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Jennifer L. Ashley

Personal injury Attorney at Waukegan, IL

5.0   10 reviews
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1999
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Jennifer

Learn Jennifer’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    45%
    Auto accidents, pedestrian and bicyclist accidents, products liablity, slip and fall

    25 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Car accident
    30%

    25 years, 3,000 cases

  3. Litigation
    25%

    25 years, 4,000 cases

Jennifer L. Ashley joined Salvi, Schostok & Prichard P.C., in March 2012 and was named partner in January 2014. Since she began working at Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C., Ms. Ashley has personally secured over $50 million on behalf of her injured clients. She focuses on the areas of personal injury and wrongful death law, including cases that involve car accidents, premises liability and products liability.

Ms. Ashley has been selected as an Illinois Super Lawyer every year since 2016 and has been listed among the Top 100 Super Lawyers and the Top 50 Female Super Lawyers in the state of Illinois. She has also been recognized by Best Lawyers in America in the field of Personal Injury Litigation and as a Leading Lawyer by Law Bulletin Media every year since 2016. Ms. Ashley regularly volunteers at Prairie State Legal Services doing pro bono legal work for those who cannot afford an attorney.

Prior to joining Salvi, Schostok & Prichard P.C., Ms. Ashley was an associate at an insurance defense firm. She has tried well over 100 cases to verdict before a jury and has been published in the Cook County Jury Verdict Reporter more than 75 times for successful verdicts in personal injury cases. Ms. Ashley has negotiated and settled well over a thousand cases throughout her career. She regularly serves as an arbitrator in Cook and Lake Counties, deciding municipal cases on a panel with two other lawyers.

Ms. Ashley also served as a coach for the Chicago Kent College of Law Trial Team that competes in mock trails at national competitions. She received her law degree from Chicago Kent College of Law. While there, she received CALI Awards for the highest grade in three classes and served as a teaching assistant for Criminal Law.

Ms. Ashley sits on the board of the Lake County Bar Foundation and is a member of the Jefferson Inn of Courts. Additional credentials include memberships in the Lake County Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, American Association for Justice and the American Bar Association. In addition, she is the Chair of the Lake County Bar Association’s Civil Trials & Appeals Committee.

Photos and videos

Jennifer Ashley  spoke about Insurance Coverage at the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education's "Anatomy of a Motor Vehicle Crash Case" Seminar on 9/24/2013.
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Location

Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard, P.C.
218 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
Waukegan, IL, 60085

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Reviews

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Posted by Erika | December 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
My mom was in a car/pedestrian mishap that occurred in a retail parking lot in 2019. We live in different parts of the country, and when I got the phone call I knew it was bad and that she had a long road to recovery. I chose the law firm of Salvi,Schostok & Pritchard on a recommendation and my mom's case was given to Jennifer Ashley. From the beginning she was on top of everything for my mom including getting her transferred out of the hospital to rehab, and making sure all of the bills associated with the accident were taken care of. She was responsive when my mom or I had questions or concerns. It really pays to hire someone experienced like Jennifer and can make a terrible thing like an accident so much easier to deal with. If you are looking for someone with experience who handles everything from start to finish choose Jennifer Ashley.
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Posted by James | December 15, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
personal injury
Ms. Ashley handled my personal injury case to our mutual satisfaction with minimum involvement on my part. I would not hesitate to call her in the future or recommend her.
Posted by Mark | April 29, 2015
Excellent Chicago PI Attorney
Jennifer Ashley is an extremely organized and well-trained plaintiff's personal injury at a very prestigious Chicago law firm. She fights very hard for her clients, maximizes the strengths, and minimizes the weaknesses of all of her cases with her hard work, dedication and savvy. She has many years of quality experience and her excellence is bolstered by the fact that she spent many years of her career on the defense side before switching to the plaintiff's side. I would recommend her to anyone seeking a qualified attorney for a personal injury lawsuit.
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Posted by anonymous | December 8, 2014
Jennifer Ashley is highly recommended
Ms. Ashley is trustworthy, responsive, patient, and confident. She helps clients feel comfortable with the whole legal/ court process. She successfully handled my case and I would definitely recommend her to others.
Posted by Debra | December 4, 2014
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
I came to Jennifer after an awful experience with another lawyer. Jennifer listened and decided to take the case. I could not have been happier. Jennifer jumped right in and took charge. She was very professional yet very easy to talk with. Jennifer was also very responsive to my questions and took time to explain things to me. I felt totally confident with her from the start. Mostly, I was happy with the results. If you are looking for a lawyer you can trust to do the job in the best way possible, call Jennifer. I would highly recommend her to friends and family!
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Posted by Laura | December 4, 2014
OUTSTANDING
I was in an accident that wasn't my fault, had missed a significant amount of work, the medical bills were piling up and I was very frustrated. I found Jennifer Ashley and she immediately began working on my behalf to achieve a successful outcome. Her knowledge and experience, excellent communication skills, and responsiveness were all very impressive. I would highly recommend her.
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Posted by Theresa | June 12, 2013
J. Ashley Review
My experience with Jennifer Ashley as my attorney was a great one. She was always there for me when I had questions, and she never made me feel stupid like I should already know the answer. She was even responding to my emails late at night and on weekends, which I totally didn't expect her to do. My case went very smoothly and I was thrilled about that, as I was injured pretty badly and that was one less thing I had to worry about. It was a great feeling knowing I was being "taken care of"!
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Posted by Iris Yao | May 29, 2013
A Wonderful Personal Injury Lawyer
After an unexpected car accident I found Ashley as my attorney. She is responsive, knowledgeable, and most of all, sincere and caring for me on a personal level. My case went smoothly without me worrying about anything (e.g. medical bills). I strongly recommend her as a personal injury attorney!
Posted by anonymous | January 11, 2013
Excellent Attorney
Excellent plaintiff's lawyer with lots of experience. Obtains great results for her clients.
Posted by Marny | August 16, 2012
Excellent Trial Attorney
You won't find a better lawyer. Ms. Ashley is very intelligent, organized, thorough, and determined. As a lawyer myself I greatly respect and admire Ms. Ashley's abilities. Ms. Ashley was an attorney who we hired to defend various civil lawsuits filed against my client. Every jury trial she personally handled for my client resulted in a WIN.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-33%
  • Retainer Never

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C.
  • 2013 - Present
  • Senior Associate
  • Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C.
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Associate
  • Parillo, Weiss, & O'Halloran
  • 2000 - 2012

Education

  • Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • Western Illinois University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1995

Sample of Legal Cases

  • TIMOTHY WALSH, et al., Plaintiffs v. RAUL BAHENA and GURNEE MOTORS, INC. d/b/a MULLER HONDA OF GURNEE, et al., Defendants
  • $16,000,000 settlement
  • CLAYTON OATES, Plaintiff v. PATRICIA TEMMER
  • $1,500,000 settlement
  • Debra and Chris Rostan v. Jeremy Sierra
  • $140,000
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Associations

  • Cook and Lake Counties
  • Arbitrator
  • 2006 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Jefferson Inn of Courts
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Lake County Bar Foundation
  • Board Member
  • N/A
  • Kent College of Law Trial Team
  • Coach
  • 2008 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America - Personal Injury Litigation
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyers Top 50 Female Lawyers in Illinois
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Best Lawyers in America - Personal Injury Litigation
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyers Top 50 Female Lawyers in Illinois
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Best Lawyers in America - Personal Injury Litigation
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyers Top 50 Female Lawyers in Illinois
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyers
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Best Lawyers in America - Personal Injury Litigation
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2018
  • Best Lawyers in America - Personal Injury Litigation
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2017
  • Illinois Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Lake County Woman of Distinction
  • Lake County Journal
  • 2016
  • Illinois Super Lawyer
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Law Bulletin Publishing Company
  • 2015
  • CALI Excellence awards- highest grade in Criminal Law II
  • Chicago Kent
  • 1999
  • CALI award - highest grade in Capital Punishment Seminar
  • Chicago Kent
  • 1999
  • CALI award for highest grade in Criminal Procedure
  • Chicago Kent
  • 1999
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • N/A
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Publications

  • Crain's Publication
  • Chicago Business
  • 2014
  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education (Illinois)
  • The Power of Demonstrative Aids
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Seminar
  • Ethical Considerations with Client Relationships
  • 2015
  • Cook & Lake Counties
  • Arbitrator
  • 2015
  • Cook and Lake Counties
  • Arbitrator
  • 2014
  • Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Anatomy of a Motor Vehicle Crash Case: Insurance Coverage
  • 2013
  • Cook and Lake Counties
  • Arbitrator
  • 2013
  • American Mock Trial Association - Judge
  • National Collegiate Mock Trial National Tournament
  • 2013
  • American Association for Justice
  • Stryker Litigation
  • 2013
  • Cook and Lake Counties
  • Arbitrator
  • 2012
  • Cook and Lake Counties
  • Arbitrator
  • 2011
  • Cook and Lake Counties
  • Arbitrator
  • 2010
  • Mock Trial Competition - Judge
  • National Law School Mock Trial Competition
  • 2009
  • Cook and Lake Counties
  • Arbitrator
  • 2009
  • Mock trial competition - Judge
  • National Law School mock trial competition
  • 2008
  • Cook and Lake Counties
  • Arbitrator
  • 2008
  • Cook and Lake Counties
  • Arbitrator
  • 2007
  • Cook and Lake Counties
  • Arbitrator
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (6)
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Car accident Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I am extremely lucky to be able to call Jennifer Ashley my co-worker and mentor. She is an exceptional attorney. Not only is Jennifer honest, hard-working, dedicated and driven, she is an excellent advocate for her clients. She continues to go above and beyond to make sure her clients receive the best possible outcome. I would recommend Jennifer to anyone looking for a professional and dependable personal injury attorney with many years of experience."
Personal injury Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jennifer Ashley is an outstanding attorney whom I am fortunate to call a co-worker and a mentor. Her extensive experience in complex personal injury cases is an invaluable asset to her clients. She is intelligent, hard-working, and persistent. Her clients are fortunate to have such an extraordinary attorney fighting for them."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"I highly recommend Jennifer Ashley’s work. Jennifer is extremely knowledgeable about complex products liability and personal injury issues. She is a veteran trial attorney with tremendous attention to detail and always provides excellent representation for her clients. She has been a wonderful attorney to learn from and work with."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I had the privilege of starting out my legal career under Jennifer's direct supervision, which allowed me to work closely with her on many of her cases. Observing how Jennifer handles her cases and interacts with her clients has been very beneficial to me. She is a phenomenal mentor and has given me invaluable advice on handling personal injury cases from start to finish. Jennifer achieves exceptional results, and goes above and beyond for her clients on a daily basis. Her extensive experience combined with her sincere compassion toward her clients and her work is what makes Jennifer an exceptional advocate."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jennifer Ashley is an extremely organized and well-trained plaintiff's personal injury attorney at a very prestigious Chicago law firm. She fights very hard for her clients, maximizes the strengths, and minimizes the weaknesses of all of her cases with her hard work, dedication and savvy. She has many years of quality experience and her excellence is bolstered by the fact that she spent many years of her career on the defense side before switching to the plaintiff's side. I would recommend her to anyone seeking a qualified attorney for a personal injury lawsuit."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jennifer and I have handled many cases together as opposing counsel, including jury trials. She has a great courtroom presence and is extremely knowledgeable of the law. She is an experienced litigator who has tried dozens of cases to verdict with outstanding results. I frequently call her when I have a local medical malpractice case to refer."
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Waukegan Personal injury Lawyer Jennifer L. Ashley
Jennifer L. Ashley
Personal injury Attorney
Waukegan, IL
Licensed for 24 years
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