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Marvet M. Sweis Drnovsek

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Phone: 312-332-2872
Fax: 312-332-3112

325 N La Salle Dr #450
Chicago, Illinois 60654

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.

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Awards and Honors
  • Top “40 Attorneys Under Forty to Watch" in Illinois, Law Bulletin Publishing Company, 2015
  • Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star 2014 - 2018
  • Emerging Lawyer Leading Lawyers, 2015 - 2017
Professional & Bar Association Memberships
Executive Board Member
  • John Marshall Law School's Advisory Board (appointment by Hon. Margaret O'Mara Frossard)
  • AMVOTE-Political Action Committee (appointment by Hon. William J. Haddad)
  • John Marshall Law School Alumni Association
  • Arab-American Bar Association of Illinois (Vice President)
  • Arab-American Business & Professional Association of Illinois
Association Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School's Alumnae Law Society
  • Women's Bar Association of Illinois
Presentations & Publications
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Successfully Using HITECH to Reduce Medical Records Costs: What You Should Know. August 2018.
  • John Marshall Law School, Diversity in the Law Panel Discussion. March 2017.
  • Chicago Bar Association's Press Conference on Executive Order. February 2017.
  • Arab-American Bar Association of Illinois, 25th Anniversary Tribute Documentary. December 2016.
  • Decalogue Tablets, Building a Bridge with our Ladies of Justice. August 2016.
  • National Academy of Continuing Legal Education, Intake Process and Ethical Considerations in Nursing Home Cases . April 2015.
  • Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education: Nursing Home Litigation Seminar, Case Intake. February 2015.
  • Fox News, Rules of Snow Shoveling in Chicago. February 2015.
  • Illinois Department on Aging: Adult Protection and Advocacy Conference, Elder Rights through Civil Litigation. August 2013.
  • John Marshall Law School, Professionalism and Engagement Panel Discussion. November 2012.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Illinois, 2011

John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL, Juris Doctor, January 2011

  • Dean's List and Phi Delta Phi Legal Honors Fraternity
  • President of the Middle Eastern Law Students Association
  • Recipient of the 2010 Merit Award by the Arab-American Bar Association of Illinois and Student Organization Merit Award for Distinguished Service by Dean of John Marshall Law School
  • January 2011 Class Gift Committee for John Marshall Law School Foundation

Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL, ABA Paralegal Certification, June 2006

  • Honors in following courses: Pre-Trial, Trial & Post-Trial Litigation; Ethics; Civil Law; Commercial Law

DePaul University, Chicago, IL, Bachelor of Arts, Double Major: Political Science & Psychology, June 2004

  • Dean's List and Pi Sigma Alpha: Honors Society
  • Illinois 2002 Senate Campaign: Campaign Advocate and Circle K Community Service Organization: Board Member

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
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