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Employment Law | Civil Rights | Business Litigation
Criminal Defense | Investigations

Employment Law
Civil Rights
Business Litigation
Criminal Defense

Founded by elite female trial lawyers, Salvatore Prescott & Porter, PLLC specializes in employment law, civil rights, white collar criminal defense, and complex litigation. Founding partners Jennifer Salvatore, Sarah Prescott, and Julie Porter have a combined 50+ years of experience trying cases, advising clients and achieving significant verdicts and settlements in hotly contested, cutting edge, and high profile matters.


The lawyers at Salvatore Prescott & Porter are experienced trial attorneys. We have achieved news-grabbing, seven-figure verdicts in complex cases, and have earned the respect of our adversaries and the courts for our trial skills. Clients turn to us for counsel with employment law (discrimination and retaliation), civil rights litigation, grand jury investigations & criminal defense, education (Title IX claims), and business litigation (severance, executive compensation, shareholder disputes, employee benefits, and business representation).

sarah prescott in court room.

“When fighting Goliath, you want the smartest lawyer you’ve ever known by your side.”
–Tali Wendrow, Sarah Prescott’s client and former judicial attorney

julie porter in court room.

Julie Porter is a seasoned trial lawyer who connects well with juries and has tried some of the most sophisticated criminal cases in Chicago over the past decade.

jennifer salvatore in court room.

“Jennifer Salvatore’s opening statement was one of the finest I have observed in over 30 jury trials. To my consternation, she was meticulously prepared and effective.”
–Bob Tice, Collins Einhorn Farrell

Trusted Advisors

Sarah PrescottSarah Prescott


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Jennifer SalvatoreJennifer Salvatore


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Nakisha ChaneyNakisha Chaney

Senior Counsel

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Kyle Palazzolo

Senior Counsel

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Hideaki SanoHideaki Sano

Of Counsel

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Zachary B. MackZachary B. Mack

Of Counsel

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I am very grateful to Ms. Chaney for helping me take a principled stand, and by doing so, improve working conditions for the agency’s current and future employees. Her efforts will ultimately ensure that those employees demonstrate greater respect for each other and the citizens they serve regardless of race, gender, orientation, or otherwise. I respect Ms. Chaney a great deal, both personally and professionally, and highly recommend her to anyone seeking the very best in legal representation.

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