CHICAGO (PRWEB) February 21, 2023
The Illinois law firm of Salvi Schostok & Pritchard, P.C. is pleased to announce attorneys Rob L. Kohen and Heidi L. Wickstrom have been promoted to Partner and Chicago attorney David J. Rashid has joined the firm as a Partner.
Rob L. Kohen joined Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard as an associate attorney in 2014 and Heidi L. Wickstrom joined the firm as an associate in 2018. Both attorneys focus their practice in cases concerning catastrophic personal injury, medical malpractice, and product liability. Their promotion to Partner took effect on February 14, 2023.
A 2014 graduate of Chicago-Kent College of Law, Mr. Kohen has obtained a number of noteworthy verdicts and settlements in 9 years with the firm. In 2021, Mr. Kohen was part of a trial team that won a $21.05 million jury verdict on behalf of a woman who suffered a thoracic spine injury in a Maywood, Ill. car crash. The year prior, Mr. Kohen obtained a $15 million settlement for a motorcyclist whose leg was amputated above the knee after he was involved in a crash with an automobile. In one of his first trials with the firm, Mr. Kohen was part of a trial team that won a $15.3 million jury verdict on behalf of an Army veteran who was injured at Chicago’s McCormick Place Convention Center. In recognition of his outstanding legal work, Mr. Kohen was named to Law Bulletin Media’s 2021 Forty Under 40 list. Since 2018 until present, he has also been recognized by Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Illinois Super Lawyers as a Rising Star, and Law Bulletin Media as an Emerging Lawyer.
Ms. Wickstrom has obtained a number of noteworthy verdicts and settlements in her five years with Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard, including a recent record-breaking $20 million settlement with the Chicago Transit Authority. In addition to her work as a trial lawyer, Ms. Wickstrom is highly involved in the American Association for Justice. In 2020, Ms. Wickstrom was elected to the AAJ Board of Governors, where she recently served as the chair of the Professional Negligence Section and is currently a member of the Motor Vehicle and Premises Liability Section, the Section on Toxic and Environmental Pollution, the Medical Negligence group, and the Birth Injury and Trauma group. Prior to joining Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard, Ms. Wickstrom was an associate at a prominent New York litigation firm where she was responsible for firm operations and tried many cases on her own. She achieved her first solo jury verdict just two months after being admitted to practice in New York State courts.
“Heidi and Rob have been instrumental to our firm’s success for years now. They have both developed terrific skills in prosecuting and trying complex cases. Our firm is proud to have them as Partners. They are wonderful lawyers and people,” Patrick A. Salvi II, Managing Partner of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard’s Chicago office said.
David J. Rashid joined the firm on February 14, 2023. He will concentrate his legal practice in cases concerning personal injury, medical negligence, premises liability and products liability. Prior to joining Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard, Mr. Rashid worked at a well-known Chicago personal injury law firm where he secured more than $130 million dollars in verdicts and settlements for his deserving clients. Mr. Rashid holds records for medical malpractice verdicts/settlements in Cook County, Richland County, and Crawford County. He has successfully first-chaired numerous medical malpractice cases resulting in multi-million-dollar recoveries for his clients.
“Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard continues to set the standard by which excellence is judged in helping injured victims. I welcome the opportunity to be a part of this incredible tradition and look forward to obtaining justice for my clients,” David J. Rashid said.
Mr. Rashid has been recognized by Illinois Super Lawyers as a Super Lawyer in the area of medical malpractice, and by Law Bulletin Media as an Emerging Lawyer. In 2019, Mr. Rashid was honored as one of the National Trial Lawyers “Top 40 Under 40.” In 2016, Law Bulletin Media honored Mr. Rashid with a Trial Lawyer Excellence Award for his role in a record-setting verdict in Cook County.
Mr. Rashid is a highly involved member of the state’s legal community, holding memberships in the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, the Illinois State Bar Association, and the Chicago Bar Association. He has authored several articles that were published in the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association’s “Trial Journal.”
“David is a topflight medical malpractice lawyer with a wealth of experience at a young age. We are very fortunate to be adding him to our team. We look forward to David helping injured victims for many years to come as a Partner at SSP,” Patrick A. Salvi II said.
Rob L. Kohen can be contacted at email@example.com; Heidi L. Wickstrom can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org; David J. Rashid can be contacted at email@example.com.
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