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Julie B. Porter

Founding Partner

P: (312) 283.5711
E: porter@spplawyers.com

A calm, confident leader, Julie Porter excels at solving complex legal problems for her clients. Julie is a careful investigator, a skilled negotiator, and an exceptional trial lawyer. She has committed her career to seeking justice and becoming a voice for those who might not otherwise be heard. At Salvatore Prescott & Porter, PLLC, Julie brings her deep experience with complex commercial litigation and prosecuting public corruption, financial crimes, and child exploitation to a private practice that focuses on sophisticated criminal defense and investigative work, commercial litigation, and civil rights and employment litigation for individuals.

Sarah S. Prescott

Founding Partner

P: (248) 679.8711
E: prescott@spplawyers.com

Sarah Prescott’s practice concentrates on employment law, and in particular civil rights violations both in and out of the workplace. She is recognized among the nation’s employment attorneys and civil rights lawyers. Sarah’s cases can be found in coverage by the Detroit Free Press, Detroit News, Oakland Press, National Law Journal, Wall Street Journal (online), ABC News, MSNBC, and various local papers and radio outlets. Michigan Lawyers’  Weekly has featured her cases in its 2012, 2014 and 2015 issues covering the largest verdicts and settlements in Michigan.

Jennifer B. Salvatore

Founding Partner

P: (248) 679.8711
E: salvatore@spplawyers.com

With exceptional judgment and compassionate, client-centered advocacy, Jennifer Salvatore is respected as both a formidable adversary and a skilled negotiator able to steer difficult matters towards successful resolution. An AV-rated lawyer (the highest Martindale Hubble peer review ranking for ethics and legal ability), Jennifer practices in the areas of employment, civil rights, and business litigation and represents a wide range of individuals in difficult employment transitions, including executives and other professionals in employment and contract disputes. Jennifer has a particular interest in sex discrimination cases, and has handled many high profile matters involving sex harassment and other gender issues. She also has a busy practice representing students, including in Title IX litigation and internal processes related to college sexual misconduct investigations.

Nakisha N. Chaney

Senior Counsel

P: (248) 679.8711
E: chaney@spplawyers.com

From negotiating employment contracts to representing human trafficking survivors in civil litigation, Nakisha Chaney’s practice focuses on empowering individuals who desire to know, secure, and enforce their legal rights. Nakisha is an employment, civil and human rights litigator. Her clients range from highly-compensated professionals who want to negotiate an employment or separation agreement to vulnerable low-wage earners who seek recourse for labor exploitation and other workplace harms. Nakisha has represented clients in actions involving sex harassment and discrimination; race, age and disability discrimination; retaliation and whistleblowing; prison abuse; contract and noncompete negotiation and litigation; and human trafficking. Nakisha also counsels and represents college students, professors, and employees in disciplinary proceedings.

Kyle A. Palazzolo

Senior Counsel

P: (312) 283-5711
E: palazzolo@spplawyers.com

Kyle Palazzolo is Senior Counsel at Salvatore Prescott & Porter, PLLC, and he has substantial experience across the Firm’s practice areas. From complex internal investigations to cutting-edge impact litigation on behalf of transgender students under Title IX, Kyle provides passionate advocacy and thoughtful client service. Indeed, his dedication to those in need and commitment to the community have earned him recognition and awards for public service.

Hideaki Sano

Of Counsel

P: (248) 679.8711
E: sano@spplawyers.com

Hide Sano has a diverse litigation practice that focuses on employment law, civil rights litigation, and complex civil litigation. Hide has litigated, tried, and arbitrated a variety of cases including race, gender, age, and disability discrimination and retaliation cases, federal and state whistleblower cases, and employment-related tort cases. He has appeared in both state and federal court, and has represented a variety of clients including Fortune 500 companies, senior executives and management, physicians, large non-profit organizations, tech start ups, global construction firms, professional athletes, as well as everyday people.

Words from our clients

Sarah not only is a brilliant attorney, but the dedication, compassion and perseverance she showed were remarkable. People in positions of power need to realize that they cannot play God and get away with it. As our attorney she became our ally and our friend and we are forever grateful to her.