I know what the other side is thinking. My name is Jennifer Ashley and I’m a partner at Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard. It’s cliche but my favorite part of being a lawyer is helping people. When I saw that there was an opening at Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard, I knew I definitely wanted to work here. Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard has one of the best reputations not just in Chicago or Chicago land area but in Illinois. I was so fortunate to be able to work here and become a partner here. Because I was on the defense side for so many years, I feel like I really have an advantage to give to my clients. I’ve seen the other side, I can anticipate the arguments, the questions, the problems with the case, and I can confront them head on, I can know what information is going to be helpful to getting my clients the best compensation, the best resolution to their case.
One of the most rewarding experiences of being a plaintiff’s attorney for me is when I have a client who has already been turned down, maybe not even just one time but several times by another law firm. Those clients have already been told, “You’re not gonna get anything,” and I’m able to overcome that. I saw things in their case that the other law firms that turned it down didn’t see.