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Blake W. Gibney

Associate

Blake Gibney focuses his practice on personal injury, medical malpractice, and nursing home neglect cases.

Before joining Levin & Perconti, Blake spent two years defending complex mass tort and product liability matters as an associate at a large international law firm, where he gained significant experience in many aspects of civil litigation, including preparing fact and expert witnesses for depositions and trial, taking and defending depositions, and drafting discovery requests and responses. Blake was also an integral team member for three products liability jury trials

A native of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Blake graduated first in his class from the University of Illinois College of Law. He received multiple awards for academic excellence, served as an editor of the University of Illinois Law Review, participated in national trial team competitions, and was honored with the Paul M. Lisnek Excellence in Trial Advocacy Award.

Blake has regularly sought opportunities to advocate for those most in need of legal representation both as a law student and an attorney. During law school, he worked as a law clerk at a personal injury firm in Iowa where he worked on medical malpractice, trucking accident, and nursing home neglect cases. Since graduating law school, he has represented clients in prisoner’s rights litigation and was a Graduate Fellow at Equip for Equality’s Special Education Clinic where he helped families with students with special needs navigate their legal rights.

Blake is an active member in the Chicago legal community and serves as a Project Coordinator for the Chicago Bar Association. In his spare time, Blake enjoys reading, spending time with family and friends, and traveling to new places.

Education

J.D., University of Illinois College of Law, 2019

B.A., Loras College, 2016

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • Illinois, 2019
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2019

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association of Justice
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • LAGBAC

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