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Year founded: 1992
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Levin & Perconti is a nationally renowned personal injury law firm concentrating in all types of nursing home abuse, serious injury, medical malpractice, and wrongful death litigation. Our team is committed to protecting and vindicating the rights of people who are seriously injured by the negligence of others.

If you would like to talk to a lawyer about a potential case, call us at 312-332-2872 or toll-free at 877-374-1417 for a free consultation. Or, complete our website contact form and a lawyer will call you back at your convenience.

Our lawyers have successfully handled all types of injury and accident matters, including but not limited to those involving:

Our record of success has earned us widespread recognition among our peers along with the respect of our adversaries who know that we will never settle a case for less than full compensation. Many of the best lawyers in the country feel confident recommending our services to their own clients.

We have recovered more than a billion dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients, including a number of record results. Call us at 312-332-2872 or email us at to learn how we may be able to help you receive compensation for your injury or the loss of a loved one.

All consultations are free and if we accept your case, you pay no fees unless or until we successfully resolve your case. Our firm is located in Chicago but our attorneys handle personal injury lawsuits for clients throughout Illinois, and our birth injury team is able to pursue claims in most U.S. states.


Levin & Perconti is metro ranked in 2 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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Metro Rankings

Tier 1 for Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Tier 1 for Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

About Our Clients

N.N. FOR G.N. V. R.D. ET AL.: $17.7 million medical malpractice lawsuit settlement for a former police officer who suffered a life-altering brain injury due to nursing staff negligence at a Chicago hospital.

S.H. V. NORTHWESTERN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL: $14 million record high verdict against a doctor and hospital for not following and ignoring abnormal chest X-ray results, which caused a substantial delay in the diagnosis of lung cancer.

K.M. V. CITY OF CHICAGO: $10 million settlement for a 5-year-old boy who was run over by a City of Chicago Fire Department truck while playing in an open fire hydrant on the Fourth of July, resulting in the loss of his leg and half of his pelvis.

D.G. AS ADMINISTRATOR OF THE ESTATE OF M.G. V. MARIO YU, M.D. ET AL.: $7.62 million verdict in a Chicago medical malpractice lawsuit against an HMO doctor who disregarded the mother's complaints of postpartum bleeding, which resulted in her bleeding to death.

E.P. VS. AMERICAN TUGS INC ET AL.: $7.5 million settlement for a client who suffered life changing injuries in an Alton, Ill. boat explosion. This settlement was the largest Illinois Jones Act lawsuitrecovery ever recorded in Illinois, surpassing Levin & Perconti's previous Record Jones Act settlement of $4.5 million, set in 2007

S.W. AS MOTHER AND NEXT FRIEND OF S.W. V. CHRIST HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL CENTER: $6.71 million verdict against a hospital because an inexperienced resident performed a vaginal delivery of a breech presentation (bottom first) resulting in shoulder dystocia and a crippling brachial plexus arm injury.

R.C. V. GEILS FARMS ET AL.: $6.5 million settlement ($4.7 record Kane County wrongful death settlement) in a trucking accident lawsuit for the family of a 32-year-old woman who was killed when their pick-up truck was rear-ended by a semi-truck. Our client and his son both suffered significant personal injuries in the collision. The defendant truck driver was found to be under the influence of marijuana and operating an over-loaded, unsafe truck. In violation of federal regulations, the defendant truck owners failed to drug-screen or perform background checks on their drivers. This settlement was named as the largest settlement in Illinois outside of Cook County by the 2011 Chicago Lawyer Settlement Survey.

D.C FOR Y.O. V. ADVOCATE LUTHERAN GENERAL HOSPITAL: $6.5 million birth injury settlement for a young girl who suffered a brain injury during birth, resulting in cerebral palsy, after physicians failed to timely perform a c-section.

A.R. and A.R. and M.R. v. Marshway Limited Partnership, Marshway, L.L.C. and CIG Management L.L.C.: $6.0 million settlement for the families of 6 children who died in a tragic apartment fire on Chicago's north side. Two other children sustained severe burns in the fire. The landlords of the building failed to have proper and working smoke detectors in violation of the Chicago Municipal Code and the children were not able to escape the building in time.

A.C. and S.C. for G.C. v. Rush University Medical Center: $6 million medical malpractice settlement on behalf of the family of a 58-year-old who suffered an hypoxic brain injury following a CT procedure with contrast dye.

S.G. V. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: $5.77 million Federal Tort Claims Act bench trial verdict by a federal judge for a woman who became paralyzed as a result of a Veterans Administration physician's failure to recognize worsening neurological symptoms and perform a necessary surgery to relieve spinal cord compression.

D.B. V. J.L. ADLER ROOFING INC. ET AL.: $5.7 million settlement for a 27-year-old roofer in a workplace injury case who was paralyzed when he fell from a roof as a result of the general contractor's failure to provide appropriate safety devices.

R.S. FOR O.S. V. ADVOCATE BETHANY HOSPITAL: $5.35 million settlement in a medical malpractice lawsuit against a hospital and hospital staff for failure to diagnose postpartum cardiomyopathy in an 18-year-old woman who had just had her first child one month earlier. The victim died as a result of this failure to diagnose.

S.A. V. HCR MANOR CARE HOMEWOOD: Our Chicago elder abuse attorneys recovered a $2.9 million record nursing home verdict against a suburban Homewood nursing home for the family of a deceased 57-year-old resident who was suffocated due to the home’s negligent care of her tracheostomy tube.

Highlighted Client Comments

All client comments represent the opinions of the people who provided them. All potential clients are urged to remember that no two cases are ever completely alike and that the result in one case does not guarantee a similar result in another case.
Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Levin & Perconti was outstanding. From beginning to end, they thoroughly explained the steps in the process and told us what to expect. We were always treated with respect, and they took time to ensure all of our questions were answered. We feel no other firm could have done more for us in this circumstance. We highly recommend this firm.
Susan and James Males
Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Levin & Perconti has incredibly gifted attorneys. They represented me following a traumatic incident in 2011 that resulted in serious injuries to my body and mind. The defendant was no lightweight and resisted many attempts to settle the case, resulting in a rare, weeklong jury trial. Throughout the entire process, I found Levin and Perconti to be consummate professionals. They were patient, kind and never declined the questions and concerns I had. From a legal perspective, they were insanely prepared and seasoned — always. I truly felt humbled by how seriously they took my case and how much effort they poured into the many pretrial affairs and the courtroom proceedings. I recommend them without any hesitation to anyone seeking honest, steadfast representation.
Stephen Dewart
Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Have been working with Levin & Perconti for over 20 years, and without question, the firm is of the highest quality in regards to results and communication. Levin & Perconti is a top-tier law firm.
Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Levin & Perconti's expertise in the area of nursing home litigation is exceptional.
Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
I interact regularly with many of the lawyers at Levin & Perconti. They have high standards, excellent collegiality and an intense devotion to their clients. They provide the highest quality of legal representation in their field as any firm I work with.
Anthony Blumberg


Metro Rankings

Tier 1 for Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Tier 1 for Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
  • Nursing Homes
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

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Client Comments

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Management and Personnel

Managing Partner
Michael Bonamarte
Founder & Senior Partner
Steve Levin
Founder & Senior Partner
John Perconti


Founder & Senior Partner
Steve Levin
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