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   3Patrick A. SalviChicago(312) 372-1227psalvi@salvilaw.compsalvi@salvilaw.comSalvi Schostok & Pritchard PCwww.salvilaw.comwww.salvilaw.comsalvipatrick.jpgPersonal Injury Law: GeneralPersonal Injury Law: Professional MalpracticePersonal Injury Law: Transportation Including FELA & MaritimePersonal Injury Plaintiff's Law: Product LiabilityMedical MalpracticeBirth InjuriesAutomobile AccidentsPremises Liability
Patrick A. Salvipsalvi@salvilaw.com
Salvi Schostok & Pritchard PChttp://www.salvilaw.com
22 W Washington St Ste 1600
Chicago IL 60602
Ph.(312) 372-1227 Fx.(312) 372-3720Leading Lawyers Magazine story about this lawyer
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Recommended by peers in:    Extensive Experience in:
Personal Injury Law: General    Medical Malpractice
Personal Injury Law: Professional Malpractice    Birth Injuries
Personal Injury Law: Transportation Including FELA & Maritime     Automobile Accidents
Personal Injury Plaintiff's Law: Product Liability     Premises Liability
Advisory Board Member
County:  Cook
Litigator:  Yes

Practice Description:  
Mr. Salvi is the Managing Equity Partner of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. The firm has obtained more than $1 billion in verdicts and settlements on behalf of injured clients including 215 multimillion dollar verdicts and settlements in various types of personal injury, medical malpractice and wrongful death cases. Mr. Salvi has been named to the Illinois Super Lawyers Top 10 List, to Best Lawyers in America and is the recipient of two Trial Lawyer Excellence awards from the Jury Verdict Reporter. He is also chairman of the Law School Advisory Council and is an Adjunct Law Professor at the University of Notre Dame Law School.


Notable Cases and Results:  
  • Darden v. City of Chicago (2017) Jury Verdict: $148,190,997
  • Baldwin v. Klairmont (2009) Jury Verdict: $33,210,919
  • Undisclosed v. Undisclosed Hospital (2014) Settlement: $17,000,000
  • Smithey v. Brauweiler (2008) Settlement: $15,350,000
  • Burns v. New Bern Transport Corporation, (2015) Settlement: $14,000,000; Based on Jury Verdict: $12,579,000 (net) reduced from $17,970,000 for 30% contributory negligence
  • Skonieczny v.Gardner (2001) Jury Verdict: $13,298,052
  • Stelton v. Merchandise Mart (1996) Settlement: $12,560,000
  • Cunningham v. Undisclosed Medical Facility, Confidential (2003) Settlement: $12,500,000
  • Quadros v. Undisclosed Medical Provider (2009) Settlement: $12,500,000
  • Cagelosi v. Rockford Memorial Hospital (2010) Settlement: $12,000,000
  • Lay v. Good Samaritan (2002) Jury Verdict: $11,024,371
  • Juhrend v. Undisclosed Medical Facility (2004) Settlement: $10,800,000
  • Wingo v. Rockford Memorial Hospital (1996) Jury Verdict: $10,232,523
  • Miller v. Promark Associates (2011) Settlement: $9,000,000
  • Ball v. Undisclosed Medical Facility, Confidential (2004) Settlement: $8,550,000
  • Arredondo v. Westlake Hospital (2004) Settlement: $8,300,000
  • Burkett v. Advocate Health and Hospitals Corporation (2012) Settlement: $8,250,000
  • Undisclosed v. Undisclosed Hospital (2014) Settlement: $7,250,000
  • Miroballi v. Estate of A. Locascio (1992) Jury Verdict: $7,148,775
  • Donovan v. American Airport Limo (2000) Settlement: $7,000,000
  • McDonald v. Freeport Memorial Hospital (2002) Settlement: $5,500,000
  • Iaccino v Northwest community Hospital (2005) Settlement: $5,250,000
  • Guider v. Freeport Memorial Hospital (2012) Settlement: $5,000,000
  • Cardenas v. Gibbons & Reed (1998) Settlement: $5,000,000
  • Danao v. Lilien D.D.S. (2000) Settlement: $4,500,000
  • Undisclosed v. Undisclosed (2014) Settlement: $4,500,000
  • Znosko v. Centegra Health System (2007) Settlement: $4,350,000
  • Bodigor v. Centegra Health System (2001) Settlement: $4,000,000
  • Salinas v. Lake Forest Hospital (1996) Settlement: $4,000,000
  • Clark v. Stanley Steamer Intl Inc (2007) Settlement: $4,000,000
  • Marsden v. Good Shepherd Hospital (1998) Settlement: $3,900,000
  • Terry v. Weaver (2013) Settlement: $3,750,000
  • Warkenthein v. Good Shepherd Hospital (2000) Settlement: $3,500,000
  • Hoff v. Pediatric Associates S.C. (1997) Settlement: $3,350,000
  • Navarro v. Andaya M.D. (1990) Settlement: $3,355,000
  • Ladewig v. Midwestern Distribution Trucking (1995) Settlement: $3,250,000
  • Green v. Northwest Community Hospital (2003) Settlement: $3,065,000
  • Russell v. Bethesda Lutheran Home (1992) Jury Verdict: $3,165,588
  • Undisclosed v. Undisclosed (2011) Settlement: $3,100,000
  • Tolksdorf v. Consolidated Medical Laboratories (1993) Settlement: $3,000,000
  • Denz v. Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital (2013) Settlement: $3,000,000
  • Eddy v. SF Healthcare System (2001) Settlement: $3,000,000
  • Undisclosed v. Undisclosed Hospital in Iowa et al., (2002) Settlement: $3,000,000
  • Erickson v. Schimel (2003) Settlement: $2,909,000
  • Hall v. Curry Ready Mix & Builders Supply (2004) Settlement: $2,750,000
  • Fusello v. Attitude Performance (2011) Settlement $2,823,000
  • Delgado v. Legan Health Department (2009) Settlement $2,800,000
  • Bolton v. Weinstein M.D. (2002) Settlement: $2,550,000
  • Zulker v. Haenschen (1992) Settlement: $2,525,000
  • Baldwin v. Pfeifer (2009) Settlement: $2,500,000
  • Brantl v. Advocate Health (1999) Settlement: $2,500,000
  • Snelten v. Altaweel (1997) Settlement: $2,450,000
  • Crisman v. Ruggiero (2000) Settlement: $2,217,000
  • Moore v. Bickham (1993) Jury Verdict: $2,050,000
  • Mitchell v. Winer M.D. (2003) Settlement: $2,000,000
  • Fondreist v. Reliable Transportation Specialists (2002) Settlement: $2,000,000


Bar Admissions:  
Illinois, 1978
Florida, 1979
Wisconsin, 1985
U.S. District Court
  Northern District of Illinois, 1978
  Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1985
7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, 1993


Year of Birth:  1953

Law School:  University of Notre Dame Law School, J.D., 1978
Law School Honors/Involvement:  With honors

Undergraduate School:  St. Mary's University, B.A., 1975
Undergraduate School Honors/Involvement:  Cum laude

Honorary Degree:  St. Mary's University (Winona, Minn.), Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa, 1999


Employment History:  
Mr. Salvi is the managing equity partner of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C., which he started in 1982.


Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers
  • American Association for Justice
  • The Society of Trial Lawyers
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar/Trial Lawyers Section
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • State of Illinois Supreme Court - Committee on Character and Fitness, 2002-2013
  • State of Illinois - Committee on Jury Instructions in Civil Cases, 2013-2016
  • Catholic Lawyers Guild - Board of Governors
  • St. Mary’s University of Minnesota - Board of Governors, 2007
  • Methodist Hospital Foundation Board Member
  • Economic Club of Chicago
Teaching Experience:
Mr. Salvi teaches Personal Injury Litigation at the University of Notre Dame Law School and has since 2008. This is a two-credit course taught to 2nd and 3rd year law students.


Community Involvement:  
Mr. Salvi is a supporter of charitable, not for profit and academic institutions for over 30 years including, Catholic Charites Legal Assistance, Prairie State Legal Services, Misericordia, Clearbrook, Methodist Hospitals, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Carmel Catholic High School, the University of Notre Dame, St. Mary’s University, and the Michael Matters Foundation.


Published Legal Writing:  
  • Co-Author: Chapter 8, “Informed Consent,” Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Education Fund, Medical Malpractice Trial Notebook, November 2010
  • “When Too Much for One is Not Enough for Another: The importance of questions regarding specific verdict amounts during Voir Dire,” The Lake County Bar Association Docket, March 2010
  • “Why Medical Malpractice Caps are Wrong,” SIRS® Researcher database, Enduring Issues, October 2005
  • “Why Medical Malpractice Caps are Wrong,” Trial Magazine of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, May 2005
  • “Why Medical Malpractice Caps are Wrong,” Trial Journal of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Winter 2005
  • “The Art of Selecting a Jury for a Personal Injury Case,” Illinois Jury Verdicts, a Supplement to Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, December 1, 2003
  • “In Personal Injury Cases, Juror Questions are Crucial,” The National Law Journal, October 1, 2001
  • “HMO Liability in Illinois,” The Illinois Trial Lawyer's Association Journal, Vol. 2 - No. 1, January 2000
  • “Using an Economist in a Personal Injury/Wrongful Death Case: A Plaintiff Lawyer's Perspective,” The Trial Lawyer's Guide, Vol. 43 - No. 1, January 1999
  • “Managing the Plaintiffs' P.I. Litigation Firm,” April 1995
  • “Application of the Medical Studies Act Privileges to Materials Requested in Discovery,” Illinois State Bar Association's Tort Trends: Chicago, May 1992
  • “Statute of Limitations,” Medical Malpractice Trial Notebook, 1991 - 1996
  • Co-Author, “Medical Malpractice Litigation Handbook,” Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1989


Legal Lectures:  
  • “Cross of Defendant”, Medical Malpractice Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Seminar, Chicago, IL. December 5, 2015.
  • Sports Law Class - Guest Lecturer, Valparaiso Law School, October 22, 2015
  • “Deposing a Defendant Doctor,” Medical Malpractice Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Seminar, Chicago, December 6, 2014
  • Moderator, “Settlement in an Art,” The Law Bulletin Publishing Company’s Judges Symposium 2014, Chicago, November 5, 2014
  • “The Utilization of Legal Nurse Consultants in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury Cases,” Greater Chicago Chapter of the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants Meeting, Chicago, November 7, 2013
  • "Voir Dire," Medical Malpractice Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Seminar, Chicago, December 7, 2013
  • “Presenting Plaintiff’s Experts for Deposition and Trial and Panel Discussion,” Medical Malpractice Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Seminar, Chicago, December 8, 2012
  • Plaintiff’s Counsel Law Bulletin Seminar’s Annual Case Examination Conference, Chicago, November 14, 2012
  • Sports Management Class - Guest Lecturer, Warren High School, October 31, 2012
  • Business Law Class - Guest Lecturer, Kellogg Business School, October 22, 2012
  • Sports Law Class - Guest Lecturer, University of Notre Dame Law School, October 22, 2012
  • Guest Lecturer at Loyola University, April 17, 2012
  • American Bar Association Moot Court Judge, Dirksen Federal Building, April 13, 2012
  • “Closing Argument and Rebuttal in a Medical Malpractice Case,” Medical Malpractice Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Seminar, Chicago, December 10, 2011
  • “Strategy and Tactics of how to take a deposition of a defendant in a Medical Malpractice case,” Loyola Law School, Chicago, October 19, 2010
  • “The Plaintiff’s Perspective in Medical Malpractice Litigation,” Risk Managers’ Meeting, Normal, IL, October 1, 2010
  • “Jury Selection,” Update & Review Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Seminar, Chicago, October 12, 2009
  • Moderator, “What Civil Court Judges Want You To Know?” National Business Institute Trial Forum, Waukegan, IL, October 2, 2009
  • “How a plaintiff attorney prepares for and conducts settlement discussions and conferences,” Federal Tort Claims Act Seminar, Columbia, S.C., September 22-25 2009
  • “Preparing Your Expert Witnesses & Challenging Theirs,” Law Bulletin Seminar: Winning the Verdict and Protecting the Record, Chicago, May 20, 2009
  • “Spring 2009 Trial Ad Intensive Week,” University of Notre Dame Law School, Notre Dame, IN, January 4-11, 2009
  • “Preparing Experts to Testify,” Illinois State Bar Association Seminar, Chicago, October 23, 2008
  • “Wrongful Death Damages,” Update & Review Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Seminar, Chicago, October 13, 2008
  • “Spring 2008 Trial Ad Intensive Week,” University of Notre Dame Law School, Notre Dame, IN, January 5-12, 2008
  • “Damages in Injury & Death Cases,” Update & Review Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Seminar, Chicago, October 8, 2007
  • “Handling Expert Witnesses,” Litigation Skills Conference, Law Bulletin, Chicago, September 10, 2007
  • “Top Ten Things Every Lawyer Should Know,” Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Education Fund Seminar, Chicago, March 31 2007
  • “Why Medical Malpractice Caps are Wrong,” Northern Illinois University Law Review Symposium, DeKalb, IL, April 13, 2006
  • “Jury Selection in Illinois: The Plaintiff Lawyer's Perspective on Voir Dire,” Lorman Education Services, Oakbrook, IL, July 26, 2005
  • “Birth Injury Cases: The Most Important Factors in Obstetrical Brachial Plexus and Hypoxic Ischemic Brain Injuries,” Florida Medical Malpractice Claims Council, Inc., Hollywood, FL, September 9, 2004
  • “Medical Malpractice Cases,” Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Past Presidents Seminar, Chicago, May 1, 2004
  • “Law Firm Client Development and Growth & Expansion,” Law Bulletin Seminars; Chicago, February 10, 2004
  • “Medical Records for Illinois Attorneys,” National Business Institute Seminar, Oak Lawn, IL, November 21, 2003
  • “Medical Malpractice Cases - A Trial Lawyer's Perspective,” Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School, Evanston, IL, November 12, 2003
  • “Shoulder Dystocia Cases,” Physician Insurers Association of America, Claims Management Workshop Washington, D.C., October 23, 2003
  • “Jury Selection Workshop,” Hosted by Zagnoli McEvoy Foley, Ltd., Chicago, April & September 2003
  • “Dillon v. Evanston Hospital,” Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Shotgun Seminar, Springfield, IL, February 8, 2003
  • “How to Depose the Defendant,” Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Medical Malpractice Seminar, Chicago, December 7, 2002
  • “Deposing an Expert in a Medical Malpractice Case,” Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Past Presidents Seminar, May 4, 2002
  • “You Be the Judge! Discovering the Anatomy of a Medical Malpractice Jury Trial,” Plaintiff's Attorney at the Northwestern University School of Law, Presented by ISMIE Mutual Insurance Company, Evanston, IL, April 6, 2002
  • “Infection Cases,” Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Medical Malpractice Seminar, Chicago, December 8, 2001
  • “Trial Lawyers role in Money and Politics,” Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Gov't, October 10, 2001
  • “The Direct Examination of the Plaintiff's Expert in a Medical Malpractice Case,” Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Chicago, August 2001
  • “Point/Counterpoint, Maximizing Damages in Wrongful Death Cases,” Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Chicago, January 15, 2001
  • “Star Witnesses for Maximizing Damages,” Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Conference, Steamboat Springs, CO, August 2000
  • “Effective Jury Selection and Presentation of Expert Opinions,” Northwestern Suburban Bar Association Civil Litigation, Rolling Meadows, IL, March 2000
  • “Jury Selection/Jury Instructions,” Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Past Presidents Seminar, Chicago, January 15, 2000
  • “Jury Selection,” Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Trial Techniques Seminar, Chicago, October 11, 1999
  • “Medical Malpractice, Separating the Wheat from the Chaff,” Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Hot Topics in Trial Advocacy Seminar, Springfield, IL, February 6, 1999
  • “Preparing and Presenting Plaintiff's Expert,” Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Medical Negligence Seminar, December 6, 1998
  • “A Practical Nuts & Bolts Seminar: Winning Your PI Case,” Prairie State Legal Services, Lake Forest, IL, October 22, 1998
  • “Trial Techniques” and “Direct Examination of Plaintiff and Non-Medical Witnesses,” Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Seminar, Chicago, October 12, 1998
  • Moderator, “The Death of Tort Reform/Negotiation and Settlement of Personal Injury Cases Seminar.” Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Chicago, February 16, 1998
  • “Preparing the Client for Deposition and Trial,” Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Automobile Accident Cases Seminar, Champaign, IL, February 7, 1998
  • “The Art of Negotiation," "Negotiating and Settling Personal Injury Cases,” Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Seminar, Chicago, February 1998
  • “Demonstrative Evidence: The Winning Plaintiff's Case-in-Chief,” Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Seminar, Chicago, December 1997
  • “Consultant Education Day” and “Presentation of the Catastrophic Medical Malpractice Case,” MMI Companies, Top Plaintiff and Defense Medical Malpractice Attorneys, Arizona, October 1997
  • Program Moderator, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Civil Practice Update and Review Seminar, September 6, 1997
  • "Privileges,” Illinois State Bar Association Tort Law Update Seminar, Fontana, WI, June 1997
  • “Jury Selection,” Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Point - Counter Point Seminar, 11 April 1997
  • Roundtable participant, “Lake County Lawyers Face Business Boom,” Illinois Legal Times, December 1996
  • “Trial Techniques: Closing Argument-Damages in a Personal Injury Case,” Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Seminar, Chicago, October 1996
  • Sears Professional Development Seminar: 1995 Illinois Tort Reform Plaintiff's Lawyer Panel Member, Sears Legal Department, Hoffman Estates, IL, March 1996
  • “Pre-trial Trade Secrets of the Pros” and “Damages,” Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Chicago, February 1996
  • “Illinois State Bar Association Presentation: Tort Law,” Illinois Law Cable Television Program, Channel 21, Chicago, December 1995
  • Negligence Update,” Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Civil Practice Update and Review Seminar, September 1995
  • “Tort Reform 1995” and “Changes in Medical Malpractice,” Lake County Bar Association, Gurnee, IL, August 1995
  • “Loss of Society Damages in Wrongful Death Cases,” Association of Trial Lawyers of America Annual Convention, New York, NY, July 1995
  • “Missing Witness Instruction,” Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Current Topics in Injury Victim Advocacy Seminar, April 8, 1995
  • “Closing Argument Techniques,” Chicago Bar Association, Chicago, April 1995
  • “Medical Malpractice; Radiology & Pathology Malpractice Cases,” Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Seminar, Chicago, December 1994
  • “Point-Counterpoint” and “The Plaintiff's Closing Argument,” Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Seminar, Chicago, October 1994
  • “The Trial Demonstration, Lecture on Damages,” American Trial Lawyers Association Chicago, July 1994
  • “Pragmatic Issues in the Medical Negligence Trial: Selecting the Jury,” Northern Illinois University's College of Law, Hoffman Estates, IL, May 1994
  • “Dynamic Closing Arguments,” Civil Trial Committee of the Lake County Bar Association, Gurnee, IL, February 1994
  • “Supreme Court Rule 220,” Civil Trial Committee of the Lake County Bar Association, Gurnee, IL, April 1993
  • “Handling Objections at Trial,” Civil Litigation of Northwest Suburban Bar Association, March 1993
  • “Shotgun Seminar: Damages for Loss of Society and Companionship,” Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Seminar, Chicago, February 1993
  • “Preparing Discovery Deposition and Cross-Examination of Opposing Experts,” Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Chicago, December 1992
  • “Update and Review” and “Damages,” Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Seminar, Chicago, September 1992
  • “Deadman's Act in a Nutshell,” Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Oak Brook, IL, June 1992
  • “Medical Malpractice” and “Trying a Case Under the New Medical Malpractice Reform Act,” Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Chicago, December 1991
  • “How to Present and Defend a Personal Injury Case” and “Proving Future Loss of Income,” Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago, November 1991
  • “An Automobile Case Study” and “The Child Dart-Out Case,” Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Chicago, July 1991
  • “Hot Tips on Handling & Avoiding Common Settlement/Trial Problems” and “Handling Objections,” Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago, April 1991
  • “Under the Jury's Microscope: Medical Malpractice Scrutinized” and “Handling Plaintiff's Experts,” Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Chicago, December 1990
  • “Tips from a Malpractice Lawyer,” Wisconsin Optometric Association, August 1990
  • “Damages, Loss of Society & Companionship,” Civil Practice Update & Review, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Summer 1990
  • “How to Conduct a Direct Examination of an Economist” and “Mock Demonstration of the Direct Examination of an Expert Economist,” Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Oak Brook, IL, June 1990
  • Hot Tips on Handling & Avoiding Common Settlement & Trial Problems” and “Handling Objections,” Illinois State Bar Association, April 1990
  • “Presentation of Plaintiff's Case,” Trial by Jury, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Seminar, Illinois State Fair, Springfield, IL, August 1988
  • “Demonstrative Evidence,” Civil Trial Committee Lake County Bar Association, March 1988 and 1989
  • “Road Construction Injuries Act,” Statutory Causes of Action, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Chicago, June 1988
  • “Tort Law - Negligence & Strict Liability,” Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Evanston, IL, Fall 1988 - 1989, 1991 - 1995, 1997 - 2012
  • “Advanced Claims Management for Medical Malpractice (Plaintiff's Lawyer Perspective),” MMI Companies, Inc., 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1994
  • “Insurance Law Insights and Update,” Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Chicago, October 1986
  • “Special Techniques in the Cross Examination of Experts at Groundswell Trends in Illinois Law,” Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Chicago, June 1986


Firm Description:  
Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. is an Illinois-based plaintiff law firm handling cases across the country. The firm was established by Mr. Salvi in 1982 and has 15 lawyers supported by more than 30 staff members. The firm concentrates its practice in catastrophic injury, medical malpractice and wrongful death cases. These cases include birth injuries; failure and misdiagnosis; car, bicycle boat and tractor-trailer accidents; airplane and train accidents; product and prescription drug cases; nursing home negligence; animal attacks; premise liability and work place accidents.


Family:  Married with five children.

Additional Office Locations:  
218 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
Waukegan, IL 60085

1039598
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