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


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With 30 years of clinical practice, I offer psychotherapy and consultations for individuals, couples & families. Having lived, worked, and trained both in Belgrade and New York City, I bring my skills and experience as a clinical psychologist, teacher, supervisor, and public speaker. With deep roots in two countries, my professional and personal life has been about moving between multiple languages and cultures.

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Knowing the Purpose of Creation through the Resurrection

Proceedings of the Symposium on St. Maximus the Confessor

The present volume is a collection of presentations delivered at the St Maximus the Confessor International Symposium held in Belgrade at the University of Belgrade from 18 to 21 October 2012. The Belgrade Symposium brought together the following speakers: Demetrios Bathrellos, Grigory Benevitch, Calinic Berger, Paul Blowers, David Bradshaw, Adam Cooper, Brian Daley, Paul Gavrilyuk, Atanasije Jevtić, Joshua Lollar, Andrew Louth, John Panteleimon Manoussakis, Maximos of Simonopetra, Ignatije Midić, Pascal Mueller-Jourdan, Alexei Nesteruk, Aristotle Papanikolaou, George Parsenios, Philipp Gabriel Renczes, Nino Sakvarelidze, Torstein Tollefsen, George Varvatsoulias, Maxim Vasiljević, Christos Yannaras, and John Zizioulas. The papers and discussions in this volume of the proceedings of the Belgrade Symposium amply attest to the reputation of Saint Maximus the Confessor as the most universal spirit of the seventh century, and perhaps the greatest thinker of the Church. Twenty eight studies have been gathered in the present volume, which is organized into eight chapters, each of them corresponding to the proceedings of the Symposium, all of which are of intense interest and importance. Chapter One brings to light new evidence regarding the sources, influences, and appropriations of St Maximus’ teaching. His mediatorial role as one of the few genuinely ecumenical theologians of the patristic era is acknowledged and affirmed. Chapter Two offers some crucial clarifications on the relationship between person, nature, and freedom. In Chapter Three we find substantial discussion on body, pathos, love, eros, etc. New interpretive paradigms and insights are proposed in Chapter Four, while the next chapter presents the Confessor’s cosmological perspective in light of modern scientific discoveries. Some important ontological and ecclesiological issues are discussed in Chapter Six, while in Chapter Seven we are able to see what contemporary synthesis is possible through St Maximus’ thought. Chapter Eight offers further readings by engaging younger scholars who did not present their papers at the conference but whose studies were accepted by the organizers. In the final paper we find an important overview of the Symposium with a description of the conference’s flow. In an age of plurality and division, it is particularly important to know what our Tradition—shaped by the Fathers—can teach us. In any such endeavor, Saint Maximus the Confessor stands out as the most important theologian of the so-called Byzantine period. Yet his theology, assimilated and incorporated by Tradition, has relevance beyond any single historical period; in fact, the Confessor’s efforts to mediate between East and West distinguish his work as vital for contemporary theological discourse.