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2016

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

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (September 1, 2016) – Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. is proud to announce Partner Jennifer L. Ashley is a recipient of the Lake County Journal’s 2016 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.

Ms. Ashley will receive the award at the 2016 Lake County Journal’s Women of Distinction Awards Luncheon on October 25, 2016 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Mundelein. Registration for the event begins at 11 a.m. and the lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. The award ceremony will provide honorees with an opportunity to share their stories and attendees with networking opportunities with other local women. In addition, Ms. Ashley will be profiled in the October issue of Lake County Magazine.

Ms. Ashley joined Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard in March 2012 and was named partner in January 2014. She concentrates her practice of law in the areas of personal injury, which includes auto accidents, premises liability, wrongful death and products liability.  Ms. Ashley has tried well over 100 cases to verdict before a jury.  She also serves as an arbitrator in Lake County for municipal and small claims cases.  In addition, she is involved in many legal associations, including the Lake County Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, and American Association for Justice.

Ms. Ashley regularly volunteers at Prairie State Legal Services, where she does pro bono legal work for those who cannot afford an attorney.  She has helped many people with legal issues including orders of protection, housing, divorce, and parenting rights.  Ms. Ashley is also a trustee of the Lake County Bar Foundation, which is a charitable organization whose goal to allow all people access to the administration of justice.

Ms. Ashley lives in Libertyville, IL with her husband (Mark Nazarof) and their two children, Henry (7) and Victoria (4).  She is able to balance her roles as a successful lawyer and a devoted mother, while continuing her volunteer work for various charitable organizations of Lake County.

Jennifer L. Ashley can be reached at (847) 249-1227 or at jashley@salvilaw.com .

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22 August 2016

Salvi, Schostok & Prichard P.C. Announces Eirene N. Salvi as New Associate

Eirene-224x224CHICAGO (August 22, 2016) – Salvi Schostok Pritchard P.C. is pleased to announce Eirene N. Salvi has accepted a position with the firm. Ms. Salvi comes to Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard from a prominent Plaintiff’s personal injury firm in Chicago.

Ms. Salvi concentrates her legal practice on cases involving medical malpractice, personal injury and product liability. In her first trial, she helped obtain a verdict of over $1 million on behalf of a victim of medical malpractice.   She is also interested in immigration law and ensuring that immigrants have access to justice.

In addition to her legal practice, Ms. Salvi routinely gives back to the community.   She serves as an auxiliary board member of Lawyers-Lend-A-Hand to Youth, a non-profit that connects members of the legal community with organizations to mentor at-risk youth.  Ms. Salvi is also a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and the Chicago Bar Association.

Ms. Salvi received her law degree from the University of Notre Dame in 2015. While in law school, Ms. Salvi served as an extern for the National Immigrant Justice Center.  She was also successful in filing an application for humanitarian parole for the victim of gross human rights violations in the Central Democratic Republic of Congo.  Her academic accomplishments include receiving the University of Notre Dame Academic Scholarship and membership in Phi Alpha Theta, National History Honor Society.

Ms. Salvi is fluent in Spanish, Japanese and French.

Eirene N. Salvi can be contacted at (312) 372-1227 or esalvi@salvilaw.com

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15 August 2016

Three Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. Attorneys named to The Best Lawyers in America 2017

Three attorneys including Managing Equity Partner Patrick A. Salvi, and Partners Jeffrey J. Kroll and Jennifer L. Ashley of the Illinois personal injury firm of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C., have been honored by one of the most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession

CHICAGO, IL (AUGUST 15, 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 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© 2017. This esteemed distinction only recognizes the top 4 percent of attorneys in the country.

Best Lawyers has published their list for over three decades, earning the respect of the profession, the media, and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals. Its first international list was published in 2006 and since then has grown to provide lists in over 65 countries.

“Best Lawyers is the most effective tool in identifying critical legal expertise,” said CEO Steven Naifeh. “Inclusion on this list shows that an attorney is respected by his or her peers for professional success.”

Lawyers on The Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise, and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.

Patrick A. Salvi was recognized in the fields of Medical Malpractice Law and Personal Injury Litigation. Mr. Salvi has been listed by Best Lawyers since 2005. Mr. Salvi is the managing equity partner of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard and established his firm in 1982. Since then, Mr. Salvi and his firm have won more than $1 billion on behalf of injured clients, including 215 cases with verdicts or settlements of $1 million or more.

Jeffrey J. Kroll was recognized in the field of Personal Injury Litigation and has been selected by his peers to Best Lawyers in America since 2011. Mr. Kroll is a partner at Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard and has over two decades of experience as a trial lawyer. Mr. Kroll has also lectured on more than 140 occasions throughout the country and has authored more than 85 published articles. Mr. Kroll has obtained verdicts or negotiated settlements on over 78 occasions where the results have exceeded $1 million.

Jennifer L. Ashley was named to the Best Lawyers list in the field of Personal Injury Litigation. Ms. Ashley is a partner at Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard and has been a trial lawyer for more than 15 years. During her career, Ms. Ashley has tried well over 100 cases to jury verdict. Since starting at the firm in March 2012, Ms. Ashley has won over $22 million on behalf of her clients.

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About Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C.
Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. is a leading Chicago personal injury firm with offices in Chicago (22 West Washington Street, Suite 1600, Chicago IL 60602) and Waukegan (218 North Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, Waukegan, IL 60085). In addition to representing clients in catastrophic personal injury, medical malpractice, aviation and product liability cases, the firm focuses on car and truck accidents, airplane and train accidents, construction injuries, birth injuries, brain injuries, unsafe properties and animal attacks. The firm has obtained more than $1 billion on behalf of its clients in personal injury and wrongful death cases, including 215 multi-million dollar verdicts or settlements.

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15 August 2016

Patrick A. Salvi Named 2017 Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” in Chicago

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Patrick SalviChicago, IL (August 15, 2016 ) – Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. attorney Patrick A. Salvi was recently selected as 2017 “Lawyer of the Year” for Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs in the Chicago area.

Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year,” making this accolade particularly significant. These lawyers are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the peer-review assessments.

Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity.

In addition to the Lawyer of the Year award, Patrick A. Salvi was also listed in the 2017 Best Lawyers in America for Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs.

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.

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About Patrick A. Salvi

Patrick A. Salvi concentrates his legal practice in several limited areas primarily involving a trial practice in cases concerning personal injury, medical malpractice, aviation litigation, and wrongful death.

Today, Mr. Salvi is one of the most prominent attorneys in the country. Mr. Salvi was selected in 2014, 2015 and 2016 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, 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. Additionally, Salvi was the recipient of a 2011 and 2012 Award for Trial Lawyer Excellence by The Jury Verdict Reporter and Law Bulletin Publishing Company.

Mr. Salvi and his firm of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. have obtained more than $1 billion in verdicts and settlements, including 215 cases with verdicts or settlements of $1 million or more.

 

 

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12 August 2016

Record $4.5 Million Settlement for Victim of Porch Collapse

CHICAGO (August 12, 2016) – Attorneys Patrick A. Salvi II, Patrick A. Salvi and Andrew J. Burkavage of the law firm Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. have obtained a record-setting $4,500,000 settlement on behalf of a young man who was injured after falling from a balcony.  The settlement represents the largest porch collapse settlement in Illinois history.

The legal team at Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. investigated the matter and determined that the failed balcony railing had not been maintained for many years, leading to pervasive rusting. With this information and with top-notch experts prepared to testify as to the structural engineering and property management issues in the case, the team was two days into trial when the defendants offered the record-setting settlement amount.

“If the property owners had properly maintained the balcony, and ensured that it was up to code, our client would not have suffered the injuries he did,” Partner Patrick A. Salvi II noted.  “I hope this case can serve as a reminder to property owners and managers that safety must always be a priority.”

While the property owner replaced the entire balcony structure after the incident occurred, we at Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. hope all property owners and property managers will be careful in implementing sound policies and procedures to make sure repairs are made before there is a devastating injury.

For more information, or to schedule an interview with the attorneys, please contact Marcie Mangan, Public Relations Manager, at (312)-372-1227 or mmangan@salvilaw.com.

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02 August 2016

Dentist Drops Instrument Down Patient’s Throat During Root Canal

CHICAGO (August 2, 2016) – Attorneys Patrick A. Salvi and Rob L. Kohen of the Chicago law firm Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard, P.C. obtained a $675,000 settlement in Cook County on behalf of a man who was injured after a dentist dropped a barbed broach down his throat.

On October 1, 2014, Janusz Pawlowicz of Hoffman Estates visited Dr. Beata Kozar-Warchalowska at Gentle Dental Services in Des Plaines, Ill. to have a root canal procedure. During the procedure, Dr. Kozar-Warchalowska dropped a barbed broach (a dental file) down Mr. Pawlowicz’s throat. When Mr. Pawlowicz noticed Dr. Kozar-Wachalowska searching in his mouth for something, she initially told Mr. Pawlowicz that she did not know what had happened to the broach she was using.

Three days after the root canal procedure, Mr. Pawlowicz began to experience nausea and severe abdominal pain. On October 10, Mr. Pawlowicz went to the hospital and had an x-ray done that revealed the dental instrument was lodged in his gastrointestinal system.

Mr. Pawlowicz was forced to have surgery to remove the broach from his stomach.

“I feel very lucky and thankful to be alive,” Pawlowicz said.

For more information or a copy of the complaint, please contact Marcie Mangan, Public Relations Manager, at 312-372-1227 or mmangan@salvilaw.com.

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[JANUS PAWLOWICZ and BARBARA PAWLOWICZ v. GENTLE DENTAL SERVICES, LTD., and Illinois Corporation and BEATA KOZAR-WARCHALOWSKA, DDS. Case No.: 2015 L 003984]

 

 

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01 August 2016

Lawsuit Filed Monday in Nation’s First Bike-Sharing Fatality

Chicago, IL (August 1, 2016) – Attorney and transportation expert Jeffrey J. Kroll of the law offices of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. has filed a lawsuit against a truck driver and his company on behalf of the family of Virginia Murray, who died after she was struck while riding a Divvy bicycle in the Avondale neighborhood.

Virginia Murray, 25, was an experienced bike rider who was wearing a helmet and abiding by the rules of the road on the morning of July 1. According to a police report, Murray and a flatbed truck were both traveling north on Sacramento Avenue when the truck ran Murray over while attempting to make a turn onto Belmont Avenue. Murray suffered head trauma as a result of the accident and was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.

The deadly crash marks the first known fatality of a bike-sharing rider nationwide and comes as the city of Chicago and more than 100 municipalities around the country are implementing or expanding rideshare programs to attract more riders. In Chicago, Divvy offers more than 5,800 bikes to nearly 2 million Chicagoans.

“The number of bikes on the road is outgrowing the number of bike lanes in the city. This horrific accident sheds light on the fact drivers need to be extra vigilant of their surroundings, especially in a city where biking is such a common mode of transportation,” Attorney Jeffrey J. Kroll of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard said.

The lawsuit filed Monday in Cook County Court asserts that the truck driver was negligent in failing to keep a proper lookout for bicyclists on the roadway and failing to yield the right of way to a bicyclist. Divvy, the city of Chicago, and the Chicago Department of Transportation are listed as Respondents in Discovery in the case, meaning the entities have information essential to the case against the defendants, Cosmin A. Radu and A&B Flooring Supplies, Inc.

“Asking bicyclists and motorists to peacefully coexist is a recipe for disaster. Ginny’s death tragically marks the nation’s first bike-sharing death. But if we cannot find a way to safely accommodate bikes on busy roadways, this will not be the last tragedy of this nature,” Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard attorney Jeffrey J. Kroll said.

Attorney Jeffrey J. Kroll and the parents of Virginia Murray will hold a press conference Monday at 2 p.m. at the Law Offices of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard, 22 W. Washington Street in Chicago. At the press conference, Mr. Kroll will discuss the case and rideshare safety in more detail, as well as distribute a copy of the complaint. For questions or more details, please contact Marcie Mangan at (312)-372-1227 or mmangan@salvilaw.com.

 

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13 May 2016

National Dog Bite Awareness Week Aims to Raise Awareness Concerning Dangers of Animal Attacks

Each year, more than 4.5 million people in the United States are bitten by dogs. Children are by far the most common victims of dog bites and are much more likely to be severely injured. Attorney Brian L. Salvi has represented many victims of dog bite attacks and has some important facts you should know about dog bites ahead of National Dog Bite Prevention Week, which is observed from May 17-23, 2016. Click here to read more.

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29 March 2016

Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. won a record-$1.6 million wrongful death verdict in Stephenson County

Attorneys Tara Devine, Elizabeth Olszewski and John Mennie of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. won a record-$1.6 million wrongful death verdict in Stephenson County for the family of Ivette Ruiz, a 40-year-old mentally disabled resident of Willowglen Academy of Illinois, Inc. (“Willowglen”), a company located in Freeport, Illinois. According to the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin’s Jury Verdict Reporter, this verdict is the largest of its kind in Stephenson County history. To read more, click here.

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18 March 2016

Jury awards $1.6 million to family of Willowglen Academy resident

Largest of its kind in Stephenson County

Freeport, Ill. – Attorneys Tara Devine, Elizabeth Olszewski and John Mennie of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. won a record-$1.6 million wrongful death verdict in Stephenson County for the family of Ivette Ruiz, a 40-year-old mentally disabled resident of Willowglen Academy of Illinois, Inc. (“Willowglen”), a company located in Freeport, Illinois. According to the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin’s Jury Verdict Reporter, this verdict is the largest of its kind in Stephenson County history. The trial began on March 7, 2016 and was heard by Stephenson County Judge David Jeffrey (Estate of Ruiz v. Willowglen, Case N. 12 L 5).

On December 2, 2010, despite a history of prior falls and medical issues including sprains and a fracture in her foot and ankle, Willowglen’s staff disregarded Ms. Ruiz’s safety, leaving her alone without supervision and assistance, which resulted in her having two serious falls on that day. After the second fall, Ms. Ruiz was transported from Willowglen to the emergency room at FHN Memorial Hospital, but due to her severe injury had to be transferred to Rockford, where she underwent emergency surgery at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center to treat her massive subdural hemorrhage. Ivette Ruiz died 12 days later on December 14, 2010 from a severe brain bleed. The death certificate lists blunt trauma to the head as the only cause of death.

“This tragedy is only made worse by the clear realization that this never had to happen. While no sum of money will ever bring this loving woman back to her family, hopefully this verdict will lead to both improved communication among staff and quality of care for Willowglen residents,” said attorney Tara Devine.

For additional information or media inquiries contact Jennifer Dolan at 312-519-0568.

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08 January 2016

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

Patrick A. Salvi has been named to the 2016 Illinois Super Lawyers Top 10 list for the third year in a row. His peers selected him as one of the top 10 lawyers out of all categories of law and out of 96,000 Illinois lawyers. Additionally, a total of nine lawyers from Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard have been named to Illinois Super Lawyers and Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Stars. Click here to read more

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29 December 2015

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

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21 December 2015

New Nursing Home Guide Provides Answers to Families

The Law Offices of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. developed a new guide called “A Family Guide to Safety in Illinois Nursing Homes.”  The guide aims to help families not only find the best nursing home for their loved one, but also explains what types of abuse and neglect can occur and what actions can be taken if this happens.

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01 November 2015

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