Mr. Saltarelli began practicing in 1973 with Winston & Strawn as an associate and then partner.  In 1981, he and three other partners founded Butler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd LLP.  Mr. Saltarelli retired from Butler Rubin at the end of 2017. 

As an advocate for 44 years, Mr. Saltarelli had 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, dealer/franchise litigation, and real estate disputes.  His appellate experience includes appeals in both state and federal courts.

On January 1, 2018, Mr. Saltarellii commenced practicing as Saltarelli ADR LLC, focused on serving as an arbitrator and mediator in domestic and international disputes. 

Mr. Saltarelli has had a robust ADR practice for the past 25 years.  He is an active member of the American Arbitration Association’s Commercial and Large, Complex Case Panels, and has frequently arbitrated cases for the Association’s International Center for Dispute Resolution.  Mr. Saltarelli is also on CPR’s Insurance and Franchise panels. He is a Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and a member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals.  He is a CEDR Accredited Mediator.

In addition to his arbitration practice, Mr. Saltarelli actively mediates commercial disputes through the American Arbitration Association and ad hoc engagements.

Mr. Saltarelli was named a leader in alternative dispute resolution in The Best Lawyers in America, 2006-2013. In the 2014-2017 editions of Best Lawyers, he is identified as a leader in arbitration and commercial litigation.  In addition, Mr. Saltarelli has been identified as an Illinois Super Lawyer in Business Litigation, 2005-2017.  As part of the Law Bulletin Publishing Group’s 2003-2016 surveys of the top lawyers in the state, Mr. Saltarelli 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, he was identified as being among the world’s leading practitioners in Who’s Who Legal: Insurance & Reinsurance (2015-2017) and in Who’s Who Legal 2017 – Compendium Edition.



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

Bar Admission:

Admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1973.

Court Admissions:

U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 1982; Tenth Circuit, 1983; Eighth Circuit, 2007; D.C. Circuit, 2000.

U.S. District Court: Northern (1980) and Central (1980) Districts of Illinois; Western District of Michigan, 1999; Eastern District of Wisconsin (1980).