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Year founded: 1982
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About Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard, P.C.

Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard was established by attorney Patrick A. Salvi in Waukegan, Illinois in 1982. With offices in Chicago and Lake County, the law firm has 19 lawyers and is supported by more than 35 staff members. While the firm is headquartered in Illinois, we successfully litigate cases throughout the country. Many of the firm's lawyers are licensed outside of Illinois and/or enjoy strong local counsel relationships with out-of-state lawyers.

Salvi, Schostok & Prichard focuses on medical malpractice, personal injury and wrongful death cases - including car and truck accidents, airplane and train accidents, construction injuries, defective products, birth injuries, brain injuries, unsafe properties and animal attacks. From years of experience handling medical malpractice cases, the firm has developed relationships with many of the nation's leading medical and scientific experts.

Since our firm was founded, we have secured more than $2 billion in verdicts and settlements, including more than 310 cases resulting in awards of $1 million or more, including a record-breaking $363 million jury verdict on behalf of a woman who developed breast cancer due to toxic emissions from medical sterilization plant, Sterigenics. The verdict is the highest verdict ever awarded to an individual plaintiff in Illinois history. Over the past decade, our firm has been routinely listed as one of the top law firms in the state with the highest reported settlement totals in the Jury Verdict Reporter / Chicago Daily Law Bulletin's Settlement Survey.

Managing equity partner Patrick A. Salvi has been recognized for excellence in the legal profession and has received the highest rating from Martindale Hubbell American Law Directory. He has also been ranked in the "Top 5 percent of all Lawyers in Illinois," according to a survey of legal peers by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company's Leading Lawyer Network. Additionally, Mr. Salvi has been named one of the "Best Lawyers in America" by Woodward/White Inc.

Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard is a strong supporter of local and national not-for-profit agencies. Our lawyers and staff members are encouraged to assist the less fortunate in their communities, and many donate their time as volunteers to these and other charitable causes.

Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard is proud to offer clients the highest level of legal representation. For a free and confidential consultation, please call us today at 1-800-Salvi-Law or contact us via our online form.

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Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard PC is metro ranked in 4 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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Metro Rankings

Chicago, IL
Tier 1 for Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Tier 1 for Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Tier 1 for Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
Tier 2 for Commercial Litigation

Highlighted Client Comments

All client comments represent the opinions of the people who provided them. All potential clients are urged to remember that no two cases are ever completely alike and that the result in one case does not guarantee a similar result in another case.
Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
I had an automobile accident in February 2018 and the person responsible for the accident was not willing to take responsibility for my personal injury. So, I checked out local firms and ended up with Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard. I had an outstanding experience working with Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard. My attorney John Mennie was extremely helpful, always willing to answer questions, and knowledgeable in his field of personal injury. John Mennie and legal assistant Mandy Palmer were always quick with responses to email and phone calls. We had almost 3 years working together to get what was, in my opinion, a very fair settlement. John Mennie went out of his way to get expert witnesses and information from the many doctors who treated me along the way. John was also thorough and respectful of not only my time but also my lack of knowledge in this area. I would highly recommend John Mennie and this firm to anyone who is questioning whether you have a case. They did not charge me anything until the settlement and their portion was very reasonable.
Elaine Fields
Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard is a fantastic personal injury law firm. Their level of professionalism exceeded our expectations. But it’s their sensitivity to the delicate nature of my accident and injuries that made our experience truly satisfying. The litigation process was long and trying for our family, which was to be expected, but SS&P understood this and made every effort to meet our needs and reinforce my confidence that we put our faith in the right partners to achieve our goals. This is not just a profession to them. The lawyers at Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard care about the well-being of their clients.
Teresa Burns
Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard are world-class attorneys based on several factors: depth of law and legal-systems knowledge, ability to be persuasive and negotiate, expert researchers, and attentiveness to clients. As a client of the firm, I was always treated professionally, had access to my team when needed, felt involved in the decision making process, felt cared for, and always felt as though my case was very important to them. They were incredible to watch in the court room as well - extremely well-prepared (both in verbal presentation and in presenting documents, charts, evidence, etc.), well-spoken, asked targeted and strategic questions, and very well-mannered to everyone. After our trial was finished even one of the jurors commented, "...if I ever need legal representation, I'm coming to [Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard]..."
Aimee Florez
Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
It a true testament of how amazing this law firm is that I received all the help and attention I needed during a Covid pandemic.
Tim Walsh
Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
After I was involved in a serious car accident, I was so focused on recovering that I could not even think about the legal implications. I hired the attorneys from Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard to handle my case, and I could not have made a better choice. I always knew the status of my case, why we were taking certain actions or filing certain motions, and ALWAYS received a prompt reply to my calls or emails. Never once did I feel like a "burden" as I bombarded them with questions, which were often mundane or trivial. They worked hard on my behalf, and always deferred to me for major decisions as it was "my case". You feel like part of the family when you work with these attorneys. Although they have many clients, you somehow feel like your case is the only one on their desk. I cannot recommend them strongly enough.
Nathan Monney
Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
You never hope to need the services of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard, but if you happen to find yourself in the situation where you do, these are the best personal injury lawyers around. Brian Salvi and Rob Kohen are caring, thorough, incredibly smart and they handled my case with the utmost professionalism and efficiency.
Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard saw the validity of our case when other law firms refused or dismissed our claim. The lawyers and their staff showed genuine compassion toward us, and they put forth a valiant effort on our behalf. They are professional yet personable at the same time. The results we received from their exceptional performance far exceeded our expectations. We greatly appreciate all they have done to give us a better quality of life.
Darlene Baldridge
Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
My son and I took our case to Patrick Salvi, Jr., of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard. He reviewed our case and listened to our situation. We found Patrick, his firm and his brother Brian to be very interested in our case. They treated us with the utmost respect, were very professional, and explained all the ins and outs of what we would go through. He stood by us and provided expert research and a thorough investigation into our claim. His firm was always available to us for questions and concerns. I appreciated his understanding of what we were dealing with and how to get us what we needed to bring some sort of closure to our situation. They got us through the hard parts. They never rushed us into a decision. Patrick told us time and again he would represent us to the best possible conclusion no matter what that might be. I feel that the reputation of his firm was proven to us time and again through our ordeal. I have recommended his firm and will do so in the future.
Michael Magee


Metro Rankings

Chicago, IL
Tier 1 for Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Tier 1 for Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Tier 1 for Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
Tier 2 for Commercial Litigation

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

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Client Comments

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Male: 5
Female: 2
Of Counsel (but not partners)
Male: 1
Male: 5
Female: 5
Asian: 1
Hispanic / Latinx: 1
Multi-Racial: 1
Attorney Management / Department Heads
Male: 3
Female: 4
Female: 3
Non-Legal Employees
Male: 2
Female: 21
Hispanic / Latinx: 7
White / Caucasian: 16


Awards are self-reported by firms and are not verified by the Best Law Firms rankings.
  • Listed Among Top 3 Illinois Law Firms in 2020 Chicago Lawyer Settlement Survey
  • Listed Among Top 2 Illinois Law Firms in 2019 Chicago Lawyer Settlement Survey

Main Location

Office Locations

Waukegan, IL
218 North Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue
Waukegan, IL 60085
United States
847-249-1227 Call our Waukegan, IL location at 847-249-1227 Get Directions Get directions to our Waukegan, IL location

Management and Personnel

Managing Partner - Lake County office
Tara Devine
Chicago Office Managing Partner
Patrick A. Salvi II
Managing Equity Partner
Patrick A. Salvi


Director of Public Relations
Marcie Mangan
Marketing & Events Coordinator
Lauren Wakeman

Significant Matters

Below are matters chosen by the firm to highlight.

2017- Firm obtains a $148 million jury verdict on behalf of a young woman paralyzed at O'Hare Airport. The award represents the highest compensatory verdict for an individual plaintiff in Illinois history.

2018 - Firm obtains $50.3 million jury verdict for young boy who suffered a severe brain injury at birth.

2020- Firm hired to represent Jacob Blake, the man who was paralyzed after he was shot several times by Kenosha Police.

2021- Firm listed among Top 3 law firms in the state of Illinois based on Chicago Lawyer Magazine's Settlement Survey

2022- Firm's Managing Partner, Patrick A. Salvi II, elected President of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association

2022- Managing Partner of the firm's Lake County office, Tara Devine, sworn in as President of the Lake County Bar Association

2022 - Firm obtains $363 million jury verdict on behalf of a woman who developed breast cancer due to toxic emissions from a medical sterilization plant. The verdict is the highest on record for both compensatory and punitive damages for an individual plaintiff in Illinois history.

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