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Our attorneys are experienced civil litigators, each contributing extensive individual knowledge and skill to the firm’s comprehensive personal injury practice.

We represent a wide range of clients, from those injured in car accidents caused by other negligent drivers to the victims of surgical errors and other instances of medical malpractice. We also provide compassionate, supportive representation for clients in civil sexual abuse claims.

For those injured in an accident at work, we can provide assistance with claiming worker’s compensation benefits and resolving disputes with your employer or your employer’s insurer. Our detailed knowledge of the worker’s compensation system can help to ensure that you receive the benefits that you are entitled to as quickly as possible.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following: 

  • Personal Injury
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Construction Accidents
  • Sexual Abuse Civil Claims
  • Medical Malpractice

Call 312-967-7466 today to arrange your free initial consultation

­­­Attorney Steven R. Levin

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois, 1981
  • Florida, 1982

Education: 

  • Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • J.D. - 1981
  • Tulane University
    • B.A. - 1979

Professional Memberships and Achievements: 

  • The Florida Bar
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association

­­­Attorney Richard I. Levin

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois, 1986
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1987

Education: 

  • Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 00/1986
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
    • B.B.A., Bachelor of Business Administration - 00/1983

Professional Memberships and Achievements: 

  • Most outstanding adjunct professor of Law, Northwestern University School of Law 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2005
  • Illinois Super Lawyer 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015
  • Illinois leading lawyer network-top 5% of lawyers in Illinois 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015
  • “40 Attorneys Under the Age of 40 To Watch” -Chicago Law Bulleting/Leading Lawyers Network
  • Chicago Bar Association (Co-Chair, Trial Techniques Division, 1995-1997)
  • Illinois State Bar Association The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association

­­­Attorney Adam B. Riback

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois, 1994

Education: 

  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. - 1994
  • University of Illinois
    • B.A. - 1990

Professional Memberships and Achievements: 

  • Illinois Super Lawyer, 2008 and 2009
  • “40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to Watch”, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin , 2005
  • Semifinalist, 1993 Jerome Prince Evidence Moot Court Competition

­­­Attorney Robert J. Adelman

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois, 1999
  • Arizona, 2016

Education: 

  • DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. - 1999
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin
    • B.A.
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Major: History
    • Major: Political Science

Professional Memberships and Achievements: 

  • 2013 Chicago Daily Law Bulletin's 40 Illinois Attorneys under 40 to Watch
  • Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • ISBA, Member
  • ABA, Member
  • ITLA, Member
  • AAJ, Member
  • AZTLA, Member

­­­Attorney Jackson Swartout

Originally from Rochester, New York, Jackson Swartout has practiced law in the greater Chicago area since 2018 with a focus on auto accidents, dog bites, and premise liability. Jackson graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in Political Science. Following his time in the Midwest, Jackson graduated from Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 2017 with a JD and a graduate diploma in Comparative Law, where he focused on trial advocacy representing LSU in external competition for two years. After returning to the Midwest, Jackson began as an insurance defense attorney and immediately entered the courtroom completing 15 trials to verdict and over 50 mandatory arbitrations in Chicago and the surrounding collar counties. Taking his experiences from defending the insurance companies, Jackson has worked as a personal injury attorney for those seriously injured through no fault of their own in order to obtain favorable settlements and judgments for his clients.


­­­Attorney Maya Kanaan​

Maya Kanaan graduated from Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois in 2015 with a bachelor's degree in Political Science with a Pre-Law concentration and was a member of the trial advocacy team for two years. Maya went on to graduate from DePaul University College of Law in Chicago, Illinois and has been practicing law in the Greater Chicago area since 2019. Prior to graduating and during her time at DePaul, Maya clerked at a Plaintiff's personal injury firm for three years, building a strong foundation for a future career in personal injury.

Maya began her licensed legal career as an insurance defense attorney. During her two and a half years as an insurance defense attorney, Maya gained extensive experience in the courtroom, completing over 25 jury trials to verdict and hundreds of mandatory arbitrations in Chicago and the surrounding collar counties, making her comfortable presenting cases in front of a judge, jury and against her adversaries.


Attorney Zachary H. Levin​

Zachary H. Levin, grew up in the Chicagoland area and graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2013, with a major in History. He graduated from the John Marshall Law School in 2019. Before joining Levin, Riback, & Adelman, P.C., Zach practiced in insurance defense, giving him valuable insight into the tactics and strategies of insurance companies as they defend personal injury claims. Since joining Levin, Riback, & Adelman, P.C., Zach has been a valuable member of the team handling cases involving motor vehicle accidents, dog bites, premises liability, construction negligence, and medical malpractice.

$8,300,000 Federal Court Verdict

Against a hospital and multiple physicians in a medical malpractice action on behalf of a 52- year-old man rendered paraplegic by a failure to diagnosis and treat a spinal infection (vertebral osteomyelitis) at T-8, T-9.

$5,500,000 Wrongful Death Verdict

For death of a 26-year-old woman. This verdict was the highest verdict obtained in the state at the time for conscious pain and suffering.

$4,670,000 Verdict

For injuries sustained in a car accident.

$1,750,000 Wrongful Death Verdict

Of a 63-year-old woman who was hit by a car.

$860,402.13 Verdict

Medical Malpractice Bench Trial Verdict for a negligently performed Cyst removal surgery.

SETTLEMENTS

Over $19,000,000 in Settlements

In settlements with the Archdiocese of Chicago for 11 victims of sexual abuse, with the highest settlement being $2,800,000.

$9,500,000 Settlement

For a worker injured in the mid-south arising from a catastrophic injury occurring in a warehouse facility.  

$9,000,000 Settlement

For a construction worker/pipefitter who was injured and suffered paraplegia when there was no place to tie off. As a result, he fell 25 feet injuring his spinal cord. $5.8 million plus a $2,000,000 workers’ compensation payment and waiver of a $3.2 million dollar lien bringing the entire package to $9,000,000.00.  

$3,500,000.00 Settlement

In a medical malpractice action for a plaintiff suffering Quadra Paresis.

$3,500,000 Policy Limits Settlement

For the wrongful death of a 7-year-old and injuries suffered to his twin sister.

$3,000,000 Settlement

For closed head injuries resulting from an improper police pursuit.

$3,000,000.00 Settlement

For an ironworker landing a joist who fell 14 feet from the top of a masonry wall because no fall protection was provided. Safety rules issued by the general contractor but unknown to their own superintendent, provided for six-foot fall protection and man lifts for steel erection.

$2,150,000 Wrongful Death Settlement

In a medical malpractice action based on the failure to properly conduct advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) procedures.

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