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Steven M. Levin

Contact: 312.332.2872
Experience:
Law School: Loyola University Chicago School of Law - Loyola University Chicago
Jurisdictions: Illinois
U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

OVERVIEW

About Steven M. Levin
Steven M. Levin is the co-founder and senior partner of Levin & Perconti, and a trial lawyer with more than 25 years of litigation experience and success. Steve began his career as a private criminal defense attorney, during which time he gained extensive trial experience. In 1983 he founded Steven M. Levin and Associates, a firm dedicated to representing plaintiffs in substantial personal injury and wrongful death cases. In 1992, he and John Perconti founded Levin & Perconti, which has since grown into a twelve-lawyer plaintiff personal injury firm with more than 125 years of combined trial experience.

Steve has obtained an extraordinary number of multimillion dollar verdicts and settlements for his clients in a tremendous variety of personal injury and wrongful death cases, including birth injury, failure to timely diagnose cancer and workplace negligence. His most recent victories include a $7 million judgment for his client against a doctor who failed to diagnose postpartum bleeding, and a $6.7 million medical malpractice verdict against a hospital involving a birth injury case. Steve has appeared on ABC, NBC and CBS news programs for cases which have attracted both local and national attention.

Over the past eighteen years, Steve has established a reputation as one of the country's top litigators in the highly-specialized area of nursing home abuse and neglect. He has represented hundreds of nursing home residents and their families who have been victimized by improper care and treatment, achieving landmark victories and record-setting verdicts and settlements for his clients in these cases.

More importantly, Steve's vigilance in representing such victims has brought national attention to this rampant and unacceptable problem, sending a message that mistreatment of one of society's most vulnerable groups will not go unnoticed. His comments on nursing home litigation are frequently quoted in national news publications including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.

Steve Levin has received an "AV" rating from the Martindale-Hubbell American Law Directory, indicating preeminent legal ability and very high ethical standards. Steven has been honored as an Illinois Super Lawyer by Chicago Magazine in 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008. He has also been named one of Illinois' top litigators by Leading Lawyers Network, a peer-recommended distinction.
Directory Practice Areas
  • Animal & Dog Law
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Maritime
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
Additional Practice Areas
  • Car Accidents
Fees
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Professional Experience
Founder and Senior Partner, Levin & Perconti
-Current
Education
Loyola University Chicago School of Law - Loyola University ChicagoJ.D.Law
Honors: cum laudeLead Article Editor, Loyola University School of Law ReviewThomas Owens Award recipient (for highest grade point average)
University of Wisconsin-MadisonB.A.
Honors: cum laude
Awards
Illinois Sper Lawyer, Chicago Magazine
Illinois Super Lawyer, Chicago Magazine
Illinois Super Lawyer, Chicago Magazine
Illinois Super Lawyer, Chicago Magazine
"AV" Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
The "AV" rating from the Martindale-Hubbell American Law Directory indicates preeminent legal ability and very high ethical standards.
Leading Lawyers, Leading Lawyers Network
Designation as "Leading Lawyer" in the Leading Lawyers Network is a peer-recommended distinction
Professional Associations
Member, Illinois State Bar
Current
Member, American Association for Justice
Current
Member, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
Current
Member, Chicago Bar Association
Current
Member, American Bar Association
Current

PUBLICATIONS

Articles & Publications
  • Advising Elder Clients and Their Families - Chapter 7 - Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Actions Under the Nursing Home Care Act
    Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 2008 Handbook
  • Plaintiff's Perspectives
    IICLE Long Term Care Litigation
  • Litigating Nursing Home Malpractice
    GP Solo Magazine
  • Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Actions in the Elderly Population
    The Advocacy & Litigation SIG Advocate: National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc.
  • Handling Witnesses: Deposing the Medical Director, Director of Nursing, Attending Physician, Nursing Home Administrator and Nursing Staff
    Nursing Home Litigation: Pre-Trial Practice and Trials
  • Screening the Nursing Home Case
    Nursing Home Litigation: Investigation and Case Preparation
  • Litigating Nursing Home Wandering Cases
    Elder's Advisor: The Journal of Elder Law and Post-Retirement Planning
  • First Things First: Evaluating a Nursing Home Case
    Illinois State Bar Journal
  • Protecting the Rights of Nursing Home Residents Through Litigation
    Illinois State Bar Journal
  • Nursing Homes and Life Care Communities
    IICLE, Advising Elderloy Clients and Their Families
  • A Question of Responsibility: Part Two - An Attorney's View of the Insanity Defense
    Loyola Magazine
  • Libel and Slander - A State is Precluded from Imposing Liability Without Fault or Presumed or Punitive Damages in teh Absence of New York Times Malice - Gertz v. Robert Welch, Inc.
    Loyola University of Chicago Law Journal

WEBSITES & BLOGS

Website: Steven M. Levin's Website Profile
Website: Levin & Perconti Website

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CONTACT & MAP

325 North LaSalle Drive #450
Chicago, IL 60654
USA
Telephone: 312.332.2872
Telephone: 312.332.2872