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April 18, 2024
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Levin Perconti Stands with Marklund Victim in Disturbing Sexual Abuse Case

Chicago, IL – April 18, 2024 – A severely disabled resident at the Marklund Hyde Center in Geneva became pregnant from alleged sexual abuse at the facility, according to news reports. The alleged sexual abuse was reported just last week, the Kane County sheriff’s office said. Marklund provides residential, educational, and therapeutic services to individuals with severe and profound
January 25, 2024
2024 Super Lawyers

Ten Levin & Perconti Attorneys Ranked in the 2024 Edition of Illinois Super Lawyers®

Chicago, January 25, 2024 – Levin & Perconti is proud to announce that 10 firm lawyers have been recognized in the 2024 edition of Super Lawyers®. An additional 9 lawyers were named to the Rising Stars list. Each year, Super Lawyers® honors attorneys who have excelled in their practice area. Of those nominated, only 5% are selected to the
January 8, 2024
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Levin & Perconti Obtains a $29 Million Settlement in a Birth Injury Case Just as Closing Arguments Were About to Begin

Mike Bonamarte Margaret Battersby Black Dov Apfel Seth Cardeli Dan Broderick Isabela Bacidore This settlement is the latest in a series of significant victories in birth injury cases for Levin & Perconti during the last 18 months. Chicago, Il. January 3, 2023 – Chicago personal injury and medical malpractice firm Levin & Perconti obtained a $29 million dollar settlement
December 21, 2023
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Community Integrated Living Facility (“CILA”) Abuse Lawsuit: Shocking Video Shows 28-Year-Old Disabled Man Being Hit Repeatedly in the Head at a Group Home

Chicago – December 20, 2023 – Chicago personal injury and medical malpractice firm Levin & Perconti filed a six count complaint in the Circuit Court of Cook County on December 20th alleging Help at Home Group Home’s institutional and systemic negligence led to the shocking incident caught on video and other acts of physical and emotional abuse against a
November 8, 2023
Levin & Perconti recievesTier 1 ranking - best law firms ranked by Best Lawyers - 2024

Levin & Perconti Ranked in the 2024 Edition of Best Law Firms®

Chicago, November 8, 2023 – Levin & Perconti has been recognized in the 2024 edition of Best Law Firms® as a Tier 1 firm in Chicago for medical malpractice law and personal injury litigation. Firms in the 2024 Best Law Firms® list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. To be considered for
November 3, 2023
2023 JVR Settlements Report

Levin & Perconti Makes Eighth Consecutive Top Ten Appearance on Jury Verdict Reporter’s Annual Settlements Report

Chicago, November 2, 2023 – For the eighth consecutive year, Levin & Perconti has earned a top ten spot on Jury Verdict Reporter’s annual Settlements Report. The firm won settlements for its clients totaling over $55 million between August 1, 2022, and July 31, 2023, according to the 2023 JVR Settlements Report. Levin & Perconti was recognized for 41
October 9, 2023
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The Northwestern Hazing Scandal: Seeking Justice Amidst Controversy

CHICAGO – October 5, 2023 The recent hazing scandal involving former Northwestern University football coach Pat Fitzgerald has been the center of heated discussions. As Chicago personal injury attorneys representing the victims of the Northwestern University hazing scandal, we at Levin & Perconti believe it is imperative to shed light on the matter, highlighting the evidence, the victims’ voices,
July 16, 2023
Ben Crump and Levin & Perconti represent victims of hazing at Northwestern Football

Ben Crump Partners with Levin & Perconti to Represent 8 Former Northwestern Football Players Victimized by Physical, Emotional and Sexual Abuse 

Ben Crump Steven Levin Margaret Battersby Black Players allege vast and shocking incidents of abuse within Northwestern’s football program. Lawyers aim to expose rampant, systemic abuse within collegiate sports, not just at Northwestern. Chicago, IL – July 16, 2023 Chicago based personal injury and medical malpractice firm Levin & Perconti is partnering with renowned civil rights attorney Ben Crump to
June 28, 2023
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Jenna Ewing Joins Levin & Perconti as an Associate Attorney Based in Rockford

Chicago, June 28, 2023 Levin & Perconti is pleased to announce Jenna Ewing is joining the firm as an associate attorney on the firm’s national birth injury team. Previously, Ewing was a partner at two prominent Rockford based insurance defense firms including Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP specializing in the defense of medical malpractice claims. Ewing will continue to be based
March 27, 2023
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Levin & Perconti and Spiros Law, P.C. Obtain a Record $40 Million Verdict for Family in a Birth Injury Case

Chicago, March 27,  2023  A jury in Coles County, Illinois awarded a 19-year-old disabled teen and her parents $40 million last Thursday for birth injuries suffered during childbirth.
March 13, 2023
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Levin & Perconti Founder Steve Levin and Managing Partner Mike Bonamarte Designated Notable Litigators & Trial Attorneys by Crain’s Chicago Business

Chicago, March 13, 2023 Levin & Perconti is pleased to announce that founding partner Steve Levin and managing partner Mike Bonamarte have both been honored as Notable Litigators & Trial Attorneys by Crain’s Chicago Business.
January 9, 2023
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Families of three women who died at Rogers Park senior home to receive $16 million payout

Chicago, January 9, 2023 The families of three senior women who were found dead inside their sweltering hot Rogers Park apartment units will receive a $16 million settlement from the James Sneider Apartments.
December 1, 2022
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Elite Chicago Area Ironman Triathlete Files Civil Lawsuit Against Massage Envy After She Was Sexually Assaulted During a Therapeutic Massage

Chicago, December 1, 2022 Christine Schirtzinger, 51, a mother of four from Geneva, Illinois filed a 27 count civil lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court Wednesday alleging she was sexually assaulted by a massage therapist at Massage Envy in Geneva.
November 15, 2022
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Parents of 8-Year-Old Boy File Lawsuit Against Navy Pier After He was Severely Injured When He Fell Off the Climbing Wall

Chicago, November 15, 2022  Levin & Perconti Files Complaint Alleging Workers Failed to Secure His Harness Properly. Accuses One of Chicago’s Most Popular Tourist Destinations of Negligence and Willful and Wanton Disregard for Safety.
October 27, 2022
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Levin & Perconti Ranks Top 10 on Jury Verdict Reporter’s 2022 Settlements Report

Levin & Perconti obtained over $37 million in reported settlements between August 2021 and July 2022, landing the law firm in the top ten on Jury Verdict Reporter’s annual Settlements Report. As a leader in personal injury litigation in Chicago, Levin & Perconti has led clients to tens of millions of dollars in life-changing financial awards. Between August 1,
October 17, 2022
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Levin & Perconti Obtain $8 Million Settlement on the First Day of Trial in Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death Case Against Silver Cross Hospital

Chicago, October 17, 2022  On the first day of trial as jury, Levin & Perconti obtained an $8 million settlement on behalf of the family of a 61-year-old grandmother.
August 18, 2022
Best Lawyers Best Law Firms 2023

Levin & Perconti Ranked in 2023 U.S. News – Best Lawyers ® “Best Law Firms”

Levin & Perconti has been recognized as a Best Law Firm for 2023 by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®, ranking as a Tier 1 law firm in Chicago for medical malpractice law and personal injury litigation.  As one of the most respected law firms nationwide, Levin & Perconti is proud to consistently receive excellent feedback from
July 26, 2022
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Levin & Perconti File Lawsuits for 27 Families in Preventable COVID-19 Outbreak at LaSalle Veterans’ Home

Levin & Perconti filed lawsuits for the families of 27 veterans who contracted COVID-19 due to a preventable outbreak at LaSalle Veterans’ Home in late 2020. Twenty-six of those veterans died. Though COVID-19 safety protocols were well known by the time of the outbreak, LaSalle Veterans’ Home in Illinois did not have a comprehensive COVID-19 plan. In a scathing
June 27, 2022
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Levin & Perconti Obtain a $20 Million Verdict for a Chicago Mother and her Son in Birth Injury Case

June 27, 2022 A Cook County jury awarded a Chicago mother and her young son $20 million after finding medical staff at Advocate Christ Hospital and Medical Center guilty of medical malpractice.
May 5, 2022
New City Supportive Living

Two Separate Lawsuits Allege Substandard Care at South Side Facility Serving Low Income Elderly Resident of Color

May 5, 2022 Two families are suing the owners and operators of “New City Supportive Living,” a low-income, supportive living facility on Chicago’s south side on behalf of their elderly mothers who both suffer from dementia.
November 16, 2021
Jury Verdict Reporter

Levin & Perconti Ranks Among Top 10 Illinois Law Firms in Settlement Dollars

November 16, 2021 – The attorneys at Levin & Perconti obtained more than $17 million in total settlements for their clients, placing the firm among the top 10 in Illinois, as ranked by Jury Verdict Reporter in its 2021 Settlement Report.
October 28, 2021
Hines Veterans Administration Medical Center

$6.2 Million Verdict in Medical Malpractice Case Against VA

CHICAGO – CHICAGO – A U.S. Magistrate Judge has awarded $6.2 million in damages to a 61 year-old man left permanently disabled following a procedure at the Hines Veterans Administration Medical Center. The client was a patient at Hines in May, 2015, scheduled for cardiac bypass surgery. Just before the scheduled operation was to begin, two VA doctors inserted a
October 25, 2021
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Levin & Perconti Names New Managing Partners

Margaret Battersby Black Michael Bonamarte CHICAGO, October 25, 2021 – Levin & Perconti has named trial lawyers Margaret Battersby Black and Michael Bonamarte as the firm’s co-managing partners. The partners, both of whom have spent their entire legal careers with the firm, will continue to handle substantial caseloads of personal injury and wrongful death matters as they share responsibility for strategic leadership
August 26, 2021
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Daisy Ayllon and Kelly Sabo Gaden of Levin & Perconti Receive “40 Under Forty” Honors

Daisy Ayllon Kelly Sabo Gaden Levin & Perconti is proud to announce that two of our colleagues, Kelly Sabo Gaden and Daisy Ayllon, have been named to the 2021 list of “Forty Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch” by Law Bulletin Publishing Company, publishers of Chicago Lawyer magazine and the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. Law Bulletin Publishing Company considers each nominee’s reputation, experience, skill, and
March 18, 2021
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Chicago Law Firm Welcomes Partner Kelly Sabo Gaden

Kelly Sabo Gaden Levin & Perconti Names Attorney Kelly Sabo Gaden as Firm’s Newest Partner Levin & Perconti is thrilled to welcome our newest partner, attorney Kelly Sabo Gaden. With nearly 15 years of experience in representing nursing home abuse and neglect victims and their families, medical malpractice, and other personal injury cases, she adds further depth to the industry-leading
November 25, 2020
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Michael Bonamarte Joins Long-Term Care Resident Advocacy Board

Michael Bonamarte Elected to Consumer Voice Governing Board Levin & Perconti congratulates partner Michael Bonamarte on his election to the Governing Board of the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care. The advocacy organization, known as Consumer Voice, is dedicated to protecting nursing home residents’ rights. Beginning in December 2020, Michael will serve a one-year term on the board. Steve Levin recently completed a
February 25, 2020
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Levin & Perconti Announces Silverman and Koziol Delaney as Newest Partners

Levin & Perconti is proud to welcome Cari F. Silverman and Jaime Koziol Delaney as the firm’s newest partners. Cari has been with the firm since 2010 and earned her law degree from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her most notable settlements include a $6 million medical negligence settlement and a $4.75 million medical malpractice settlement. Jaime graduated
February 13, 2020
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Levin & Perconti Lawyers Ranked Among Illinois’ Best

Congratulations to Levin & Perconti’s partners and associates selected to the 2020 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists for 2020. These honors are reserved for those legal professionals who exhibit excellence in practice and client relations. The annual lists are created under peer nomination, independent research, and peer evaluation. Super Lawyers are then graded on their overall professional achievement and client service. While
December 16, 2019
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Mike Bonamarte To Serve As Litigation Group Chair

Levin & Perconti Partner Serving as Chair of The American Association for Justice’s Nursing Home Litigation Group Michael F. Bonamarte IV, a partner at Levin & Perconti has committed to supporting The American Association for Justice’s Nursing Home Litigation Group as the 2019-2020 term Chairman. Bonamarte, who will collaborate alongside many other knowledgeable members, will be leading a crucial role in
December 5, 2019
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Meet Personal Injury Attorney Michael Bonamarte

Levin & Perconti Partner Carries on Public Service Legacy Hailing from Highland Park, personal injury attorney Michael F. Bonamarte IV continues the family legacy of serving the public and those in need. Bonamarte’s father, Michael III, practiced with the Lake County State’s Attorney’s office before setting up his practice, Law Offices of Michael F. Bonamarte, and represented clients in probate transactions.
October 24, 2019
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Margaret Battersby Black – Chicago Daily Law Bulletin’s “40 Under 40,” Class of 2011

Catching up with Levin & Perconti Attorney Margaret Battersby Black, 40 Under 40’s Class of 2011. Levin & Perconti’s Margaret Battersby Black was named to the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin’s 40 Under 40 List in 2011. 40 Under 40 is a highly selective honor process that recognizes outstanding attorneys from across Illinois. Since then, she has posted a series of high-profile, professional achievements that we
April 12, 2019
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Margaret Battersby Black and Mike Bonamarte Discuss Their Careers with Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

Two partners talk about going from student to teacher This piece was originally published in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin on August 1, 2019. By Margaret Battersby Black and Michael F. Bonamarte IV Margaret Battersby Black and Michael F. Bonamarte IV, partners in the law firm of Levin & Perconti, concentrate on high-profile nursing home, wrongful death, medical malpractice and
August 3, 2017
Center Home for Hispanic Elderly in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood

Levin & Perconti Obtains $875,000 Settlement for Family of Man Who Choked to Death at Chicago Nursing Home

On July 24th, our attorneys secured $875,000 for the family of Antonio Mares, a resident of the Center Home for Hispanic Elderly in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood. Physician’s orders indicated that Mr. Mares was to only receive soft foods, a requirement that was violated by the facility and resulted in his death. In November 2012, a CNA brought Mr. Mares
December 19, 2015
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Levin & Perconti Attorney Honored by Women’s Bar Association

Susan Novosad, a partner at Levin & Perconti, has been selected as a Top Women Lawyer in Leadership by the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois for 2015. The honor is awarded to outstanding Illinois women attorneys who have stand out in their field, who have provided a leadership role for other women, and who have offered exceptional mentoring in
December 3, 2011
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Levin and Perconti Named Personal Injury Law Firm of the Year – USA by Lawyer Monthly

Our team of Chicago injury attorneys are proud to announce that we were recently named the Personal Injury Law Firm of the year in the United State by Lawyer Monthly-an international legal publication. The honor was part of the Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards 2011 meant to recognize firms and attorneys that are providing quality legal services at the top