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.
|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||2003||06/12/2022|
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Best Lawyer||Best Lawyers||2022|
|Best Law Firms||Best Lawyers||2022|
|Best Lawyer||Best Lawyers in America||2021|
|"Women in Law"||Law Bulletin Media||2020|
|Chicago Gen X Leaders in Law||Crain’s Custom Media||2019|
|Trial Lawyer Excellence Award||Law Bulletin Media||2018|
|Notable Women Lawyers in Chicago||Crain’s Custom Media||2018|
|“Women of Distinction”||Lake County Journal||2016|
|The Women of Distinction Award||Lake County Journal||2015|
|Emerging Lawyers||Law Bulletin Publishing Company||2015|
|"40 Illinois Attorneys to Watch Under Forty"||Law Bulletin Publishing Company||2014|
|Partner||Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C.||2011 - Present|
|Associate||Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C.||2004 - 2010|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|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|
|The Docket - A Publication of the Lake County Bar Association||New Law will Allow Cameras in Illinois Nursing Homes||2016|
|Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education||Objections at Trial — An Essential Skill||2013|
|Marquette University Law School||JD - Juris Doctor||2003|
|University of Illinois||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2000|
|Press Conference||Woman Files Lawsuit Claiming She Was Raped By Security Guard At Skokie Hotel||2015|
|Press Conference||Young Woman Paralyzed When Pedestrian Shelter at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport Collapses on Her||2015|
|WGN News||Local family warns of the dangers of mislabeled food for those suffering from food allergies.||2014|
|WGN News||Boating safety concerns prompt lawmakers to take action||2014|
|CBS 2 News||Daughter Of Woman Allegedly Injured In Nursing Home Pushes For Patient Monitoring||2014|
|Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Damages Seminar||Liens||2014|
|CBS 2 News Chicago||Mother Pleads For Help In Solving Mystery Of Son’s Hit-And-Run Death||2014|
|Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Damages Seminar||Non-Economic Damages||2013|
|American Mock Trial Association - Judge||National Collegiate Mock Trial National Tournament||2013|
|Good Day Chicago on Fox 32 News||Illinois Driving Laws||2013|
|University of Notre Dame Law School - Guest Lecturer||Pleadings, Discovery and Who to Depose||2013|
|Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Nuts & Bolts Seminar||Preserving the Record: Objections, Offers of Proof, Setting Up Faith Claims||2011|
|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|
|UNDISCLOSED, et al., Plaintiffs v. UNDISCLOSED MEDICAL FACILITY, et. al., Defendants||$1,850,000|
|JASON DERBORT, as Independent Administrator of the Estate of Kacey Derbort, deceased v. DECATUR MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, et al.||$3,000,000 Jury Verdict|
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