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Lawyer Jeffrey J. Kroll of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. to Present at Three Upcoming Trial Lawyer Seminars Across the Country

Chicago, IL (November 4th, 2015) Partner Jeffrey J. Kroll of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C., will be speaking at three upcoming legal seminars and conferences aimed for trial lawyers. Mr. Kroll will be presenting at the Iowa Association for Justice’s Convention on November 5, the South Carolina Association for Justice’s Seminar on December 4, and the Louisiana Association for Justice’s Conference on December 11.

On November 5, 2015, Jeffrey Kroll will speak at the Iowa Association for Justice’s 42nd Annual Convention College of Advocacy Seminar Series in Des Moines, Iowa. The event features some of the most sought after speakers from across the country, who will share state-of-the-art trial advocacy theories and techniques, along with cutting-edge litigation solutions. Mr. Kroll’s topic is “Proof and Argument of Physical Pain and Mental Suffering.” The IAJ’s convention will be held at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown, 700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa. Mr. Kroll will present at 9:30am.

On December 4, 2015, Mr. Kroll will speak at the South Carolina Association for Justice’s Auto Torts Seminar in Atlanta, Georgia. The seminar focuses on auto torts, but will also include topics relevant to all trial lawyers. Organizers say attendees often describe the SCAJ Auto Torts seminar as one of the best in the region, if not the country, as it is held every December. Mr. Kroll’s topic is “Summation in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death.” The SCAJ’s seminar will be held at The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead,3434 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA. Mr. Kroll will present at 11:35am.

On December 11, Mr. Kroll will speak at the Louisiana Association for Justice’s Last Chance CLE Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. The conference offers more than 20 dynamic credit courses and an impressive list of acclaimed faculty with two programs including “Winning with the Masters” and “Review of Louisiana Law. Mr. Kroll’s topic is “Closing Arguments.” The LAJ’s conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana. Mr. Kroll will present at 8:30am.

Jeffrey J. Kroll. Mr. Kroll has taken several cases to verdict throughout the country in the areas of trucking accidents, products liability, medical malpractice and transportation negligence. During his career, Mr. Kroll has obtained verdicts or negotiated settlements on over 75 occasions where the results have exceeded $1 million including five cases that exceeded $10 million. He has lectured on more than 140 occasions throughout the country on personal injury and wrongful death matters and has had more than 75 articles published in legal journals on topics such as strategic jury selection, maximizing an injured client’s recovery, successfully handling wrongful death cases and preparing and cross-examining expert witnesses.

Illinois Car Accident Attorney Reminds Illinois Drivers of New 2016 Laws

Attorney Jeffrey J. Kroll of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. wants to remind drivers in 2016 to move over for recycling trucks, make room for low emission vehicles, and repeat drunk-drivers will have to use a Breath-Alcohol Ignition Interlock Device (BAIID) to keep their car moving. Read More

Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. Has Been Named a Tier 1 Firm in Chicago by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” in 2016

CHICAGO, IL (November 2nd, 2015)
Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. has received a Tier 1 ranking in Chicago by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” in 2016.

Firms included in the 2016 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. This is the sixth consecutive year U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers announced the “Best Law Firms” rankings and sixth consecutive year Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard received this honor. Read Full Press Release Here

Patrick A. Salvi II and Jeffrey J. Kroll of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. Recognized for Highest Pope County, Illinois Verdict

Chicago personal injury lawyers Patrick A. Salvi II and Jeffrey J. Kroll received a Jury Verdict Reporter award for Trial Lawyer Excellence on October 21, 2015 in recognition of their work in securing the highest jury verdict in Pope County, Illinois history.

Mr. Salvi and Mr. Kroll, along with Mark D. Prince of the Prince Law Firm, secured a $1.2 million verdict on June 27, 2014 on behalf of a boy who was struck and killed by an ambulance. (CALVIN MCDANIEL, as Administrator of the Estate of BRETT MCDANIEL, Deceased, Plaintiff, v. MERCY REGIONAL EMERGENCY MEDICAL SYSTEM, L.L.C., a Kentucky Limited Liability Company; and JAMES RATTA, Individually, Defendants. Circuit Court of the First Judicial Circuit, Pope County, Illinois in Golconda, IL, Case No. 08 L3.)

According to court documents, thirteen-year-old Brett McDaniel was riding his bike in 2007 in Golconda, Illinois, when he was struck by an ambulance owned by Mercy Regional Medical System LLC and driven by one of Mercy’s employees. Brett approached a three-way intersection facing a stop sign but did not stop before making a right turn and was struck by the ambulance traveling above the posted speed limit in the other direction and across the center line. Following a two-week trial before Circuit Judge Joseph M. Leberman, the jury awarded net damages of $2 million but reduced it by 40% to $1.2 million for contributory negligence.

According to the Pope County Clerk, at the time of the trial, the highest verdict in the county dated a decade ago, when the jury awarded $50,000.

On October 21, 2015, The 6th Annual JVR Awards for Trial Lawyer Excellence were hosted by the Jury Verdict Reporter, a division of the Law Bulletin Publishing Company. More than 250 trial attorneys and judges were in attendance for the reception and awards ceremony at the Harold Washington Library in downtown Chicago. The program recognized superior outcomes and record verdicts achieved by individuals and teams of trial lawyers from both the plaintiff and defense bars.

“We are grateful for this honor,” said Patrick Salvi II. “Local police records of Brett’s accident did not reflect an in-depth investigation of what happened. I’m glad that we could set the record straight and obtain justice for the McDaniel family. Just because this happened in a small town, doesn’t mean the loss of a life should be worth any less than if it happened in a big city.”

This is the third time lawyers from the firm received a Jury Verdict Reporter award for trial lawyer excellence. Additional awards were secured in 2011 and 2012. Read Full Press Release Here

Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard Announces Rob L. Kohen as New Associate

Chicago, IL (October 26, 2015) – Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. announced the promotion of Rob L. Kohen to Associate. Mr. Kohen first joined Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. as an attorney in 2014. He concentrates his legal practice on personal injury and medical malpractice cases.

Mr. Kohen received his law degree from the Chicago-Kent College of Law. At Chicago-Kent, Mr. Kohen was a member of the nationally ranked Trial Advocacy Team and competed in the American Association for Justice Student Trial Advocacy Competition. He also received a CALI award for the highest grade in an individual class. Since graduating, Mr. Kohen has been asked to speak numerous times to current law school students and serves on the Chicago-Kent Young Alumni Counsel.

Prior to joining Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C., Mr. Kohen was a law clerk at a personal injury firm in Chicago for two and half years.

“Rob has earned this promotion through his hard work and dedication to supporting our lawyers and assisting clients,” said Patrick A. Salvi, managing equity partner at Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard. “His trial support work has been invaluable and we are glad to add him to our team.”

Outside of his legal practice, Mr. Kohen is an avid and ranked triathlete. He is currently ranked in the top 5% overall as an All WORLD Ironman Age Group Athlete. Since 2011, Mr. Kohen is a three-time USA Age Group National Championship finisher, two-time Ironman finisher, six-time Ironman 70.3 finisher, and two-time marathon finisher.

Additional credentials and distinctions Rob Kohen holds include: memberships in the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, and the American Association for Justice. Rob Kohen can be contacted at (312) 372-1227 or rkohen@salvilaw.com.

Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. Partner Tara R. Devine is a Recipient of the Lake County Journal’s 2015 Women of Distinction Award

WAUKEGAN, ILLINOIS (PRWEB) OCTOBER 20, 2015 – Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. is proud to announce Tara R. Devine is a recipient of the Lake County Journal’s 2015 Women of Distinction Award. The Women of Distinction Award identifies women who have made a difference in Lake County and who are representative role models as leaders in their fields and community.
Tara Devine will receive this award, along with nine other women, at the 2015 Lake County Journal’s Women of Distinction Awards Luncheon on October 22, 2015 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Mundelein. Registration starts at 11am, the lunch begins at 11:30am. The award ceremony will provide honorees with an opportunity to share their stories. The honorees will also be profiled in the Lake County Magazine October issue.

As a trial lawyer at Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. in Waukegan, Illinois, Ms. Devine spends her days fighting for justice for her clients, which includes families and children. She concentrates her practice of law in the areas of personal injury, nursing home negligence, wrongful death, medical malpractice, and product liability cases. Ms. Devine started her career with Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard as a law clerk in 2004 and was named partner in 2011. She grew up in Libertyville and has returned to the community to set down roots with her husband and their two young children.
“I am honored to be part of a group of so many outstanding women,” said Tara Devine. “I grew-up in Lake County and it is rewarding to be able to help reach justice for injured families in this community.”

During her time with the law firm, Tara Devine has secured more than $20 million in verdicts and settlement on behalf of her clients. Ms. Devine received her Juris Doctorate in 2003 from Marquette University and her Bachelor of Arts degree in 2000 from the University of Illinois. She is also a 1996 graduate of Libertyville High School.

The Law Offices of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. Honored as Elite Trial Lawyers by the National Law Journal

Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C., has been recognized as one of America’s Elite Trial Lawyers by the National Law Journal. The firm was one of five law firms nationwide named as a finalist in the category of motor vehicles.

According to the National Law Journal, those selected represent firms that are on the cutting edge of plaintiffs-side work in the United States and that have achieved exemplary results for their clients. Nominees were required to have scoredat least one significant plaintiffs win between July 1, 2014, and June 30, 2015, in one of seven categories. Firms also needed to have an impressive track record of wins within the past three to five years.

Earlier this year, Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard won a $17.9 million verdict on behalf of a woman seriously injured when she was hit by a truck. Just before a jury awarded the verdict, Patrick Salvi and the defense lawyer reached a settlement of $14 million. The verdict would have been decreased by 30 percent, due to contributory negligence of the plaintiff, but by reaching a settlement, the plaintiff was able to receive an additional $1.4 million for her injuries. Another win for the firm was obtained in October of 2014, when the firm won $2.065 million verdict on behalf of a young woman who was hit by a pizza delivery truck driver, while she was riding her bicycle.

A reception for the honorees will be held at the Ritz Carlton Grand Lakes in Orlando on November 5, 2015. More information is available here.

Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard Wins First Place at the Legal Marketing Association Midwest Chapter’s Your Honor Awards

Chicago, IL (October 5, 2015) The Chicago personal injury and medical malpractice lawyers of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. are pleased to announce that the Legal Marketing Association (LMA) Midwest Chapter awarded the law firm first place in the category of “Promotional & Collateral Materials – Brochures” at the annual 2015 LMA Midwest Your Honor Awards. This honor marks the fourth LMA award for the firm.

The law firm accepted the award on October 1, 2015 at the LMA Midwest Chapter’s Your Honor Awards banquet, held at the Ivy Room in Chicago. The awards recognize excellence by marketing and communication practitioners in legal marketing, sales, business development, and design. Entries were submitted in LMA Midwest’s annual regional competition from law firms and legal service providers in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Missouri, Michigan and Kansas.

Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard won the award with the redesign of their decade-old client binder, which is given to prospective clients. The firm’s marketing team worked with Jon Heiniger of Heiniger Design to create a client folder that is custom to each attorney and practice area.

“We’re honored to receive this recognition from the LMA Midwest Chapter,” said T.J. Saye, Chief Operating Officer of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. “Our firm is dedicated to helping injured victims and this reflects our commitment to provide them with information about our lawyers, facts about their type of case and other appropriate documents.”

Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. Lawyers Named 2015 Leading Lawyers and Emerging Lawyers in Illinois

Eight Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard lawyers have been named 2015 Leading Lawyers and Emerging Lawyers in Illinois. Leading Lawyers selects top lawyers in Illinois based on their legal skills, reputation and experience. The firm’s leading lawyers are experienced in areas including personal injury and medical malpractice. Read Full Story Here

Attorney Jeffrey J. Kroll Receives the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education’s 2015 Addis E. Hull Volunteer Award

Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. partner Jeffrey J. Kroll has been recognized for his volunteer work by the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE®). Mr. Kroll is one of the recipients of their 2015 Addis E. Hull Award. Over the past decade, Mr. Kroll has contributed to nearly 50 IICLE publications and seminars. Read The Full Story Here

$15.2 Million Verdict for Veteran Seriously Injured at McCormick Place Trade Show

The law offices of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard won a $15.2 million verdict for a 33-year-old man who was seriously injured at the 2012 International Manufacturing Technology Show at McCormick Place convention center in Chicago. Read full story here.

Three Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. Attorneys named to The Best Lawyers in America 2016

Patrick A. Salvi, Jeffrey J. Kroll and Jennifer L. Ashley of the Illinois plaintiff’s personal injury firm of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 22nd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America 2016. This esteemed distinction only recognizes the top 4% of attorneys in the country.Read Full Press Release Here

The law offices of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. filed a lawsuit on behalf of the 24-year-old victim and her family

Chicago, IL (August 14, 2015) Attorneys Patrick Salvi, Jeffrey Kroll and Tara Devine of the law offices of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. filed a lawsuit on behalf of Tierney Darden, 24, of Mundelein, Illinois, who was seriously injured when the pedestrian shelter she was standing next to outside of O’Hare International Airport collapsed on her during a storm on August 2, 2015.

The incident happened around 2:40pm, outside of the airport near the outer lane of the lower level street that accesses Terminal 2 (“2 W. Terminal Street”) by Vestibule 2C. As the storm rolled through the Chicago area, the pedestrian shelter became loose and fell onto Tierney. She was standing next to her mother and 19-year-old sister, as the three women just returned to Chicago from a trip to Minneapolis, MN and were waiting to be picked-up. Tierney sustained dislocated vertebras at T11-T12, which resulted in a severed spinal cord, and left her paralyzed from the waist down. Prior to the incident, Tierney enjoyed dancing. She is a student at Truman College in Chicago.

As the lawsuit states, the City of Chicago and City of Chicago Department of Aviation, carelessly and negligently owned, operated, maintained, managed and controlled the premises. They failed to secure the shelter to prevent it from becoming dislodged and cause injury. The family hopes this tragic incident calls attention to the condition and maintenance of the airport’s shelters.

“Tierney’s life will never be the same because of the airport’s and city’s failure to protect her,” said Tara Devine, a partner with Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. “She will never be able to use her legs to dance, which was one of her passions. We will be looking into the safety and maintenance of the pedestrian shelters, as we do not want to see any other travelers seriously injured like this.”

For questions, contact Lindsey Cramer at (312)-372-1227 or Lcramer@salvilaw.com

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Matthew L. Williams New Managing Partner for Lake County office

Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. is pleased to announce the appointment of Matthew L. Williams to managing partner of its Lake County office located in Waukegan, IL. Mr. Williams has practiced with the firm since 2003 and was named a partner in 2009. Mr. Williams will run the office’s day-to-day operations and oversee the long-term planning for the office that Patrick A. Salvi started in 1982. Read full story here.

Partner Patrick A. Salvi II was awarded the F. Scott Baldwin Award

Partner Patrick A. Salvi II was awarded the F. Scott Baldwin Award presented to the “Most Outstanding Young Trial Lawyer” at the American Association for Justice’s 2015 Convention in Montreal Canada. Mr. Salvi was recognized primarily for having secured three multi-million dollar verdicts in a nine month period. Read Full Story Here.

Lawyer Jeffrey J. Kroll to Speak about Closing Arguments at 2015 AAJ Annual Convention

Partner Jeffrey Kroll of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C., will be speaking on “Summation” at The American Association for Justice (AAJ) Annual Convention in Montreal, Canada on July 11, 2015. The AAJ Convention features more than 45 cutting-edge Continuing Legal Education (CLE) programs designed by plaintiff lawyers for plaintiff lawyers. Read full press release here.

Chicago Law Firm Reminds Boaters of New 2015 Laws for the Boating Season

The law offices of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. want to remind boaters of new safety laws as boaters are gearing up for the summer season. Boaters are now required to display an orange flag if they are towing a water skier or tuber and police are now allowed to seize the watercrafts of intoxicated boaters used in the commission of certain offenses related to operating under the influence. Read full press release here.

Chicago Law Firm Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. Represents Clients Against the Dangerous Blood Thinner Xarelto

Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. is representing clients who have taken Xarelto and experienced adverse bleeding events, leading to injury or death.

Chicago, IL (May 1, 2015) — While many depend on prescription drugs to treat their ailments, some drugs are leaving patients with life-threatening side effects. The lawyers of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. are representing clients throughout the country, who have been impacted by the dangerous blood thinning medication Xarelto.

Xarelto (rivaroxaban) is a tablet approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in 2011, used to lower the risk of strokes and blood clots in patients with non-heart valve-related atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat). It is also used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) and to reduce the risk of blood clots in patients who have undergone knee or hip replacement surgery.

Xarelto is a new-generation anticoagulant, manufactured by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson and Bayer HealthCare. According to court documents, the companies have promoted the drug as a convenient, one-tablet-a-day alternative to warfarin (Coumadin) that does not require routine blood monitoring.

The plaintiffs allege Xarelto has reportedly been linked to an increased risk of uncontrollable bleeding. Like any anti-coagulant, Xarelto carries the risk of excessive bleeding. However, while bleeding involving similar blood thinners such as warfarin can be addressed through vitamin K injections, there is no way to counteract a Xarelto bleeding risk.

“The drug companies have downplayed the risks of Xarelto,” said Patrick A. Salvi II, Partner at Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. “As a result thousands of individuals have been negatively impacted – their lives changed forever.”

According to the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, Xarelto lawsuits have been consolidated to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana as part of a multidistrict litigation case (MDL No. 2592). Court records show, as of April 2015, over 400 claims have been filed in the Eastern District of Louisiana. For more information, visit Xareltoaid.com or contact Patrick Salvi II at psalvi2@salvilaw.com.

Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. Announces Winners of Third Annual Scholarship Essay Contest

Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard announces winners of third annual scholarship essay contest. The firm has awarded eight students, including high school seniors and college freshman, with a total of $5,000 in college scholarships. Read Full Press Release Here.

Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. to Award $5,000 in Third Annual Scholarship Essay Contest Focused on Distracted Driving

Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. to Award $5,000 in Third Annual Scholarship Essay Contest Focused on Distracted Driving

Lawsuit filed on behalf of child that suffered brain damage due to hospital’s testing delay

Waukegan, IL (March 19, 2015) – Attorney Tara R. Devine of the law firm Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C., has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit on behalf of Colton Hidde, a toddler from New London, Wisconsin, who suffered brain damage as a result of a testing delay.

On October 2, 2012, Colton Hidde was born to Karen and Michael Hidde at New London Family Medical Center, in New London, Wisconsin. A newborn screening test was collected from Colton, when he was 32 hours old, on October 4th, 2012, but the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene did not receive the specimen until October 9th, five days later. The State Laboratory’s guidelines recommend submitting newborn specimens within 24 hours. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel first uncovered the testing delay in November of 2013.

After being discharged on October 5, 2012, Colton continued to be lethargic. His parents rushed him back to the ER the following day, where he then taken by rescue helicopter to two additional hospitals as doctors worked to worked to save his life. Lab results showed he had a genetic disorder called argininosuccinic aciduria. The attorney for the plaintiff alleges if the results had been submitted in a timely fashion, results would have come back sooner, and the child’s brain damage could have been avoided.

According to the lawsuit, New London Family Medical Center failed to timely submit Colton Hidde’s newborn care screening specimen and inappropriately batched his specimen with other patients. The attorney also believes Dr. Michael Fetterolf failed to recognize the concerning symptoms Colton was experiencing and prematurely discharged him from the hospital.

“The delay in testing and premature discharge of Colton forever changed this young child’s life,” said the family’s attorney, Tara Devine. “He is going to require medical care and incur medical expenses for the rest of his life.”

[COLTON HIDDE, a minor, by his parents and Next friends, KAREN and MICHAEL HIDDE,KAREN HIDDE, Individually, and MICHAEL HIDDE, Individually, Plaintiffs, v. THEDACARE MEDICAL CENTER – NEW LONDON, INC., a Wisconsin Corporation, Doing Business as NEW LONDON FAMILY MEDICAL CENTER, MMIC HEALTH IT, INC., a Foreign Corporation, Doing Business as MIDWEST MEDICAL INS. CO., MICHAEL L. FETTEROLF, M.D., and NETWORK HEALTH, INC., a Wisconsin Corporation, WISCONSIN INJURED PATIENTS AND FAMILIES COMPENSATION FUND, a Statutory Corporation, Defendants. Case No. 15-CV-78]

Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard Wins $17.9 Million Verdict for Woman Injured in Truck Accident

March 11, 2015 – Patrick A. Salvi, Patrick A. Salvi II and Brian L. Salvi of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. obtained a $17.9 million verdict on behalf of a 47-year-old Lombard, Illinois woman following a two-week jury trial before Judge Clare Elizabeth McWilliams.

Just before a Cook County jury awarded the woman a $17.9 million verdict, Patrick Salvi and the defense lawyer reached a settlement of $14 million. The verdict would have been decreased by 30 percent, due to contributory negligence of the Plaintiff, cutting the total to $12.6 million. By reaching a settlement in this case, the Plaintiff was able to receive an additional $1.4 million for her injuries!

“It was a win-win!” said lead counsel, Patrick A. Salvi.

On October 23, 2012, the Plaintiff, a 47-year-old school teacher, was on her way to work, driving westbound on Cermak Road, at the intersection of Wolf Road in Hillside, Illinois, when she collided with a semi-trailer truck. The Plaintiffs alleged the truck driver failed to yield to the right-of-way vehicle before making a left turn.

The Plaintiff suffered a C6 incomplete spinal cord injury, leaving her unable to return to work. The Plaintiffs claimed that she would require attendant care due to her injuries. The Defendants alleged the Plaintiff did not need as much attendant care as was claimed and could return to work with accommodations.

“The money will help our client move on with her life and help take care of all her medical needs,” added Patrick Salvi.


Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard Attorney Tara Devine files lawsuit on behalf of woman raped at hotel by security guard.

Attorney Tara Devine filed a premise liability lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court today, on behalf of Karla Gress, a 49-year-old woman who was raped at the Holiday Inn Chicago Northshore in Skokie, Illinois by a hotel security guard. On October 2, 2013 Karla Gress, of the Dallas, Texas area and mother of three, was staying at the Holiday Inn Chicago Northshore – Skokie, alone on a business trip. The hotel, along with its owner and staff failed to take reasonable steps to secure the safety of their guests. Read full press release here.

Businesswoman Raped at the Holiday Inn Chicago Northshore – Skokie by hotel security guard

Press Conference TODAY

Businesswoman Raped at the Holiday Inn Chicago Northshore – Skokie by hotel security guard

Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard files lawsuit today on victim’s behalf

Monday 2/9/15 – 11:00AM

The Law Offices of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard

22 W. Washington St.

Suite 1600, Chicago, IL

CHICAGO, IL – A 49-year-old Texas woman who was raped while on a business trip at the Holiday Inn Northshore Chicago – Skokie in Skokie, Illinois, will be filing a lawsuit today against the hotel, the hotel’s owner, director of operations and security guard.

On the evening of October 2, 2013, Karla Gress, a mother of three, was raped while she was a guest at the hotel. Mrs. Gress is a senior application consultant, who provides training on software to medical staff. Mrs. Gress will also be speaking out about her case for the first time publicly today, with her husband by her side.

“Hotels have a responsibility to keep their guests safe,” said Tara Devine, an attorney with Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. “The Holiday Inn Chicago Northshore-Skokie was negligent on many different fronts, including inadequate security measures, improper training of employees, and failure to follow what should be standard hotel procedures for the safety of its guests.”

Attorney Tara Devine is holding a press conference today, MONDAY February 9th, 2015 at 11:00am in our Chicago office (22 W. Washington, Suite 1600) to discuss the lawsuit. Lawyer Tara Devine and Mrs. Gress will be sharing their story and available for questions. Copies of the complaint will be handed out to those in attendance.

For additional information, please contact Lindsey Cramer, Public Relations Manager at 312-372-1227, 312-447-3945 or lcramer@salvilaw.com.

Bicyclist Paralyzed on Dangerous Chicago Bike Path Files Lawsuit against City of Chicago

Chicago, IL (December 30, 2014) – Attorneys Patrick A. Salvi and Patrick A. Salvi II of the law firm Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C., filed a personal injury lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court today, on behalf of Jennifer Kraft of Chicago, a bicyclist who was paralyzed from the chest down after falling on the Chicago Lakefront Bicycle Trail while riding northbound near East 37th Street in Chicago.

On April 25, 2014, 34-year-old Jennifer Kraft, a high school chemistry teacher, was biking along the lakefront when the trail abruptly ended without warning. She fell nine feet onto the concrete below. While Jennifer’s helmet saved her life, she remains in a wheelchair as she fractured three neck vertebrae, both shoulder blades, and punctured her spine at chest level.

Attorneys for the Plaintiff allege that the City of Chicago, Chicago Park District and A&L, INC, carelessly and negligently designed the trail by failing to warn bicyclists of an abrupt drop-off on the trail. The attorneys also believe the trail was carelessly designed with a raised lip at the end of the trial which caused the plaintiff to be launched off the trial.

“Jennifer’s life has been forever changed because of this unsafe trail,” said Patrick Salvi, Managing Equity Partner at Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. “Not only does the trail design concern us, but the trail has no warning signs, railings, lights or other safety protections – not then, not now.”

JENNIFER KRAFT, Plaintiff v. CITY OF CHICAGO, a Municipal Corporation, and CHICAGO PARK DISTRICT, a Municipal Corporation, and A & L, Inc., a Foreign Corporation, Defendants. Case No. 2014L013359.

Managing Equity Partner Patrick A. Salvi Named to Illinois Super Lawyers Top 10 List

Chicago, IL (January 12, 2015) – Super Lawyers has named five Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. lawyers – a third of the firm’s attorneys – to its annual 2015 list. They include Patrick A. Salvi, David J. Pritchard, Jeffrey J. Kroll, Patrick A. Salvi II, and Super Lawyers Rising Star Aaron D. Boeder. Each year, no more than five percent of Illinois lawyers are named to Super Lawyers and no more than 2.5 percent are named to Rising Stars.

This is the second consecutive year Managing Equity Partner Patrick A. Salvi was also selected to the Illinois Super Lawyers Top 10 list, out of 94,000 lawyers in the state. The annual list will be included in the 2015 annual Illinois Super Lawyers Magazine and in Chicago Magazine’s February edition.

Managing Equity Partner Patrick Salvi, along with David Pritchard and Jeffrey Kroll, have all been named to the Illinois Super Lawyers list since its inception in 2005, making this the 11th year the partners have received the recognition. This is the second year Patrick Salvi II has made the list and the first time Aaron D. Boeder has been named to Super Lawyers Rising Stars, which recognizes candidates 40 years or younger or in practice for 10 years or less.

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The patented multi-phased selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

Attorney Jeffrey J. Kroll Named IICLE® Publications Volunteer of the Year

Chicago, IL (September 10, 2014) – Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. is pleased to announce that partner Jeffrey J. Kroll has been recognized for his volunteer work in the legal field. The Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE) has named Mr. Kroll its 2014 honoree for the Publications Volunteer of the Year Award.

Mr. Kroll was selected for the special recognition by IICLE staff. Each year, the non-profit corporation dedicated to the professional development of Illinois attorneys selects one volunteer from each department to be honored. He was previously named a 2008 honoree for the Programs Volunteer of the Year Award.

“I am honored to receive this volunteer recognition,” said honoree Mr. Kroll. “I believe it is important to give back to the legal community and I am glad to share my experience and what I have learned as a trial lawyer.”

Mr. Kroll has written for multiple Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education publications over the past decade. IICLE staff members say Mr. Kroll regularly goes “above and beyond” and steps in to assist when other volunteers miss deadlines. This year he served as the editor for the publication titled “Proving Fault in Auto Accident Cases.”He wrote five chapters in the book on how to handle automobile collision cases. Mr. Kroll has also been an author for IICLE Flashpoints since 2012 and has contributed to “Illinois Civil Discovery Practice”and “Inside & Outside the Jury Box: Effective Trial Strategies.”

Mr. Kroll joined Salvi, Schostok P.C. in Chicago in 2013 after representing injured victims of negligence for more than two decades. He concentrates his practice in plaintiffs’ personal injury trial work, representing victims of Trucking Accidents, Products Liability, Medical Malpractice and Transportation Negligence. Mr. Kroll has lectured on more than 140 occasions throughout the country and has more than 75 articles published in legal journals.