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Cari F. Silverman

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

325 N La Salle Dr #300
Chicago, Illinois 60654

Cari F. Silverman joined Levin & Perconti in October 2011 before being admitted into the Illinois State Bar in November 2011. As an associate attorney, 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. To view Cari's profile, click here.

Prior to becoming an associate, Cari was a clerk at Levin & Perconti in the Summer 2010. Since she joined the firm as an attorney, 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:

  • $6 million medical negligence settlement
  • $4.75 million medical malpractice settlement
  • $3.5 million birth injury settlement
  • $3 million birth injury settlement
  • $3 million medical malpractice settlement
  • $2.5 million birth injury settlement
  • $1.5 million medical malpractice settlement
  • $1.4 million nursing home pressure sore settlement
  • $1 million medical malpractice settlement
  • $1 million failure to diagnose lung cancer settlement against the VA
  • $1 million failure to diagnose lung cancer settlement against the VA
  • $825,000 nursing home neglect settlement
  • $775,000 nursing home pressure sore settlement
  • $750,000 nursing home pressure sore settlement
  • $750,000 nursing home pressure sore settlement
  • $750,000 nursing home pressure sore settlement
  • $750,000 nursing home settlement in an improperly positioned G-tube case
  • $675,000 judgement entered against nursing home in a pressure sore case
  • $675,0000 hospital pressure sore settlement
  • $625,000 nursing home and hospital pressure sore settlement
  • $625,000 nursing home neglect settlement
  • $575,000 nursing home negligence settlement
  • $552,000 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.

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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
  • Named as a Top 10 Emerging Women Lawyers in Illinois in 2020
  • 2013 - 2019 Illinois Rising Star
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