Robert J. Pavich

Founding Partner

Robert Pavich

Robert Pavich is the Founding Partner of Pavich Law Group. Since 1975, Bob’s practice has been dedicated to litigation at both the trial and appellate levels. His practice spans across Pavich Law Group’s Personal Injury and Commercial Litigation practices and includes representation of tort victims of human rights violations throughout the world, encompassing mass tort and class action litigation.

Bob graduated from Harvard College in 1969 and, after serving in the US Army Military Intelligence in Vietnam, attained his J.D. in 1975. Since that time, he has successfully litigated hundreds of cases, including wrongful death cases, catastrophic injury cases, and actions stemming from international human rights violations. His experience includes representation of Wye Oak Technology against the Republic of Iraq, which resulted in a $122 million judgment.

For over 40 years, Bob has been dedicated to representation in state and federal courts throughout the country and in tribunals around the world. 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. Bob also served as Advisor to the Military Defense Counsel for Guantanamo.

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  • J.D., DePaul University College of Law, 1975, Cum Laude
  • B.A., Harvard College, 1969, Cum Laude

Military Service

  • US Army Military Intelligence, Vietnam – Central Highlands, 1970 –1972


  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • United States Court of Appeals
  • United States Court of Appeals- 7th Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Indiana
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin

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