Andrew J. ThutAssociate
- On November 8, 2017 Michael F. Bonamarte and AJ Thut obtained a $2.7 million jury verdict for the estate of a 67-year-old man who died from complications related to a fall at Southpoint Nursing Home on Chicago's southside.
Levin & Perconti welcomed Andrew (A.J.) Thut as an associate attorney in July 2013. Prior to his hiring, A.J. worked at a Waukegan personal injury firm where he prepared and handled all types of injury and malpractice cases from pre-suit investigation through trial.
A.J. brings with him experience and a passion for serving clients who have been seriously injury or killed as a result of negligence. “My father practiced as a plaintiff’s personal injury attorney in suburban Chicago, and from an early age I knew that I wanted to follow in his footsteps,” recalls A.J. “During law school, I spent two years clerking for a prominent personal injury firm in Chicago and this experience solidified my interest in representing victims of serious negligence. I have also realized that as an attorney I am uniquely positioned to assist people whose lives have been catastrophically altered when they have nowhere else to turn for help.”
As a student at the Loyola University School of Law, A.J. was named to the Dean’s List during his second and third years. In the summer of 2012, he did research for a Cook County Judge, and as a result had two articles published by the Illinois State Bar Association. Outside of the classroom, A.J. volunteered as a tutor for underprivileged children through the Highsight/Insight Mentor Program in Chicago.
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 and was actively involved in his fraternity. A.J. now lives in Chicago, and in his free time enjoys playing golf, running and spending time with friends and family.
J.D., Loyola Unversity School of Law, 2012
B.A., Political Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008
Northern District of Illinois, 2013
Chicago Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
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)
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