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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®. Bonamarte is a member of the Chicago, Illinois State, and American Bar Associations as well as 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. Bonamarte received his B.S. with academic distinction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his J.D. from The John Marshall Law School.
James M. Bream is a Partner at Cray Huber Horstman Heil & VanAusdal LLC in Chicago, where he focuses his practice on corporate healthcare and healthcare litigation. He is a member of the Defense Research Institute, Illinois Defense Counsel, and the Chicagoland Healthcare Risk Management Society. 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 President of Values Forward for Health LLC and focuses on life care planning and care management. Cline is a Midwest Chapter Board Member of the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals and a member of the Illinois Guardianship Association and the Association for Bioethics and Humanities. She received her bachelor’s from DePaul University, her MSW from Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and both her master’s and doctorate from DePaul University.
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 litigation. 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. Levin has been named an Illinois Super Lawyer (2013 – 2022) and selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America every year since 2013. 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 elder law, probate, and estates. He is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the Illinois State and Chicago Bar Associations. Mr. Parker received his B.A. from the University of Iowa and his J.D. from the Pepperdine University School of Law.
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