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Patrick A. Salvi concentrates his legal practice in several limited areas primarily involving a trial practice in cases concerning serious personal injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death, and mass torts. Mr. Salvi has achieved record-breaking jury verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients, including serving as lead counsel in obtaining an Illinois record-high $148 million jury verdict and a Lake County record $33 million jury verdict. Under his leadership, the law firm has obtained more than 260 multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements totaling more than $1.5 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 P.C. The firm has 19 lawyers and is supported by more than 30 staff members including paralegals, nurse paralegals, and administrative assistants. Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C., has convenient office locations in Chicago and Waukegan.

Patrick 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, 2012 and 2018.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). Leading Lawyers Magazine (Law Bulletin Media) has named Mr. Salvi to three Top Ten Lists every year since 2016:

  • “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.”

Mr. Salvi has been selected for The Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America every year since 2017, and in 2021, he was inducted into the Lawdragon 500 Hall of Fame.

  • Named to the prestigious “Top 100” by the National Trial Lawyers
  • 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 Notre Dame Law School Advisory Council.

Contact & Links
  • 161 North Clark Street, Suite 4700
    Chicago, IL 60601
  • University of Notre Dame, J.D., graduated 1978
Bar Admissions
  • Illinois, Illinois State Bar Association
  • Florida, The Florida Bar
  • Wisconsin, State Bar of Wisconsin
  • American Association for Justice - Various Titles
  • American Association of Independent Baseball - Director
  • American Bar Association - Member
  • Catholic Lawyers Guild 2010 - Board of Directors
  • Chicago Bar Association - Member
  • Economic Club of Chicago - Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association - Tort Law Section Counsel 1990-92
  • Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Jury Instructions in Civil Cases - Committee Member
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers - Various Titles
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association - Various Titles
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers 2002 - Fellow Member
  • Lake County Bar Association - Various Titles
  • Lake County Bar Foundation 2007, 2010, 2011 - Board of Trustees
  • Lake Forest Bank & Trust - Board of Directors 2005-09
  • Member of The Committee on Character and Fitness, Second District - Member
  • Methodist Hospital Foundation - Board Member
  • Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota - Board of Trustees; 2007 & 2010 - Board Member
  • State Bar of Wisconsin - Member
  • State of Illinois Supreme Court; 2003-2010 - Chairman
  • The Florida Bar/Trial Lawyers Section - Member
  • The Society of Trial Lawyers - Club Member
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin (1985)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit (1993)
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, including Federal Trial Bar (1978)

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, Chicago (2017)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
Special Focus:
  • Aviation Collision
  • Birth Trauma
  • Brain Injury
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Medical Negligence
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • President's Award; Lake County Bar Association - November, 1998
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award; St. Mary's University - June, 2005
  • Liberty Bell Award; 19th Judicial Circuit Court; Lake County, IL - April, 2007
  • Trial Lawyer Excellence, Jury Verdict Reporter & Law Bulletin - October 2011 & 2012
  • Best Lawyers 2017 Plaintiff's Personal Injury 'Lawyer of the Year' in Chicago
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Medical Malpractice Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation

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