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

RICHARD E. SALMI

PARTNER

  • Phone: (618) 726-2222
  • Fax: (618) 230-3331

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 No longer active)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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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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