – 2018
  • Seventh Circuit Law Student Seminar – 2017

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If you have contracted COVID-19 as part of your work environment, please contact us and we can discuss if your condition falls under the Workers’ Compensation Act. If we can prove that you contracted your virus as part of your work environment, you would be entitled to compensation that would include payment of all medical expenses; lost time benefits while you recovery; and a settlement for any ongoing problems after you recover. 


Please note that in Illinois, first responders and essential employees are presumed to have contracted COVID-19 at work.  Missouri recognizes that same presumption but limits it to first responders.  Regardless, if believe that you contracted COVID-19 at work, please contact us immediately so that we can inform you of your rights under the Workers’ Compensation Act.


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