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Sal D. Phillips



The University of Southern California, Gould School of Law, J.D., 2015

Emory University, Goizueta Business School, B.B.A., 2012



Sal lives by the motto “do all the good you can.” He went to law school with the desire to be a social engineer. His idols are lawyers who have influenced the nation’s social and political landscape, like Abraham Lincoln, Thurgood Marshall, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. He too strives to uphold values and protect those without a voice every time he helps a client or steps into a court room.

Sal is known for anticipating his clients’ needs, respecting their wishes, and achieving better results than anticipated. He assists clients in the transportation industry with contract disputes, personal injury claims, regulatory compliance and risk avoidance in catastrophic loss scenarios. 

Outside the office, Sal participates in organizations that support the LGBTQI and African American communities. He enjoys traveling and learning new languages. He currently speaks conversational Portuguese and elementary German.

Memberships & Involvement

  • Member: Democratic Party of Illinois; Coordinated Advice and Referral Program for Legal Services (CARPLS); Knights of Columbus; LGBT Advisory Board for the Democratic National Committee