Scott M. Salerno, a principal of Michaels, Schulwolf & Salerno, has many years of experience handling insurance matters and complex commercial disputes.  Mr. Salerno’s extensive litigation experience includes practice at both the trial and appellate court levels.  Mr. Salerno also has significant trial experience in both state and federal courts. 

Representative insurance matters handled by Mr. Salerno include coverage disputes involving product liability, mass/toxic torts, environmental, asbestos and other complex claims.  In addition, Mr. Salerno has enjoyed great success defending professional liability claims against various individuals and organizations.  Mr. Salerno has also successfully handled several cases involving complex commercial disputes in various areas, including class action litigation, contract disputes and consumer fraud.

Mr. Salerno has obtained favorable results for his clients through both litigation and other dispute resolution processes such as mediation and arbitration.  Where possible, Mr. Salerno has been able to resolve complicated disputes through negotiated settlements, saving his clients significant litigation costs.

Mr. Salerno also routinely counsels insurers in various non-litigation matters.  In so doing, Mr. Salerno offers valuable advice to his clients on issues such as policy analysis, claims handling practices and claim valuation.

Scott M. Salerno  Principal Direct: 312.428.4733  ssalerno@msslawpc.com

Scott M. Salerno
Direct: 312.428.4733


  • DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 1998


  • Illinois Supreme Court
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

Professional Affiliations

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association