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

DAVID J. JEROME

MANAGING PARTNER

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MY PHILOSOPHY

My friends and family would say I’m a problem solver. I believe the law is here to provide boundaries so that people can find their way to justice. After a work-related injury, there are often a lot of emotions. People panic, and rightfully so. Bills and hospital debts don’t take time off while you are recovering. I enjoy being the person to help bring hope back into people’s lives in their darkest hours. As the managing partner of the firm, I am committed to making sure every client receives individualized and personal attention. We are not a “big box” law firm and we do not treat client files like an assembly line. When you hire Jerome | Salmi | Kopis LLC, you will receive our best effort every day.

EDUCATION

  • Juris Doctor (J.D.)
    St. Louis University School of Law (1994)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (B.A.)
    Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville (1988)
    • Political Science Major
    • English Minor

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Personal Injury
  • Social Security Disability

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • St. Clair County Bar Association

MISSOURI BAR ASSOCIATION

  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Workers Injury Law Advocacy Group

NOTABLE EXPERIENCES

  • Kids’ Chance of Illinois (former President)
  • Kids Chance of Missouri
  • Collinsville Planning Commission (2001-2016)
  • Collinsville City Councilman (2016-present)
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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.

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WORKERS’ COMPENSATION UPDATE

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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