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Sara M. Salger - Edwardsville, IL

156 North Main Street Edwardsville, IL 62025- 1972

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Updated: 01/20/2023

Edwardsville Personal Injury Lawyer


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...

About Sara M. Salger

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Asbestos Litigation
  • Benzene Litigation

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Managing Partner


Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2008
  • Missouri, 2009

Other Affiliations

  • 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)
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (Member)
  • National Women Trial Lawyers (Member)


  • Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri, 2008
  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, Illinois, 2004
    Honors: cum laude

Classes and 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


Other Sources of Feedback About Sara M. Salger

Included on the 2023 Illinois list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Illinois Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Sara M. Salger on Super Lawyers


  • 2022 Partners for Pets Rescuer of the Year Award
  • 2022 Emerging Lawyer
  • Lead Counsel Verified Since 2022
  • 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

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