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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People Directory

Vlade Divac

A first round pick of the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1989 NBA draft, Vlade Divac went on to become one of the first European players to have an impact on the NBA.

In 1985, Vlade Divac was one of 15 young boys from Slovenia, Bosna, Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia and Macedonia that won the gold medal in the University Games. This would prove to be a basketball team that is considered among the best ever assembled. They went on to win a gold medal at the European Junior Championships in 1986, a gold medal at the FIB A World Junior Championships in Bormio, Italy in 1987 (defeating Team USA twice in that tournament), and a silver medal representing Yugoslavia at the 1988 Olympics.

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Publishing

Western American Diocese - Annual 2013

2013 marked several momentous occasions: 50 years of the founding of the Western American Diocese, 150 years of the birth of Archimandrite Sebastian Dabovich, Holy Apostle to the Americas, 1700 years of the Edict of Milan, and a special tribute to Nikola Tesla! Our main focus during this three-day Jubilee Celebration was on the freedom to pursue our faith since the time of Constantine 1700 years ago and how to better live a spiritual life.

As a special tribute, a beautiful commemorative edition of the Annual was prepared, which reflects the History of the Western American Diocese! It is adorned with beautiful photographs and historical articles from our parishes and monateries! It also showcases the wonderful work that has been done over the past year throughout our Diocese and information about our many ongoing ministries. This publicaton also includes a Directory of Parishes.

There are two version of this publication available. Our Hardcover version sells for $15. Our Softcover version sells for $10 and includes Ads & Greetings from families and businesses throughout our Diocese.