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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. During law school, Mr. Salgado held summer intern positions at the Illinois Public Defender’s and 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, and discrimination matters.

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

Mr. Salgado has appeared on television and radio, contributed legal articles to newspapers, and volunteered his services to charitable and non-for-profit organizations such as the Legal Assistance Foundation. Mr. Salgado has also offered free legal clinics to unions and other organizations regarding worker’s compensation rights and related legal topics. In his free time, Mr. Salgado enjoys traveling with teams of volunteers to Central America to provide medical care, children’s outreach, construction aid, and spiritual support.