Ed Samuelson focuses his practice on all types of personal injury, medical malpractice, and nursing home neglect cases. He joined Levin & Perconti as an associate attorney in 2022.
Prior to joining Levin & Perconti, Samuelson worked as an associate attorney at another Chicago personal injury law firm. More recently, he has spent the last 11 years working as a judicial law clerk at the Circuit Court of Cook County for Judges Ronald S. Davis, John P. Kirby, John “Jack” P. Callahan, Jr., and Melissa A. Durkin. His experience included writing orders on motions, prepping judges for hearings, reviewing settlement petitions, and assisting with courtroom proceedings.
Samuelson taught two classes at The John Marshall Law School, now known as the law school at U.I.C. One class was for judicial externs where he got to know many Northern Illinois state and federal court judges. The other class he taught was called Illinois Civil Motion Practice where his students learned the chronology of motions at various stages oflitigation, from motions challenging venue and jurisdiction to motions for good faith finding.
Samuelson graduated from The John Marshall Law School Cum Laude in 2008 where he earned many honors including the Dean’s Scholarship, Baim Scholarship, and the Herzog Scholarship for Academic Excellence. He also holds Master of Philosophy and Master of Arts degrees in French Studies with Distinction from New York University (1992 and 1988); a Master of Arts in French with Distinction from The University of Illinois at Chicago (1986), and a Bachelor of Arts in Medieval Studies with a minor in Economics from Northwestern University (1979).
Fluent in French, Samuelson also received a scholarship from the French government to study in Paris. While there, he examined the sociology of French television and appeared as an American contestant on many different French game shows.
Ed is an Oxford, Ohio native. In his spare time, he serves as a board member at the Illinois Birddog Rescue charity organization. He also enjoys French trivia, gardening, cooking, and spending time with his 15-year-old English setter dog, Shelby.
J.D.,The John Marshall Law School, 2008
Cum Laude, Dean’s Scholarship, Baim Scholarship, Herzog Scholarship for Academic Excellence
Law Review comment, Illinois Tort Immunity Act after DeSmet
MPhil inFrench Studies with Distinction, New York University, 1992
B.A., Northwestern University, 1979
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2009
Northern District of Mississippi, admitted pro hac vice, 2009
Professional & Bar Association Memberships
- llinois State Bar Association
- CBA Tort Litigation Committee, Sept. 13, 2017, “Handling Voluntary Dismissals Professionally: Do Not Let a Hudson Problem Become an Ethical Dilemma,” sole speaker
- CBA New Lawyer, Dec. 11, 2017, “Practicing as a New Lawyer: Cook County Circuit Court Walk Through,” co-speaker with Judge John P. Callahan, Jr., practical advice for new lawyers
- CBA Tort Reporter, Spring 2015, “Requests to Admit for Medical Bills,” sole author
“My dedication to personal injury law is very personal, based in part on having lost my mother in a tragic traffic accident when I was 14 years old.I know firsthand how senseless negligence can affect people’s lives. People come to us at the worst times of their lives. I get great satisfaction in helping them obtain justice.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.