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Andrew J. Thut

Partner
ajt@levinperconti.com
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Phone: 312-332-2872
Fax: 312-332-3112

325 N La Salle Dr #300
Chicago, Illinois 60654

Andrew (A.J.) Thut graduated from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in May 2012 and began working at Levin & Perconti in July 2013.

In September 2017, A.J. was named to the Law Bulletin Publishing Company's list of "40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to Watch" for 2017. In April 2020, A.J. was named Levin & Perconti’s newest Partner.

A.J. brings with him experience and a passion for serving clients who have been seriously injury or killed as a result of negligence. A.J. developed a desire to advocate for those injured by the negligence of others at an early age. A.J.’s father works as a plaintiff’s attorney and he clerked at a personal injury firm throughout law school. According to A.J., “As a Plaintiff’s trial attorney, I take pride in helping provide justice for people whose lives have been catastrophically altered when they have nowhere else to turn for help.”

A.J. plays a key role in a number of complex medical malpractice, nursing home, wrongful death and personal injury matters, from the outset of the case through trial. In 2015, A.J. helped obtain an $801,000 jury verdict on behalf of a family of a nursing home resident who suffered a hip fracture and developed a pressure ulcer. In 2017, A.J. obtained a $2.77 million jury verdict on behalf of a family of a nursing home resident who fell and sustained a traumatic brain injury. A.J.’s notable settlements include:

  • $1.75 million medical malpractice settlement
  • $1.5 million medical malpractice settlement
  • $1.5 million medical and pharmaceutical malpractice settlement
  • $1.45 million medical malpractice and nursing home failure to diagnose lung cancer settlement
  • $1.4 million auto accident settlement
  • $1.25 million nursing home and medical malpractice settlement for the failure to prevent hypoglycemia and death of a nursing home resident
  • $1 million nursing home pressure ulcer settlement
  • $1 million nursing home choking death settlement
  • $810,000 nursing home hip fracture settlement
  • $805,000 home healthcare auto accident injury settlement
  • $750,000 construction injury settlement

A.J. grew up in Kildeer, IL where he was captain of the varsity soccer team at Stevenson High School. He played NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Player at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis before transferring to University of Illinois, where he majored in Political Science. A.J. now lives in suburban Arlington Heights, Illinois with his wife and daughter, and in his free time enjoys playing golf, running and spending time with friends and family.

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Education

J.D., Loyola Unversity School of Law, 2012

B.A., Political Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Illinois, 2012
Northern District of Illinois, 2013
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
Member, Young Lawyer’s Division

American Association of Justice
Member

Chicago Bar Association
Member

Illinois State Bar Association
Member

Professional Presentations and Speaking Engagements
  • Anatomy of a Medical Malpractice Trial
    Chicago Bar Association MCLE, November 2018
  • Deposition Strategies and Proving your Case with your Plaintiff
    National Academy of Continuing Legal Education.
  • Lawyers in the Classroom
    Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago, 2014-2015
  • "Respecting religious freedom without sacrificing justice: The right to wear religious garb in court proceedings"
    Illinois State Bar Association Bench Bar Newsletter Vol. 42, No. 2 (October 2011) pp. 9- 10
  • "Illinois' New Rule of Evidence"
    Illinois State Bar Association Civil Practice Newsletter Vol. 47 (March 2012)
Awards and Honors
Testimonials
★★★★★
Margaret, Daisy and Bryan. This magnificent cohesive team led by Margaret represented us for my mom's nursing home wrongful death case. They were most patient and responded timely to many questions throughout the entire process. All demonstrated professionalism and extensive knowledge of case and state laws. Their in-depth investigative work uncovered details which were unknown to us and yet sadly confirmed our suspicions. We would recommend the Levin and Perconti Law firm and especially this team. Kathy and Ron
★★★★★
Mr. Levin, Mr. Perconti and the firm handled a medical malpractice suit for my family. During that time, my family and I suffered the loss of my mother. Mr. Levin and Mr. Peconti were more than just our lawyers. Words can’t really express our gratitude. My family and I will always be grateful for the compassion that they showed us. I want to thank you for what you did for my family, and for always being there for us. W.R., Medical Malpractice Client
★★★★★
Our deepest appreciation to the law firm of Levin & Perconti, and in particular to Margaret Battersby Black, in the handling of the lawsuit we field n behalf of our sister who sustained life-threatening injuries as a nursing home resident. Margaret’s representation, guidance, and professionalism gave us the sense that we could put our trust in Levin & Perconti and the final outcome proved that to be true. D.G., Nursing Home Client
★★★★★
I want to send my heartfelt thanks to John Perconti and the Levin & Perconti staff in taking our case. Not only were they so professional but also so caring and thoughtful. It was very difficult going over the facts in our mother's case but they were so compassionate and understanding and allowed us to be with them every step of the way. We were able to sit in on the depositions and we were really able to see how hard they worked on our behalf. M.R.Z., nursing home client
★★★★★
Mr. Levin, Mr. Perconti, and the firm handled a medical malpractice suit for my family. During that time, my family and I suffered the loss of my mother. Mr. Levin and Mr. Perconti were more than just our lawyers. Words can’t really express our gratitude. W.R., medical malpractice client