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Jordan S. Powell


Jordan S. Powell was hired as a litigation associate in August 2007. In September 2014 he was promoted to Partner at the firm.

Jordan’s diligence, drive and dedication have led to notable results on behalf of clients who have suffered from tragic and catastrophic injuries.

Jordan was named to the Law Bulletin Publishing Company's list of the "40 Attorneys Under Forty to Watch" in Illinois for 2012. To view his profile, click here.

Jordan plays a key role in preparing personal injury and wrongful death cases for mediation and trial. In March 2013, Jordan received an $842,000 verdict in a nursing home negligence lawsuit for an 87-year-old client that suffered from a fall resulting in fractures to her hip, pelvis and shoulder. In September 2013, Jordan received a $2.4 million accident verdict for a 29-year-old man who was hit by a truck driven by a City of Chicago Streets and Sanitation employee. Follow the link to read more about the multimillion dollar Cook County verdict. In 2014, Jordan helped secure a $1.8 million verdict in a medical malpractice case against a Chicago-area surgeon. To read about that case, click here. Most recently in December 2015, Jordan received a $1.169 million medical negligence verdict against a doctor who failed to adequately monitor and respond to an 84-year-old woman's abnormal INR levels and order Coumadin to prevent a stroke.

In October 2015, Jordan worked with John Perconti to secure a $4.29 million medical malpractice settlement for a 38-year-old woman who died as a result of a hospital and 5 physicians failing to recognize and treat a pericardial effusion, causing cardiac tamponade. In May 2014, Jordan settled two medical malpractice lawsuits in one week. In the first case, Jordan worked with John Perconti to secure a $1.75 million settlement for a 48-year-old woman who suffered vision loss when the Defendant Hospital and Physician failed to recognize her signs and symptoms of a stroke and failed to recognize that she was suffering a significant neurological deficit. In the second case, Jordan and John recovered a $2 million settlement for the family of a 33-year-old woman who suffered a fatal brain injury as a result of medical negligence in a Chicago hospital. He also recently settled a $3 million medical malpractice lawsuit against Advocate Brommen Hospital in Normal, IL.

In late 2011, Jordan settled a medical malpractice case for $3 million against a Chicago-area neurosurgeon for an older woman who was paralyzed from the waist down as a result of a surgical error. He also obtained a $1 million nursing home settlement for the surviving family of a 33-year-old woman who died as a result of negligence by a Chicago nursing home and attending physician, for the failure to properly manage her anticoagulation medication.

Jordan obtained a $1 million settlement for the death of an 83-year-old nursing home resident. This settlement is the largest nursing home negligence settlement in Lake County, IL history. Jordan also obtained an $850,000 settlement on behalf of an 88-year-old man who slipped on a painted area while exiting a Jiffy Lube store.

Jordan earned his J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law where he focused his studies on developing a well-rounded litigation background, earning high honors in both trial advocacy and litigation technology courses. Prior to law school, Jordan attended the University of Michigan where he was on the dean’s list and graduated with academic distinction. While there, he earned two degrees: a B.A. in Political Science and a B.A. in Organizational Studies.

Outside of work, Jordan makes a conscious effort to help the underprivileged through his volunteer work. In 2007, he spent a week in the Gulf Coast offering legal advice to victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and helping with the demolition of destroyed homes.

Additionally, Jordan is an active member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association of Justice’s Nursing Home Litigation Group. He is also a member of the Decalogue Society of Lawyers, Chicago Bar Association and American Bar Association. He has been asked to speak about nursing home litigation to a number of groups including fellow lawyers, senior advocates and long-term care ombudsmen.

Jordan volunteers at both Chicago-Kent College of Law and John Marshall Law School, judging trial advocacy and moot court competitions. He was also named to the list of Illinois Rising Stars by Super Lawyers in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Jordan was raised in West Bloomfield, MI, and attended Bloomfield Hills Andover High School, where his ambition, competitiveness and scholastic achievement were evident. Jordan was a three-letter athlete and earned numerous scholar-athlete honors. He now resides in downtown Chicago.


J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law, 2007
Student Bar Association; Student Hurricane Network; Chicago-Kent Law Offices

B.A., University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 2004
Cum Laude; Dean's list; National Collegiate Scholar

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Illinois, 2007
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2007
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Illinois State Bar Association
Member, Council Member, Young Lawyers Division

American Bar Association

Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
Member, Former Council Member of the Young Lawyers Division

Decalogue Society

Chicago Bar Association

American Bar Association
Member, AAJ Nursing Home Litigation Group

Notable Verdicts and Settlements
  • $4.29 million medical malpractice settlement for a 38-year-old woman who died as a result of a hospital and five physicians failing to recognize and treat a pericardial effusion, causing cardiac tamponade.

  • $3 million medical malpractice settlement in a lawsuit against a hospital for a 35-year-old woman whose breathing tube became dislodged, eventually leading to her death. 

  • $2.4 million Chicago pedestrian accident verdict for a 29-year-old man that was hit by a pick-up truck driven by a City of Chicago Streets and Sanitation employee, resulting in a broken leg and four fractured vertebrae.

  • $1.8 million Cook County medical malpractice verdict for a client in his thirties who lost his only remaining testicle as a result of a preventable medical error during a routine hernia surgery.

  • $1.169 million Cook County medical negligence verdict against a doctor who failed to adequately monitor and respond to an 84-year-old woman's abnormal INR levels and order Coumadin to prevent a stroke. 

  • $842,801 Chicago nursing home fall verdict for an 87-year-old Chicago woman in a nursing home negligence lawsuit filed against Kenwood Healthcare Center for a fall resulting in a hip fracture, pelvic fracture and shoulder fracture.

  • $3 million medical malpractice settlement in a lawsuit against a Chicago-area neurosurgeon for a 78-year-old woman who was paralyzed from the waist down as a result of a surgical error.

  • $1 million record Lake County nursing home settlement against Winchester House for the family of an elderly woman who suffered several falls resulting in a hip fractures. This is the largest reported settlement for a nursing home negligence case in Lake County, Illinois.

  • $1.3 million nursing home pressure sore settlement

  • $950,000 nursing home negligence settlement

  • $775,000 nursing home pressure sore settlement 
Presentations and Publications
  • Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, “Trial – Tips from Experienced Litigators and New Illinois Pattern Jury Instructions," Nursing Home & Assisted Living Facility Litigation Seminar, February 6, 2015, Chicago, IL.

  • "Getting the Judge to Admit Key Evidence," AAJ Education’s Litigating Nursing Home Cases Seminar, Las Vegas, November 2013.

  • "Ethical Considerations in Nursing Home Cases," ITLA Trial Journal, Summer 2013.

  • "Private Causes of Action Against Nursing Homes: Hot Topics." Annual Governor's Conference on Aging, Chicago, December 13, 2012.

  • "Weaving a Nursing Home Deposition Strategy," Trial Magazine, December 2012.

  • “Nursing Home Litigation,” National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys – Illinois Chapter, September 14, 2012

  • “Prosecuting Nursing Home Cases,” Chicago Bar Association Probate Practice Committee Meeting, Chicago, July 19, 2012

  • "Developments in Nursing Home Cases,” Chicago Bar Association Tort Litigation Committee, “Tort Law: The New Legal World We Live In” Chicago,  March 3, 2011.
Client Testimonials

"Jordan- We really appreciate all that you have done for our family.  We will be forever grateful for what you have done for us.  You come highly recommended to any friends or family members that may need your services. Thank you!"

"Jordan and Steve- I just wanted to take a moment and thank you for the work you did to achieve the settlement for my father's lawsuit. The money does not ease my grief nor the bitterness I have for the pain and suffering that my dad endured at the nursing home. Yet, even though we never received an apology from the nursing home, the settlement points out the wrong doing and hopefully they do a better job with their patients in the future."

"I just want to say thank you so very much for all you've done for us. Your hard work on this case has made it possible for my family to concentrate on the next chapter of our lives. It's so bittersweet that this is officially over. The fight you put up for a man you didn't even know is more than admirable in my eyes and it will never be forgotten. My old man was one tough guy and I can say this with 100% certainty, he would've been grateful for the hard work you put in."

"After months of struggling with my mom's health, we contacted Levin & Perconti and Jordan was quickly a big part of our lives...Jordan was amazingly thorough...From beginning to the end, Jordan was always professional yet compassionate with us.  He was never bothered by any questions we had, was extremely patient with my elderly mother and always showed a sincere passion toward helping us...The awarded money will not make my mother walk again but it will allow her to live the rest of her life as comfortable as possible.  For that we are forever grateful to Jordan and the team of Levin & Perconti."

Awards and Honors
  • Illinois Super Lawyers: Rising Stars 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Emerging Leaders by Leading Lawyers 2015, 2016, 2017
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 2016
  • Chicago Daily Law Bulletin: 40 Under 40 2012