Gerald Saltarelli has 41 years of experience as a trial lawyer in all aspects of commercial litigation, including jury and bench trials in breach of contract and fraud actions, business torts, trade secret and restrictive covenants, insurance coverage disputes, antitrust, products liability, professional liability and dealer/franchise litigation. His appellate experience includes appeals in both state and federal courts.
In addition to his litigation practice, Gerry has a robust ADR practice. He is an active member of the American Arbitration Association’s Commercial and Large, Complex Case Panels in Chicago, and has frequently arbitrated cases for the Association’s International Center for Dispute Resolution. Gerry is also on CPR’s Insurance and Franchise panels, has an active mediation practice, and is a Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators.
Gerry was named a leader in alternative dispute resolution in The Best Lawyers in America, 2006-2013. In the 2014-2016 editions of Best Lawyers, Gerry is identified as a leader in arbitration and commercial litigation. In addition, Gerry has been identified as an Illinois Super Lawyer in Business Litigation, 2005-2016. As part of the Law Bulletin Publishing Group’s 2003-2016 surveys of the top lawyers in the state, Gerry was designated as a Leading Lawyer in Illinois in Commercial Litigation; ADR Law (Commercial Litigation); Insurance, Insurance Coverage and Reinsurance Law; and Professional Malpractice Defense Law (including Legal, Technical, and Financial). And, Gerry was identified as being among the world’s leading practitioners in Who’s Who Legal: Insurance & Reinsurance (2015-2016) and in Who’s Who Legal 2017 – Compendium Edition.