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David J. Pritchard

David J. Pritchard spent the first 22 years of his legal career “defending” medical malpractice cases for physicians and hospitals, and so he has great experience and insights into the inner workings of hospitals and medical clinics. He specialized in catastrophic injury lawsuits, and soon became one of the most active trial lawyers in multi-million-dollar lawsuits. In 1999, he joined Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. and began to represent patients and their families.

Starting on January 1, 2015 Mr. Pritchard became “of counsel” with the firm, but remains actively involved with the mentoring of its young attorneys, managing referring lawyer relationships, and the handling of selective cases.

Since becoming a plaintiff attorney, Mr. Pritchard has helped obtain more than a quarter of a billion dollars in verdicts and settlements for victims of negligence and medical malpractice, and holds numerous record setting settlements and verdicts in counties throughout the state of Illinois.

"As a parent, your worst nightmare is watching your child suffer. After our family doctor failed to accurately diagnose our daughter's medical condition, she developed irreversible brain damage. We were confused, scared and angry. How could something like this occur? Fortunately, we were referred to David J. Pritchard at Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C., who was there to answer our questions and stand by us at this terrible time. His caring manner, knowledge of medicine, and legal experience not only led to a substantial settlement - allowing us to provide our daughter with exceptional medical care for the rest of her life - but helped give us the strength and confidence to put our lives back together as a family."

- The Cunninghams

Mr. Pritchard has been given the “Highest Rating for Legal Ability and General Recommendation” by Martindale Hubbell Law Directory, and the Law Bulletin Publishing Company’s Leading Lawyer named him among the “Top 5% of all Lawyers in Illinois.” Additionally, Mr. Pritchard has been named to the Illinois “Super Lawyers” list for the past decade.

Mr. Pritchard is also a Medical Ethicist. He has published and lectured on medical and ethical issues, and has served on the Ethics Advisory Board of Children’s Memorial Hospital. As a part of his many years of helping families with problems, including children suffering from cerebral palsy and other brain and birth injuries, Mr. Pritchard has served on the Board of The United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Chicago, and as Board President of the Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago. Mr. Pritchard currently serves as Executive Director of Friends without a Border, which founded Angkor Hospital for Children in Cambodia and Lao Friends Hospital for Children in Lao PDR.

Mr. Pritchard invites you to visit both the United Cerebral Palsy and Friends websites and support both these amazing institutions at http://ucpseguin.org/ and www.FWAB.org, respectively.


  • M.A. (Theology/Ethics), Loyola University (1992)
  • J.D., DePaul University Law School, Law Review Writing Staff (1977)
  • B.B.A. (Economics), Loyola University, Alpha Sigma Nu (1974)

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit (1980)
  • Illinois Bar (1977)
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois including Trial Bar (1977)