About Lance D. Northcutt
Lance D. Northcutt is a trial lawyer and partner at Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard, P.C. who focuses his practice on cases concerning catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, civil rights, and mass torts.
Mr. Northcutt is a tenacious courtroom advocate who revels in fighting for his clients and their families. Prior to joining Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard, Mr. Northcutt broke his previous firm’s record of $13,750,000 for a personal injury settlement and recovered over $37,000,000 on behalf of injured victims within an 18-month period.
A former Cook County prosecutor and law enforcement officer, Mr. Northcutt draws upon his diverse background in complex litigation and legal knowledge to deliver results in his personal injury practice. He has tried to verdict hundreds of cases before judges and juries, including one of the first remote bench trials in Illinois, conducted entirely via a Zoom teleconference. Mr. Northcutt has represented clients in cases through trial, on appeal, and before the Illinois Supreme Court on a wide range of matters, including large-scale investigations and the representation of lawyers and judges before regulatory bodies.
As a legal educator, Mr. Northcutt has more than 15 years of experience teaching trial advocacy, evidence, and advocacy-related legal ethics in the United States and Ireland. An Adjunct Professor of Law since 2005, Mr. Northcutt served as the Assistant Director of Advocacy at The John Marshall Law School and now teaches at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law where he leads Kent’s International Comparative Advocacy Program in Dublin, Ireland in cooperation with The Honorable Society of King’s Inns, the Bar Council of Ireland and the Irish Supreme Court. In 2013, he was named both Adjunct Professor of the Year and Outstanding Trial Team Coach at Chicago-Kent.