Susan L. Novosad is a partner at Levin & Perconti and has practiced law for over 20 years. She is a highly experienced trial attorney who concentrates primarily in the areas of nursing home litigation, medical malpractice, automobile accidents and premises liability lawsuits.
A fundamental aspect of Susan’s practice is her accessibility to her clients. She believes that her clients are entitled to fair compensation for the harm they have suffered, and has met with Illinois legislators to oppose laws placing limits on recoveries of medical malpractice victims.
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.
Some of Susan’s most notable achievements include a $6.7 million jury verdict in a birth-related medical malpractice lawsuit, a $995,000 verdict for a 67-year-old assisted living resident who choked and died after being given food prohibited by his diet, a $1.5 million resolution for an 87-year-old nursing home resident who suffered burns after being placed in a sitz bath, and a record $1 million settlement on behalf of a nursing home resident who died after sustaining injuries at a nursing home. This settlement was the largest nursing home negligence settlement in Lake County, IL, history.
Recently, Susan was named to the Illinois Super Lawyers 2012 list, an honor awarded to less than 5% of attorneys in Illinois, as well as the 2012 edition of the Martindale-Hubbell® Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers.
In addition to her practice, Susan mentors future attorneys through John Marshall Law School’s Alumni Mentoring program. Susan grew up in Evanston, IL, and attended the University of Illinois for her undergraduate studies. In 1986, Susan received her J.D., cum laude, from John Marshall Law School and was admitted to practice law in the state of Illinois and the U.S. District County, Northern District of Illinois, that same year.
Susan resides with her husband, also an attorney, in suburban Chicago, and has three children.
As an Elder Law Attorney I frequently come across situations where my Clients have suffered from abuse or negligent care. I have known and referred numerous matters to Susan over the years. Her expertise is without question. Further, in these delicate emotionally charged situations she has reassured my Clients, calmed their fears while making them confident that she has their best interest at heart. I whole heartedly endorse Susan.
James Siebert Elder Law Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1986||08/17/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Top 10 Women in Personal Injury||Leading Lawyers Magazine||2015|
|Leading Lawyer||Leading Lawyers Network||2015|
|Super Lawyer||Illinois Super Lawyers||2015|
|Leading Lawyer||Leading Lawyers Network||2014|
|Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Super Lawyer||Illinois Super Lawyers||2014|
|Super Lawyer||Illinois Super Lawyers||2013|
|Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Illinois Top 50 Women Attorneys||Chicago Lawyer Magazine||2013|
|Leading Lawyer||Leading Lawyers Network||2013|
|Illinois Top 100 Attorneys||Chicago Lawyer Magazine||2013|
|Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers||Martindale-Hubbell||2012|
|Leading Lawyer||Leading Lawyers Network||2012|
|Super Lawyer||Illinois Super Lawyers||2012|
|Super Lawyer||Illinois Super Lawyers||2005|
|Partner||Levin & Perconti||1992 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Women's Bar Association of Illinois||Member||N/A|
|S.W. as mother and next friend of S.W. v. Christ Hospital and Medical Center||$6.71 million verdict|
|M.P. as administrator of the estate of E.J. v. Brentwood North Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, et al.||$1.5 million settlement|
|C.M., administrator of the estate of H.M. v. Winchester House||$1 million record Lake County settlement|
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|Levin & Perconti||What Families Should Look For When Signing Nursing Home Contracts||N/A|
|John Marshall Law School, Chicago||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1986|
|University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1978|
|John Marshall Law School Center for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution||Preparing for Trial||2012|
|Everything You Need to Know About Motor Vehicle Accident Cases||Party Depositions||2012|
|Weekly Meeting||What You Should Know About Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect||2010|
|Meeting||Advocating for Yourself and Your Loved Ones in Long-Term Care Facilities||2010|
|UN-COMMON LAW Radio Show with Kurt Moller||Nursing Home Litigation||2009|
|IICLE Nursing Home Negligence Conference||Prosecuting and Defending Physical and Sexual Abuse||2007|