Chicago, Ill. (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.
Honorees were required to serve as a partner or partner equivalent with a professional staff of at least 10, have practiced for a minimum of 10 years, have made a measurable and specific impact in cases handled, have mentored or sponsored other attorneys, and demonstrated leadership in professional organizations and civic/community service initiatives.
As founding partner and lead litigator at Levin & Perconti, Steve Levin launched the personal injury and medical malpractice firm 30 years ago with two other attorneys. Today, the firm has more than 30 lawyers and 60 employees and has obtained more than one billion dollars in verdicts and settlements. Levin is a pioneer in the area of nursing home abuse and neglect and is one of the first attorneys in the country to prosecute these types of cases on behalf of the elderly and their families.
Levin’s 2022 successes include a $16 million settlement from the James Sneider Apartments for the families of three senior women who were found dead inside their sweltering Rogers Park apartments; partnering with AARP to file a historic class action lawsuit against Alden Nursing Homes for intentionally understaffing its facilities and illegally hiding it from state regulators; and, along with managing partner Mike Bonamarte, filed lawsuits against the state of Illinois on behalf of more than 30 families who lost loved ones at the LaSalle Veterans Home during a Covid outbreak there in November of 2020.
“I am proud of this award and the legal work I am dedicated to – helping to protect the vulnerable from neglect and preventable injury due to the negligence of others,” Levin said. “My goal is to Stop Poor Care. It’s rewarding to be honored by Crain’s for helping people.”
After successfully recovering from a massive heart attack after a stranger performed CPR on him in 2021, Levin launched a CPR awareness campaign that included donating equipment to fire departments, hosting CPR training sessions, paying college tuition for the young man who help save his life, and did media interviews to spread the word about the importance of CPR training.
Mike Bonamarte is one of the two managing partners at Levin & Perconti. He oversees more than 60 employees and strategic planning at the firm. Bonamarte is also one of the firm’s leading litigators in a number of high-profile nursing home, wrongful death, medical malpractice, and personal injury cases.
Bonamarte’s 2022 successes include a $20 million birth injury verdict and an $8 million wrongful death settlement on the first day of trial.
Bonamarte was also lead attorney on two verdicts that are in the Top 3 record nursing home verdicts in Illinois. Under his leadership as a managing partner at Levin & Perconti, 50 percent of the firm’s lawyers are female as are 46 percent of the partners, the highest percentage at any personal injury firm in Chicago.
“Steve is an inspirational leader and I am honored to be recognized alongside him,” Bonamarte said. “We are both dedicated to helping those in need be compensated for injuries caused by others.”
The full list of 2023 Notable Litigators and Trial Attorneys can be found here.
About Levin & Perconti
Levin & Perconti is a nationally renowned law firm committed to protecting and vindicating the rights of people who have been injured due to systemic flaws and corporations choosing profits over people. Levin & Perconti is a pioneer in nursing home litigation, advocating for seniors and other vulnerable populations for more than 30 years. The firm concentrates on all types of personal injury, medical malpractice, nursing home, and wrongful death litigation.