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Margaret P. Battersby Black

Margaret P. Battersby Black

Levin & Perconti
  • Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Abuse, Personal Injury
  • Illinois
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Margaret P. Battersby Black joined Levin & Perconti as an associate attorney in 2008 and was named Partner in 2014.

Margaret has played a key role in a number of nursing home and medical malpractice cases. Margaret is well-regarded by her clients and peers alike, and was honored by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company as one of the 2011 "40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch." This award is given to 40 outstanding attorneys throughout the state for their achievements on behalf of their clients, their communities, and the legal profession.

Margaret is active in the Women's Bar Association of Illinois, the American Constitution Society, the American Association for Justice, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and the Illinois State Bar Association, and previously served as the ACS Chicago Chapter’s Law Firm Outreach Coordinator. Margaret was honored by Chicago-Kent Law School as Outstanding Young Alumna of the year for 2015. This award recognizes alumni who have made significant contributions to the law school and the legal community. She takes interest in mentoring law students and has spoken at several law schools about her experiences. She regularly judges law school moot court competitions and hosts students in externships.

Leading up to her tenure at the firm, Margaret graduated from Chicago-Kent Law School with honors. Before entering law school, Margaret had a successful career as a financial analyst at JP Morgan Chase in Chicago.

Margaret obtained her undergraduate degree from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan with University Honors and a concentration in Finance and Accounting.

Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Honors: Graduated with Honors American Constitution Society Chicago Kent Moot Court Honors Society
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Honors: Graduated with Honors
Professional Experience
Levin & Perconti
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Articles & Publications
How Changes to the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act Will Affect Long-Term Care Abuse and Neglect Cases
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin - Law Day Edition
Speaking Engagements
Ethical Considerations Regarding the Submission of Evidence and Trial Tactics
ISBA Tort Law Ed Program Panel Discussion
"Ex Parte Communication with Current and Former Employees of Defendant."
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
Nursing Home Litigation, Illinois Disability Rights Consortium, Chicago, IL
An Overview of Brain Injury Lawsuits with Case Examination: Nissen v. Parcellano et al., AALNC Foum, Chicago, IL
Using Litigation to Protect Elderly Clients in Nursing Homes, Elder Law Committee, Chicago, IL
Chicago Bar Association
Nursing Home Litigation, Update and Review Seminar, Chicago, IL
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
Depositions - How to Take a Good Deposition and Expert Witnesses - When and How to Depose Them, Nursing Home & Assisted Living Facility Litigation Seminar, Chicago, IL
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
Illinois Supreme Court Rule 213, Trial Seminar, Oak Brook, IL
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
Emerging Leaders
Leading Lawyers
Illinois Super Lawyers: Rising Stars
Super Lawyers
40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch
Law Bulletin Publishing Company
Professional Associations
The American Constitutional Society’s Chicago Chapter
Board of Directors-Director of Firm Outreach
Women's Bar Association of Illinois
- Current
National Association of Elder Law Attorneys
- Current
American Association for Justice
- Current
Illinois State Bar Association
- Current
Chicago Bar Association
- Current
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
- Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Personal Injury
  • English: Spoken, Written
Social Media
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Illinois Injury Lawyer Blog
Illinois Medical Malpractice Blog
Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog
Illinois Truck Accident Lawyer Blog
Chicago Birth Injury Lawyer Blog
Chicago Brain Injury Lawyer Blog
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Contact & Map
Levin & Perconti
325 N La Salle Dr
Chicago, IL 60654
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Telephone: (312) 332-2872
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