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Christopher S. Livas

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Phone: 872-249-2685


Christopher Livas has been an associate attorney at Kralovec, Jambois & Schwartz since his admission to the Illinois Bar in 2015.  Mr. Livas concentrates his practice in the areas of medical malpractice, wrongful death, nursing home negligence, and personal injury.

Mr. Livas attended the Chicago-Kent College of Law where he received his Juris Doctor in 2015.  While at Chicago-Kent, he was a Dean’s List student and a member of both the Entertainment Law Society and the Corporate Law Society.   Mr. Livas was also honored as a four-time CALI award recipient for achieving the highest grade in a given class in Forensic Evidence, Bankruptcy, Mediation, and Sports Law. 

While in law school, Mr. Livas served as a judicial extern in the Law Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County for the Honorable Clare E. McWilliams.  He joined Kralovec, Jambois & Schwartz as a law clerk in 2013, and has been an integral part of the KJS team ever since. 

Mr. Livas graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2011 where he earned a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Communication.  While at the University of Illinois, Mr. Livas was a member of the Lambda Pi Eta National Honor Society for Communication Scholars.


Selected Verdicts and Settlements

  • $6 Million
    Wrongful death resulting from failure to diagnose blood disorder

    $6,000,000 for the family of a young woman who died after the defendants failed to diagnose her recurrence of a rare blood disorder.

  • $4.5 Million
    Wrongful death auto collision

    $4,560,000 settlement during trial on behalf of the family of a pedestrian who was struck and killed in an auto collision.

  • $3 Million
    Failure to diagnose stroke

    $3,000,000 for the family of a client whose stroke went undiagnosed, which led to significant permanent injury.

  • $1.7 Million
    Wrongful death resulting from bowel injury during surgery

    $1,750,000 settlement against a hospital for the negligent performance of a surgery where the patient’s bowel was injured. Thereafter, the patient became septic, went into septic shock, and later succumbed to her injuries.

  • $1.5 Million
    Failure to diagnose heart condition

    $1,500,000 settlement against physician and hospital for failure to properly interpret EKG results and failure to timely diagnose the patient’s heart condition, which left the patient with severe cardiac dysfunction.

  • $1.5 Million
    Failure to diagnose spinal cord injury

    $1,500,000 against a hospital for a delay in diagnosing a spinal cord injury, which led to paralysis.

  • $1.3 Million
    Wrongful death resulting from failure to diagnose autoimmune disorder

    $1,300,000 for the family of a woman who died after the defendant failed to diagnose her rare autoimmune disorder.

  • $1.3 Million
    Negligent stroke treatment

    $1,300,000 for the failure to timely administer clot-busting drug TPA to a stroke patient, which
    resulted in his death.

  • $1.2 Million
    Severe injuries in automobile collision

    $1,250,000 settlement for a woman who suffered severe injuries in an automobile collision.

  • $1 Million
    Wrongful death resulting from house explosion

    $1,090,000 for the family of a man who died as a result of a house explosion.

  • $1 Million
    Failure to diagnose deep vein thrombosis

    $1,000,000 against a hospital for failure to diagnose deep vein thrombosis, which ultimately led to a fatal pulmonary embolism.

  • $950,000
    Burn victim

    $950,000 for a young girl whose legs were severely burned after scalding hot liquid burned
    through her pants and onto her legs, requiring skin grafts and future plastic surgeries.

  • $750,000
    Negligent radiation administration

    $750,000 for a woman who was undergoing high dose rate radiation therapy for endometrial
    cancer and suffered severe burns resulting from the physician’s negligent administration of her

  • $750,000
    Negligent gastrointestinal surgery

    $750,000 for the negligent performance of a Collis gastroplasty and Nissen fundoplication
    resulting in significant swallowing and digestive problems.

  • $650,000
    Negligent medication administration

    $650,000 settlement for a patient who received excessive insulin during treatment which caused a hypoglycemic coma and permanent brain damage.

  • $625,000
    Failure to diagnose strangulated hiatal hernia

    $625,000 settlement for the failure to diagnose a strangulated hiatal hernia, which resulted in
    gastric perforation

  • $500,000
    Failure to diagnose infection

    $500,000 settlement against physician and hospital for failure to diagnose the patient’s infection, which led to necrotizing fasciitis.

  • $450,000
    Failure to properly perform breast reconstruction surgery

    $450,000 settlement against a plastic surgeon who improperly performed a bilateral breast reconstruction surgery following the patient’s double mastectomy.


  • J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law, 2015
  • B.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011

Bar Admissions

  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois - 2016
  • Illinois - 2015


  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • The Chicago Bar Association
  • Hellenic Bar Association of Illinois

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