A great man is one who collects knowledge the way a bee collects honey and uses it to help people overcome the difficulties they endure - hunger, ignorance and disease!
- Nikola Tesla

Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.
- Franklin Roosevelt

While their territory has been devastated and their homes despoiled, the spirit of the Serbian people has not been broken.
- Woodrow Wilson

Robert J. Pavich

Since 1975, 100% of Bob’s practice has been dedicated to litigation at both the trial and appellate levels. His tort law practice, including medical malpractice, product liability and wrongful death cases, has grown over the past 10 years to include tort victims of human rights violations throughout the world- encompassing mass tort and class action litigation.

Bob’s international experience includes work as lead trial counsel at the Hague War Crimes Tribunal from 2001 through 2005. From 2007 through 2010, he was lead defense counsel in five federal deportation prosecutions in Florida and Illinois, all of which resulted in acquittals. During this time, he continued his active personal injury practice, advocating on behalf of those injured through the negligence of others.

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Bob has been designated in the Thomson Reuters list of Super Lawyers as an Illinois Super Lawyer in 2012 and 2013.

Education

J.D., DePaul University College of Law, 1975
Cum Laude

B.A., Harvard College, 1969
Cum Laude, Football, Baseball, Lacrosse, Boxing

Military Service

US Army Military Intelligence
Vietnam – Central Highlands
1970 –1972

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • Illinois, 1975
  • Indiana, 1999
  • United States Court of Appeals- 7th Circuit, 1987
  • United States Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit, 2010
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1975
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Indiana, 1999
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Indiana, 1999
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2008

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Illinois State Bar Association
Member Since: 1975

American Bar Association
Member Since: 1975

Chicago Bar Association
Member Since: 1975

Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
Member Since: 1985

American Association of Justice
Member Since: 1985

Indiana State Bar Association
Member Since: 1999

Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
Member Since: 1999

Serbian Bar Association of America
Member Since: 1999

Representative Clients

Medical Malpractice:

  • children injured at birth
  • mothers injured during labor and delivery
  • neurosurgical and cardiovascular surgery
  • failure to diagnose cancer

Product Liability

  • Automobiles
  • Trucks
  • Industrial Machinery

Wrongful Death

  • Industrial Accidents
  • Construction Accidents
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents

International

  • Tort claims against foreign countries and international corporations
  • Contract claims against foreign countries

Mediation

  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mass Torts
  • Class Action

Source: Pavich Law Group


People Directory

Tom Jurich

By Sandi Radoja

[This article originally appeared in the American Srbobran, April 5, 2017]

LOUISVILLE, KY – On an unseasonably hot February day, Tom Jurich welcomed us to his third floor office on the campus of the University of Louisville. We were 2-1/2 hours early, but his door swung open wide despite our inability to jump time zones correctly.

Born and raised in Southern California, Tom Jurich of SNF Lodge #95-Lovcen-Los Angeles, was apologetic for the heat as if it was his fault. “We don’t turn the air conditioning on this early,” he said, an explanation we already heard from his receptionist who called her desktop fan her “new BFF.” We were immediately at ease, and the friendliness of the entire office far outweighed the heat.

It was Mercia Martich of Northridge, California, who sent us in the direction of the Tom Jurich story initially. She said he was a SNF member and someone to hoot about, adding, “He is not only successful, but a fine gentleman and a family man, too.”

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Publishing

Residents of Heaven

An Exhibit of Byzantine and Modern Orthodox Icons

Residents of Heaven is a book of Icons by Father Stamatis Skliris which were prepared for "An Exhibit of Byzantine and Modern Orthodox Icons" held at the "David Allan Hubbard Library, Fuller Theological Seminary" in Pasadena, California, June 10 - July 5, 2010.

The iconographer, V. Rev. Stamatis Skliris, attended the opening of the exhibit with His Grace, Bishop Maxim who gave the Introduction. The mounting of the display was done by Jasminka Gabrie and the staff of the Fuller Library. The opening event was organized by Dr. William Dyrness, Director of the Visual Faith Institute, Brehm Center for Worship, Theology and the Arts, Fuller Seminary.