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WGN News: Boating safety concerns prompt lawmakers to take action

As the summer heats up, so does boating season. And in Illinois, lawmakers are taking extra steps to keep boaters and passengers safe. Just last year, 16 people were killed...


The Southern Illinoisan: Family of teen killed in 2007 get $1.2 million

A Pope County jury delivered a $1.2 million verdict to the family of a teenager who died when his bicycle collided with an ambulance in Golconda. Brett McDaniel, 13, was...


WCKG 1530-AM: Patrick Salvi talks to Leslie Harris at WCKG-AM about his law career and new driving laws in Illinois

Leslie Harris talks to Attorney Patrick Salvi about why most personal injury lawyers really are the good guys, new driving laws in Illinois, and a fun night out for the...


Mother Pleads For Help In Solving Mystery Of Son’s Hit-And-Run Death

by: Suzanne Le Mignot Suzanne Le Mignot serves as CBS 2 Chicago’s general assignment. (CBS) — For the first time, a Lincolnwood mother speaks out about the hit-and-run mystery surrounding her...


AABE awards honor ‘extraordinary’ suburban businesses including Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard

By Richard R. Klicki, Director of Content Development Thursday, March 13, 2014 Twenty-two suburban businesses and organizations were recognized Wednesday for being extraordinary in what they do during the 2014...


Patrick Salvi Interviewed on TV about Wisconsin roller coaster accident

Roller coaster accident at Mt. Olympus under investigation Submitted by Channel3000 Web Staff Friday, March 7th, 2014, 9:22pm A state agency is investigating after a 64-year-old man fell out of...


Partner Patrick Salvi II interviewed about lawsuit that sheds light on problems with iron balcony railings

(CBS) – A man severely injured after falling 25 feet from a balcony when a railing breaks filed a lawsuit that has prompted the property owner to take action. As...


Managing Partner Patrick Salvi quoted about Minicar Safety

What To Do If You Own An Unsafe Minicar January 23, 2014 By Brian Albert Special to THELAW.TV Everyone may think that small car is cute, but its safety isn’t so...


A Nursing Degree Translated Into A Career In Law For A Chicago Nurse Attorney

Kathleen Naughton-Sparks received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and then achieved a law degree. She is currently a nurse attorney at Salvi, Schostok and Pritchard P.C. She uses her unique...


Partner Jeffrey Kroll’s column is featured in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.

Jeffrey Kroll’s article “Breaking Bad Habits of the Legal System” appeared in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin on January 17, 2014.


News Alert: Massive Pileup on I-94 in Northwest Indiana

The Chicago law firm of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. is closely monitoring the massive pileup on I-94 that occurred on the afternoon of Thursday, January 23, in northwest Indiana....


Law Firm’s Chief Operating Officer featured in the Chicago Legal Administrator’s Publication

Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. Chief Operating Officer TJ Saye was featured in the Member Spotlight of the November/December 2013 Issue of The Administrator’s Advantage. The publication serves the Greater...


Partner Tara Devine discusses 2014 laws for motorists and boaters on Fox’s Good Day Chicago Morning Show

Fox Chicago (December 31, 2013) – In 2014, you’ll need to be aware of a new traffic laws if you want to avoid a hefty fine. Attorney TaraDevine joins Good...


Managing Partner Patrick Salvi quoted the Lake County Suburban Life’s article “New state law to ban the use of hand-held cellphones.”

BARRINGTON – Jan. 1 will bring change for drivers and cellphone users alike. A new state law will prohibit all drivers from using hand-held cellphones while driving – a law...


Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. mentioned in Chicago Business Journal’s article “These are the best places to work in Chicago.”

The Chicago Business Journal has named its inaugural list of the Best Places to Work in the Chicago metro area. The companies were chosen using a proprietary scientific process administered...


Salvi Law Firm Attorney and Client Interviewed On TV about a new law that will require some motorists to pay more for car insurance.

(CBS) – Some Illinois motorists will have to dig deeper into their pockets to pay car insurance so that they can increase their minimum liability coverage. For one Chicago man, the...


Partner Jeffrey Kroll Interviewed in Chicago Sun-Times article “Clueless riders. No helmets. Divvys everywhere. What could go wrong?”

In a video that was widely circulated last week, a bewildered young woman pedals down Lake Shore Drive, hugging the left median as cars barrel by. She looks terrified. She...


Family of ex-Bear Jim Dooley files NFL concussion settlement claim

November 13, 2013 (LAKE FOREST, Ill.) (WLS) – The family of former Bears player and coach Jim Dooley is filing a claim to share in the concussion settlement being paid out...


Partner Jeffrey Kroll featured in media reports for recovering settlement for “doored” bicyclist

DNAinfo Chicago – “Bicyclist ‘Doored’ in Lincoln Park Gets $700,000 Settlement, Lawyers Says” Lake County News Sun – “Injured Vernon Hills Man Awarded $700,000 in Bike Accident.”


Patrick Salvi Interviewed on TV about the Dangers of Texting While Driving

Driver’s Ed goes high tech to teach the dangers of texting while driving A suburban high school is going high tech on their driver’s education program. Maine West High School...


Patrick Salvi featured on the cover of Chicago Lawyer’s October Issue

Pat Salvi: A life of competition The twilight sky is split — half black, half light — at Boomers Stadium in Schaumburg, and it’s causing havoc for the Traverse City...


Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. settlements mentioned in Chicago Lawyer Magazine’s Annual Settlement Survey

In October of 2013, Chicago Lawyer Magazine released the results of its 2013 Settlement Survey. The survey is based on settlements reported to the Jury Verdict Reporter between July 1,...


Patrick Salvi interviewed on TV about the Largest Dog Bite Settlement in Illinois History

Dog Bite Settlement is Largest in Illinois History Jordyn Bankston was attacked by a Bullmastiff named Kong two years ago Attorneys involved in a dog attack case say a $1.1...


Patrick Salvi interviewed by media on wrongful death lawsuit filed on behalf of an Indiana man killed by a drunk driver

7/23/13 CBS 2 News “Victim’s Family Sues Bar That Served Drunk Driver” 7/24/13 Lakeshore Public Media “Crown Point Family Sues After Son’s DWI Death” 7/24/13 The Times of Northwest Indiana “C.P. family files lawsuit in deadly...


Salvi Law Firm Attorney and Client Interviewed On TV about Chicago Bicycle Safety

July 11, 2013 (WLS) – With new bike lanes in Chicago and a bicycle-sharing program, more cyclists are taking to the streets, but what does that mean for safety?There’s already a...


Salvi Law Firm Attorney and client featured in Chicago Tribune article about Illinois law to raise minimum required liability coverage for auto insurance.

Heather Anderson was 3 years old in 1989, the last time that Illinois set minimum mandatory insurance levels for motorists. Three weeks before her 27th birthday in February and less...


Michael P. Schostok Receives Benedict J. Ori Award Posthumously

Lake County, Ill. – Michael P. Schostok of Libertyville became the 28th recipient of the prestigious Benedict J. Ori Award on June 7, 2013 at the Lake County Bar Association Installation...


Salvi Law Firm $3.75 million settlement mentioned in several media outlets

6/20/2013 The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin ran a story about the $3.75 million settlement reached by Patrick Salvi and Matthew Williams. “Family to get $3.75M after fatal car crash.”  ...


Salvi Law Firm Partner interviewed in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin about how settlement payments in Illinois could face timetables.

Partner Jeffrey Kroll is interviewed about how a new bill would set a timetable for payouts from a settling defendant to a plaintiff. Click here to read the article in...


Salvi Law Firm Attorney Publishes Article in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin “For the love of the game – and the law.”

Partner Jeffrey Kroll writes about his son’s passion on the baseball diamond inspires reflection on career as a trial lawyer. Click here to read “For the love of game –...


Salvi Law Firm Attorney and Client Interviewed On TV about Stryker Defective Hip Replacement

CHICAGO (CBS) — It was supposed to revolutionize hip replacements. Instead, an artificial hip produced by Stryker Medical Devices caused pain and hardship for scores of patients. Last year, Stryker recalled...


Salvi Law Firm Attorney Interviewed On TV about Limo Safety After Fatal Limo Fire

May 6, 2013 (CHICAGO) (WLS) – After a fatal limo fire in California, many people are wondering how to tell if a limo is safe. Five women were killed in the...


Attorneys at Salvi Schostok & Pritchard will bring Trial Skills to your inbox every month

Chicago, IL —The law offices of Salvi Schostok & Pritchard P.C. have teamed up with the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE) to bring the legal community tips, techniques...


Patrick A. Salvi Appointed to the Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Jury Instructions in Civil Cases

Chicago, IL – On March 29th, 2013 the Illinois Supreme Court announced the appointment of attorney Patrick A. Salvi to the Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Pattern Jury Instructions in...


Patrick Salvi, II receives 2012 “Trial Lawyer Excellence Award” from the Jury Verdict Reporter

Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard is proud to congratulate Pat and Patrick Salvi, II on receiving a 2012 “Trial Lawyer Excellence Award” from the Jury Verdict Reporter. The award was presented...


Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. Earns Spot in Chicago Lawyer 2012 Settlement Survey

Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. is highlighted in the recently released 2012 Settlement Survey by Chicago Lawyer magazine, including our firm’s work on a $22.6 million settlement in a birth...


Family Files Lawsuit after Boating Crash near Fox Lake

LAKE COUNTY, IL – A personal injury lawsuit was filed today in Lake County by the law firm of Salvi Schostok & Pritchard P.C., on behalf of a 37-year-old woman...


Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard Hires New Associate

Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard recently hired Beth Heffernan as an associate to join the law firm’s Chicago office. Ms. Heffernan received her Bachelors Degree in Communications and Child Development from...


Congratulates to Patrick Salvi on receiving a 2011 Trial Lawyer Excellence Award

On October 26, 2011, the Law Bulletin’s Cook County Jury Verdict Reporter held its annual Awards for Trial Lawyer Excellence.  Among an elite group of lawyers honored with the “Career...


Salvi Law Firm Attorney Interviewed On TV Over Proposed Cellphone Ban Among Chicago Suburb Motorists

Regulation is aimed at curbing distracted driving in Illinois caused by cellphone use, eating and other behind-the-wheel distractions. Oak Park officials talk ban on eating while driving It may soon...


August 2, 2011

The Salvi Law Firm was recently featured in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin for its efforts to reinvigorate the Catholic Lawyers Guild of Chicago.


Illinois Accident Lawyer Supports Chicago Police Clampdown on Unsafe Bicyclists

A recent sting operation scolding bicyclists for breaking road rules reinforces the need for bicycle and motor vehicle safety, says Illinois personal injury lawyer Michael P. Schostok. Chicago, IL –...


Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyer Says Claims In Outpatient Facilities Are Concerning

Results show that healthcare professionals need to crack down on outpatient misdiagnoses and patients need to be cautious even outside the hospital Chicago, IL – A new finding that medical...


Family Files Wrongful Death Suit in Fatal McHenry Crash

Sycamore man struck by Woodstock doctor on route 120. McHenry County, IL – A wrongful death lawsuit was recently filed and served today in McHenry County by the law firm...


Baby’s death spotlights safety risks linked to computerized systems

The medical error that killed Genesis Burkett began with the kind of mistake people often make when filling out electronic forms: A pharmacy technician unwittingly typed the wrong information into...


Spring 2011 Newsletter Posted

We have posted our Spring 2011 newsletter. If you would like to read our past newsletters, visit our newsletter page.


Chicago Area Toddler Killed Riding Indoor Roller Coaster

Related News: Suit: Amusement Park Negligent in Boy’s Death Deceased Boy’s Family To Sue Norridge Amusement Center Family Sues Park Over Toddler Death Suit: Amusement park negligent in boy’s death...


Infant Dies of ‘Gross Negligence Resulting in Sodium Overdose’ at Local Hospital

April 05 2011 Breaking News: Baby’s Death Prompts War Against Hospital Errors. Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit CHICAGO, IL – A wrongful death lawsuit was filed on April...


Illinois Personal Injury Law Firm Launches Comprehensive Accident and Injury Website

New website will enhance Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard’s ongoing efforts to help Illinois accident and injury victims understand their legal rights and options, say the Illinois personal injury law firm’s...


Chicago Medical Negligence Lawyer Supports Passage of Illinois’ ‘Patients’ Right to Know Act’

Cook County medical malpractice attorney David J. Pritchard today called for swift passage and adoption of the “Patients’ Right to Know Act” to put Illinois doctors’ histories of medical errors...


Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Calls for More Education, Vigilance About Sports Fans’ Alcohol Intake

A Cook County personal injury lawyer says a recent study of drinking at sporting events only scratches the surface and indicates the need to increase training for alcohol servers at...


Illinois Medical Negligence Lawyer Backs Requiring Sleep-Deprived Surgeons to Warn Patients

Patrick A. Salvi of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. says sleep-deprivation can lead to many kinds of malpractice injuries. Read the full article here.


Illinois Car Accident Attorney Hopeful About New Federal Roll-Over Standards

Patrick A. Salvi of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. says additional regulations may be needed to eliminate design flaws causing roll-over accidents. Read the full article here.


Chicago Medical Malpractice Attorney Praises Efforts to Raise Awareness about Birth Defects

National Birth Defects Prevention Month should serve as a reminder that, in all too many cases, preventable mistakes by medical professionals lead to birth defects such as cerebral palsy, Chicago...


As New Year Starts, Chicago Car Accident Attorney Urges Motorists to Review UM / UIM Policies

Many Illinois drivers may not be aware of the extent of coverage provided by their uninsured motorist (UM) and underinsured motorist (UIM) insurance policy provisions, says Chicago auto accident lawyer...


Negligence Claims Aren’t To Blame for Physician Shortage

A recently released Northwestern medicine school study wrongly tries to blame the state’s medical liability environment for driving new physicians to practice elsewhere, Illinois medical malpractice lawyer Patrick A. Salvi...


Patrick A. Salvi and Patrick A. Salvi II were co-authors 2010 Medical Malpractice Trial Notebook

Patrick A. Salvi and Patrick A. Salvi II were co-authors in the 2010 Medical Malpractice Trial Notebook on Informed Consent put out by the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association.


SALVI, SCHOSTOK & PRITCHARD RELOCATES

Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard Relocates Growth, Location Key Reasons Behind Move CHICAGO, ILLINIOS – Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C., recognized annually by Chicago Lawyer magazine as one of the top...


Chicago Lawyer Patrick A. Salvi Named Chair of Notre Dame Law School’s Advisory Council

Patrick A. Salvi, managing equity partner of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C., is a University of Notre Dame School of Law graduate and an adjunct professor at the school, where...


Illinois Attorney Says Recent Salmonella Outbreaks Show Need for Food Safety Improvements

Two recent salmonella poisoning outbreaks highlight the need for federal, state and local officials to update their approach to protecting consumers from foodborne illnesses, a Chicago personal injury attorney says....


Family of Lake Forest Man Claim Death resulted from Malpractice

June 02 2010 COOK COUNTY, IL – A wrongful death lawsuit was filed on May 10th in Cook County by the law firm of Salvi Schostok & Pritchard P.C., on behalf...


Patrick Salvi featured on University of Notre Dame Publication

Professor Seckinger once told a student, “you have a special gift,” after observing his exceptional courtroom skills. The student— Patrick A. Salvi, NDLS ’78—is now one of the country’s most...


The importance of questions regarding specific verdict amounts during voir dire

The Illinois Supreme Court has stated that “[t]he purpose of voir dire is to assure the selection of an impartial panel of jurors who are free from bias or prejudice.”...


Patrick Salvi Among 2010 “Best Lawyers in America”

Patrick Salvi has once again been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2010 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the specialties of Medical Malpractice Law and...


Patrick Salvi appointed Chairman on Character and Fitness Board

Effective January 1, 2010, the Illinois Supreme Court appointed Patrick Salvi to a three-year term as Chairman on the Character and Fitness, Second District Committee of the Illinois Board of...


Salvi Schostok & Pritchard Files Lawsuit in Boating Collision: Woman Trapped Under Vessel

September 09 2009 LAKE COUNTY, IL – A personal injury lawsuit was filed this afternoon in Lake County by the law firm of Salvi Schostok & Pritchard P.C., on behalf of...


August 01, 2009

Patrick A. Salvi has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2010 The Best Lawyers in America in the specialties of Medical Malpractice Law and Personal Injury Litigation.


Firm Promotes Associate, Matthew L. Williams to Partner

The Chicago personal injury law firm of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard, P.C. has announced the promotion of associate Matthew L. Williams to partner, effective January 1, 2009. “Matt has earned...


Salvi Schostok & Pritchard Once Again Recognized Among Top Law Firms in Illinois

Once again, Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard has been recognized as being among the elite Plaintiff law firms in Illinois according to Chicago Lawyer magazine’s annual million dollar settlement survey. The...


Wheel Chair Ramp Built to Improve Lives of Two North Chicago Women

NORTH CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – The lives of two North Chicago residents will forever be improved tomorrow after the unveiling on their new wheel chair ramp built and paid for by...


The Firm Supports UCP’s Efforts

FIRM SUPPORTS UCP’S EFFORTS AWARDS DINNER RECOGNIZES AREA STUDENTS’ “OUTSTANDING USE OF TECHNOLOGY” PALATINE, IL – The United Cerebral Palsy Association (UCP) of Greater Chicago hosted its annual Infinitec North...


Protecting Residents from other Residents – Law Suit Filed

April 09 2008 Protecting Residents from other Residents Plaintiff Raped in Chicago Nursing Home CHICAGO,IL–A nursing home lawsuit was filed late this afternoon in Cook County by the law firm...


Patrick A. Salvi, Michael P. Schostok and David Pritchard are recognized by the American Registry

Patrick A. Salvi and David Pritchard have been recognized by the American Registry, as three of the top lawyers in Illinois.  They were honored in the February 2008 issue of...


Lax oversight favors doctors over patients

Doctors keep licenses despite lawsuits, sexual assaults, even patient deaths. By GINA BARTON gbarton@journalsentinel.com Posted: Jan. 26, 2008 Patricia Degnan’s back pain was so severe she couldn’t lie in bed...


Patrick A. Salvi selected as one of the top lawyers in the country

Patrick A. Salvi has been selected to be included in The 2008 Best of the U.S. list, which honors the top lawyers in the country.  This award recognizes those lawyers...


Patrick Salvi teaches spring 2008 course at the University Of Notre Dame Law School

Patrick Salvi will be teaching, “Personal Injury Litigation” at the University Of Notre Dame Law School in the spring of 2008.  This two credit course will be taught to 2nd and...


Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard welcome Patrick A. Salvi II to the Firm

We proudly announce the appointment of Patrick A. Salvi II as a new associate to the firm.  Patrick received his law degree from the University of Notre Dame and will...


Celebrating Our Firm’s 25th Anniversary


Lawsuit Filed in Deadly Van Crash After PGA Tour Event, Waste Management, Western Golf Association

September 20 2007 CHICAGO, IL – A wrongful death lawsuit was filed late this afternoon by the law firm of Salvi Schostok & Pritchard P.C., on behalf of the estate of...


Patrick Salvi is again recognized by two peer-reviewed surveys

Patrick Salvi has again been recognized by two peer-review surveys including the most recent 2008 edition of The Best Lawyers in America by Woodward/White, Inc.  In addition, he has again...


Patrick A. Salvi Appointed to Saint Mary’s University Board of Trustees

WAUKEGAN, ILLINOIS – Prominent attorney Patrick A. Salvi, 54, a past Distinguished Alumnus Award Recipient for Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, has been appointed to the university’s Board of Trustees. ...


Salvi Law Firm Helps Recognize Area Disabled Students

PALATINE, IL – The United Cerebral Palsy Association (UCP) of Greater Chicago hosted its annual Infinitec North Awards Dinner on Thursday, April 26, at The Cotillion in Palatine, Illinois. Infinitec,...


Patrick A. Salvi Given Prestigious Award by 19th Judicial Circuit Court Judges

Waukegan, IL – The judges of the 19th Judicial Circuit Court honored Patrick A. Salvi, Managing Partner of the law firm Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C., with their annual Liberty...


Lake Forest Man May Have Died From Tainted Peanut Butter – Published by the Waukegan News Sun

By: Art Peterson The Waukegan News Sun February 22, 2007 A Lake Forest man died recently after eating peanut butter from a batch that has since been recalled and Waukegan...


Peanut Butter Salmonella Contamination Information

On February 14th, 2007, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning to consumers regarding Peter Pan and Great Value peanut butter due to risk of contamination with Salmonella...


Attorneys to Judge Midwest Area Law Students in Moot Court

WAUKEGAN, IL — Patrick A. Salvi and Donald R. McGarrah of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. were selected to serve as judges in the prestigious Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition...


Firm supports UCP’s efforts. Awards Dinner Recognizes Area Students”Outstanding Use of Technology”

View Video The United Cerebral Palsy Association (UCP) of Greater Chicago hosted its annual Infinitec North Awards Dinner on Thursday, April 27th, at The Cotillion in Palatine, Illinois. Infinitec, a...


Pritchard Hits $100 Million Mark

[Message from Pat Salvi] It is my privilege to express my admiration, gratitude and friendship for my partner, David Pritchard. This past November, David went over the $100 million mark...


Patrick A. Salvi Reports on the Tort Reform Controversy – Featured by the Waukegan News Sun

By: Art Peterson, Staff Writer The Waukegan News Sun September 24, 2004 Juries, and not the Legislature, should determine damages suffered by victims of medical malpractice, contends Patrick Salvi, a...


Illinois Super Lawyers 2005

Attorneys Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard Selected As Illinois Super Lawyers 2005 It will come as no surprise to the community that all three named partners at Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard...


Patrick Salvi Selected as one of the Best Lawyers in America

December 1, 2004 Patrick A. Salvi , the managing partner of the prominent personal injury firm, Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. , was recognized this month as one of THE...


Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed in Lake Villa Traffic Accident – Published by the Waukegan News Sun

September 25th, 2004 A wrongful death lawsuit, seeking more than $250,000 in damages, was filed Thursday in Lake County Circuit Court on behalf of the family of the late Albert...


Lawsuit Filed – Mayor Charged in Fatal DUI Crash

September 9, 2003 Attorney Patrick A. Salvi filed wrongful death and personal injury lawsuits on September 9, 2003 against David Dvorak, the Mayor of Essex and South Wilmington Sportsman’s Club. Mayor Dvorak...


Why Medical Malpractice Caps are Wrong – Published by the Waukegan News Sun

By: Patrick Salvi The News Sun August 14-15, 2004 Avery reasonable concern we all have is the prospect of not having access to health care. When doctors say that they...


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