Jennifer L. Ashley

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Waukegan, Illinois

Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C.
Jennifer L. Ashley
Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C.

Practice Areas: Personal Injury

Licensed in Illinois since: 1999

Education: Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2024
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Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C.

218 N Martin Luther King Jr. Ave
Waukegan, IL 60085 Phone: 847-249-1227 Email: Jennifer L. Ashley Visit website


Jennifer L. Ashley joined Salvi, Schostok & Prichard P.C., in 2012 and was named partner in 2014. She focuses her practice on the areas of personal injury and wrongful death law including cases that involve car accidentspremises liability and products liability.

During her time with the firm, Ms. Ashley has personally secured over $65 million on behalf of her injured clients, including the following settlements:

  • $16 million for a man who lost his leg in a Lake County car crash
  • $3.14 million for a woman who lost her leg in a Waukegan car accident
  • $2.425 million for the family of a young girl in a medical malpractice case
  • $1.6 million for a woman who suffered a spinal injury in a Livingston County truck crash
  • $1.5 million for a man injured in a Kane County motorcycle crash
  • $1.1 million for the husband of a woman who died in a 2021 Warren car crash

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 AssociationIllinois State Bar AssociationIllinois Trial Lawyers AssociationAmerican 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.

First Admitted: 1999, Illinois

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Lake County Bar Association - Civil Trials & Appeals Committee
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association  
  • Cook and Lake Counties - Arbitrator 2006-present 
  • American Bar Association 
  • American Association for Justice  
  • Chicago Bar Association  
Educational Background:
  • Western Illinois University, Cum Laude ; Bachelor of Science, 1995
  • Woman of Distinction, Lake County Journal, 2016
  • Best Lawyers in America - Personal Injury, U.S. News - Best Lawyers, 2023
  • Best Lawyers in America - Personal Injury, U.S. News - Best Lawyers, 2022
  • Tecognized by Best Lawyers in America in the field of Personal Injury Litigation , Best Lawyers in America - Personal Injury, Best Lawyers - US News and World Report, 2021
  • 2020 Best Lawyers in America by Best Lawyers and US News and World Report, Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers, 2020
  • Leading Lawyers is a division of Law Bulletin Media and uses a four-phase selection process that begins with a survey of every lawyer listed in Sullivan's Law Directory, followed by interviews with the lawyers most frequently nominated, an ethical evaluation, and finally an intensive review by the Leading Lawyers Network Advisory Board. The total number of members in the Leading Lawyers network never exceeds five percent of the total number of lawyers in the state., Leading Lawyer, Law Bulletin Media, 2019
  • Best Lawyers in America - Personal Injury, Best Lawyers, 2019
  • Best Lawyers in America - Personal Injury, 2018
  • Best Lawyers in America - Personal Injury, 2017
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Lake County Bar Foundation, 2021
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law Trial Team - Coach 2008-2009
  • Prairie State Legal Services - Pro Bono Legal Work
  • Cook and Lake Counties - Arbitrator 2006-present 
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • UNDISCLOSED, et al., Plaintiffs v. UNDISCLOSED, Defendant (Per Confidentiality Agreement) SETTLEMENT: $1,100,000 Case No.: Pre-suit Case Type: Auto Accident Venue: Lake County, IL Case Disposition: 11-02-2022, 2022
  • UNDISCLOSED, Plaintiff v. UNDISCLOSED, Defendant (Per Confidentiality Agreement) SETTLEMENT: $1,800,000 Case No.: CONFIDENTIAL Case Type: Personal Injury/Auto Accident Venue: Federal Court - N. Dist. of IL Case Disposition: 02-17-2023, 2023
  • ALAN RUBEL, Plaintiff v. TERESA FATINA, Defendant ; Automobile Accident/Personal Injury ;Settlement: $33,000.00, 2012
  • UNDISCLOSED, et al., Plaintiff v. UNDISCLOSED, et al., Defendant (Per Confidentiality Agreement) SETTLEMENT: $3,140,000 Case No.: Confidential Case Type: Personal Injury Venue: Lake County, IL Case Disposition: 07-14-2021, 2021
  • TIMOTHY WALSH, et al., Plaintiffs v. RAUL BAHENA and GURNEE MOTORS, INC. d/b/a MULLERHONDA OF GURNEE, et al., DefendantsSETTLEMENT: $16,000,000Case No.: 18 L 523Case Type: Personal InjuryVenue: Lake County, IL , 2020
  • RACHAEL WALSH, a minor, et al., Plaintiffs v. Caroline Leider, Defendant ; Personal Injury/Auto Accident ; Settlement: $175,000, 2012
  • CLAYTON OATES, Plaintiff v. PATRICIA TEMMER Settlement: $1,500,000, 2017
  • JANIS BROWN, Plaintiff v. Rita Mosher, Defendant ; Automobile Accident/Personal Injury ;Settlement: $100,000.00, 2012
  • STADLER, et al., Plaintiffs v. ST. ELIZABETH HOSPITAL, et al. Defendants ; Medical Malpractice ; Settlement: $450,000, 2012
  • RONALD ERIKSEN, by and through, JUDY ERIKSEN, his agent pursuant to a Property Power of Attorney;and JUDY ERIKSEN, individually v. DELNOR-COMMUNITY RESIDENTIAL LIVING, INC., an IllinoisCorporation a/b/a DELNOR GLEN and DIANE KELDER Settlement: $1,540,000, 2016
  • MARY HICKEY, Plaintiff v. JAMES HALL, et al.,  Defendants ; Automobile Accident/Personal Injury; Settlement: $75,000.00, 2012
  • RICHARD LENDER, et al., Plaintiffs v. ERIC ENGSTROM, Defendant; Personal Injury ;Settlement: $31,318.00, 2012
  • Undisclosed Plaintiff v. Undisclosed Defendant Settlement: $2,425,000, 2013
  • Brenna Coleman, Plaintiff v. 900 N. Dewitt Place, Chicago IL, Defendant Settlement: $1,000,000, 2013
  • JANE DOE, et al., Plaintiffs v. INSTITUTE FOR THE INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION OF STUDENTS, IES ABROAD, et al., Defendants ; Personal Injury: Negligence ; Settlement: $35,000.00, 2012

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218 N Martin Luther King Jr. Ave
Waukegan, IL 60085

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