Steven M. Levin

Steven M. Levin

Levin & Perconti
  • Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect, Personal Injury...
  • Illinois
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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. In 1992, he and John Perconti founded Levin & Perconti, which has since grown into a twenty-lawyer plaintiff personal injury firm with more than 135 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.

Loyola University Chicago School of Law
J.D. / Law
Honors: cum laudeLead Article Editor, Loyola University School of Law ReviewThomas Owens Award recipient (for highest grade point average)
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Honors: cum laude
Professional Experience
Founder and Senior Partner
Levin & Perconti
- Current
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
Speaking Engagements
Elder Law Practice in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Nursing Home Litigation for the Elder Law Practitioner, Chicago, IL
Pretrial Preparation in Civil Practice, Deposing Adverse Parties and Expert Witnesses, Chicago, IL
Personal injury in nursing homes and assisted living facilities, Chicago, IL
The John Marshall Law School
Winning Your Case Through Depositions, Advanced Nursing Home Litigation Seminar, Atlantic City, NJ
New Jersey Association for Justice
Nursing Home College: Depositions, Washington, D.C.
American Association for Justice
Research Strategies for Expert Depositions and Trial Preparation in Nursing Home Cases, AAJ 2012 Annual Convention, Chicago, IL
American Association for Justice
Voir Dire: Legal & Strategic Issues, Lunchtime Seminar Series, Chicago, IL
Circuit Court of Cook County
Advanced Evidentiary Issues at Trial, Chicago, IL
Litigating Nursing Home Cases Seminar: From Case Selection to Trial, Boston, MA
American Association for Justice
Wound Care and the Law: Liability and Other Issues for the Practicing Wound Care Clinician, ACWHTR Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL
The American College of Wound Healing and Tissue Repair
Taking Doctors to Task: The Ethics of Medical Malpractice Lawsuits, National Jewish Retreat, Chicago, IL
The National Conference of Jewish Lawyers
Plaintiff and Defense Points of View on Recent Wound Care Topics, ACWHTR Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL
The American College of Wound Healing and Tissue Repair
Liability Insurance Issues – Ethical, Practical and Strategic Challenges - See more at:, Nursing Home & Assisted Living Facility Litigation Seminar, Chicago, IL
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
Illinois Top 100 Attorneys
Chicago Lawyer Magazine
Trial Lawyer Excellence
Legal bulletin publishing company
Illinois Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
The Best Lawyers in America
The Best Lawyers in America® International
Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, 2013, 2014, 2015
"AV" Rating
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
Illinois State Bar
American Association for Justice
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
Chicago Bar Association
American Bar Association
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
7th Circuit
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
Additional Practice Area
  • Car Accidents
  • English: Spoken, Written
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Steven M. Levin's Website Profile
Levin & Perconti Website
Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog
Illinois Medical Malpractice Blog
Illinois Injury Lawyer Blog
Chicago Birth Injury Lawyer Blog
Chicago Car Accident Lawyer Blog
Illinois Truck Accident Lawyer Blog
Chicago Brain Injury Lawyer Blog
Contact & Map
325 N La Salle Dr
Chicago, IL 60654
Toll-Free: (877) 374-1417
Telephone: (312) 332-2872
Fax: (312) 332-3112