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Patrick A. Salvi

Patrick A. Salvi concentrates his legal practice in several limited areas primarily involving a trial practice in cases concerning serious personal injury, medical malpractice and wrongful death. Mr. Salvi has achieved record breaking jury verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients, including a record high $148 million jury verdict and a record $33 million jury verdict. Further, under his leadership, the law firm has obtained more than 230 multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements totaling more than $1.2 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. The firm has 16 lawyers and is supported by more than 30 staff members including paralegals, nurse paralegals and administrative assistants. Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard has convenient office locations in Chicago and Waukegan.

Mr. 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 and 2012.

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). In 2016, Leading Lawyers Magazine (Law Bulleting Publishing Company) named Mr. Salvi to three Top Ten Lists based on a survey of legal peers:

  • “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.”

Also, in 2017, Mr. Salvi was selected for The Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America, an elite guide in the legal profession.

Mr. Salvi has received many additional honors, including:

  • 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)

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 Law School Advisory Council and formerly taught at the University of Notre Dame Law School as an Adjunct faculty member.

Academics

  • 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)