Paul L. Salzetta

Winters Salzetta O'Brien & Richardson, LLC
Winters Salzetta O'Brien & Richardson, LLC
111 W Washington St Ste 1200, Chicago, IL United States 60602
ChicagoIL 60602
(312) 236-6324

Paul L. Salzetta joined the firm January 2000. A lawyer for over 30 years, Paul Salzetta has dedicated his entire professional career to the representation of personal injury victims and the families and survivors of wrongful death claims. The firm concentrates in representing catastrophically injured clients who are injured through medical negligence, personal injury, including airline/aviation, automobile and trucking accidents, transportation, construction negligence, premises liability, FELA, and products liability. Before becoming a partner at Winters Salzetta O'Brien & Richardson, LLC, Paul was an associate at the firm Powers Rogers and Smith, P.C. for eleven years where he tried and settled numerous cases on behalf of injured clients.

Paul has been lead counsel in many trials involving complex medical issues, product liability issues, and personal injuries. Paul has obtained numerous settlements and verdicts in excess of a million dollars.

Paul is AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Practice Areas:

Personal Injury

Aviation Accidents

Medical Malpractice

Car Accidents

Product Liability

Wrongful Death

Bar Admissions:

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin

U.S. District Court, Central District of Wisconsin

U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois

U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

Federal Trial Bar

State of New York, 1986

State of Illinois, 1984

Other Licenses:

Certified Private Pilot


The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois, J.D., 1984

St. John Fisher College, Rochester, New York, B.S., 1980

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Illinois State Bar Association, 1984 - Present

Judicial Evaluation Committee 2009 - Present

Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 1984-Present

Elected Board Manager, 2014 - Present

American Association of Justice, 1984 - Present

New York Trial Lawyers Association, 1986 - Present

Society of Trial Lawyers - Illinois Chapter

Elected to Membership (Invitation Only), 2008 - Present

American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)

Elected to Membership (Invitation Only), 2009 - Present

Justinian Society of Lawyers

Lawyer/Pilots Bar Association

Honors and Awards:

Illinois Super Lawyers, 2007 - 2020: Selected by peers through independent research based on high peer recognition and professional achievement and ethical standards.

Martindale-Hubbell AV-Preeminent Peer Review Rating: Ranking by peers at the highest level of professional excellence.


Speaker, Attorney Ethics and Professionalism, "Discovery Sanctions, And When to Seek Them," Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2016

Speaker, Annual Case Examination Conference, "Auto Case Needs Three Trials," Law Bulletin Seminars, November, 2012

Speaker, Trial Practice from Voir Dire Through Post Trial, "Demonstrative Evidence in the CSI Age," Illinois State Bar Association, CLE for Illinois Lawyers, November 2010

Speaker, Hot Topics in Tort Law 2010, "Toxicology: Drugs and Alcohol - Plaintiff's Perspective," Illinois State Bar Association, CLE for Illinois Lawyers, September 2010

Guest Instructor: Trial Practice, The John Marshall Law School, 2005

Guest Instructor: Trial Workshop, University of Chicago Law School, 2001

Speaker/Trial Notebook, "Special Aspects of Product Liability Trials," Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, 1997

Speaker, "Crash Cases: A Hands on Guide to Vehicle Collision Litigation," American Bar Association National Institute, 1989

Speaker, "Crash Cases: Plaintiff's Opening Statement in Vehicle Crash Litigation," American Bar Association National Institute, 1988.

Representative Cases:

Villasenor v. Sterling Brands, 2016 IL App (1st) 143387-U

Drakeford v. University of Chicago Hospitals, 2013 IL App (1st) 111366

Jacobson v. Residential Designs, 2012 IL App (2nd) 111046-U

Maggi v. RAS Development, Inc., 2011 IL App (1st) 091955, 949 N.E 2d 731

Petraski v. Thedos, 2011 IL App (1st) 103218, 963 N.E. 2d 303

Petraski v. Thedos, 382 Ill. App. 3d 22, 877 N. E. 2d 24 (2008)

MGD, Inc. v. Dalen Trading Co., 230 Ill. App. 3d 916, 596 N. E. 2d 15 (1992) (1988)

Donnelly v. Yellow Freight Systems, 874 F.2d 402, 7th Cir. (Il) 1989

Donnelly v. Yellow Freight Systems, 682 F. Supp. 374, U S Dt. Ct., N.D. Ill. (1988)


Contributing Author: ITLA Education Fund, Under the Jury's Microscope: Medical Malpractice Scrutinized, Chapter Physician-Patient Privilege. 1984 - 1988


Fluent in Italian

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