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Tara Rae Devine

Personal injury Attorney at Chicago, IL

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  • State Years
    Illinois - IL 20 years
    Wisconsin - WI 21 years
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State WI
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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Tara R. Devine joined Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C., in March 2004 and became the firm’s first female partner in 2011. In 2018, Ms. Devine was promoted to Managing Partner of the firm’s Waukegan office. She concentrates her practice in the areas of personal injury, nursing home negligence, wrongful death, medical malpractice and product liability cases.

Ms. Devine has helped achieve numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of her clients in personal injury, medical malpractice and wrongful death suits. In August 2017, she was part of the trial team that obtained a record-setting $148 million jury verdict on behalf of a dancer paralyzed by a collapsed pedestrian shelter at O’Hare International Airport. The verdict is the largest personal injury verdict ever awarded to an individual plaintiff in Illinois history. Several months later, the city of Chicago appealed the verdict and the case settled for a record-breaking $115 million. In 2016, Ms. Devine obtained an $18.5 million settlement on behalf of a child who suffered a serious brain injury due to a delay in the diagnosis and treatment of meningitis. That same year, Ms. Devine obtained a $1.6 million verdict in a wrongful death case, the highest recorded verdict in Stephenson County.

Ms. Devine is licensed and practices in Illinois and Wisconsin.

In recognition for her outstanding legal work, Ms. Devine was recognized as a 2020 “Women in Law” honoree by Law Bulletin Media. In 2019, she was named to Crain’s Custom Media’s Chicago Gen X Leaders in Law list and 2018 Notable Women Lawyers in Chicago list. She was named to the 2021 Edition of Best Lawyers, one of the oldest and most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession. In 2018, she received a Trial Lawyer Excellence Award from Law Bulletin Media. In 2016, she received the Lake County Journal’s “Women of Distinction” award. Ms. Devine has also been named to Law Bulletin Media’s Leading Lawyers list, an honor given to the top 2% of lawyers in Illinois who are age 40 or younger or have practiced 10 years or less. In 2014, she was named one of Law Bulletin Media’s 40 Illinois Attorneys to Watch Under Forty.

Ms. Devine received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Illinois and her law degree from Marquette University. Currently, Ms. Devine is an active Marquette alumni member and has previously served as a Committee member for the Annual Chicago Marquette Lawyer Reception.

Additional credentials and distinctions include: serving as an Executive Board Member of the Lake County Bar Association and a member of the Chicago Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, and the Wisconsin State Bar Association. Ms. Devine is also involved with the American Association for Justice and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, where she serves on the Board of Managers and has been a guest speaker at the association’s legal seminars.

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Tara Devine speaking at the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association 2011 Nuts & Bolts Seminar on "Preserving the Record: Objections, Offers of Proof, Setting up Bad Faith Claims."
Attorney Tara Devine on Good Day Chicago on Fox 32.
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Location

Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard Trial Lawyers
161 N. Clark Street
Suite 4700
Chicago, IL, 60601
Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard Trial Lawyers
218 N Martin Luther King Jr Ave
Waukegan, IL, 60085
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Tara Devine was an outstanding attorney for our family. Her legal expertise, tenacity, and professionalism went above and beyond. In addition, she always treated our family with dignity and understanding throughout the process of our case. She consistently took the time to answer any questions thoroughly and keep us informed. What sets Tara Devine apart as an attorney is her unwavering commitment to bring justice to families and the fortitude she brings in this pursuit.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C.
  • 2011 - Present
  • Associate
  • Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C.
  • 2004 - 2010

Education

  • Marquette University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • University of Illinois
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Sample of Legal Cases

  • BALL, et al., Plaintiff v. DOUSMAN TRANSPORT, et al., Defendants
  • $4,500,000 settlement (Walworth County, WI record)
  • SERGEY MIKHANOVSKY AND LANA LESKOVA AKA SVETLANA R. LESKOVA, et al., Plaintiffs v. FUTURE DIAGNOSTICS, LTD., et al.,
  • $1,000,000 settlement
  • UNDISCLOSED, Plaintiff v. UNDISCLOSED, Defendant (Per Confidentiality Agreement)
  • $3,000,000 Settlement
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Associations

  • Lake County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2022 - Present
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Diversity Committee
  • 2015 - Present
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • N/A
  • Member
  • American Association for Justice
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Law Firms
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2022
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2021
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2021
  • "Women in Law"
  • Law Bulletin Media
  • 2020
  • Chicago Gen X Leaders in Law
  • Crain’s Custom Media
  • 2019
  • Notable Women Lawyers in Chicago
  • Crain’s Custom Media
  • 2018
  • Trial Lawyer Excellence Award
  • Law Bulletin Media
  • 2018
  • “Women of Distinction”
  • Lake County Journal
  • 2016
  • Emerging Lawyers
  • Law Bulletin Publishing Company
  • 2015
  • The Women of Distinction Award
  • Lake County Journal
  • 2015
  • "40 Illinois Attorneys to Watch Under Forty"
  • Law Bulletin Publishing Company
  • 2014
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Press Conference
  • Young Woman Paralyzed When Pedestrian Shelter at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport Collapses on Her
  • 2015
  • Press Conference
  • Woman Files Lawsuit Claiming She Was Raped By Security Guard At Skokie Hotel
  • 2015
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Damages Seminar
  • Liens
  • 2014
  • University of Notre Dame Law School - Guest Lecturer
  • Pleadings, Discovery and Who to Depose
  • 2013
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Damages Seminar
  • Non-Economic Damages
  • 2013
  • Good Day Chicago on Fox 32 News
  • Illinois Driving Laws
  • 2013
  • American Mock Trial Association - Judge
  • National Collegiate Mock Trial National Tournament
  • 2013
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Chicago Personal injury Lawyer Tara Rae Devine
Tara Rae Devine
Personal injury Attorney
Chicago, IL
Licensed for 21 years