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Gerald G. Saltarelli Esq., Mediator & Arbitrator, Chicago, Illinois.

Gerald G. Saltarelli Esq.

Saltarelli ADR, LLC
321 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60654
Tel: (847) 945-8492
Cell: (312) 375-0031
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  • Practice Commenced: 1992
  • Total Mediations (as of Nov 2022): 27
  • Total Arbitrations (as of Nov 2022): 89
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Mr. Saltarelli has 46 years’ of experience litigating and trying commercial disputes, with 27 of those years serving as a neutral for the American Arbitration Association, the ICDR, CPR, and in ad hoc engagements.  Mr. Saltarelli has tried to conclusion and issued reasoned awards in dozens of domestic and international arbitrations and has successfully mediated numerous commercial cases. 

Gerry was named a leader in alternative dispute resolution in The Best Lawyers in America (2006-2012). He was identified as an Illinois Super Lawyer in Business Litigation (2005-2012). And, as part of the Law Bulletin Publishing Group’s 2012 survey of the top lawyers in the state, Gerry was designated as a “Leading Lawyer” in Illinois in the following fields: Commercial Litigation; ADR Law: Commercial Litigation; Insurance, Insurance Coverage & Reinsurance Law; and Professional Malpractice Defense Law: Including Legal/Technical/Financial.

Case Experience

  • Anti-Trust
  • Business Dissolution
  • Commercial/Business
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Insurance
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Partnerships
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Property Damage
  • Unfair Competition


  • J.D., University of Chicago Law School, 1973 (Associate Editor, University of Chicago Law Review, 1972-1973)
  • M.S., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1970
  • A.B., Princeton University, 1969

AAA/ICDR Neutrals Conference, 2016, 2010, 2009; ICDR Joint Colloquium on International Arbitration, 2008; AAA Pro Se: Managing Cases Involving Self-Represented Parties (ACE002), 2007; Attended AAA Neutrals Conference, 2006, 2004, 2003; AAA Chairing an Arbitration Panel: Managing Procedures, Process & Dynamics, 2005 (ACE005); AAA Practical Tips for Dealing with Delay Tactics of Parties and Advocates, 2004 (ACE004); AAA Arbitrator Ethics and Disclosure, 2004 (ACE003); AAA Arbitration Awards: Safeguarding, Deciding & Writing Awards, 2003 (ACE001); AAA Commercial Arbitrator II: Advanced Case Management Issues, 2002; AAA Arbitrator Update 2003, 2001; AAA Central Case Management Center, “Administrative Issues Training,” 2001; AAA/USATF Doping Grievance Arbitrator Training, 2000; AAA Commercial Arbitrator Training, 1999; AAA Basic Arbitrator Training, 1993.

Memberships & Affiliations

Gerry is active in the American Bar Association's Litigation Section and the Chicago Bar Association (Judicial Evaluation Committee). He has lectured to lawyers on issues including arbitration, rules of evidence, bad faith litigation, proof of damages, and discovery.

Rates Information

$600 per hour, both arbitration and mediation.

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