Cari F. Silverman
Levin & Perconti
Personal injury
40 Under Class – 2014

Cari F. Silverman is dedicated to clients who have suffered catastrophic injuries or have lost loved ones due to negligence.

Silverman, 28, focuses on personal injury, nursing home and medical malpractice matters at Levin & Perconti.

Silverman, a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Law, secured a $6 million settlement for the family of a deceased 58-year-old woman who suffered a fatal brain injury due to medical negligence.

In a case against a Chicago hospital, Silverman secured a $3.5 million settlement for a family who lost their newborn as result of oxygen deprivation and multiple other injuries. In another case, Silverman secured a $4.75 million settlement for the family of a man who died after physicians delayed reading a MRA.

Silverman has a number of high dollar awards for nursing home neglect victims as well, and in the last year obtained a $1.4 million settlement and two $750,000 settlements in nursing home pressure sore cases.

William J. Rogers, of Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP, represented a hospital in a case with Silverman as opposing counsel. He was impressed with her lawyering skills, and said she conducted herself as a seasoned professional wise beyond her years, especially in depositions.

Former Chief Judge Donald O'Connell, also praised Silverman's accomplishments, saying, "I have personally observed Cari's preparation of cases by reviewing depositions she has taken and the arguments she has presented in complex medical and nursing home cases.  She has skillfully presented extremely complex issues during those sessions and has successfully brought to conclusion multimillion dollar cases." Judge O'Connell further commended Silverman's winning results and work ethic by stating "comparing Cari's work against the thousands of lawyers who have appeared in front of me over the years, I can say without equivocation that Cari's work ethic, integrity in her relationships with opposing lawyers, competence in preparing and presenting complex issues as well as her civility to opposing counsel demonstrates skills at the highest level." 

Kerry Peck, of Peck Bloom, LLC, has worked with Silverman in various capacities, including co-counsel and probate counsel. One thing that stands out about Silverman is her dedication to her clients.  “She is case focused to achieve justice for the plaintiff and family as she deftly maneuvers the civil litigation minefield,” Peck said. “Cari is personable, charismatic, and an ethical attorney.”

Steven Novosad, of Clausen Miller, P.C., met Silverman through the members of her law firm. “Her unique and exceptional lawyering skills are reflected in her consistently excellent results on behalf of her clients,” Novosad said. “(Her) hard work, legal vision, preparation, and truly caring for the rights of patients and the quality of care for residents of nursing homes are second to none.”

John Perconti, of Levin & Perconti, said that Silverman continuously impresses him, saying "I cannot think of a more deserving young attorney to be recognized for her unwavering and unsurpassed advocacy on behalf of her clients. She is a team-player who is a joy to work with and an integral asset to our litigation team.".

Silverman has authored articles published in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and Trial Magazine.  Silverman is involved with the Illinois State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Women’s Bar Association, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, and the Chicago Bar Association. She has presented at seminars for the Illinois Department of Aging, the American Association for Justice, and led in-house seminars at her firm.