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



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I believe the best way to help my clients solve their legal issues is through communication.  Meeting with them in person, listening to them first and then explaining how I can use the law to address their needs.  Once I take on a client’s case communication continues with promptly returning phone calls or emails, answering questions and keeping the client regularly updated on the status of their case. I treat each client just like I would expect to be treated if I had a legal issue.


  • Juris Doctor  (JD), St. Louis University School of Law (1992)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics/Public Administration , University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign  (1986)


  • Illinois – 1992
  • Missouri – 1993
  • United States Court of Appeals – 7th Circuit  – 1997
  • United States District  Court – Southern District of Illinois – 1992
  • United States District Court  – Eastern District of Missouri – 1994


  • Personal Injury


  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • St. Clair County Bar Association
  • Madison County Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association


  • Belleville Humane Society
  • Belleville Main Street

Awards & Honors

  • Jeff has earned an AV Preeminent rating. An AV® certification mark is a significant rating accomplishment – a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence.
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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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