Maximizing Damages with Patrick Salvi
Episode 21st June 2021 • The Litigation War Room • Maxwell Goss
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In this episode of The Litigation War Room podcast, Maxwell Goss is joined by nationally recognized plaintiff’s attorney Patrick Salvi. Pat discusses some of his dramatic trial wins, including the $148 million jury verdict in Tierney Darden v. City of Chicago, which more than doubled the previous record verdict in the State of Illinois. In this interview, Pat provides valuable insights on discovery, jury selection, and maximizing damages at trial.


“If you start listening to defense lawyers and insurance companies about the value of your case, you’re in the wrong business. Think bold and big.”

-Patrick Salvi


  • 00:19 – Introduction
  • 01:16 – About Patrick
  • 02:15 – How Patrick got into personal injury law
  • 04:21 – Trying cases during COVID-19
  • 06:53 – Patrick talks about some of his notable wins
  • 07:34 – Patrick’s ownership of two minor league baseball teams
  • 08:33 – Patrick’s relationship with Notre Dame Law School
  • 11:29 – The Tierney Darden Case
  • 46:28 -  Patrick’s advice for maximizing a damages award


Patrick A. Salvi concentrates his legal practice in several limited areas primarily involving a trial practice in cases concerning serious personal injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death, and mass torts. Mr. Salvi has achieved record-breaking jury verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients, including serving as lead counsel in obtaining an Illinois record-high $148 million jury verdict and a Lake County record $33 million jury verdict. Under his leadership, the law firm has obtained more than 280 multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements totaling more than $1.5 billion on behalf of injured clients. Mr. Salvi is dedicated to helping his clients – individuals, families or corporations – providing the highest level of professional legal representation.


Jury Awards $148 Million to Chicago Woman Paralyzed after Airport Accident

Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard

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The Litigation War Room is hosted by litigation lawyer Maxwell Goss. Max represents clients in intellectual property and business cases throughout Michigan and around the country, bringing forceful advocacy and creative solutions to every case he handles.


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