Boca Raton, FL
With more than two decades of experience in the legal field, Chris Salamone presently applies his skills as chief executive officer of Chris M. Salamone & Associates, a private legal practice based in Boca Raton, Florida. Admitted to the Florida Bar in 1988, Mr. Salamone earned his Juris Doctor at Nova Southeastern University Law School, graduating at the top of his class with magna cum laude distinction and law review honors. He has provided counsel for an eclectic clientele over the course of his long and successful career, representing major corporations, high-level executives, professional athletes, individuals in the public eye, and everyday citizens from a wide variety of backgrounds.
A seasoned academic who remains extremely involved in the non-profit educational sphere, Mr Salamone formerly served as a faculty member at Loyola University Chicago School of Law and the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, and served as a leadership curriculum adviser at The University of Central Oklahoma. A sought-after lecturer who regularly speaks at leadership conferences across the country, Mr. Salamone has shared his views on various subjects relevant to law, government, and leadership at Fordham University, Georgetown University, Harvard University, Columbia University, and many other leading scholastic institutions. Today, he supplements his notably busy schedule with multiple writing and publishing projects. He is the author of the lecture series Law School Success and the co-author of Law School Companion – The Ultimate Guide to Excelling in Law School and Launching Your Career. He recently authored the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling book Rescue America - Our Best America is Only One Generation Away.
The founder of the non-partisan educational initiative LeadAmerica, the National Student Leadership Conference (NSLC), and the National Institute for Legal Education (NILE), Chris Salamone works to improve the lives of young people around the world through his many philanthropic endeavors. To this end, he functions as chairman of the LeadAmerica Foundation and extends a considerable amount of financial support to fund the education of 300 children in Haiti.