Patrick A. Salvi is regarded as one of the most prominent personal injury trial attorneys in the country. His law firm, Salvi Schostok & Pritchard, is an Illinois-based plaintiff law firm that handles cases across the country. Founded in 1982, the firm concentrates its practice in medical malpractice, catastrophic injury, wrongful death, aviation, and product liability cases. Under his leadership, the firm has recovered more than $1.3 billion in verdicts and settlements, including more than 230 cases with verdicts or settlements of $1 million or more. In 2017, Salvi obtained a record $148 million jury verdict on behalf of a young woman paralyzed at O'Hare Airport. The verdict represents the largest compensatory award for an individual plaintiff in Illinois history.
Salvi has been listed as one of the "Best Lawyers in America" by Woodward/White, Inc., since 2005. In 2017 and 2018, Salvi was selected for The Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America. In 2017, Best Lawyers® named him the Plaintiff's Personal Injury "Lawyer of the Year" in Chicago. Additionally, 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). In 2016, Leading Lawyers Magazine (Law Bulleting Publishing Company) named Salvi to three Top Ten Lists based on a survey of legal peers. In 2011 and 2012, he received the Jury Verdict Reporter and Law Bulletin Publishing Company awards for Trial Lawyer Excellence.
Salvi has received many additional honors over the years, including:
- Named to the prestigious "Top 100" by the National Trial Lawyers
- Appointed to the Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Jury Instructions in Civil Cases in 2013
- 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)
In 2001, he was invited to become a fellow in the prestigious International Academy of Trial Lawyers. In 2015, Salvi was selected to the Leading Lawyers Advisory Board. He currently serves on the American Association for Justice Leaders Forum. In addition to his many accolades, Salvi is a former President of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and serves as Chairman of the Law School Advisory Council for the University of Notre Dame Law School.