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



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  • Phone: (618) 726-2222
  • Fax: (618) 221-0698
  • Email:


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
  • Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce
  • 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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Covid-19 Announcement

Governor Pritzker has implemented a “Stay-at-Home” order. This order is to contain the highly contagious virus known as COVID-19. Due to this order, our physical office here in Fairview Heights will be closed until the lifting of the order. This will not affect the services in which we provide to our clients.

Our Attorneys and Staff will be working from home during this time, meaning we will receive your phone calls and emails. Please bear with us as we will respond to your questions and/or concerns as quickly as possible. We thank you for your understanding, please stay safe and only go into public whenever it’s absolutely necessary.

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