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Patrick A. Salvi
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Patrick A. Salvi

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death

About Me

Patrick A. Salvi primarily concentrates his legal practice in the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice and wrongful death. In 1982, Mr. Salvi founded the law firm of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. (originally The Law Offices of Patrick A. Salvi) in Waukegan, Illinois. He is the sole owner and Managing Equity Partner of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard. The firm has 16 lawyers and is supported by more than 30 staff members including paralegals, nurse paralegals and administrative assistants. Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard has convenient office locations in Chicago and Waukegan.


 


Today, Mr. Salvi is routinely recognized as one of the most prominent attorneys in the country.  He was selected in 2014 and 2015 to the Illinois Super Lawyers Top 10 List, out of all of the lawyers in Illinois and named one of the “Best Lawyers in America” by Woodward/White, Inc. In 2013, Mr. Salvi was appointed to the Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Jury Instructions in Civil Cases. Additionally, Mr. Salvi was the recipient of a 2011 and 2012 Award for Trial Lawyer Excellence by The Jury Verdict Reporter and Law Bulletin Publishing Company. Mr. Salvi and his firm have won 200 multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements, totally over $900 million.  He is dedicated to helping his clients, providing the highest level of professional legal representation.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1978

  1. Medical Malpractice: 40%
    37 years
  2. Personal Injury: 40%
    37 years
  3. Wrongful Death: 20%
    37 years

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • James Richard Ping

    I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. I have referred cases to him and he and his firm have done outstanding work. Recently we concluded a matter in which I acted as local counsel for a case I referred to him, and he was lead counsel. He showed genuine compassion for my clients and obtained a phenomenal result for them. He is extremely thorough, focused, and determined.

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    James Ping Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Patrick. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.

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    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

22 W Washington St Ste 1600
Chicago, IL, 60602

218 N Martin Luther King Jr Avenue
Waukegan, IL, 60085-4236

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WIGood Standing198503/01/2015
FLMember in Good Standing197905/07/2015
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law197805/14/2015
INTemporary AdmissionUnknown05/30/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Illinois Super Lawyers Top 10Illinois Super Lawyers2015
Illinois Super Lawyers Top 10Illinois Super Lawyers2014
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward/White, Inc.2014
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward/White, Inc.2013
Top Ten Personal Injury Plaintiffs' LawyersIllinois Leading Lawyers Network2013
Trial Lawyer ExcellenceJury Verdict Reporter & Law Bulletin2012
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward/White, Inc.2012
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward/White, Inc.2011
Trial Lawyer ExcellenceJury Verdict Reporter & Law Bulletin2011
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward/White, Inc.2010
Highest Rating for Legal Ability and General RecommendationMartindale-Hubbell2010
Top 5% of all Lawyers in IllinoisLaw Bulletin Publishing Company2009
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward/White, Inc.2009
The Leading American Attorneys of IllinoisThe Consumer Law Guidebook2008
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward/White, Inc.2008
Liberty Bell Award19th Judicial Circuit Court, Lake County2007
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward/White, Inc.2007
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2006
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward/White, Inc.2006
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward/White, Inc.2005
Distinguished Alumnus AwardSt. Mary's University of Minnesota2005
President's AwardLake County Bar Association1998

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing Equity PartnerSalvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C.1982 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
The Economic Club of ChicagoMember2013 - Present
IL Supreme Court Committee - Jury Instructions in Civil CasesMember2013 - Present
Catholic Lawyers GuildBoard of Directors2010 - Present
Lake County Bar FoundationBoard of Trustees2010 - 2011
Federal Trial Bar, U.S. District Court, Northern District of IllinoisMember2010 - Present
Lake County Bar AssociationBoard of Trustees2010 - Present
Saint Mary's University of MinnesotaBoard of Trustees2007 - Present
State of Illinois Supreme Court, Second DistrictMember of The Committee on Character and Fitness2003 - Present
International Academy of Trial LawyersN/A2002 - Present
International Academy of Trial LawyersMember2002 - Present
The Society of Trial LawyersMember1999 - Present
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1993 - 1994
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh CircuitMember1993 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1990 - Present
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationVarious Appointments1986 - Present
State Bar of WisconsinMember1985 - Present
Florida BarMember1979 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationMember1978 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1978 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember1978 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
George Baldwin IV., et al., Plaintiffs v. William Klairmont et al., DefendantsJury Verdict: $33,210,919
Cody E. Smithey, et al., Plaintiffs v. Martin Brauweiler, M.D., et al., DefendantsSettlement: $15,350,000
Matthew L. Skonieczny, et al., Plaintiffs v. Philip M. Gardner, M.D., et al., DefendantsJury Verdict: $13,298,052

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Education Fund- Medical Malpractice Trial NotebookInformed Consent (co-author)2010
The Docket - A Publication of the Lake County Bar AssociationWhen Too Much For One is Not Enough for Another2010
Northern Illinois University Law ReviewWhy Medical Malpractice Caps Are Wrong2006
SIRS Researcher DatabaseWhy Medical Malpractice Caps Are Wrong2005
Trial Magazine of Illinois Trial Lawyers of AmericaWhy Medical Malpractice Caps Are Wrong2005
Trial Journal of the Illinois Trial Lawyers of AmericaWhy Medical Malpractice Caps Are Wrong2005
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin - Illinois Jury VerdictsThe Are of Selecting a Jury For a Personal Injury Case2003
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationDillon v. Evanston Hospital2003
The National Law JournalIn Personal Injury Cases, Juror Questions are Crucial2001
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association- Medical Malpractice SeminarInfection Cases2001
Trial Journal (ITLA)HMO Liability in Illinois2000
The Trial Lawyers GuideUsing an Economist in a Personal Injury/Wrongful Death Case: A Plaintiff Lawyer's Perspective1999
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Trial Techniques SeminarJury Selection1999
Illinois Trial Lawyers Assocation Hot Topics in Trial Advocacy SeminarMedical Malpractice, Seperating the Wheat from the Chaff1999
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Medical Negligence SeminarPreparing and Presenting Plaintiff's Expert1998
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Automobile Accident Cases SeminarPreparing Client for Disposition and Trial1998
Illinois State Bar Association Tort Law Update SeminarPrivileges1997
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association PointJury Selection1997
Illinois Legal Times - RoundtableLake County Lawyers Face Business Boom1996
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Civil Practice Update and Review SeminarNegligence Update1995
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Current Topics in Injury Victim Advocacy SeminarMissing Witness Instruction1995
Illinois State Bar Association Tort Law SectionApplication of the Medical Studies Act Privileges to Materials Requested in Discovery1992
Institute of Continuing Legal Education (Illinois)Medical Malpractice Litigation Handbook (co-author)1989

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
St. Mary's University of MinnesotaDoctor of Law, honoris causaDoctor of Laws, honoris causa1999
University of Notre Dame Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
St. Mary's University of MinnesotaBusinessBA - Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude1975

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Law Bulletin Publishing CompanyModerator for Settlement is an Art: Advice from the bench for mediation and pre-trial conferences2014
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationDeposing a Defendant Doctor2014
The Greater Chicago Chapter of the American Association of Legal Nurse ConsultantsThe Utilization of Legal Nurse Consultants in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury Cases2013
Medical Malpractice Illinois Trial Lawyers Association SeminarVoir Dire2013
Warren High School Guest LecturerSports Management Class2012
University of Notre Dame Law School Guest LecturerSports Law Class2012
Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of ManagementTort Law - Negligence & Strick Liability2012
Northwestern University Guest LecturerTort Class2012
Medical Malpractice Illinois Trial Lawyers Association SeminarPresenting Plantiff's Experts for Depositions and Trial and Panel Discussion2012
Law Bulletin Seminar's Annual Case Examination ConferenceKey Points in the Case Examinations2012
Kellogg Business School Guest LecturerBusiness Law Class2012
Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of ManagementTort Law - Negligence & Strick Liability2011
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Medical Malpractice SeminarClosing Argument and Rebuttal in a Medical Malpractice Case2011
Risk Managers' MeetingThe Plantiff's Perspective in Medical Malpractice Litigation2010
Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of ManagementTort Law - Negligence & Strick Liability2010
Loyola Law School SeminarStrategies and Tactics of how to Take a Deposition of a Defendant in a Medical Malpractice Case2010
Update & Review Illinois Trial Lawyers Association SeminarJury Selection2009
Notre Dame Law School SeminarSpring 2009 Trial Ad Intensive Week2009
Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of ManagementTort Law - Negligence & Strick Liability2009
National Business Institute Trial ForumWhat Civil Court Judges Want You to Know2009
Law Bulletin Seminar: Winning the Verdict and Protecting the RecordPreparing Your Expert Witnesses & Challenging Theirs2009
Federal Tort Claims Act SeminarHow a Plaintiff Attorney Prepares For and Conducts Settlement Discussions and Conferences2009
Notre Dame Law School SeminarSpring 2008 Trial Ad Intensive Week2008
Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of ManagementTort Law - Negligence & Strick Liability2008
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Update & Review SeminarWrongful Death Damages2008
Illinois State Bar Association SeminarPreparing Experts to Testify2008
Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of ManagementTort Law - Negligence & Strick Liability2007
Law Bulletin Litigation Skills ConferenceHandling Expert Witnesses2007
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Update & Review SeminarDamages in Injury & Death Cases2007
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Education Fund SeminarTop Ten Things Every Lawyer Should Know2007
Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of ManagementTort Law - Negligence & Strick Liability2006
Northern Illinois University Law Review SymposiumWhy Medical Malpractice Caps Are Wrong2006
Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of ManagementTort Law - Negligence & Strick Liability2005
Lorman Education ServicesJury Selection in Illinois: A Plantiff Lawyer's Perspective on Voir Dire2005
Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of ManagementTort Law - Negligence & Strict Liability2004
Law Bulletin SeminarLaw Firm Client Developent and Growth & Expansion2004
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Past Presidents SeminarMedical Malpractice Cases2004
Florida Medical Malpractice Claims CouncilBirth Injury Cases: The Most Important Factors in Obstetrical Brachial Plexus and Hypoxic Ischemic Brian Injuries2004
Zagnoli McEvoy Foley, Ltd.Jury Selection Workshop2003
Physician Insurers of America Claims Management WorkshopShoulder Dystocia Cases2003
Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of ManagementTort Law - Negligence & Strict Liability2003
Northwestern Univeristy Kellogg Graduate School SeminarMedical Malpractice Cases - A Trial Lawyer's Perspective2003
National Business Institute SeminarMedical Records for Illinois Attorneys2003
Plaintiff's Attorney at the Northwestern University School of LawYou Be the Judge! Discovering the Anatomy of a Medical Malpractice Jury Trial2002
Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of ManagementTort Law - Negligence & Strict Liability2002
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Past Presidents SeminarDeposing an Expert in a Medical Malpractice Case2002
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Medical Malpractice SeminarHow to Depose the Defendant2002
Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of ManagementTort Law - Negligence & Strick Liability2001
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association SeminarPoint/Counterpoint, Maximizing Damages in Wrongful Death Cases2001
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association SeminarThe Direct Examination of the Plaintiff's Expert in a Medical Malpractice Case2001
Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Gov'tTrial Lawyers Role in Money and Politics2001
Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of ManagementTort Law - Negligence & Strict Liability2000
Northwestern Suburban Bar Association Civil LitigationEffective Jury Selection and Presentation of Expert Opinions2000
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Past Presidents SeminarJury Selection/Jury Instructions2000
Colorado Trial Lawyers Association ConferenceStar Witnesses for Maximizing Damages2000
Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of ManagementTort Law - Negligence & Strick Liability1999
Prairie State Legal Services SeminarA Practical Nuts & Bolts Seminar: Winning Your PI Case1998
Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of ManagementTort Law - Negligence & Strick Liability1998
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association SeminarThe Art of Negotiation & Negotiating and Settling Personal Injury Cases1998
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association SeminarTrial Techniques and Direct Examination of Plaintiff and Non-Medical Witnesses1998
Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of ManagementTort Law - Negligence & Strick Liability1997
MMI CompaniesConsultant Education Day & Presentation of the Catastrophic Medical Malpractice Case1997
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association SeminarDemonstrative Evidence: The Winning Plaintiff's Case-in-Chief1997
Sears Professional Development SeminarIllinois Tort Reform1996
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association SeminarPre-Trial Trade Secrets of the Pros1996
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association SeminarTrial Techniques: Closing Argument-Damages in a Personal Injury Case1996
Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of ManagementTort Law - Negligence & Strick Liability1995
Lake County Bar Association SeminarChanges in Medical Malpractice1995
Lake County Bar Association SeminarTort Reform 19951995
Chicago Bar Association SeminarClosing Argument Techniques1995
Association of Trial Lawyers of America Annual ConventionLoss of Damages in Wrongful Death Cases1995
Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of ManagementTort Law - Negligence & Strick Liability1994
Northern Illinois University's College of Law SeminarPragnatic Issues in the Medical Negligence Trial; Selecting the Jury1994
MMI Companies, Inc.Advanced Claims Management for Medical Malpractice1994
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association SeminarThe Plaintiff's Closing Argument1994
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association SeminarPoint-Counterpoint1994
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association SeminarMedical Malpractice; Radiology & Pathology Malpractice Cases1994
Civil Trial Committee of the Lake County Bar AssociationDynamic Closing Arguments1994
American Trial Lawyers Association SeminarThe Trial Demonstration, Lecture on Damages1994
Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of ManagementTort Law - Negligence & Strick Liability1993
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association SeminarShotgun Seminar; Damages for Loss of Society and Companionship1993
Civil Trial Committee of the Lake County Bar AssociationSupreme Court Rule 2201993
Civil Litigation of Northwest Suburban Bar AssociationHandling Objections at Trial1993
Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of ManagementTort Law - Negligence & Strick Liability1992
MMI Companies, Inc.Advanced Claims Management for Medical Malpractice1992
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association SeminarDeadman's Act in a Nutshell1992
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association SeminarUpdate and Review: Damages1992
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association SeminarPreparing Discovery Deposition and Cross-Examination of Opposing Experts1992
Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of ManagementTort Law - Negligence & Strict Liability1991
MMI Companies, Inc.Advanced Claims Management for Medical Malpractice1991
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association SeminarAn Automobile Case Study and The Child Dart-Out Case1991
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association SeminarMedical Malpractice and Trying a Case Under the New Medical Malpractice Reform Act1991
Illinois State Bar Association SeminarHot Topics on Handling & Avoiding Common Settlement/Trial Problems and Handling Objections1991
Illinois State Bar Association SeminarHow to Present and Defend a Personal Injury Case and Proving Future Loss of Income1991
Wisconsin Optometric AssociationTips from a Malpractice Lawyer1990
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association SeminarMock Demonstration of the Direct Examination of an Expert Economist1990
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association SeminarHow to Conduct a Direct Examination of an Economist1990
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association SeminarUnder the Jury's Microscope: Medical Malpractice Scrutinized1990
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Civil Practice Update & ReviewDamages, Loss of Society & Companionship1990
Illinois State Bar Association SeminarHot Tips on Handling & Avoiding Common Settlement & Trial Problems1990
Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of ManagementTort Law - Negligence & Strict Liability1989
MMI Companies, Inc.Advanced Claims Management for Medical Malpractice1989
Lake County Bar Association Civil Trial CommitteeDemonstrative Evidence1989
Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of ManagementTort Law - Negligence & Strict Liability1988
MMI Companies, Inc.Advanced Claims Management for Medical Malpractice1988
Lake County Bar Association Civil Trial CommitteeDemonstrative Evidence1988
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association SeminarRoad Construction Injuries Act1988
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association SeminarTrial by Jury1988
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association SeminarSpecial Techniques in the Cross Examination of Experts at Groundswell Trends in IL Law1986
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association SeminarInsurance Law Insights and Update1986