Marvet M. Sweis Drnovsek joined Levin & Perconti in July 2011 after being admitted into the Illinois State Bar in May 2011.
In October 2015, Marvet was named to the Law Bulletin Publishing Company's list of "40 Attorneys Under Forty to Watch" in Illinois for 2015. To view Marvet's profile, click here.
As an associate attorney, Marvet concentrates her practice in the areas of medical malpractice, wrongful death, and catastrophic personal injury cases. Since joining the firm, she has played an integral role as Director of Intake and Case Management for a number of personal injury and medical malpractice cases.
“As the initial contact attorney at Levin & Perconti, my job is to listen and assess, monitor and ensure, and guard and protect the integrity of our cases,” said Marvet. “I realize that when clients reach out to our firm, they are doing so under the most calamitous of circumstances. Being the shoulder on which our clients can lean, and being the voice on which our clients can depend brings great meaning to the work I do.” She believes the relationship between the client and the attorney is critical from the initial moment of contact through the final disposition of a case.
In 2015, Marvet was elected to the board of the Arab-American Bar Association of Illinois. Additionally, Marvet was named an Illinois Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine in 2014 and 2015. She was appointed by the Honorable Judge William J. Haddad to serve on the Executive Board of the AM-VOTE Political Action Committee, where she also serves as Chair of the Youth Committee.
As a law student, Marvet was named to the Dean’s List and the Phi Delta Phi Legal Honors Fraternity. She served as President of The Middle Eastern Law Students Association (MELSA) and was the recipient of The Arab-American Bar Association of Illinois’ 2010 Merit Award. She also received a Merit Award for Distinguished Service from the organization’s student chapter.
Marvet has also been asked by the Honorable Margaret O'Mara Frossard to sit on the Executive Committee for The John Marshall Law School’s Advisory Board, where she mentors law students, advises new attorneys on the practice area of personal injury, and lectures about professionalism in the practice of law. She was profiled in The John Marshall Law School's newest prospective student viewbook. You can view her profile by following this link
Prior to law school, Marvet interned with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office and The Domestic Violence Legal Clinic. She spent two years working as a paralegal at a reputable Chicago disability law firm where she gained valuable experience and exposure to the legal field. As a result of these positions, Marvet decided to become an attorney in order to continue to help others pursue justice and fair compensation.
Marvet graduated from DePaul University in 2004, where she received a dual bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Psychology, with a concentration in Human Services. She was inducted into Pi Sigma Alpha: Political Science Honors Society and is a proud alumna of Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School, which advocates the empowerment and advancement of young women. She remains active with the Mother McAuley Alumnae Association and recently became a member of the Mother McAuley Law Society.
J.D., The John Marshall School of Law, 2011
Phi Delta Phi Legal Honors Fraternity
The John Marshall Law School Foundation: Class Gift Officer
The Middle Eastern Law Students Association, President and Recipient of the 2010 Merit Award by the Arab-American Bar Association of Illinois and Merit Award for Distinguished Service by The John Marshall Law School
A.B.A. Paralegal Certification, Roosevelt University, 2006
Honors: Pre-Trial, Trial & Post-Trial Litigation, and Commercial Law
B.A., DePaul University, 2004
Double Major in Political Science and Psychology, with a concentration in Human Services
Pi Sigma Alpha: Political Science Honors Society
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Illinois, 2011
Professional & Bar Association Memberships
American Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Arab-American Bar Association of Illinois
Board Member, Corresponding Secretary
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
The John Marshall Law School Alumni Association
The John Marshall Law School’s Career Advisory Board
Executive Committee Member
Mother McAuley Law Society
Executive Committee Member
Arab American Business and Professional Association
Executive Board Member
- National Academy of Continuing Legal Education, “The Intake Process and Ethical Considerations in Nursing Home Cases.” April 2015, Chicago.
- Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Nursing Home & Assisted Living Facility Litigation Seminar, “Case Intake - Including Ethical Considerations.” February 2015, Chicago.
- 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.
- The John Marshall Law School. “Professionalism and Engagement Panel Discussion,” Chicago, IL. November 19, 2012.
Awards and Honors
- Top “40 Attorneys Under Forty to Watch" in Illinois by Chicago Law Bulletin Publishing Company, 2015
- Illinois Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
- Emerging Leaders by Leading Lawyers 2015, 2016, 2017