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Michael F. Bonamarte is a Partner at Levin & Perconti in Chicago, where he works passionately and diligently to help individuals and their families who have been harmed as a result of wrongful conduct, achieving outstanding results in a number of high-profile nursing home, wrongful-death, medical malpractice, and personal injury lawsuits. He speaks regularly for the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and IICLE®. He is a member of the Chicago, Illinois State, and American Bar Associations and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. He is Secretary of the Nursing Home Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice and President of the Justinian Society. Mr. Bonamarte received his B.S. with academic distinction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his J.D. from The John Marshall Law School, where he was selected to the Dean’s List during both his second and third years and received the highest attainable grades in both trial advocacy and advanced trial advocacy.
James M. Bream is a Partner at L&G Law Group LLP in Chicago, where he focuses his practice on corporate healthcare and litigation. He is a member of the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel and the Chicagoland Healthcare Risk Management Society and has been recognized as a Leading Lawyer. Mr. Bream received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin and his J.D. cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School.
Patricia Cline is an Expert Life Care Manager for Lifecare Innovations/Lifecare Guardianship in Burr Ridge, with extensive professional experience in life care management, guardianship, and home care. She is an Illinois Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a Certified Life Care Planner, and a National Certified Guardian. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, the Illinois Guardianship Association, and the Illinois State Chapter Board of the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals. Ms. Cline received her B.A. from DePaul University, her M.S.W. from the University of Illinois Chicago Jane Addams College of Social Work, and her M.A. from Loyola University Chicago.
Lawrence B. Finn is the founder of and Principal Attorney at The Finn Law Firm in Chicago, where he focuses his practice on litigation and life sciences law. He is a member of the American Association for Justice, the Illinois Bar Association, and the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy. Mr. Finn received his B.A. from Drew University and his J.D. from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis.
Shay Jacobson of Jacobsen Consulting in Homer Glen practices nurse life care planning. She is a Certified Nurse Life Care Planner and a National Master Guardian. She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Life Care Planners, the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants, and the National Guardianship Association. Ms. Jacobson, a Registered Nurse in Illinois, received her B.S.N. and M.A. in nursing from the University of Iowa.
Ari B. Kirshner is a Partner at McCabe Kirshner, P.C., in Lincolnwood, where he focuses his practice on long-term care and captive insurance litigation. He is the President of the Alliance of Healthcare Counsel. Mr. Kirshner received his J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law.
Steven M. Levin is Cofounder of and Senior Partner at Levin & Perconti in Chicago, with more than 30 years of plaintiffs’ personal injury litigation experience and success. He was among the first attorneys in the country to handle nursing home cases and has established a reputation as one of the country’s top litigators in nursing home litigation. He is a member of the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care Leadership Council, an organization dedicated to protecting the rights of nursing home residents and their families, and is also the former Chair of the American Association for Justice Nursing Home Litigation Group. He has been named an Illinois Super Lawyer every year since 2005 and selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America every year since 2013. Mr. Levin received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
Eric J. Parker is an attorney at Stotis & Baird Chartered in Chicago, where his practice focuses on estates and injury litigation. He frequently lectures on the topics of advance directives, financial abuse, and nursing home neglect and has written or cowritten chapters for IICLEÒ on records in long-term care litigation, special-needs trusts, advance directives, living wills and powers of attorney, and structured settlements in personal injury cases. He was also a presenter for IICLEÒ on the topic of hoarding. He is a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the Illinois State and Chicago Bar Associations, and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Mr. Parker received his B.A. from the University of Iowa and his J.D. from Pepperdine University School of Law.
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