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Personal Injury; Birth Injuries; Cancer; AIDS; Failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis; Obstetric; Surgical; Cardiac; Orthopedic and nursing malpractice; Malnutrition; Dehydration; Wandering; Falls; Fractures; Physical, verbal and sexual abuse and assault; Restraints; Medication errors and burns; Aviation; Defective products; Defective drugs; Attorney malpractice; Airplane Crashes; Automobile; Construction; Work place; Commercial Litigation; Federal Tort Claims Act and insurance
University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.A., cum laude, 1973
Loyola University, Chicago Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1976
1976, Illinois and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois; U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
Chicago, Illinois State and American (Vice Chair, Medicine and Law Committee, Tort and Insurance Practice Section) Bar Associations; The American Association for Justice (Co-Chair, Nursing Home Litigation Group; Member, Birth Injury Litigation Group); Illinois Trial Lawyers Association; American Constitution Society Chicago Lawyer Chapter (Member, Board of Advisors); Decalogue Society; National Citizens Coalition for Nursing Home Reform and its "Committee of 20;" Advisory Committee of Illinois Citizens for Better Care; National Association of Elder Law Attorneys (Member, Advocacy/Litigation SIG Steering Committee); City of Chicago Committee on Nursing Homes; Chicago Department of Aging Ombudsman Advisory Counsel; Board of Advisors for the Nursing Home Litigation Reporter; Member and Chairman Highland Park Zoning Board of Appeals; Ad Hoc Committee on Amusement Tax and Ravinia Park.
Chicago, Illinois, February 9, 1951
Steven M. Levin, co-founder and senior partner of Levin & Perconti, is a nationally known attorney who has successfully represented clients in personal injury matters for over thirty years. In 1992, he and John Perconti founded the firm and our lawyers have achieved over $520 million for clients, including over $140 million in nursing home abuse and neglect cases.
Steve has obtained numerous multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for his clients in a variety of nursing home, medical malpractice, personal injury and wrongful death cases.
$17.7 million settlement on behalf of an injured police officer who sustained a serious brain injury due to nursing staff negligence in a Chicago hospital.
$7 million verdict in a medical negligence suit against a doctor who failed to diagnose our client’s postpartum bleeding, resulting in her death.
$6.7 million verdict in a birth injury lawsuit against a hospital involving a birth injury lawsuit.
$5.7 million workplace injury settlement for a 27-year-old roofer who was injured on the job.
$2.9 million Cook County record nursing home neglect verdict in a pressure sore case.
PIONEERING NURSING HOME LITIGATION
Steve was among the first attorneys in the country to handle nursing home cases, and has established a reputation as one of the country’s top litigators in the area of nursing home litigation. He has advocated on behalf of hundreds of nursing home residents who have been victimized by improper care and treatment, achieving record-setting verdicts and settlements in these cases.
More importantly, Steve’s vigilance in representing victims in nursing home negligence lawsuits 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.
Steve is a member of the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care's Leadership Council, an organization dedicated to protecting the rights of nursing home residents and their families. He is also the former chair of the AAJ's Nursing Home Litigation Group. Steve's comments on nursing home litigation have been quoted in national news publications including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.
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Steve was recently listed in the Illinois: The Top 100 list in the February 2015 issue of Chicago Magazine, a listing of the attorneys who ranked at the top of the Illinois Super Lawyers nomination, research and review process. He has been named an Illinois Super Lawyer every year since 2005.
Steve is well-respected among his peers who have nominated him as one of the top Illinois lawyers in personal injury and nursing home litigation through the Leading Lawyers Network. Steve was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013, 2014 and 2015 in the field of Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs.
Steve has been honored by the Martindale-Hubbell American Law Directory, and awarded their “AV” rating for his legal abilities and very high ethical standards and The National Trial Lawyers, an organization composed of The Top 100 Trial Lawyers from each state. The Litigation Counsel of America also selected him as a Fellow of the organization.
In October 2012, Steve received an award for Trial Lawyer Excellence for the Highest Reported Illinois Verdict in a Nursing Home Malpractice case. The award was presented by the Jury Verdict Reporter, a division of Law Bulletin Publishing Co.
As a Chicago medical malpractice lawyer, Steve is dedicated to helping people who have been injured, or the families of people killed, because of someone else’s mistakes or improper conduct. He stands by the belief that lawsuits not only bring relief to injured victims, but also motivate healthcare providers, businesses and manufacturers to make systemic changes to provide better care, service, and safer products.
Steve and his wife, Marsha, reside in Chicago and have four grown children and ten grandchildren.
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