Biography

Salama Gallimore is a skilled litigator and member of the firm’s Employment and Labor practice area. She is responsible for all phases of litigation, including drafting initial pleadings, discovery, dispositive motions and conducting witness interviews. She has extensive experience conducting investigations into allegations of discrimination and related retaliation. In addition, she has experience drafting position statements and responses to Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Missouri Commission on Human Rights charges.

Salama’s deep knowledge of state and federal education and employment laws and her experience as a university administrator make her well-qualified to navigate sensitive matters and manage conflict resolution for her clients.

She also has experience training and educating clients, including senior management, human resources and higher education professionals on the policies and regulations that impact their organizations, including nondiscrimination policies and institutional regulations. Her services also include drafting and reviewing policy and procedure manuals aimed at ensuring compliance with federal and state laws. Salama has experience drafting policies tailored to small businesses as well as large companies and organizations and educational institutions.

Criminal Law
As a member of the Litigation practice group, Salama represents clients facing federal penalties, including cases involving allegations of money laundering, firearms and conspiracy.

Education

  • University of Missouri School of Law  (J.D., 2014)
    • Journal of Environmental Sustainability Law
    • Phi Delta Phi
    • Family Violence and Guardianship Clinic
    • Griffiths Leadership Society for Women
  • Saint Louis University  (M.A., 2009)
    • Political Science
  • Saint Louis University  (B.A., 2008)
    • French and Political Science

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas

Professional Activities

  • The Missouri Bar 
  • Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City 
  • Missouri Employment Law Letter (Editor and contributor)

Charitable and Civic Involvement

  • Step Up! American Association for Rwandan Women (Board of Directors) 
  • Women's Employment Network, Kansas City (Volunteer)
  • Midwest Innocence Project (Law student intern, 2013)

Accolades

  • Griffith’s Leadership Society Emerging Leader Award (February 2017)
  • Mizzou Law Pro Bono Certificate (2014)
  • CALI Award for highest grade in the Family Violence Clinic (2014)
  • CALI Award for highest grade in Gender and the Law (2013)

Background

Prior to joining the firm, Salama served as the director of investigations and deputy Title IX coordinator at the University of Missouri in the Office for Civil Rights and Title IX. During law school, she worked as a legal intern for the Missouri Public Defenders Office (Trial Division) and the MU Office of Equity, and served as a judicial intern under the Hon. George W. Draper III in the Missouri Supreme Court.