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Lance's Areas of Practice: Personal Injury Wrongful Death Civil Rights
Meet Lance D. Northcutt

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.

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"I have been a client of the firms for almost a decade now and have found the attorneys at Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C., to all be diligent and hardworking. They are very proactive in protecting my rights and providing quick feedback. Additionally, they have displayed excellent negotiation skills in settling cases. In comparison to other firms, they are highly reputable and never compromise when it comes to their clients. I highly recommend the firm to others based on my experience as a client. I am very satisfied!"

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As a former faculty member of the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Mr. Northcutt has taught courses to newly admitted lawyers on procedural and substantive law. He has been a moderator, panelist and featured speaker in multiple seminars before the bench and bar in the U.S and Ireland and is frequently called upon by national media outlets to comment on noteworthy cases.

Mr. Northcutt’s published works include an editorial that earned him a national award from the American Bar Association and others which have appeared in the Chicago Bar Association Journal and the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. Two articles, “First, Do No Harm” and “Illinois Evidence: A Code at Long Last,” were featured in the Illinois Trial Lawyers’ Journal.

A Chicago native, Mr. Northcutt graduated from The John Marshall Law School where he was a member of The John Marshall Law Review, a Morrissey Scholar, Editor-in-Chief of two publications and winner of the Hertzog Academic Scholarship and the Kissane Award for Public Service.

Mr. Northcutt has been named to the Illinois “Super Lawyer” list and has been recognized as a “Leading Lawyer” by his peers.

More About Lance Northcutt

In addition to his work at Salvi Law, on the Illinois Supreme Court Commission for Professionalism and in academia, Mr. Northcutt serves on the Board of Directors for the International Institute for Animal Law and volunteers for FSMA (Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy). In 2015, Mr. Northcutt was appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court to serve as a Commissioner on the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism. Additional credentials and distinctions include membership in the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Illinois State Bar Association, American Association for Justice, American Bar Association, and the Chicago Bar Association.

Education
  • J.D., John Marshall Law School, 2002
  • B.A., North Central College, 1998
Bar Admissions
  • Illinois (2002)
  • Illinois Supreme Court (2002)
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois (2008)
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois (2007)
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan (2009)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit (2009)

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