Patrick A. Salvi

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Patrick A. Salvi
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Patrick A. Salvi - Chicago attorney and managing equity partner in Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard.
Personal details
Nationality American
Relations Lindy Salvi (wife) Al Salvi (brother) Chris Salvi (Son)
Alma mater Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Bachelor of Arts, 1975
Notre Dame Law School, Juris Doctor, 1978
Profession Lawyer

Patrick A. Salvi is an American trial lawyer and sports entrepreneur who lives and works in the Chicago area. He is the managing equity partner at Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard, a personal injury law firm with offices in Chicago and Waukegan, Illinois.[1][2]


Salvi attended St. Mary’s University in Winona, MN, where he received a B.A. degree in political science in 1975.[3] He then attended the University of Notre Dame Law School, where he received his J.D. degree in 1978.[3] He has continued his relationship with both schools, serving as a member of the board of trustees at St. Mary’s and as chairman of the Law School Advisory Council.

Legal career[edit]

After receiving his J.D., Salvi worked in a general law practice with his father, Albert S. Salvi, for four years prior to creating the firm of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard which represents plaintiffs in cases involving serious personal injury, medical malpractice, and wrongful death.[1] Under his leadership, Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard has achieved numerous seven- and eight-figure verdicts and settlements over the years on behalf of their clients. In addition to his law practice, Salvi is an adjunct law professor at the University of Notre Dame Law School, where he has taught a course in personal-injury litigation since 2008.[4]

Notable cases[edit]

Salvi has been involved in a number of high-profile cases including,

  • Jim Dooley was a former Chicago Bears player who died of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. His family sued the NFL as part of the historic $765 million concussion settlement. [5]
  • Keith Terry, Jr. was killed when his car, which was stopped due to traffic, was struck in the rear by a truck driver, pushing it into another truck trailer. Terry's family received a $3.75 million settlement. [6]
  • Jordyn Bankston was the victim of a vicious dog attack. He received a $1.1 million settlement, the largest of its kind in the history of the State of Illinois.[7][8][9]
  • George Baldwin, 22, was paralized from the chest down when the car he was a passenger in struck a utility box on Route 43 in Lake Bluff, IL. His case settled for a record $33.2 million. the award is believed to be the largest in Lake County history.[10]
  • Matthew Skonieczny of Algonquin, 3, suffered a left shoulder and arm injury during childvirth at an Arlington Height's hospital. The boy and his family were awarded $13.3 million. At the time, the award as nearly twice as large as any prvious payout for that type of injury in Illinois. Lawyers and other experts said it may be the largest award of its king in the nation.[11]
  • Genesis Burkett of Chicago, Illinois was a newborn who died at just 40 days old, after getting a dose of sodium chloride that was 60 times more than prescribed, because of a pharmacy error at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. The case was settled for $8.25 million, which at the time was largest amount for a child`s death in Illinois.[12] The case settled for $8.25 million, a record in Illinois for a child’s death.[13]


Salvi has received a number of awards and recognitions. In 2011, the National Trial Lawyers Association named him as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the U.S.[14] Also in 2011, the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and the Cook Country Jury Verdict Reporter gave Salvi the Trial Excellence Award.[15][16] In 2007, the Lake County Bar Association gave him its Liberty Bell Award for contributions to the legal profession. In 2002, Salvi was inducted as a fellow into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. The information services company, Martindale-Hubbell, has given him its “Highest Rating for Legal Ability and General Recommendation” and named him to its “Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.”[17] In a survey, the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin Publishing Co.’s Leading Lawyer Network named him as one of the “Top 5% of All Lawyers in Illinois.”[18] He is also a former president of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and was appointed by the Supreme Court of Illinois as chairman of the Character and Fitness, Second District Committee of the Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar, serving until the expiration of his term in 2013. He was appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court to serve on The Committee for Civil Jury Instructions in 2013. In the most recent statewide surveys by both Illinois Leading Lawyers Network and Illinois Super Lawyers he was named one of the top 10 personal injury lawyers and top 10 Super Lawyers in all law categories. [19]

Sports ownership and management[edit]

Salvi founded and leads Salvi Sports Enterprises, a Chicago-based, multi-faceted sports consulting group that provides strategic planning and consulting within the minor league sports world. Salvi Sports Enterprises grew out of Salvi's interest in team sports and his acquisition of several minor-league teams. Salvi purchased his first sports team, the Gary SouthShore RailCats (Gary, IN), in 2008.[1] Under Salvi's ownership, the RailCats won four straight playoff appearances. Salvi then expanded his sports enterprise to include a 100% interest in both the Schaumburg Boomers (Schaumburg, IL)[20] and the collegiate wood bat team, the North Shore Navigators (Lynn, MA) in the Future Collegiate Wood Bat League. In 2012, Mr. Salvi also purchased a minority interest in the Martha's Vineyard Sharks.[21]


Patrick and his wife, Lindy Salvi, have five sons. The eldest, Patrick Salvi II, is a partner at Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard[22] and his son, Brian is an associate at the firm.[23]


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  2. ^ "Lawyer Patrick Salvi - Chicago Attorney". Retrieved 2014-03-04. 
  3. ^ a b "Patrick A. Salvi - Best Lawyers Lawyer Profile". Retrieved 2014-03-04. 
  4. ^ "Patrick Salvi". University of Notre Dame. Retrieved 23 April 2015. 
  5. ^ "Family of Ex-Bear Jim Dooley Files NFL Concussion Settlement Claim". Retrieved 2014-06-09. 
  6. ^ "$3.75 million settlement in I-57 death of Chicago man". Retrieved 2014-06-09. 
  7. ^ "Dog Bite Settlement is Largest in Illinois History". Retrieved 2014-06-11. 
  8. ^ "$1.125 million dog bite settlement". Chicago Daily Herald. 27 July 2013. Retrieved 16 April 2015. 
  9. ^ Daughtery, Phyllis (31 July 2013). "Dog Bite Settlement: $1.125 Million Awarded To Jordyn Bankston Is Largest In Illinois History". Opposing Views. 
  10. ^ "Jury Verdict in a Drunk Driving Case". Retrieved 2014-03-04. 
  11. ^ "Boy, 3, gets $13.3 million for damage done at birth - Chicago Tribune". 2001-06-01. Retrieved 2014-03-04. 
  12. ^ Krishnamurthy, Madhu (5 April 2011). "Chicago family sues Lutheran General over infant death". Chicago Daily Herald. Retrieved 16 April 2015. 
  13. ^ "Hospital Agrees To Pay $8.25M In Baby’s Death From Overdose « CBS Chicago". 2012-04-05. Retrieved 2014-03-04. 
  14. ^ "The National Trial Lawyers". The National Trial Lawyers. 2013-10-17. Retrieved 2014-03-04. 
  15. ^ "Jury Verdict Reporter Presents Career Achievement Award to Patrick Salvi, J.D. ’78". University of Notre Dame. Retrieved 11 May 2015. 
  16. ^ "Jury Verdict Reporter Awards 2012". Jury Veredict Reporter. Retrieved 11 May 2015. 
  17. ^ "Patrick A. Salvi Lawyer Profile on". Retrieved 2014-03-04. 
  18. ^ "Chicago Personal Injury Attorney Patrick A. Salvi Named to The Best Lawyers in America". Retrieved 2014-03-04. 
  19. ^ "Illinois Supreme Court Committees/Commissions". Retrieved 2014-03-04. 
  20. ^ "Personnel news in Schaumburg, Washington, Bellingham". Ball Park Digest. 12 February 2015. Retrieved 23 April 2015. 
  21. ^ Reichard, Kevin (19 May 2012). "Salvi joins Murray, Schley as owner of Martha’s Vineyard Sharks". Ball Park Digest. Retrieved 23 April 2015. 
  22. ^ "Patrick A. Salvi II Receives Prestigious American Association of Justice Award". (WorldNews Network). 29 July 2014. Retrieved 17 April 2015. 
  23. ^ "Brian Salvi". Chicago Business Journal. Retrieved 23 April 2015.