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Levin & Perconti 2019 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Selected

Congratulations to Levin & Perconti’s five partners and eight associates selected to the 2019 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. These honors are reserved for those legal professionals who exhibit excellence in practice. While up to five percent of the lawyers in Illinois are named to Super Lawyers, no more than 2.5 percent are named to the Rising Stars list.

2019 Illinois Super Lawyers

  1. Steven Levin, Founder and Senior Partner

Steve is known as one of the nation’s best trial attorneys. His peers and adversaries will tell you that his cross-examination skills rival those of the best litigators in the country and widely sought after to share his techniques and strategies in speaking roles at seminars. Steve is a pioneer in the area of nursing home abuse and neglect and he is one of the first attorneys in the country to prosecute these types of cases on behalf of the elderly and their families.

  1. John Perconti, Founder and Senior Partner

John is a nationally recognized attorney and one of the country’s leading medical malpractice experts, with extensive experience in federal and state courts. His in-depth knowledge of complex medical issues has allowed him to achieve record-setting multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for his clients spanning a legal career of more than 35 years. John is also regarded as one of the leading nursing home negligence lawyers in Chicago for his work on behalf of victims of abuse and neglect.

  1. Susan Novosad, Partner

Susan has a reputation for unmatched negotiating skills and her ability to help opposing parties resolve disputes in ways that deliver justice for her clients. The Levin & Perconti partner was recently chosen for inclusion in Chicago Magazine’s Illinois: The Top 100 list, along with the Illinois: The Top 50 Women list and named to the Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers by Martindale-Hubbell® as well as honored among the WBAI’s 2015 Top Women Lawyers in Leadership. This award recognizes outstanding women lawyers in Illinois who serve in a leadership role, who have excelled in their legal field and have gone beyond traditional mentoring to create new pathways for other women.

Founding partners Steven Levin and John Perconti, both of whom have also been named among the Best Lawyers in America®, were listed in the Top 100 top personal injury, elder abuse, wrongful death, and medical malpractice lawyers in the 2019 Illinois Super Lawyers list. 

2019 Rising Stars 

  1. Margaret P. Battersby Black, Partner
  2. Michael F. Bonamarte, Partner
  3. Daisy Ayllon
  4. Daniel A Goldfaden
  5. Jaime A. Koziol Delaney
  6. Michael L. Shanahan
  7. Cari F. Silverman
  8. Marvet M. Sweis Drnovsek
  9. Andrew J. Thut

Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with independent research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. The objective is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for attorneys and consumers searching for legal counsel. The selection process for the Rising Stars list is the same as the Super Lawyers selection process, with one exception: to be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less.

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