Steven M. Levin, co-founder and senior partner of Levin & Perconti, is a nationally known trial attorney and elder abuse lawyer with more than 30 years of personal injury litigation experience and success. In 1992, he and John Perconti founded Levin & Perconti, a firm that has achieved over $520 million for its clients, including over $140 million in nursing home abuse and neglect cases.Steve has obtained numerous multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for his clients in a variety of nursing home, medical malpractice, personal injury and wrongful death cases.
- $17.7 million medical malpractice settlement for a former police officer who suffered a serious brain injury due to nursing staff negligence in a Chicago hospital.
- $7 million medical malpractice verdict against a doctor who failed to diagnose our client’s postpartum bleeding, resulting in her death.
- $6.7 million birth injury verdict against a hospital involving a birth injury lawsuit.
- $5.7 million settlement for a 27-year-old roofer in a workplace injury case
- $2.9 million Cook County record nursing home neglect verdict in a pressure sore case.
Steve was one of the first lawyers in the United States to handle nursing home cases, and has established a reputation as one of the country’s top litigators in the area of nursing home abuse and neglect. He has represented hundreds of nursing home residents who have been victimized by improper care and treatment, achieving record-setting verdicts and settlements in these cases.More importantly, Steve’s vigilance in representing victims in nursing home negligence lawsuits has brought national attention to this rampant and unacceptable problem, sending a message that elder abuse or mistreatment of one of society’s most vulnerable groups will not go unnoticed. Steve serves on the Leadership Council of the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care (formerly known as the National Citizens’ Coalition for Nursing Home Reform), an organization dedicated to protecting the rights of nursing home residents and their families. He is also the former chair of the AAJ's Nursing Home Litigation Group. Steve's comments on nursing home litigation have been quoted in national news publications including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.
Steve was recently listed in the Illinois: The Top 100 list in the February 2013 issue of Chicago Magazine, a listing of the attorneys who ranked at the top of the Illinois Super Lawyers nomination, research and review process. He has been named an Illinois Super Lawyer every year since 2005.
Steve is well-respected among his peers who have chosen him as one of the top Illinois lawyers in his field through the Leading Lawyers Network. Steve was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 in the field of Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs.
Steve has been honored by the Martindale-Hubbell American Law Directory, and awarded their “AV” rating for his legal abilities and very high ethical standards and is a member of The National Trial Lawyers, an organization composed of The Top 100 Trial Lawyers from each state. He is also a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, The Trial Lawyer Honorary Society.
In October 2012, Steve received an award for Trial Lawyer Excellence for the Highest Reported Illinois Verdict in a Nursing Home Malpractice case. The award was presented by the Jury Verdict Reporter, a division of Law Bulletin Publishing Co. To view the announcement that appeared in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletinon October 23,2012, click here.
As a Chicago medical malpractice lawyer
, Steve is dedicated to helping people who have been injured, or the families of people killed, because of someone else’s mistakes or improper conduct. He stands by the belief that lawsuits not only bring relief to injured victims, but also motivate healthcare providers, businesses and manufacturers to make systemic changes to provide better care, service, and safer products. Steve and his wife, Marsha, reside in Chicago and have four grown children and thirteen grandchildren.