Shout Out: Jennifer Ashley, a personal injury lawyer from Libertyville – Chicago Tribune


Libertyville resident Jennifer Ashley is a partner at the law firm Salvi, Schostok and Pritchard. (Courtesy of Salvi, Schostok and Pritchard)
Attorney Jennifer Ashley, of Libertyville, has secured more than $35 million on behalf of her injured clients while working as a partner at the firm Salvi, Schostok and Pritchard.
She recently was listed among the “Top 100 Super Lawyers” in Illinois and Top 50 Female Super Lawyers, according to the rating service Super Lawyers.
Ashley has been selected as an Illinois Super Lawyer every year since 2016. She lives in Libertyville with her husband, Mark Nazarof, and their two children, Henry, 9, and Victoria, 7.
She recently talked with Pioneer Press about her work as an attorney.
Q: How long have you been practicing law? What do you like about it?
A: It will be 20 years in November. I love being a plaintiff’s attorney because you’re actually helping people who were injured. I worked on the defense side before coming to the plaintiff’s side, so I have the advantage of doing both. It helps with the results. You’re dealing with regular people. We become very close over time working together.
Q: What does it mean to be an Illinois Super Lawyer?
A: It’s quite a compliment that my peers chose me as one of the best lawyers in the state. I try to get along with all other attorneys as much as I can. It makes the process easier. We’re all just doing our jobs.
Q: What types of law do you practice? What’s your specialty?
A: I do all personal injury. There are other lawyers in my firm that do different aspects. It’s best to narrow in on a specialty, so you can be an expert in that area. It evolves. I did do some products liability for a time, but I have always done personal injury — car accidents, slip and falls, dog bites — any case where someone or some entity is negligent, which causes someone personal injury.
Q: What are your favorite things about Libertyville?
A: I love the downtown. There are great restaurants and shops. The people are great. I grew up in Peoria. My husband is from Libertyville. He’s a lawyer, also. He convinced me to raise our family there. I’m lucky enough that we have an office in Lake County. I can still drop my kids at school in the morning and go to work. There are a lot of things to do in Lake County, especially for families — Independence Grove (Forest Preserve), Ravinia (Festival) and Six Flags (Great America). It’s a small-town feel with lots of big attractions for families and great schools.
Shout Out is a weekly feature in which we introduce our readers to their fellow community members and local visitors throughout suburban Chicago.
Phil Rockrohr is a freelance reporter for Pioneer Press.
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