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

Steve Tesich

Steve Tesich was an American Oscar-winning (1980) screenwriter, playwright and novelist.

Tesich was born on September 29th, 1942 as Stojan Tešić in Uzice, Yugoslavia (now Republic of Serbia) and emigrated to the USA with his family when he was 14 years old. They settled in East Chicago, Indiana, and Tesich later graduated from Indiana University in 1965, where he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity..

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Serbian Americans: History—Culture—Press

by Krinka Vidaković-Petrov, translated from Serbian by Milina Jovanović

Learned, lucid, and deeply perceptive, SERBIAN AMERICANS is an immensely rewarding and readable book, which will give historians invaluable new insights, and general readers exciting new ways to approach the history​ of Serbian printed media. Serbian immigration to the U.S. started dates from the first few decades of 19th c. The first papers were published in San Francisco starting in 1893. During the years of the most intense politicization of the Serbian American community, the Serbian printed media developed quickly with a growing number of daily, weekly, monthly and yearly publications. Newspapers were published in Serbian print shops, while the development of printing presses was a precondition for the growth of publishing in general. Among them were various kinds of books: classical Serbian literature, folksong collections, political pamphlets, works of the earliest Serbian American writers in America (poetry, prose and plays), first translations from English to Serbian, books about Serb immigrants, dictionaries, textbooks, primers, etc.

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