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Jeffrey J. Kroll joined Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. in February 2013, after representing injured victims of negligence for more than two decades. Mr. Kroll has taken several cases to verdict throughout the country in the areas of trucking accidents, products liability, medical malpractice and transportation negligence. During his career, Mr. Kroll has obtained verdicts or negotiated settlements on over 75 occasions where the results have exceeded $1 million including four cases that exceeded $10 million.


Mr. Kroll is recognized within the legal community and belongs to many state and national bar associations, holding leadership positions in several of these organizations. He has lectured on more than 140 occasions throughout the country on personal injury and wrongful death matters and has had more than 75 articles published in legal journals on topics such as strategic jury selection, maximizing an injured client’s recovery, successfully handling wrongful death cases and preparing and cross-examining expert witnesses.


Mr. Kroll has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America since 2011 in the field of personal injury. In 2002, Mr. Kroll was selected by the National Law Journal as one of the Top 40 attorneys in America under the age of 40, and was the only personal injury lawyer from the Midwest selected. He is AV Peer Reviewed Rated, Martindale-Hubbell’s highest peer recognition for ethical standards and legal ability, and has been selected by his peers as a “Leading Lawyer.” Mr. Kroll has also been named to Illinois “Super Lawyers” list since 2005. Additionally, Mr. Kroll has been named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Illinois by the American Trial Lawyers Association for seven consecutive years. He is also an elected member of DePaul University Board of Trustees.


Mr. Kroll has been interviewed in countless media segments and publications such as WBBM-AM 780, CBS 2 Chicago, ABC 7 Chicago, the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times and National Law Journal. Mr. Kroll has taught Trial Advocacy and Medical Malpractice Law at his alma mater, DePaul University and Trial Advocacy at Northwestern Law School. He has also taught a Deposition Practicum Course at John Marshall Law School. Most recently, Mr. Kroll was the only Illinois attorney to be published in the Anatomy of a Personal Injury Lawsuit, 4th Edition, recently released by Trial Guides and the American Association for Justice. He also served as the editor and author for the IICLE “Proving Fault in Auto Accident Cases” 2014 edition.


Mr. Kroll graduated from DePaul University College of Law and received his undergraduate business degrees from DePaul in Finance and Economics in 1987.


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Practice areas


  1. Brain Injury: 20%
  2. Medical Malpractice: 20%
  3. Trucking Accident: 20%
  4. Wrongful Death: 20%
  5. Personal Injury: 20%
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    I first learned of Jeff when watching a presentation he delivered for the Chicago Bar Association. I was impressed with Jeff's outstanding presentation skills. He possesses a crucial quality for a top trial lawyer -- the ability to really engage, educate and persuade an audience. Jeff makes it look easy but it is not. Jeff successfully practices law with heart and I would trust him to represent me or one of my clients.


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Contact info

Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C.

22 W. Washington Street
Suite 1600
Chicago, IL, 60602


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199005/11/2016
INTemporary AdmissionUnknown07/03/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyersIllinois Super Lawyers2016
Best Lawyers - Personal InjuryBest Lawyers in America2015
Super LawyersIllinois Super Lawyers2015
Leading Lawyer in Illinois, Personal InjuryLeading Lawyers2015
Leading Lawyer in Illinois, Personal InjuryLeading Lawyers2014
Best Lawyer - Personal InjuryBest Lawyers in America2014
Super LawyersIllinois Super Lawyers2014
Leading Lawyer in Illinois, Personal InjuryLeading Lawyers Network2013
Best Lawyer - Personal InjuryBest Lawyers in America2013
Super LawyersIllnois Super Lawyers2013
Leading Lawyer in Illinois, Personal InjuryLeading Lawyers Network2012
Best Lawyer- Personal InjuryBest Lawyers in America2012
Super LawyersIllinois Super Lawyers2012
Best Lawyer - Personal InjuryBest Lawyers in America2011
Leading Lawyer in Illinois, Personal InjuryLeading Lawyers Network2011
Super LawyersIllinois Super Lawyers2011
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in IllinoisThe National Trial Lawyers Association2011
Super LawyersIllinois Super Lawyers2010
Super LawyersIllinois Super Lawyer2009
Most Valuable VolunteerIllinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education2008
Super LawyersIllinois Super Lawyers2008
Super LawyersIllinois Super Lawyers2007
Super LawyersIllinois Super Lawyers2006
Super LawyersIllinois Super Lawyers2005
Promising Young AdvocatesNational Law Journal2002
40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to WatchLaw Bulletin Publishing Company2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerSalvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C.2013 - Present
PrincipalLaw Offices of Jeffrey J. Kroll2007 - Present
PartnerClifford Law Offices, PC2000 - 2007
AssociateLaw Offices of Jeffrey J. Kroll1995 - 2000
AssociateCorboy Demetrio Clifford1994 - 1995
AssociateLaw Offices of Robert A. Clifford & Associates1990 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Board of Trial AdvocatesMemberN/A
Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
Illinois State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Chicago Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice SectionMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Litigation SectionMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
DuPage County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Southwest Bar Association of IllinoisMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Komosa v. Township High School District 214$12,500,000
JORDYN BANKSTON, a minor v. EDDIE DIAZ$1,125,000
Neuhengen v. Global Experience Specialists, Inc.Verdict
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Publication nameTitleDate
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin"Cross is more fun, but direct is what wins"2015
Anatomy of a Personal Injury Lawsuit"Summation in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Cases"2015
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin"Heading home reveals changes, inside and out"2015
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin"Hate Losing, but Don't be Afraid to Lose"2015
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin"Breaking bad habits of the legal system"2014
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education"The Use and Presentation of Demonstrative Evidence in the Trial of Automobile Negligence Cases"2014
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education"Pedestrian vs. Motorist: Can't we all just get along?"2014
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education"Scope of Permissible Closing Arguments in Automobile Crash Accidents"2014
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education"Proving Fault in Auto Accident Cases"2014
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin"Involvement isn't the same as commitment"2014
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education"Depositions: Pre-Trial Strategy in Civil Practice"2014
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education"Inside and Outside the Jury Box: Effective Trial Strategies: Selecting Jurors in the 21st Century"2014
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education"Trial Skills Flashpoints - Closing Arguments"2014
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin"Believing in the benefits of mentoring"2014
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin"Never forget about the mockingbird"2014
Illinois Civil Discovery Practice Handbook (2014 Update)"Special Considerations in an Automobile Accident Case"2014
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin"There's No 'I' in Attorney"2013
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin"Know your spouse, Know your Witness"2013
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin"For the Love of the Game"2013
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education"Creating a Powerful Opening Statement"2013
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education"What are the Qualifications of Your Expert Witness?"2013
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education"Tips for the Auto Collision Case Interview"2013
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education"What the Heck is a Focus Group? Can I Afford it?"2013
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin"Be Good for Goodness’ Sake"2013
The Lawyer's Logbook (Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America)"Deposing the Defense Medical Examiner"2013
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin"Preserving the Element of Surprise"2013
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin"Student-Athletes Need Modernized Protections After Accidents Happen"2013
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin"Lawyer Exposes Financial Bias"2012
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin"Lawyer Adjusts to Strike Zone"2012
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin"Teens, Distractions Equal Disaster"2012
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin"What does 'I'm Sorry' Mean"2012
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin"Public Speaking Skills Prove Vital"2012
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin"Don't Bring Past Mistakes with You into the New Year"2012
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education"Seven C's of Settlement"2012
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education"Taking a Deposition"2012
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal EducationPsychological Injuries: Plantiffs Perspective, Proving and Disproving Damages in Personal Injury Cases2012
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education"Automobile Collision Cases"2012
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education"New Attorney Skills"2012
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin"Lawyers Should Take the Reins with Future Damages"2011
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin"Lawyers Remain Civil, Courteous"2011
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin"Halloween Illustrates Element of Suprise at Trial"2011
DCBA Brief"The Realities of Pro Bono Work and the Legal Aid Funding Crisis"2011
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin"One Lawyer Reflects on the Changing Practice of Law"2011
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education"Inside and Outside the Jury Box: Effective Trial Strategies"2011
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin"Cross-Examination Defense Experts Requires a Plan"2011
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin"Direct Examination Can be as Easy as Playing Catch"2011
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin"Nuances of Emotional Damages"2011
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin"Maximizing Recovery for Even the Little Losses"2011
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin"Weighing the Value of Life, Death and Work"2011
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin"The 'Pulp Fiction' Approach to Trying Cases"2011
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin"Where Have all Those Happy Lawyers Gone?"2011
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin"A Degree of Medical Uncertainty"2011
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin"Build a Better Blog"2011
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin"The Lawyer as Scrooge; the Lawyer as Santa Claus"2010
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin"The Most Successful Person"2010
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin"Jury Trials in the Digital World"2010
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin"Lawyers, Teachers Alike Hear a Plethora of Excuses"2010
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin"Humanizing Tips for the New Lawyer"2010
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin"Audience Persuasion Plays Into Jury Trials"2010
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin"Rethinking to a Reasonable Degree"2010
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin"Video Depositions at Trial"2010
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin"Dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder"2010
Minority Nurse"Linguistic Competence and the Law"2010
Trial Journal (ITLA)"Handling a Railroad Case"2010
Tort Source, American Bar Association"Keeping Law Firm Staff Happy in Tough Economic Times"2009
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education"The Search for an Effective Expert: Sailing the Seven C's"2009
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education"Tips for the Initial Client Interview in an Auto Accident Case"2009
Illinois Bar Journal"The Overlooked Art of Redirect Examination"2009
Illinois Civil Discovery Practice"Special Considerations in an Automobile Case"2009
Trial"The Art and Science of Pre-Suit Discovery"2009
Proving Fault in Auto Accident Cases"Pedestrians: Endangered Species"2007
Proving Fault in Auto Accident Cases"The Use in Presentation of Demonstrative Evidence in the Trial of an Automobile Negligence Case"2007
Proving Fault in Auto Accident Cases"General Editor"2007
Illinois Bar Journal"The Incredible Expanding/Shrinking Right of Children to Sue 'Parents'"2007
Expert Alert"The Search for an Effective Expert: Sailing the Seven C's"2006
Trial Journal; Illinois Trial Lawyers Association"Using Themes and Analogies to Persuade in a Personal Injury Trial"2006
Automobile Law Committee Newsletter"Using Themes at Trial"2004
Illinois Bar Journal"Revisiting Bulger v. CTA: The Case for Admitting Transportation Company Investigation Results"2004
Trial"The Fear Factor"2004
Litigation"Effective Use of Depositions at Trial"2003
Tort Trend Newsletter (ISBA)"No Damage? No Expert? No Defense!"2003
Illinois Bar Journal"Adverse Examination of Former Employees in Illinois"2003
The Practical Litigator"Using Technology to Enhance Medical Demonstrative Evidence"2001
Trial Technique Committee Newsletter"Using Demonstrative Evidence to Maximize Damages: A Plaintiff's Perspective"2001
Proving Fault in Auto Accident Cases"The Use and Presentation of Demonstrative Evidence in the Trial of an Automobile Negligence Case"2001
The Brief"Demonstrative Evidence in Medical Malpractice Actions: Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way"2001
Illinois Bar Journal"The Case for Making Pre-Impact Fear Compensable in Survival Actions"2000
Tips from the Trenches Newsletter"Reheating Old Soup: Taking a Case to Verdict . . . A Second Time"2000
Tort Trends Newsletter (ISBA)"Using Focus Groups to Prepare for Trial"2000
Illinois Bar Journal"Maximizing Damages in Soft-Tissue Injury Cases"1999
Tort Trends (ISBA)"High-Low Deals: In Vogue or In Trouble?"1999
Illinois Bar Journal"Closing Arguments in Civil Trials: How Far Can Lawyers Go?"1998
Products Liability Section Newsletter (ATLA)"Offering Evidence of Prior Occurrence"1998
Tort Trends Newsletter (ISBA)"Itemized Verdicts: When are They to be Used and How are the Various Elements of Damages Itemized?"1998
Illinois Bar Journal"Lights, Camera, Action - Using Videotapes at Trial in Illinois"1998
Trial"Litigating the Power Tool Case"1997
Tort Trends Newsletter (ISBA)"No Medical Testimony? No Problem . . . Or Is It?"1997
Soundings Newletter (ISBA)"Slip and Fall Verdict for Head Chef Upheld"1997
Tort Trends Newsletter (ISBA)"Rescue Doctrine Saves Plaintiff"1997
Tort Trends Newletter (ISBA)"Wild Boar Gets One Free Bite"1997
Soundings Newsletter (ISBA)"Loss of Society and Punitive Damages are Recoverable in Action Under Maritime Law"1995
Chicago Daily Law B"Public Speaking Skills Prove Vital"N/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
DePaul University College of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1990
DePaul UniversityEconomics/FinanceBS - Bachelor of Science1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal EducationDirect Exams of Expert Witnesses2015
CBA Tort Committee SeminarTrial Skills and Opening/Closing Argument2015
American Association for Justice's Annual ConventionSummation in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death2015
Ohio Association for JusticeDelivering the Knock-Out Punch - Making Your Closing Argument Count2014
ITLA's Update Review SeminarClosing Argument2014
ITLA Ethics and Professionalism SeminarPreparing Witnesses2014
Chicago Bar Association PanelCivility in the Profession...How to Play Nice2014
Louisiana Association for Justice’s Last Chance CLE ConferenceDelivering the Knock-Out Punch – Making Your Closing Arguments Count2013
ITLA: Updates & Damages SeminarDamages2013
Chicago Bar Association PanelCivility in the Profession: How to Play Nice2013
Appellate Lawyers AssociationMarketing for Appellate Lawyers2013
360 Advocacy InsituteThe Invisible Injuries: Measuring and Presenting the Closed Head and PTSD Damages2013
The National Trial LawyersProof and Argument of Physical Pain and Mental Suffering2012
Mass Torts Made PerfectCross Examination of Defense Medical Examiners to Prove Severity of Pain and the Relationship of Pain to Suffering and Anguish2011
Kane County Public DefenderUsing Life Experience to Persuade Juries2011
Mass Torts Made PerfectKnowing, Understanding & Appreciating What the Adjustor & Insurance Claims Department Needs, Wants & Has to Have in Order to Settle the Case (And Why Clueless Plaintiff Lawyers ALWAYS Leave Significant Dollars on the Table)2010
The Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of AmericaDeposing the Fatigued Trucker2009
National Constitution CenterDeposing Expert Witnesses: Proven Tactics You Need to Know2009
National Constitution CenterExamining Witnesses: Proven Techniques2008
National Constitution CenterAdvanced Trial Skills: Persuasive Opening Statements & Closing Arguments2008
National CLE ConferenceOne Tale at a Time: Has Technology Changed the Storyteller’s Art?2008
Rainbow Push Coalition & Citizenship Education FundHow to Win Billion Dollar Verdicts - Opening Statements2007
National Constitution CenterPowerful Opening Statements: Practical Tips from a Proven Winner2007
National Constitution CenterStrategic Jury Selection: Win Your Case from the Start2007
National Constitution CenterIf a Trial Is A Battle: Themes & Analogies Are Your Secret Weapons2007
National Constitution CenterEverything You Need to Know About Medical Evidence-But Were Afraid to Ask2007
National CLE ConferenceLuring Them a Tale at Time: The Art of Jury Persuasion Through Storytelling2007
National Constitution CenterPreparing & Examining Expert Witnesses: Proven Techniques You Can Use Today2006
National CLE ConferenceCross-Examination of the Independent Medical Examiner2006
National CLE ConferenceUsing Themes and Analogies to Maximize Damages in a Catastrophic Injury or Death Case2005
National CLE ConferenceMaximizing Damages in a Catastrophic Injury or Death Case2004
FORENSIC CONSULTANTS ASSOCIATIONCross-Examination: Bending But Not Breaking2003
First Annual California Expert SummitDemonstrative Evidence & Expert Witnesses2003