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About Me

David L. Salgado received a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration from Chicago's St. Xavier College and a Juris Doctorate degree from John Marshall Law School. While in law school, Mr. Salgado held summer intern positions at the Illinois Public Defender's, and the Travelers and Immigrants Aid Offices. Mr. Salgado was admitted to the Illinois State Bar and the Federal Bar in 1985 and immediately opened and managed a general practice firm specializing in worker's compensation, personal injury, traffic, criminal misdemeanors, divorce, and discrimination matters.

In 1991, Mr. Salgado joined the prestigious defense firm of Koutsky, Boudreau, Lassen & Mason, where he handled hundreds of worker's compensation files for an established list of insurance clients. In 1998, he opened his own firm concentrating on worker's compensation, personal injury, and bankruptcy matters. From 2000 to 2002, Mr. Salgado was appointed Bankruptcy Trustee for the Northern District of Illinois by the U.S. Trustees Office, Department of Justice. As Bankruptcy Trustee, Mr. Salgado presided over Section 341 creditors' hearings and investigated the assets and financial background of debtors.

Mr. Salgado has contributed legal articles to a variety of newspapers and has appeared on radio and television. He has volunteered his services to the Legal Assistance Foundation as well as other diverse charitable organizations and churches. Mr. Salgado has also offered free legal clinics and has educated unions and their membership regarding worker's compensation rights and related legal topics.


Languages Spoken: Spanish

Practice Areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 90%
    24 years
  2. Contracts & Agreements: 5%
  3. Personal Injury: 5%



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Attorney Endorsements

9 total 

  • Alejandro Caffarelli

    David Salgado is a strong advocate and all-around stand-up guy. He is very responsive to clients that I have referred to him, and has historically gotten positive results.


    Alejandro Caffarelli Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Patricia Magana

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known David for several years. He is an excellent attorney who works hard for his clients.


    Patricia Magana Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

David L Salgado P.C

1811 West Diehl Road
Suite 800
Naperville, IL, 60563-6425

David L. Salgado, P.C.

29 N. Wacker Drive
Suite 550
Chicago, IL, 60606



ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198508/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PrincipalDavid L Salgado, P.C1998 - Present
U.S. Bankruptcy TrusteeDavid L. Salgado, P.C.2000 - 2002
AssociateKoutsky, Boudreau, Lassen & Mason1991 - 1998
PartnerDavid L. Salgado1985 - 1991
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
Workers’ Compensation Lawyers AssociationMember1991 - Present
Cook County Bar AssociationMember1985 - 1989
Hispanic Law Student Association-John Marshall Law SchoolPresident1984 - 1984
Hispanic Law Student Association-John Marshall Law SchoolVice President1983 - 1983
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Walls vs. Bonded AsphaltBenefits awarded to Petitioner client.
Shearer vs. Zimmerman FordReduction in permanency award by Commission.
Sladek vs. Thomas Zaccone$ 450,000.00 settlement in favor of Petitioner client.
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
John Marshall Law School, ChicagoLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
Chicago's St. Xavier CollegeBusiness AdministrationBA - Bachelor of Arts1981
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
WMBI AM 1110 Moody RadioIllinois Worker's Compensation Laws2007
WCIU T.V. Chan. 26 - Stock Market ReporterWorker's Compenation Law & Related Topics1997
WTAQ AM 1300 RadioOccupational Injuries1995
Cable Access Network T.V.Illinois Worker's Compensation Laws1995
Chicago Truck Driver's UnionBasic Worker's Compensation Rights1991