Jacob Radecki joined Levin & Perconti as an associate attorney in November 2015. He graduated cum laude from Chicago-Kent College of Law in May 2015. While in law school, Jacob was on the Dean’s List each semester. He received the distinguished Bar and Gavel Society Award, which is granted to twelve graduates each year for outstanding service to the law school and greater community. He won the Marc Grinker Student Commitment Award for special dedication to the Moot Court Honor Society, for which he served as Vice President. Due to his academic success, Jacob also received CALI awards for highest grade in a given class in (1) Mediation and (2) International Humanitarian Law of Armed Conflict.
As a law student, Jacob served as an Executive Articles Editor on the board of the Chicago-Kent Law Review. While a member of the Law Review, he published an article entitled “The Scramble to Promote Egg Donation Through a More Protective Regulatory Regime.” This article addresses the lack of regulation surrounding egg donations in the United States and suggests ways to protect donors as well as compensate women for their injuries.
“From a personal perspective, I was taught from an early age to have compassion for people who are sick or injured. I entered the legal profession intending to make a difference in peoples’ lives. For that reason, working as a plaintiff’s attorney appeals to my sense of justice. From an intellectual point of view, I am a curious person. I am always eager to learn more about the intersection of medicine and the law. The unique and challenging casework at Levin & Perconti lets me use my intellectual curiosity to help restore our clients to the dignity they deserve.”
Jacob grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan and attended Michigan State University, where he obtained his B.A. in International Relations. While an undergraduate student, Jacob interned for the Michigan Legislature and interned for a summer with the Irish Parliament. Jacob has always believed that advocating for people is the most important part of any profession, and that the most rewarding part of his work today is interacting with his clients. “Each client has a unique and important story. A significant part of my job is to ensure that my client’s stories are heard and felt by the justice system and the defendants.”
In his spare time, Jacob enjoys reading a good book, playing music, cheering on The Only Colors, and spending time with family and friends.
J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law, 2015
B.A., International Relations, Michigan State University, 2012
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2017
Chicago Bar Association
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
Advocates Society Association of Polish-American Lawyers
Illinois State Bar Association
American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois
National Lawyers Guild