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2023 Gala

  • Friday, October 20, 2023
  • Four Seasons Hotel Chicago

Honoring Patrick A. Salvi (Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard) with the Distinguished Award for Excellence

Friday, October 20, 2023 
Four Seasons Hotel Chicago | 120 E. Delaware Place, Chicago 
VIP Reception begins at 6 pm | General reception begins at 6:30 pm

You are cordially invited to join us for our 24th Annual Black Tie Gala, raising funds for the access to justice and lawyers care programs of the Illinois Bar Foundation.

Online registration has closed for this event!

Please contact Jessie Reeves at or 312-920-4681 for questions about the Gala or to inquire about attending.


Black tie.
Complimentary valet parking & coat check will be available.

Full seated dinner and program to follow reception, with live and silent auctions, music by the Ken Arlen Evolution Orchestra and remarks by our distinguished honoree, Patrick A. Salvi.


Support the Gala and the mission of the IBF with our raffle for a 5-night stay for 2 to your choice of Paris, Madrid, Prague, Vienna or Rome! Each city choice comes with a stay in a 4-star hotel, daily breakfast, and a carefully curated selection of unique experiences like VIP tours, concerts, gastronomic tours, river boat cruises and more.

Tickets are $100 each and will be limited to the first 100 purchasers on a first-come, first-served basis. Raffle packages with multiple tickets are also available, with 3 for $250 and 5 for $400 to boost your chances. You do not need to be present at the Gala to win! Winner will be randomly selected and will be contacted following our event on October 20. Try your luck and support the IBF today!


*The deadline for inclusion in the physical program book has passed, but digital program book options are still available. Please contact for more information.

If you’re unable to attend in person or simply looking for an additional way to congratulate our deserving honoree, 100% tax-deductible program book acknowledgment pages may be purchased online here. Contact Jessie Reeves for more information or questions.


Ryan Theriault, IBF President 2023-24, Theriault Booth LLC
Michael Alkaraki, Leahy Hoste Alkaraki
Judith Conway, Cooney & Conway
Robert Fioretti, Roth Fioretti LLC
Marcie Mangan, Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C.
John Nisivaco, Chicago Injury Law LLC
Brian Salvi, Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C.
TJ Saye, Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C.
Martha Valencia, Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C.


Patrick A. Salvi is the founder and Managing Equity Partner of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard. The firm has 19 lawyers and is supported by more than 35 staff members in their Chicago and Waukegan offices. Under his leadership, the firm has obtained more than $2 billion in verdicts and settlements, including more than 315 cases with recoveries of over $1 million.

Mr. Salvi concentrates his legal practice in cases involving serious personal injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death and mass torts. He has achieved numerous record-breaking jury verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients, including serving as lead counsel on the trial team that won an Illinois record high $148 million jury verdict on behalf of a young woman paralyzed at O’Hare Airport.

Mr. Salvi is a nationally recognized attorney who has been listed as one of the “Best Lawyers in America” since 2005. In 2017, Best Lawyers® named him the Plaintiff’s Personal Injury “Lawyer of the Year” in Chicago. He received The Jury Verdict Reporter and Law Bulletin Publishing Company awards for Trial Lawyer Excellence in 2011, 2012, 2018 and 2022. Additionally, Mr. 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). Leading Lawyers Magazine has named Mr. Salvi to three Top Ten Lists every year since 2016.

Mr. Salvi is a former President of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. In 2021, he received the Illinois Trial Lawyers’ Lifetime Achievement Leonard M. Ring Award. Mr. Salvi currently serves as Chairman of the Notre Dame Law School Advisory Council.

Mr. Salvi and his wife, Lindy, have been married for 44 years and have 5 sons and 9 grandchildren.


Click the link above to learn more about our Gala’s generous sponsors