Sara M. Salger

The Gori Law Firm - Edwardsville
The Gori Law Firm - Edwardsville
156 N Main Street, Edwardsville, IL 62025 United States

Managing Partner

Sara M. Salger received her undergraduate degree from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, graduating cum laude, and Saint Louis University School of Law for her J.D. where she received an International Law Certificate and litigation focus. She spent two semesters abroad during law school attending Università Cà Foscari di Venezia in Venice, Italy and University College Cork in Cork, Ireland. Ms. Salger's legal career has been focused on advocating for individuals wronged by the actions of others, with a particularized focus on representing victims of mesothelioma and lung cancer, as a result of exposure to asbestos. She has also handled complex benzene litigation and general personal injury claims.

Working at The Gori Law Firm since the firm's inception, and a Partner since May 2016, she is licensed to practice law in Illinois and Missouri, is a member of the American Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, Madison County Bar Association, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Missouri State Bar Association, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, American Association for Justice, National Asbestos Mesothelioma Trial Lawyers (Member), National Women Trial Lawyers, and is on the Illinois Trial Lawyers Executive Committee and Board. Actively involved in her community, Ms. Salger serves on various philanthropic boards in the area and volunteers her time speaking to local high school and college law classes and groups.

Areas Of Practice

Personal Injury

Asbestos Litigation

Benzene Litigation

Bar Admissions

Illinois, 2008

Missouri, 2009


Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri

J.D. - 2008

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, Illinois

B.S. - 2004

Honors: cum laude

Professional Associations

SIU Board of Trustees, 2022

Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2nd Vice President

The National Trial Lawyers: Top 10 Asbestos Mesothelioma Trial Lawyers Association, 2021

Illinois Trial Lawyers, Executive Board

National Trial Lawyers 40 Under 40, Member

American Bar Association, Member

Illinois State Bar Association, Member

Madison County Bar Association, Member

Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Member

Missouri State Bar Association, Member

American Association for Justice, Member

National Asbestos Mesothelioma Trial Lawyers, Member, Present

Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Member

National Women Trial Lawyers , Member

Honors & Awards

2022 Partners for Pets Rescuer of the Year Award

2022 Emerging Lawyer

Elizabeth Cady Stanton Award, Women of PALS (Plaintiffs Asbestos Litigation Seminar) 2020 – The award recognizes a lawyer who supports, initiates and sustains the advancement and progress of women in our field; contributes to materially altering the structural barriers to the success of women in our field within his or her firm or practice area; provides leadership in his or her firm and the wider legal community on issues related to gender equity; and effectively and consistently speaks truth to power.

2020 National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40

2020 Super Lawyer Rising Star

2019 Super Lawyer Rising Star

2019 Lawyers of Distinction - Personal Injury

2019 The National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys Top 10 Under 40 in the State of Illinois

Illinois Trial Lawyer’s Association President’s Award for 2019 for dedication to ITLA and Chair of the ITLA Women's Caucus

2018 National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40

2018 Emerging Lawyer

2018 Super Lawyer Rising Star

Get to Know Me 2017 People to Watch

2015, 2016, 2017 Recipient of Super Lawyers Rising Star Award

2016 Recipient of Law Bulletin’s Emerging Lawyers Distinction

Designated Top 40 Under 40 by The National Trial Lawyers

Classes & Seminars

Moderated/Planning Chair: Litigation Potpourri Seminar, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2022

Presented: The Top Emerging Trends in Asbestos Litigation, Perrin Conferences Cutting-Edge Issues in Asbestos Litigation Conference, 2022

The Judicial Roundtable: A View From the Bench, Perrin Asbestos Litigation Conference, 2021

Presented: Caution in the Courtroom: Motion Practice, ITLA Trial & Practice Tips Webinar, 2021

Perrin National Asbestos Conference – Speaker, September 2020

Trial Lawyer Lessons Learned During Quarantine” Webinar Moderator and Co-Planner, September 2020

Presented: Workplace Exposures & Causation and What Does SB1596 Mean for Workers’ Compensation, ITLA Workers’ Compensation Seminar, 2019

Moderated/Presented: The Plaintiff Lawyer’s Perspective, American Bar Association Toxic Torts & Environmental Law Conference, 2019

Moderated/Planning Chair: Trial & Practice Tips Seminar, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2019

Presented: Docket Management in Mass Filing Jurisdictions, Perrin Conferences, 2019

Moderated: The Judicial Roundtable, Perrin Asbestos Litigation Conference, 2018

Presented: Asbestos Caselaw Update, Illinois Trial Lawyer’s Shotgun Seminar, 2018

Presented: The View from The Plaintiff Lawyer’s Perspective, American Bar Association Blowout at the Biltmore: Hot Topics in Toxic Torts & Environmental Law, 2018

Presented: Navigating the Hague Convention: Evidence Abroad, Illinois Trial Lawyer’s Shotgun Seminar, 2017

Presented: Jurisdictional Update—Illinois, Louisiana, Missouri & Pennsylvania, Perrin Conferences, 2017

Presented: Medicare: What’s New, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Southern Illinois Shotgun Seminar, 2016

Presented Jurisdictional Updates: Overview of California, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Emerging Jurisdictions, Asbestos Litigation Conference: A National Overview & Outlook, Perrin Conference, 2016

Presented: Women in Business Breakfast Roundtable, Cutting Edge Issues in Asbestos Litigation, Perrin Conference, 2016

Presented: Ethical Considerations in Asbestos Litigation—The Ethics of Determining Where to File Your Case, Plaintiff’s Asbestos Litigation Seminar, 2016

Presented: Key Jurisdictional Updates in California, Illinois, Louisiana and Pennsylvania, Cutting Edge Issues in Asbestos Litigation, Perrin Conference, 2015

Presented: Jurisdictional Updates: Overview of California, Illinois and Emerging Jurisdictions, Perrin Asbestos Litigation Conference, 2015

Presented: Asbestos Litigation Update, Illinois Trial Lawyer’s Shotgun Seminar, 2015

Presented: Motion Practice in Madison County, Illinois, HarrisMartin's Midwest Asbestos Litigation Conference, 2014

Presented: Key Jurisdictional Updates: Illinois/Missouri, Perrin Asbestos Litigation Conference, 2014

Presented: The Growth of Foreign Asbestos Cases, Perrin Asbestos Litigation Conference, 2013

Moderated: From Intake to Trial Seminar, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Education Fund, 2013

Presented: Asbestos and Mesothelioma, Missouri Bar Solo & Small Firm Conference, 2010

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