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Bartholomew Bernard Torvik

Defective and dangerous products Attorney at Evanston, IL

5.0   49 reviews

also known as Bart Torvik

  • State Years
    Illinois - IL 13 years
    Minnesota - MN 19 years
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2010
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State MN
    Acquired 2004
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Bartholomew

Learn Bartholomew’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Defective and dangerous products
    Bart is a founding member of OFT Food Safety & Injury Lawyers, which focuses on getting compensation for people sickened in outbreaks of foodborne illnesses.

  2. Lawsuits and disputes
    Bart has helped well over 100 clients in all kinds of business litigation disputes, including contract cases, trademark cases, patent cases, debt collection, and more.

    20 years


OFT Food Safety & Injury Lawyers
701 Main Street
Suite 204
Evanston, IL, 60202
OFT Food Safety & Injury Lawyers
800 LaSalle Ave
Suite 2260
Minneapolis, MN, 55402
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5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | July 18, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Gets the job done!
Bart is driven by getting the best for his clients, he cares about them too. I was in a costly situation, even though I still had to pay, it was lowered to a managable amount. Helped my credit and my sanity too!
Posted by Mike D | June 14, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
What an amazing lawyer.
Bart helped me with my case against major insurance company who was suing me for significant amount of money. Thanks to his professionalism we were able to win the case. Highly suggest Bart to be your representative
Posted by Lissette | April 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
We won!
Bart was an awesome attorney. He was reasonably priced. He had great communication. He's very knowledgable. You need to hire him. Best of all we won the case. It's a weight lifted off of our shoulders and I couldn't have recieved better news from Bart this morning. Thank you so very much for your services.
Posted by Anthony | February 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bartholomew is smart and responsive laywer when you have a case with Pushpin Holdings
He is a straight shooter and responsive. He took care of my case without incident. I would highly recommend contacting him for help when dealing with Pushpin Holdings.
Posted by David | February 17, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Bartholomew verse Push Pen LLC
We contacted Bartholomew. Via his internet add about this push pen LLC company. That is going around sewing people. They are crooks, and should be in jail. Or sewed. They are taking advantage of people. Bartholomew knew what they were doing to people. He took the case made it go away. He was awsome. We did not have to worry about anything. I recommend Bartholomew for your lawyer. If you ever have a case in IL. Great work Bartholomew.. God Bless you and your family..
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Posted by anonymous | October 20, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Push Pin Holdings
I found Bart Torvik online. I contacted him because of the many terrific reviews he received fighting against push pin holdings. He did not disappoint. He was very thorough and in the end obtained the results I was hoping for. The case was dismissed with prejudice and at a very reasonable cost, and with very little work or effort required on my part.
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Posted by Debra | September 29, 2015
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| Consulted Attorney
Mr. Torvik is a Gem
I found Mr. Torvik on line. I contacted him regarding our problem with Push Pin. Within 36 hours the problem was solved. He was a tremendous help.
Posted by LaShun | September 28, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
We live in Saint Louis, MO and needed to fight a case against Push Pin in Chicago, Ill. Found Bart and read all the reviews and took a chance. He was very knowledgeable, did what he said he would do. He won our case it was dismissed with prejudice. Thank you so much Bart! Grateful from Saint Louis, MO The Washington's
Posted by Tom | July 28, 2015
Won my case against Pushpin Holdings
Mr Torvik was a pleasure to work with, was very upfront, knowledgeable and kept an open line of communication throughout the process. If you have any issue with Pushpin Holdings, I highly recommend Mr Torvik for your representation. His rates were very fair, and with his experience in these cases, shopping around is unnecessary.
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Posted by Judy | July 21, 2015
Push Pin
Bart did us a great job against push pin, he kept us informed and told us what we could expect with our case. This is one off the few times when we had to hire an attoney we felt like we got more than our monies worth.BART DID AN AWESOME JOB WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM. Thanks it is finely over.
Posted by Randy | June 10, 2015
Pushpin Domination!!!
Bart was very informative and upfront about what he could do. He performed exactly as he explained and kept me informed as to what was going on though out the process. I would highly recommend Bart for any one out of state having issues with Pushpin Holdings or any other predator agency using Cook County's loopholes. Thanks again Bart it was my pleasure! Randy
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Posted by Tom | May 26, 2015
Solid service
I contacted Bart Torvik in regards to a frivolous legal action by the unscrupulous Pushpin Holdings group. Mr. Torvik told me exactly what would happen in the legal process and everything went according to plan. Mr. Torvik kept me apprised of the legal proceedings and everything went smoothly. My case was dismissed and i was very satisfied with end result.
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Posted by Dominic | May 22, 2015
Attorney Torvik, trustworthy and competent
I found Attorney Torvik on the same site for Pushpin Holdings. I read all the positive reviews from prior clients and decided to call. Right from the onset and through the whole process, I found Attorney Torvik to be empathetic and extremely knowledgeable. My case, due to Attorney Torvik, was dismissed with prejudice. Thank you so much Bart! Dominic
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Posted by anonymous | May 21, 2015
Pushpin Scam
I called Mr.Torvik because I found him online regarding Pushpin Holding LLC lawsuits. I just had questions about it and he explained so much to me and helped me understand my options. He even thought it wasn't even worth the cost to hire him since the amount they were suing wasn't worth even fighting it. I thought that was very honest and he didn't gain anything from giving me information on what to do. Thank you Bart!
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Posted by KeithK | April 16, 2015
I highly recommend Attorney Bart Torvik
I came across Attorney Torvik bio and web page searching for information on a business calling themselves Pushpin Holdings. It was a relief to find out Attorney Torvik has delt with other cases like mine from this same business He immediately displayed his knowledge and professionalism on how to deal with my case. Mr Torvik was fair, caring and confident on what he needed to do to help me with my situation. Attorney Torvik was successful and helped relieve and dissolve this case . I couldn't be more happy and satisfied with the results and relief Attorney Torvik provided me. Thank you again Mr. Torvik!!
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Posted by Rodney | March 27, 2015
Pushin Case
Bart took over our case at the last minute, appeared at the final trial date which was set during his first appearance and the next thing you know he emails us, "Congrats, you won!" Our previous attorney suggested we settle and pay Pushpin although the debt was erroneous, however Mt Torvik said no way, let's fight them at trial! Great attorney and kept us updated on everything every step of the way!
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Posted by Darryl | March 26, 2015
Great lawyer to help you fight Pushpin
I contacted Bart well over a year ago to help me fight a lawsuit brought against me by Pushpin. I didn't know who to turn to, but after a few discussions with him I felt comfortable that he knew what he was doing. He was very knowledgeable about how Pushpin operates and went over my documents in detail. His fee was very reasonable and his level of communication has been excellent. Fast forward a year and I have won my case! Bart has kept me in the loop every step of the way and I never felt as if I was just another case to him. If you are seeking professional help that will fight for you then look no further.
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Posted by Roberto | March 26, 2015
Victory in NC
I'm very pleased with the outcome of my case. Bart kept me informed and he truly has a passion to stand and work hard for his clients. I was an out of town client but he was available day or night. I highly recommend him! He is also very affordable.
Posted by Tim | March 25, 2015
#1 Against the deceptive practices of Pushpin Holdings
Mr. Torvik was incredible to work with the whole way through this ordeal! If anyone needs the BEST to represent them from unscrupulous companies like Pushpin Holdings, he's your guy!
Posted by Joe | March 25, 2015
Pushpin Lawsuit
Words cannot express how pleased I am for having Bart represent me in the PushPin lawsuit. Bart has dealt with over 100 Pushpin cases and he has been successful in each and every one. He clearly explained the entire process, what I needed to do, and what he was going to do for me. He constantly updated me; always answering emails within minutes reassuring me to "Relax, I got this" The "trial" was today and he won...just as he said he would. If you are being sued by Pushpin do not hesitate to contact Bart..."Relax, he's got this" If you are having trouble with Pushpin do not hesitate to call Bart. "Relax, he's got this"
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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Torvik Law LLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • General Counsel
  • Indie Energy Systems Company, LLC
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Associate
  • Dorsey & Whitney, LLP
  • 2005 - 2010
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • United States District Court for the District of Minnesota
  • 2003 - 2005
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  • University of Minnesota Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Pushpin Holdings v. Martinez
  • Dismissed with prejudice


  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Contract Management Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2013

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2010
  • Rising Star
  • Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2009
  • Rising Star
  • Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2008
  • Sidney J. Kaplan Award
  • University of Minnesota Law School
  • 2003
  • Order of the Coif
  • University of Minnesota Law School
  • 2003
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Speaking Engagements

  • Licensing Executives Society Annual Meeting
  • Intellectual Property Opportunities in New Energy Technologies
  • 2010
  • History of Hip
  • Obscenity Law & Lenny Bruce
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (3)
Endorse Bartholomew
Litigation Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Bart is a top notch litigator who truly cares about his clients. I highly recommend him."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Bart works very hard for his clients and is an out of the box thinker on tactical legal strategy. As sharp as they come."
Evanston Defective and dangerous products Lawyer Bartholomew Bernard Torvik
Bartholomew Bernard Torvik
Defective and dangerous products Attorney
Evanston, IL
Licensed for 19 years