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Susan is a highly experienced trial attorney who concentrates her practice in all types of medical malpractice, nursing home abuse and neglect, personal injury and wrongful death matters. Susan serves her clients with compassion, expending tireless effort to obtain justice. She is a skilled negotiator with an exceptional ability to bring opposing parties to resolution and end disputes. Her power to diplomatically resolve cases has earned her the enduring respect of her peers on both sides of the courtroom.
Notable Cases and Results:
$6.7 million jury verdict in a birth-related medical malpractice lawsuit
$3.5 million birth injury settlement
$1.5 million settlement in a nursing home negligence case
$1.2 million premises liability settlement
$1 million Record Lake County nursing home settlement
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1986
Supreme Court of the United States, 1986
Contingent fee basis
Year of Birth: 1956
The John Marshall Law School, J.D., 1986
Law School Honors/Involvement:
University of Illinois, B.A., 1978
Representing clients who have suffered serious injury or the loss of a loved one as a result of negligence.
Steven M. Levin and Associates 1986-1992
Levin & Perconti 1992-present
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
In addition to her practice, Susan mentors future attorneys through The John Marshall Law School's Alumni Mentoring program in Chicago and frequently serves as a judge for moot court and trial competitions.
Active with Black Diamond Charities, an organization helping to better the lives of children and veterans.
The John Marshall Law School Center for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution. "Preparing for Trial," Chicago, IL. April 19, 2012.
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association's Everything You Need to Know About Motor Vehicle Accident Cases Seminar. "Party Depositions" Oak Brook, IL. March 23, 2012.
JCC Chicago - Anita M. Stone Community Center. "Advocating for Yourself and Your Loved Ones in Long-Term Care Facilities." Flossmoor, IL. May 11, 2010.
Oasis Senior Center, Northbrook Court. "What You Should Know About Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect." Northbrook, IL. February 18, 2010.
Appeared on WCPT 820 AM's UN-COMMON LAW Radio Show with Kurt Moller on March 22, 2009.
IICLE Nursing Home Negligence Conference. "Prosecuting and Defending Physical and Sexual Abuse." Springfield, IL. January 11, 2007.
Levin & Perconti is a Chicago-based law firm that has received national recognition for our outstanding representation of catastrophically injured clients and the families of those wrongfully killed.
Since 1992, we have achieved over $520 million in verdicts and settlements for our clients, including a number of record-setting cases. Our team of attorneys has handled virtually every type of catastrophic personal injury or wrongful death type action, including medical malpractice, nursing home abuse and neglect, car and trucking accidents, defective or dangerous products, work and construction accidents, fires, and premises liability matters.
Our founding lawyers are regarded nationally as pioneers in the area of nursing home abuse and neglect litigation, and the entire firm is committed to improving the quality of nursing home care through legal action. We have achieved substantial verdicts and settlements for victims of abuse and neglect, and these lawsuits have led to the implementation of significant remedial measures designed to protect nursing home residents from future harm. Our lawyers are highly experienced in nursing home abuse and neglect litigation and are connected to an extensive network of experts, outside consultants and industry insiders to help us investigate and prosecute cases. The firm has mastered the intricacies of this extremely important area of law and has the knowledge, experience and passion to hold nursing homes accountable for substandard care and conduct.
Year after year, our attorneys are named as Leading Lawyers, Illinois Super Lawyers and Super Lawyers Rising Stars. Each of our partners has been given an AV rating by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, the highest possible rating for an attorney. Our attorneys have also had a number of multimillion settlements listed in the Chicago Lawyer's annual Settlement Survey. Additionally, three of our associates were recently named to the Law Bulletin Publishing Company's list of "40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty To Watch."
To learn more, visit www.levinperconti.com
Susan resides with her husband, also an attorney, in suburban Chicago, and has three children.