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Jordan S. Powell is one of the founding partners of Passen & Powell. Jordan has devoted his entire legal career to the representation of victims of negligence, including automobile accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home neglect, assisted living negligence, construction accidents, premises liability and pool drownings.
Jordan began his career at the prestigious Chicago personal injury firm of Levin & Perconti. There his drive, diligence and dedication led to notable results on behalf of his clients that suffered from tragic and catastrophic injuries. In 2017, after 10 years at Levin & Perconti, Jordan left his position as partner and opened Powell Law Offices. In 2019, Powell Law Offices merged with Passen Law Group to form Passen & Powell.
In 2012, Jordan's work was recognized by his peers and he was named to the Law Bulletin Media's list of the “40 Attorneys Under Forty” in Illinois.
Jordan earned his J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law where he focused his studies on developing a well-rounded litigation background, earning high honors in both trial advocacy and litigation technology courses. Prior to law school, Jordan attended the University of Michigan where he was on the dean's list and graduated with academic distinction. While there, he earned two degrees: a B.A. in Political Science and a B.A. in Organizational Studies.
Outside of work, Jordan makes a conscious effort to help the underprivileged through his volunteer work. He has spent time in the Gulf Coast offering legal advice to victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and helping with the demolition of destroyed homes. Jordan also serves as a mentor as part of the Solo & Small Practice Incubator program at Chicago-Kent College of Law and as part of the mentor-mentee program through the Chicago Bar Association.
Additionally, Jordan is an active member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association of Justice's Nursing Home Litigation Group. He has been asked to speak to a number of groups including fellow lawyers, senior advocates and long-term care ombudsmen.
Jordan was raised in West Bloomfield, Michigan, and attended Bloomfield Hills Andover High School, where his ambition, competitiveness and scholastic achievement were evident. He was a three-letter athlete and earned numerous scholar-athlete honors.
Notable Cases and Results:
$4.29 million medical malpractice settlement for a 38-year-old woman who died as a result of a hospital and five physicians failing to recognize and treat a pericardial effusion, causing cardiac tamponade.
$3 million medical malpractice settlement in a lawsuit against a hospital for a 35-year-old woman whose breathing tube became dislodged, eventually leading to her death.
$3 million medical malpractice settlement in a lawsuit against a Chicago-area neurosurgeon for a 78-year-old woman who was paralyzed from the waist down as a result of a surgical error.
$2.4 million Chicago pedestrian accident verdict for a 29-year-old man that was hit by a pick-up truck driven by a City of Chicago Streets and Sanitation employee, resulting in a broken leg and four fractured vertebrae.
$2 million settlement for the mother of a 33-year-old woman that suffered a fatal brain injury due to hypoglycemia.
$1.8 million Cook County medical malpractice verdict for a client in his thirties who lost his only remaining testicle as a result of a preventable medical error during a routine hernia surgery.
$1.6 million settlement for a 55-year-old woman that sustained a left hip fracture and right tibial plateau fracture from an automobile accident.
$1.169 million Cook County medical negligence verdict against a doctor who failed to adequately monitor and respond to an 84-year-old woman's abnormal INR levels and order Coumadin to prevent a stroke.
$1 million record Lake County nursing home settlement against Winchester House for the family of an elderly woman who suffered several falls resulting in hip fractures. This is the largest reported settlement for a nursing home negligence case in Lake County, Illinois.
$842,801 Chicago nursing home fall verdict for an 87-year-old Chicago woman in a nursing home negligence lawsuit filed against Kenwood Healthcare Center for a fall resulting in a hip fracture, pelvic fracture and shoulder fracture.
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2007
Year of Birth: 1982
Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., 2007
Law School Honors/Involvement: Student Bar Association; Student Hurricane Network; Chicago-Kent Law Offices
Undergraduate School: University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, B.A., 2004
Undergraduate School Honors/Involvement: Cum laude; Dean's List; National Collegiate Scholar
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
Illinois State Bar Association
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
Chicago Bar Association
Trial Practice Committee
American Association of Justice
Nursing Home Litigation Group
Awards; Honors; Recognitions:
Published Legal Writing:
"Ethical Considerations in Nursing Home Cases," ITLA Trial Journal, Summer 2013
"Weaving a Nursing Home Deposition Strategy," Trial Magazine, December 2012
"Effective Negotiation Strategies," Chicago-Kent College of Law, January 15, 2019
"Deposition Strategies in Nursing Home Cases," Lawline, New York City, April 2018
"Key Evidence in Illinois Nursing Home Cases," Lawline, New York City, April 2018
Speaker and moderator, "Technology in the Courtroom: Advice from the Bar and Bench," Chicago Bar Association: Trial Practice Committee, January 4, 2018
Guest, "Aging Well in Chicago," WNDZ 750, hosted by Jeff Bechar, "Spotting signs of Nursing Home Neglect," November 18, 2017
"Trial – Tips from Experienced Litigators and New Illinois Pattern Jury Instructions," Nursing Home & Assisted Living Facility Litigation Seminar, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Chicago, Feb. 6, 2015
"Getting the Judge to Admit Key Evidence," AAJ Education’s Litigating Nursing Home Cases Seminar, Las Vegas, November 2013
"Private Causes of Action Against Nursing Homes: Hot Topics," Annual Governor's Conference on Aging, Chicago, Dec. 13, 2012
"Nursing Home Litigation," National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys — Illinois Chapter, Sept. 14, 2012
"Prosecuting Nursing Home Cases," Chicago Bar Association Probate Practice Committee Meeting, Chicago, July 19, 2012
"Developments in Nursing Home Cases," Tort Law: The New Legal World We Live In, Chicago Bar Association Tort Litigation Committee, March 3, 2011
Passen & Powell is a Chicago-based law firm representing individuals and families of those who have suffered severe, permanent, and catastrophic injury or death due to the negligence or malpractice of others.
Passen & Powell handles only a limited number of cases involving serious personal injuries, such as brain injury, spinal cord damage, birth injury, and wrongful death. This allows our lawyers to devote their full energy and passion to each case and every client.
Jordan lives with his wife, Greta Powell, also an attorney, and their daughter Celeste in the Bucktown neighborhood of Chicago.
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