Attorney Patrick A. Salvi II

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Patrick A. Salvi II
Patrick A. Salvi II
Every year, the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, a highly respected daily newspaper for the Illinois legal community, accepts nominations for its prestigious “40 Under 40” recognition. Every year, our community sees many of its younger attorneys recognized for their accomplishments. One of this year’s honored individuals, among other Italian Americans, was Patrick A. Salvi II. Here are some highlights from Salvi’s burgeoning career, excerpted from the Law Bulletin’s article about him.

For the success young Patrick A. Salvi has already enjoyed, it is hard to believe that he has been practicing law for only a little more than four years. He joined Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard in 2007, and concentrates his practice on cases involving personal injury, medical malpractice, product liability and commercial litigation.

This young professional was recognized for this prestigious accolade for myriad reasons. For example, during just his first trial as lead attorney, Salvi secured a $1.28 million injury verdict for a teenage client who sustained a broken leg and kneecap. Furthermore, he also has obtained a $29.1 million verdict in a medical malpractice case brought in federal court and a $33.2 million jury verdict in a Lake County injury case. In the latter instance, Salvi, along with his father, was trial counsel for a young man who suffered catastrophic injuries in an automobile collision resulting in the client being left as a quadriplegic. The trial resulted in the highest financial verdict ever achieved in Lake County.

Salvi received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado in 2004 and earned his Juris Doctor cum laude from the University of Notre Dame Law School in 2007. While in law school, he received an award from the International Academy of Trial Lawyers for excellence in trial advocacy.

Salvi is a member of the Lake County Bar Association, Justinian Society of Lawyers (Lake County Chapter), Chicago Bar Association and Illinois State Bar Association, where he is a member of the Standing Committee on Judicial Evaluations. Salvi is an active member of the American Association for Justice as well as the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, where he serves on the Board of Advocates and co-chairs the seminar-planning committee. He has judged ABA and AAJ trial competitions for the past four years, and this year was a judge in the AVA Moot Court competition. In addition, he also has been a speaker at the M.B.A. business law class at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and for the “Personal Injury Litigation” class at Notre Dame’s law school.

Salvi was formerly the chairman and currently sits on the Board of Advisors for St. Agnes of Bohemia Elementary School on Chicago’s Southwest Side.

The highly respected Justice Mary Seminara-Schostok, of the Illinois Appellate Court, says of this outstanding young professional, “Patrick Salvi is a remarkable young man, and a natural trial attorney. He brings so much to our profession and is a great role model for young lawyers. His demeanor before the bench is equivalent to that of a lawyer who has been practicing for 20 years. The results he has had for his clients are remarkable, and his compassion for them is genuine. I look forward to watching him grow. We are blessed to have him as a fellow Justinian!”

His great-grandfather, Alberto Salvi, came to the United States in the early 1900s and was a famous harpist. He emigrated from a small town outside of Venice, Italy. After arriving in the United States, he had a son, Albert.

Albert, Patrick’s grandfather, went to Notre Dame for his undergraduate studies and later Northwestern for his law degree. He started his own firm, Salvi, Salvi & Wifler, located in Lake Zurich. Five of his nine children are lawyers, including Patrick’s father, Patrick.

Salvi joins many other Italian-American attorneys so recognized over the years, including the Gamraths (both Celia and Rob), Franco Coladipietro, Gregory Conforti, Anthony Masciopinto, David Bonoma, Colleen Scimeca, Anita Ventrelli, John M. Spesia, Katherine Amari O’Dell, John Storino, Kenneth C. Apicella, Peter M. Spingola, Michael Bonamarte, Christopher Carani, Claudia Gallo and Karie Giganti Valentino.

Salvi is another proud example of the best our community has to offer.

About Leonard F. Amari

Leonard F. Amari is a founding, co-managing partner of Amari & Locallo, a law firm that focuses exclusively on real estate tax assessment issues. He is a J.D. recipient from The John Marshall Law School, with honors. Amari has been a John Marshall trustee since 2000 and was elected president of the board in 2007. He is past president of the Illinois State Bar Association, a member of the Chicago Bar Association’s State and Local Taxation Committee, and a member and past president of the Justinian Society of Lawyers. He has received numerous honors from many organizations recognizing his service.

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