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John J. Perconti is a highly-acclaimed Illinois attorney and co-founder of Levin & Perconti. For over 25 years, he has devoted his practice to advocating for people and families in personal injury and wrongful death cases. In 1992, he merged his practice with Steven Levin, and since then, the firm has obtained over $400 million in verdicts and settlements for clients.
John has an excellent record of success representing clients in injury and wrongful death cases, including matters involving nursing home abuse and neglect, medical malpractice, premises liability, motor-vehicle accidents, defective products, and construction accidents. John is nationally recognized as one of the country's leading lawyers in the area of medical malpractice because of his extensive experience in federal and state courts. He possesses an in-depth knowledge of complex medical issues that has allowed him to achieve record-setting verdicts and settlements for his clients. Some of his most notable medical malpractice results include:
- $14 million record medical negligence verdict in Illinois in a failure to diagnose lung cancer case
- $6.5 million birth injury settlement for a young girl who suffers from cerebral palsy
- $5.77 million Federal Tort Claims Act bench trial verdict against a Veteran's Administration physician
- $5.35 million medical malpractice settlement in a failure to diagnose postpartum cardiomyopathy case
He has also obtained a number of significant injury and accident settlements, including:
- $10 million settlement for a 5-year-old boy who lost his leg when he was run over by a fire truck
- $6.5 million record Kane County wrongful death settlement in a trucking accident case
- $6 million wrongful death settlement in a Chicago apartment fire case
- $4.5 million record Illinois Jones Act Settlement for an injured deckhand
John is an active member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, American Association for Justice, Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, Society of Trial Lawyers and the Justinian Society of Lawyers, and has been a strong voice against tort reform. He is also a member of The National Trial Lawyers, an organization composed of The Top 100 Trial Lawyers from each state, and a fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America.
John was born and raised in Chicago and resides in suburban Chicago with his wife, Toni, and daughters Morgan and Paige.
United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1982
Hourly Rate: Contingent upon a recovery
Year of Birth: 1957
Law School: The John Marshall School of Law,J.D., 1982
Undergraduate School: University of Illinois, Champaign, IL 1979
Representative Clients: Severely injured people
Office of the Illinois Attorney General, Assistant Attorney General, representing all state agencies in civil litigation, 1983-1986
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
Illinois State Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
American Association for Justice
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association - Medical Negligence Committee
The Society of Trial Lawyers
Justinian Society of Lawyers - DuPage and Cook County Chapters
Fieldstone Homeowners Association
Presented to the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Webinar, "How to Successfully Sue Nursing Homes," Chicago, IL
Presenter at 20th Annual Elder Rights Conference, "Litigation and Advocacy Tips"
Faculty presenter for Lorman Education Services: "An Update on Supreme Court Rule 213(f) and (g) in Illinois"
American Trial Lawyers Association, National College of Advocacy, "Litigating Rezulin Cases"
Chicago Bar Association, "Federal Expert Witness Practice"
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 $400 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.
Steve Levin and John Perconti 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. The term "Levinning" the case has been used to describe our considerable success prosecuting nursing homes.
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, two 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
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