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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 $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 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.  Recent verdicts and settlements include:

Medical Malpractice

$17 Million

$15 million
(a record high)

$12.5 million

$12 million

$7.25 million

$6 million

$5 million

$5 million

$2.45 million

Wrongful Death

$11.2 million

$9 million

$8.25 million
(a record high)

$3.75 million

$3.1 million

Personal Injury

$17.9 million

$15.2 million

$4.5 million
(a record high)

$2.82 million

$1.25 million

$1.125 million
(a record high)

$1.1 million

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 routinely recognized as one of the most prominent attorneys in the country. He was named a Best Lawyers® 2017 Plaintiff’s Personal Injury “Lawyer of the Year” in Chicago, and has been named one of the “Best Lawyers in America” by Woodward/White, Inc since 2005. In 2017, Mr. Salvi was listed in The Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America, the most elite guide in the legal profession.  He was also selected in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 to the Illinois Super Lawyers Top 10 List. His peers selected him as one of the top 10 lawyers out of all categories of law and out of 96,000 Illinois lawyers. In 2016, Mr. Salvi was named to three Leading Lawyers Magazine Top Ten Lists including “Top 10 Leading Lawyers in Illinois in All Areas of Law”,”Top 10 Leading Consumer Lawyers in Illinois,” and “Top 10 Personal Injury Plaintiff’s Lawyers in Illinois” from a survey of legal peers conducted by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company. In 2013, Mr. Salvi was appointed to the Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Jury Instructions in Civil Cases. Additionally, Mr. Salvi was the recipient of a 2011 and 2012 Award for Trial Lawyer Excellence by The Jury Verdict Reporter and Law Bulletin Publishing Company.

Other accolades include: “Highest Rating for Legal Ability and General Recommendation” and “Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers” from Martindale Hubbell American Law Directory; member of the AAJ Leaders Forum; “The Leading American Attorneys of Illinois” from The Consumer Law Guidebook; “One of the Top Ten Personal Injury Lawyers in Illinois” and “Top 5% of all Lawyers in Illinois” from a survey of legal peers conducted by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company’s Leading Lawyers. In 2015, Mr. Salvi was also selected to the Leading Lawyers Advisory Board.  In 2001, he was invited to become a fellow in the prestigious International Academy of Trial Lawyers. He is also a former President of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and served a three-year term (2010-2012) as Chairman on the Character and Fitness, 2nd District Committee of the Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar. Additionally, Mr. Salvi is Chairman of the Law School Advisory Council and is an Adjunct Law Professor at the University of Notre Dame Law School.



  • 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)