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Patrick A. Salvi

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Patrick A. Salvi concentrates his legal practice in several limited areas primarily involving a trial practice in cases concerning serious personal injury, medical malpractice and wrongful death. Mr. Salvi achieved record breaking jury verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients including a record high $33 million jury verdict.  Additional recent verdicts and settlements include:

Medical Malpractice:

  • $17 Million
  • $15 million (a record high)
  • $12.5 million
  • $12 million
  • $7.25 million
  • $5 million
  • $2.45 million
  • $5 million

Wrongful Death:

  • $9 million
  • $8.25 million (a record high)
  • $3.75 million
  • $3.1 million

Personal Injury:

  • $2.82 million
  • $1.25 million
  • $1.125 million (a record high)
  • $1.1 million

"Everyone in the office was caring; they made you feel part of an extended family during a very difficult time in our lives. Patrick A. Salvi in particular was meticulous during the litigation process, which produced an outcome that exceeded our expectations. To this day, ten years later, we keep in touch with those who worked so hard on our trial. It's a great law firm."

- Donnica W.

Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard was established by Mr. Salvi in Waukegan, Illinois in 1982.  With offices in Waukegan and Chicago, the law firm has 12 lawyers and is supported by more than 25 staff members including paralegals, nurse paralegals and administrative assistants.

Today, Mr. Salvi is one of the most prominent attorneys in the country.  He was named one of the “Best Lawyers in America” by Woodward/White, Inc.  Mr. Salvi was the recipient of a 2011 and 2012 Award for Trial Lawyer Excellence by The Jury Verdict Reporter and Law Bulletin Publishing Company. In 2013, Mr. Salvi was appointed to the Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Jury Instructions in Civil Cases. Other accolades include: “Highest Rating for Legal Ability and General Recommendation” and “Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers” from Martindale Hubbell American Law Directory; member of the AAJ Leaders Forum; “The Leading American Attorneys of Illinois” from The Consumer Law Guidebook; “One of the Top Ten Personal Injury Lawyers in Illinois” and “Top 5% of all Lawyers in Illinois” from a survey of legal peers conducted by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company’s Leading Lawyers Network.  In 2001, he was invited to become a fellow in the prestigious International Academy of Trial Lawyers. He is also a former President of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and served a three-year term (2010-2012) as Chairman on the Character and Fitness, 2nd District Committee of the Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar. Additionally, Mr. Salvi is Chairman of the Law School Advisory Council and is an Adjunct Law Professor at the University of Notre Dame Law School.

Mr. Salvi and his firm of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C., have obtained more than $900 million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of injury clients.  The firm’s record includes 200 multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements (click to view cases) in various types of personal injury and wrongful death cases of $1 million of more.  He is dedicated to helping his clients – individuals, families or corporation – providing the highest level of professional legal representation.


  • J.D., University of Notre Dame Law School (1978)
  • B.A., Cum Laude, St. Mary’s University of Minnesota (1975)
  • Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, St. Mary’s University of Minnesota (1999)

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit (1993)
  • Wisconsin Bar (1985)
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin (1985)
  • Florida Bar (1979)
  • Illinois Bar (1978)
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois including Federal Trial Bar (1978)