Brian L. Salvi
Salvi Schostok & Pritchard P.C.
Personal injury, medical malpractice
40 Under Class – 2019

Brian Salvi has a few years before his 35th birthday, but that hasn’t stopped him from already obtaining several multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for his clients.

This success at such a young age can be credited to Salvi’s legal knowledge, his commitment to his clients and his work ethic. Salvi is prepared for every case, and he’s not afraid to take on the most challenging and complex of them. This young attorney learns quickly and never shies away from the research needed to win a case.

Louis Glaza, in-house counsel for Nationwide, has gone up against Salvi and came away impressed.

“You could tell he was well-versed in the subject matter of the cases, that he took the time to learn the subject matter and performed additional research to ensure that all possible questions of the witnesses could be asked,” Glaza said.

Glaza also said that Salvi possesses another important trait: He is trustworthy and practical. He and Salvi were able to work through their cases without court intervention on discovery disputes, Glaza said. Salvi fought hard for his clients, Glaza added, but recognized the issues he had with his cases and did not overreach.

During his still-young career, Salvi has helped his firm obtain more than $72 million in verdicts. This includes a verdict for a young boy who suffered brain injury at birth, a 47-year-old woman who was hit by a truck and a woman injured in a parking lot accident. Salvi also obtained a medical-malpractice verdict in a federal tort claim against government-employed physicians in the U.S. District Court.

Antonio Romanucci, with the Chicago law firm of Romanucci & Blandin, has known Salvi professionally for more than four years. His summation of the young attorney? It’s simple: “He is an exceptional addition to the legal community,” Romanucci said.

Outside the courtroom, Salvi volunteers his time with Horizons for Youth, an organization providing comprehensive support programs and education resources for young boys and girls. The goal there is to help these youngsters get to college, and Salvi acts a mentor within the organization. Salvi also serves on the Advisory Board for the Concussion Legacy Foundation, an organization dedicated to the research and understanding of traumatic brain injuries.

Chuck Rantis, with Chicago’s Johnson & Bell, said Salvi boasts a keen analytical mind for the factual and legal issues in a case. He’s also confident in his abilities, Rantis said, without being pompous. And when it comes to his clients? Salvi cares, and he is passionate about providing them with the best possible representation.

“Brian is a young lawyer with old-school values,” Rantis said. “His word is his bond. In addition to having tremendous integrity, his skill set is well beyond his years. He knows what to ask and how to ask it correctly at depositions. He was that rare combination of a formidable opponent, but also someone with whom I became friends.”