$250 Million dollar Truck accident verdict.
Tara R. Devine joined Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C., in March 2004. She concentrates her practice in the areas of personal injury, nursing home negligence, wrongful death, medical malpractice, and product liability cases.
Ms. Devine has helped achieve settlements for her clients in excess of $33 million dollars in personal injury, medical malpractice, and wrongful death suits. In August 2017, she was part of the trial team that obtained a record-setting $148 million jury verdict on behalf of a dancer paralyzed by a collapsed pedestrian shelter at O’Hare International Airport. In 2016, she obtained an $18.5 million settlement on behalf of a child who suffered a serious brain injury due to a delay in the diagnosis and treatment of meningitis. Also in 2016, Ms. Devine obtained a $1.6 million verdict in a wrongful death case, the highest recorded verdict in Stephenson County. In addition, Ms. Devine has successfully litigated catastrophic automobile, motorcycle and boating accidents. More recently, Ms. Devine has become involved and litigated several Nursing Home abuse and negligence cases. Ms. Devine is licensed and practices in Illinois and Wisconsin.
In recognition for her outstanding legal work, Ms. Devine was named to Crain’s Custom Media’s 2018 Notable Women Lawyers in Chicago list. In 2017 and 2018, Ms. Devine was honored with Trial Lawyer Excellence Awards by The Jury Verdict Reporter and Law Bulletin Publishing Company. In 2016, she received the Lake County Journal’s “Women of Distinction” award. Ms. Devine has also been named to the Law Bulletin Publishing Company’s Emerging Lawyers, an honor given to the top 2% of lawyers in Illinois who are age 40 or younger or have practiced 10 years or less.
Ms. Devine received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Illinois and her law degree from Marquette University. Currently, Ms. Devine is an active Marquette alumni member and recently served as a Committee member for the 2013 and 2014 Annual Chicago Marquette Lawyer Reception.
Additional credentials and distinctions include: serving as a Board Member of the Lake County Bar Association and a member of the Chicago Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, and the Wisconsin State Bar Association. Ms. Devine is also involved with the American Association for Justice and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, where she serves on the Board of Managers and has been a guest speaker at the association’s legal seminars.