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About Patrick A. Salvi

About Patrick A. Salvi
Brian Salvi, Patrick Salvi & Patrick Salvi Jr. of Salvi Schostok & Pritchard

Patrick A. Salvi concentrates his legal practice in several limited areas primarily involving a trial practice in cases concerning serious personal injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death, aviation accidents, and mass torts. Mr. Salvi has achieved record-breaking jury verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients, including serving as lead counsel in obtaining an Illinois record-high $148 million jury verdict and a Lake County record $33 million jury verdict. Further, under his leadership, the law firm has obtained more than 260 multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements totaling more than $1.5 billion on behalf of injury clients. Mr. Salvi is dedicated to helping his clients – individuals, families or corporations – providing the highest level of professional legal representation.

In 1982, Mr. Salvi founded the law firm of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. (originally The Law Offices of Patrick A. Salvi) in Waukegan, Illinois. He is the sole owner, chairman, and Managing Equity Partner of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. The firm has 18 lawyers and is supported by more than 30 staff members including paralegals, nurse paralegals, and administrative assistants. Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C., has convenient office locations in Chicago and Waukegan.

Personal Successes

What our clients are saying

"Pat Salvi is an excellent P.I. attorney…. I hired him after my husband died and he worked diligently on my case. I appreciated his knowledgeable and honest opinions. I felt he really cared about me and my family. When you are going through a traumatic experience it’s important to trust your lawyer. Pat Salvi is someone you can trust 100%. I highly recommend Pat if you need a private injury lawyer."

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Awards & Recognition

Patrick Salvi is a nationally recognized attorney who has been listed as one of the “Best Lawyers in America” by Woodward/White, Inc., since 2005. In 2017, Best Lawyers® named him the Plaintiff’s Personal Injury “Lawyer of the Year” in Chicago. He received The Jury Verdict Reporter and Law Bulletin Publishing Company awards for Trial Lawyer Excellence in 2011, 2012 and 2018.

Additionally, Mr. Salvi’s peers have selected him to the Illinois Super Lawyers Top 10 List every year since 2014 (out of 96,000 Illinois lawyers and all categories of law). Leading Lawyers Magazine (Law Bulletin Media) has named Mr. Salvi to three Top Ten Lists every year since 2016:

  • “Top 10 Leading Lawyers in Illinois in All Areas of Law”
  • “Top 10 Leading Consumer Lawyers in Illinois”
  • “Top 10 Personal Injury Plaintiff’s Lawyers in Illinois.”

Mr. Salvi has been selected for The Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America every year since 2017.

  • Named to the prestigious “Top 100” by the National Trial Lawyers
  • Highest rating for “Legal Ability and General Recommendation” and listing in the “Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers” (Martindale-Hubbell American Law Directory)
  • “The Leading American Attorneys of Illinois” (The Consumer Law Guidebook)
  • “One of the Top Ten Personal Injury Lawyers in Illinois” and “Top 5% of all Lawyers in Illinois” (Law Bulletin Publishing Company’s Leading Lawyers, based on a survey of legal peers)
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In 2001, he was invited to become a fellow in the prestigious International Academy of Trial Lawyers. In 2015, Mr. Salvi was selected to the Leading Lawyers Advisory Board. He currently serves on the American Association for Justice Leaders Forum.

Mr. Salvi is a former President of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. He served a three-year term from 2010 to 2012 as Chairman on the Character and Fitness, 2nd District Committee of the Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar. He was appointed to the Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Jury Instructions in Civil Cases in 2013.

Additionally, Mr. Salvi serves as Chairman of the Notre Dame Law School Advisory Council.

  • 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)

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