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Gori Works Fast To Protect Mesothelioma Victims

Mesothelioma is an aggressive form of cancer, and its most common cause is exposure to asbestos. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you need to move quickly to understand your treatment options and find the best possible plan. At the same time, you should analyze your legal options.

The company or companies that exposed you to asbestos need to be held accountable for the damage they've done to you and your family. Treatment for mesothelioma is expensive. Other ways asbestos exposure can cost you include:

Lost Wages • Pain and Suffering • Emotional Damages • Loss of Earning Capacity

These, combined with your current and future medical bills, can leave you and your family in a terrible position. By working with the skilled attorneys at The Gori Law Firm, you may be able to collect full compensation. That will allow you to focus on getting the best possible treatment.

Despite advances in treatment, mesothelioma is still often fatal. If you have lost a loved one to mesothelioma, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim. These claims can help you cover costs for medical bills, loss of consortium, funeral expenses, and pain and suffering. They also offer an opportunity to hold the negligent parties responsible for exposing your loved one to deadly asbestos.

We have helped thousands of people recover compensation in asbestos exposure litigation. In the cases where we were not able to help, the reason was often that the victim did not reach out to us in time. The moment you are diagnosed, the clock starts ticking on the statute of limitations. Once a certain amount of time has passed, you lose the right to sue the people who negligently exposed you to asbestos. Call our mesothelioma lawyers today. We can give you a free case evaluation to help put you on the right track after a mesothelioma diagnosis.

Call 888-362-6890 today to arrange your free initial consultation.

­­­Attorney Beth Gori

Bar Admissions:

  • Missouri
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois

Education:                                         

  • Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • J.D. - 1999
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, Amherst, New York
    • B.S. - 1995

­­­Attorney Sara M. Salger

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois, 2008
  • Missouri, 2009

Education:                                         

  • Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • J.D. - 2008
  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, Illinois
    • B.S. - 2004
    • Honors: cum laude

Professional Memberships and Achievements: 

  • SIU Board of Trustees, 2022
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2nd Vice President
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 10 Asbestos Mesothelioma Trial Lawyers Association, 2021
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers, Executive Board
  • National Trial Lawyers 40 Under 40, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • Madison County Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Missouri State Bar Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • National Asbestos Mesothelioma Trial Lawyers, Member, Present
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Member
  • National Women Trial Lawyers , Member
  • 2022 Partners for Pets Rescuer of the Year Award
  • 2022 Emerging Lawyer
  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton Award, Women of PALS (Plaintiffs Asbestos Litigation Seminar) 2020 – The award recognizes a lawyer who supports, initiates and sustains the advancement and progress of women in our field; contributes to materially altering the structural barriers to the success of women in our field within his or her firm or practice area; provides leadership in his or her firm and the wider legal community on issues related to gender equity; and effectively and consistently speaks truth to power.
  • 2020 National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40
  • 2020 Super Lawyer Rising Star
  • 2019 Super Lawyer Rising Star
  • 2019 Lawyers of Distinction - Personal Injury
  • 2019 The National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys Top 10 Under 40 in the State of Illinois
  • Illinois Trial Lawyer’s Association President’s Award for 2019 for dedication to ITLA and Chair of the ITLA Women's Caucus
  • 2018 National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40
  • 2018 Emerging Lawyer
  • 2018 Super Lawyer Rising Star
  • Get to Know Me 2017 People to Watch
  • 2015, 2016, 2017 Recipient of Super Lawyers Rising Star Award
  • 2016 Recipient of Law Bulletin’s Emerging Lawyers Distinction
  • Designated Top 40 Under 40 by The National Trial Lawyers

­­­Attorney David W. Aubrey

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois, 2011
  • Missouri, 2012
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 2012

Education:                                         

  • Southern Illinois University School of Law, Carbondale, Illinois
    • J.D. - 2011
    • Honors: The Order of Barristers
  • Trinity International University
    • M.A. - 2008
    • Honors: summa cum laude
    • Honors: Master's Student of the Year, 2008; Academic Achievement Award in the Class "International Human Rights & the Environment", 2007; Student Council Senator, 2007
    • Major: International Human Rights
  • L'Institut International des Droits de l'Homme, Strasbourg
    • Certificate in International Human Rights Law - 2007
  • Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, Illinois
    • B.A. - 2006
    • Major: Applied Linguistics

Professional Memberships and Achievements: 

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chair of ISBA International & Immigration Law Section Council, 2019-2020
  • Vice Chair of the ISBA Section Council on International & Immigration Law, 2018 to 2019
  • ISBA Section Council, 2018 - 2020
  • ISBA Section Council on Immigration and International law , Secretary, 2018
  • Master's Student of the Year Award - Trinity International University
  • "Best Brief" & Semifinalist at the UC-Davis Asylum & Refugee Moot Court Competition
  • Illinois State Bar Associations Diversity Leadership Council for 2019-2020
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 Attorneys for 2019
  • National Trial Lawyers Civil Plaintiff - Top 40 Under 40 Attorneys for 2019
  • 2022 Emerging Lawyer
  • Member of the ISBA International & Immigration Law Section Council for 2022-2023
  • Member of the ISBA International & Immigration Law Section Council from 2014-2016
  • Volunteer judge on behalf of the Moot Court Board at Southern Illinois University School of Law
  • Volunteer for the Pro Bono Panel in the U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan Saint Louis
  • Illinois State Bar Association’s Diversity Section Council

­­­Attorney Erin L. Beavers

Bar Admissions:

  • Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois

Education:                                         

  • Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa
    • J.D. - 2001
    • Honors: cum laude
  • University of Tulsa
    • B.A. - 1997

Professional Memberships and Achievements: 

  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • Madison County Bar Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • 2022 Leading Lawyer

­­­Attorney Jason B. Epps

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois, 2013
  • Minnesota, 2014
  • Missouri, 2014

Education:                                         

  • Southern Illinois University School of Law, Carbondale, Illinois
    • J.D. - 2013
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Member, Moot Court Board
    • Honors: Cali Excellence Awards in Real Property II and Workers' Compensation
  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale
    • B.S. - 2005
    • Major: Finance

Professional Memberships and Achievements: 

  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Madison County Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2021 National Trial Lawyers Top 100 for Civil Plaintiff in Illinois
  • 2020 National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40
  • 2019 National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40

­­­Attorney Christopher T. Layloff

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois, 2008
  • Missouri, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 2009
  • District of Columbia, 2017

Education:                                         

  • Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • J.D. - 05/2008
    • Honors: Concentrations in Business Transactional Law and Urban Development, Land Use and Environmental Law
  • Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, Missouri
    • B.S., in Business Administration - 05/2005
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: Economics & Finance
    • Minor: International Business

Professional Memberships and Achievements: 

  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Madison County Bar Association
  • St. Clair County Bar Association
  • East St. Louis Bar Association
  • Sigma Chi
  • Phi Alpha Delta

­­­Attorney Robert P. Marcus

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois, 2002
  • Missouri, 2003
  • Tennessee, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2019
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 2008
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, 2003

Education:                                         

  • Southern Illinois University School of Law, Carbondale, Illinois
    • J.D. - 2002
    • Honors: participated in Moot Court
  • James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia
    • B.S. - 1999

Professional Memberships and Achievements: 

  • Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys, Past President and Officer
  • Academy of Trucking Accident Attorneys, Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • Madison County Bar Association, Member
  • St. Clair County Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association , Member
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Member
  • Trustee, Village of Glen Carbon, 2017-Present
  • Special Counsel, Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission, 2015-Present
  • Planning and Zoning Commission Member, Village of Glen Carbon, 2015
  • Hearing Officer, Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission, 2010-2014
  • AV Pre-Eminent
  • Super Lawyers
  • Moot Court- Trial Division
  • Law Journal
  • 2022 Leading Lawyer

­­­Attorney Gregory Joseph Sandifer

Bar Admissions:

  • Missouri, 2005
  • Illinois, 2007

Education:                                         

  • Western State University College of Law, Fullerton, California
    • J.D. - 2005
  • Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, Edwardsville, Illinois
    • B.S. - 2002
    • Major: Sociology

Languages Spoken: 

  • Sigma Pi

­­­Attorney Jason Steinmeyer

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois
  • Missouri
  • Maryland
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri

Education:                                         

  • Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • J.D. - 2005
  • Washington University in St. Louis
    • 2002

Professional Memberships and Achievements: 

  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Madison County Bar Association
  • St. Clair County Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • The National Trial Lawyers – Top 100

­­­Attorney Martavious Antwon Thomas

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois, 2002
  • Missouri, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2004

Education:                                         

  • Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • J.D. - 2002
    • Honors: Certificate of European Legal Studies
    • Honors: Sports Law Certificate
  • University of Evansville, Evansville, Indiana
    • B.A. - 1999
    • Major: Marketing

Professional Memberships and Achievements: 

  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member, 2009
  • Madison County Bar Association, Member, 2007
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member

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