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Cari F. Silverman

Partner

Cari F. Silverman joined Levin & Perconti in October 2011 before being admitted into the Illinois State Bar in November 2011. As a partner, Cari works on many types of personal injury and wrongful death cases, including nursing home abuse and neglect, medical malpractice, car and trucking accident, and product and premises liability matters. In September 2014, Cari was named to the Law Bulletin Publishing Company’s list of “40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to Watch” for 2014.

Cari was a clerk at Levin & Perconti in Summer of 2010. Since she joined the firm as an attorney in 2011, she has played an important role in a number of significant victories for clients. In 2012, Cari obtained a $592,000 medical malpractice verdict while sitting second chair in her first jury trial. Cari’s notable settlements include:

$20M

verdict on behalf of a child who suffered preventable HIE and asphyxia injuries at birth, resulting in permanent cognitive and developmental impairments.

$6M

medical negligence settlement

$4.75M

medical malpractice settlement

$3.5M

birth injury settlement

$3M

birth injury settlement

$3M

medical malpractice settlement

$2.5M

birth injury settlement

$1.5M

medical malpractice settlement

$1.4M

nursing home pressure sore settlement

$1M

medical malpractice settlement

$1M

failure to diagnose lung cancer settlement against the VA

$1M

failure to diagnose lung cancer settlement against the VA

$825K

nursing home neglect settlement

$775K

nursing home pressure sore settlement

$750K

nursing home pressure sore settlement

$750K

nursing home pressure sore settlement

$750K

nursing home pressure sore settlement

$750K

nursing home settlement in an improperly positioned G-tube case

$675K

judgement entered against nursing home in a pressure sore case

$675K

hospital pressure sore settlement

$625K

nursing home and hospital pressure sore settlement

$625K

nursing home neglect settlement

$575K

nursing home negligence settlement

$552K

jury verdict for a 67 year old male that suffered a fall in physical therapy resulting in an ankle fracture. Press Release

Cari earned her law degree from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in May 2011. While in law school, Cari served as a Judicial Clerk to Associate Judge Brian McPheters of the Sixth Judicial District Champaign County. She also served as a Staff Writer for the Illinois Business Law Journal, an Ambassador for the College of Law and President of the Jewish Law Society.

Cari attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, earning a Bachelor of Science in Finance degree with High Honors in 2008. During her tenure at the University Cari received membership to the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and was named to the Dean’s List.

Cari graduated from Highland Park High School in 2004. During high school she was active in varsity athletics and participated in Model United Nations. Now Cari lives in Chicago and in her free time enjoys spending time with her family and rooting for the Chicago Cubs.

Education

J.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011

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

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

  • AAJ Nursing Home Litigation Group
    Member
  • Chicago Bar Association
    Member
  • American Bar Association
    Member
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
    Member, Women’s Association

Presentations

  • Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education. “Deposition Strategies in Nursing Home and Medical Malpractice Cases,” Chicago, IL. April 16, 2015.
  • Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education. “New Decisions – Current State of the Law,” Chicago, IL. February 6, 2015.
  • Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education. “Common Plaintiff Theories,” Chicago, IL. February 6, 2015.
  • Illinois Department on Aging. “Enforcing Elder Rights through Private Civil Litigation: An Ethical Responsibility,” Adult Protection and Advocacy  Conference, Oak Brook, IL. August 1, 2013.
 

Publications

Awards and Honors

  • 2022 Salute! Women in Law Honoree: The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin & Chicago Lawyer
  • Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2013 – 2022
  • Emerging Lawyer – Personal Injury Plaintiff, Leading Lawyers, 2021
  • Top Lawyer – Emerging Women, Leading Lawyers, 2021
  • Top 50 Medical Malpractice Settlements in the United States, 2020
  • Top 100 “Wrongful Death” Settlement, 2020
  • Top 20 Illinois Settlement, 2020
  • Top 10 Emerging Women Lawyers in Illinois, 2020
  • Illinois Rising Star, 2013 – 2019 

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