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Eric Meli

Associate
ejm@levinperconti.com
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Phone: 312-332-2872

325 N La Salle Dr #450
Chicago, Illinois 60654

Eric Meli joined Levin & Perconti as a contract attorney in March 2016 and was hired as an associate attorney in November 2016. He graduated cum laude from Chicago-Kent College of Law in May 2015. Eric was on the Dean’s Honor List for Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2014, and Spring 2015. He also received the CALI Awards for Personal Income Tax, Public Sector Employees, and Employee Benefits Law.

As a law student, Eric worked as a student editor for the Employee Rights and Employment Policy Journal. He Co-Authored an article published in the Benefits Law Journal entitled “Do the Liberty and Equality Principles of the Fourteenth Amendment Embrace Same-Sex Marriage?” This article analyzed the legal twists and turns leading up to the Supreme Court hearing oral arguments in Obergefell v. Hodges. He earned the CALI award in his Public Sector Employees class for his seminar paper, “Judicial Policy Making in the Breach: Judicial Approaches to Unsettled Private Sector Labor Law and Unsettled Public Sector Labor Law,” which examined the history of the divergent paths in the growth of private sector labor law and public sector labor law in the United States.

Eric grew up in the southwest suburbs of Chicago. He attended DePaul University where he received his B.A. in Political Science. Eric’s father is a retired firefighter paramedic and his sister is a hospital nurse. Eric wishes to apply his tireless work ethic and empathy to his practice of law in order to assist those in need, just like his father and sister.

In his spare time, Eric enjoys playing his guitar, reading books about history, and spending time with his friends and family.

Education

J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law, 2015
cum laude

B.A., DePaul University, 2010
Major in Political Science, with a Minor in History
summa cum laude

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Illinois, 2015
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Illinois State Bar Association
Member Since: 2016

American Bar Association
Member Since: 2016

Chicago Bar Association
Member Since: 2016

Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
Member Since: 2017

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Levin and Perconti was always there when we needed them and very quick to answer any questions. We are happy to say that Ashley Herschberger was very professional, informative, kind, and prompt when it came to our case. She was always there if we had a concern or a question. We would recommend Ashley and the law firm, Levin and Perconti, to anyone else. We would also come back with another case of our own if ever needed. The Gonzalez Family
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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
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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
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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
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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