Employment Law | Civil Rights | Business Litigation
Criminal Defense | Investigations
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).
“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 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’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
Jen is tireless in her contributions to the community.
Counselor Salvatore is an experienced, bright, HONEST and TRUSTWORTHY attorney. Her willingness to listen to her clients, providing honest, realistic and empathic feedback is a gift few attorneys bring to the table. She has earned my utmost respect. I recommend her without reservation.
From the instant I met Jen I felt comfortable as if I was talking to an old friend – You have no idea what that has meant to me as well as to my kids during a difficult time.
Jen saved us. Pure and simple. Life will come back. She is a fantastic lawyer.
Our company has had the pleasure of working with Zach Mach for over 8 years. He is always available to answer questions and help guide us through the legal process. He is not like any other attorney our company has ever worked with as he very attentive, sincere and the most fair with his billing! We would recommend Zach to anyone that needs an attorney that has a dispute!
We were most pleased to have Zachary Mack as our attorney in prosecuting 4 litigations, successfully, against manufacturers who had not lived up to their contractual obligations. He is responsive, knowledgeable, and a “damn sledge hammer” in support of his client. In all cases I was both impressed and embarrassed that in his research and discovery of the facts, he had such a greater command of the facts of the case than I, and I was the litigant.
I’ve worked closely with Jennifer Salvatore and Sarah Prescott on nationally important ACLU cases and they are both rising superstars.
Nakisha is a conscientious and thoughtful attorney who gives every client and every case her full attention and the full benefit of her years of experience and knowledge.
Zachary B. Mack made a lifelong impression during my five year fight for justice. I finally felt heard. Accommodating advice, guidance and support through the entire process plus the confidence and professionalism handling the case, exceeded my expectations. With his competence and compassion Attorney Zachary Mack truly had my best interest at heart, I highly recommend having him on your side.
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.
Sarah Prescott is an outstanding attorney. She is a thorough and competent professional who always has her client’s best interest in mind.
I hired Nakisha after I was terminated as a graduate student for “failing” a clinical rotation that had undertones of discrimination. I had appealed the decision without success on my own and the University was ignoring any evidence of discrimination I presented. With Nakisha’s help, I finally had an expert on my side and had a seat at the bargaining table. She extremely knowledgeable about ADA practices…Her presence at the table was respected! She was able to negotiate my terms to repeat the clinical rotation with proper ADA accommodations. On March 10th, 2017 I passed my clinical rotation with flying colors! I finished my doctorate and I am on to a great career! I highly recommend hiring Nakisha for any school appeal process regarding ADA laws, without any reservations.
You took us under your wings — fought and protected us — the world’s a better place because of Sarah Prescott!
I don’t think I can ever express the extent of my appreciation for what Jen did for me. She is an amazing, smart woman and her honesty and truthfulness brought me back to who I am….
Zach Mack has represented my company and myself for many years. He is without a doubt the most trusted and best counselor that has ever represented our interests. His knowledge and expertise in Employment Law and other areas of the law is tops. I’ve recommended his services to others and they too have had only five star results from his services.
Sarah is sharp, attentive, compassionate, and deeply knowledgeable. She puts her client’s interest ahead of her own.
Jennifer Salvatore is a courageous litigator, who pursued my case with compassion and intelligence. Not only did she fully articulate our case’s arguments, she also deftly avoided unnecessary conflict and costs both in the way she organized her team and in how she managed communications with the plaintiff, witnesses, and the Court.
Sarah is truly devoted to her clients, and her love for the law is remarkable! I was honored to have her represent me during my wrongful discharge lawsuit. She’s a fighter, and will not give up until she wins!
Sarah Prescott was by my side—literally and figuratively—to advise me, to encourage me, and to reassure me throughout two years of difficult litigation. Whether she was arguing a winning motion in court or defending me during my deposition, I knew that I was in exceptionally capable hands. In the end, I recovered all of the relief that I set out to recover and more.
I can’t tell you how much it has meant to have Sarah as a friend and a lawyer.
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.
Jen put balance into a very unfortunate and lopsided process.
“Thanks to (Ms. Chaney), I was able to graduate in December of 2015 … You believed in me during a time in my life when it felt like I’d never get past the negativity surrounding me. You fought for me, from across the state, and advocated for my future. I want to thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for being a pivotal part in my career, and for giving me a second chance at making my dreams come true.”
I hired Ms. Chaney to negotiate a settlement with my employer after an unexpected termination. She was professional, responsive and kind. She is able to piece together information to determine my history of the working relationships between myself and work colleagues in order to develop the best achievable outcome for me. This insight was the most impressive and made me realize how fortunate I was to have been referred to her … This was the most difficult experience of my career and Ms. Chaney helped me navigate it with compassion and understanding … I will have Ms. Chaney review any and all employment contracts for me in the future to avoid making the mistakes I have made this time without her.
Sarah’s intelligence, integrity, ethics, professionalism are unique; she is in a class of her own. Her breadth of ability is a true credit to her.
Sarah prepared me really well to face the challenges of taking on a wealthy and powerful corporation. She was a really tough negotiator and was able to successfully get the settlement I deserved.
Several years ago I was looking for help in a case against my employer and union, I found Sarah Prescott. Miss Prescott is an Attorney you want on your side. She will cower to no one! Her professional representation and commitment is like no other. She does not give up. Had it not been for Sarah I would haven given up. Can’t thank her enough for her representation in my cases. Glad she was on my side.
Ms. Chaney immediately put me to ease. She was so professional yet spoke in words that I could understand. Ms. Chaney was always available by phone and e-mail, and never hesitated to answer my many questions. I was very satisfied with the outcome of this case, and I would highly recommend her … to anyone!”
I could never have imagined needing an attorney in our lives, but thank goodness I found Jen Salvatore. I felt like she truly understood me from the day we met, and that she cared about what I was going through. Because of her dedication to my case, my son’s college is paid for, and I hope to return to an improved work environment.
Jen is a terrific attorney who is extremely well respected for her judgment, experience and grace. … She has the capacity to turn doctrine and principles into tools of justice for solving real world problems. … She is one of the most caring and principled individuals I know.
Nakisha is a wonderful advocate and great to work with.
Having litigated several hotly contested cases against Ms. Prescott, I have known her to be a zealous advocate for her clients, but always professional. She offers intelligence, composure, skill and experience, and is well-regarded in the legal community.
Sarah was very attentive not only to my needs and concerns, she was also very concerned about my health and well-being. Even though Sarah had many clients I always felt Sarah had MY best interest FIRST! . . . . Thanks to her I have my pension for the rest of my life and I was able to get my mental health back on track and start another career.
I had the opportunity to oppose Jen Salvatore in a nine day civil trial in federal court. She was thoroughly prepared on all aspects of the case. Further, she exhibited exceptional trial skills… I have no doubt that her ability led to a successful result for her client.
Sarah Prescott has a devastating combination of encyclopedic legal expertise and street-smart negotiator’s instincts
Sarah eliminated all of my legal concerns as a client, as she is extremely capable, available & responsive. I highly recommend Sarah for anyone in need of professional legal services. Simply the best.
Jen’s understanding of differences in the life experiences of people and her refusal to reduce people to their background, but to see the individual dignity and worth of each client is inspiring.
I could not have been more blessed with such a rewarding law firm as Salvatore Prescott. Jen really took the time to not only hear me out initially regarding my case, when no one else did, but she also took the time to educate me and explain the whole process as things came up. She made me feel welcomed and went the extra mile throughout this whole ordeal…Thank you Jen for everything, for believing in me and helping me.
Jen believed in my struggle when so many others didn’t… The healing process for my wife and myself was truly needed… I tend to view lawyers differently since I met her.
Jen displayed terrific skill at every point, patience and focus on what was best for me. I appreciate her winning effort on my account. I now have opportunities I never would have had, had I remained at my former employer.
I appreciated Jen’s work on my case, but most importantly her humanity. She dealt with me and my family and my employer with grace.
Sarah has extraordinary legal talent….she is in a class of her own.
- Gender and Sex Harassment
- Hostile Work Environment
- Wage & Hour Claims
- Denial of Commissions
- Pregnancy Discrimination
- Age Discrimination
- Racial Discrimination
- Religious Discrimination
- Ethnicity or National Origin Discrimination
- Military Service Discrimination
- Family Medical Leave Act Issues
- Disability Discrimination and ADA Accommodations
- Whistleblower Protections / QuiTam
- Wrongful Termination
- LGBTQ Rights at Work
- Federal Employee Representation