Eirene Nakamura Salvi
Eirene Nakamura Salvi is an attorney at Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. where she concentrates her legal practice on cases involving medical malpractice, personal injury, and product liability.
She has obtained a number of noteworthy verdicts and settlements, including serving on the trial team that won a record-setting $148 million jury verdict on behalf of a dancer paralyzed by a collapsed pedestrian shelter at O’Hare International Airport. The verdict was the highest compensatory verdict ever awarded to an individual plaintiff in Illinois.
Ms. Salvi has been recognized by Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch and Leading Lawyers as an Emerging Lawyer, and has repeatedly been named a Rising Star by Illinois Super Lawyers. In 2018 and 2022, she was honored with a Trial Lawyer Excellence Award by The Jury Verdict Reporter and Law Bulletin Media.
In addition, in 2023, Ms. Salvi was honored with the Asian American Bar Association of Greater Chicago’s Rising Star award, and in 2020 she was selected as the recipient of the Diversity Leadership Award by the Illinois State Bar Association
Ms. Salvi is active in many legal organizations. She is currently the president of the board for Lawyers Lend-A-Hand to Youth, an organization that channels the legal community’s resources to promote one-to-one mentoring and tutoring programs in disadvantaged Chicago communities.
She also serves on the board of managers for the Chicago Bar Association, is a founding member and former co-chair of the Chicago Committee of the Japanese American Bar Association, and an officer of the board of JABA Educational Foundation.
Ms. Salvi is a member of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, American Association for Justice, Chinese American Bar Association, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, and the Chicago Bar Association.
Ms. Salvi received a J.D. from the University of Notre Dame and a bachelor’s degree, cum laude, from Pacific Union College in California.
She was appointed to the Commission on Professionalism in 2024.