Sara Salger

Sara Salger


Edwardsville, Illinois




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. cum laude – 2004


    • 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

    Honors and Awards

    • 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 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
    • Professional Associations and Memberships
    • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Secretary
    • 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