Susan L. Novosad

Contact: 312.332.2872
Law School: John Marshall Law School
Jurisdictions: Illinois
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
U.S. Supreme Court


About Susan L. Novosad
Susan L. Novosad is a partner at Levin & Perconti and has practiced law since 1985. Susan concentrates primarily in the areas of nursing home litigation, medical malpractice, automobile and premises liability matters. Susan is a highly experienced trial attorney, having been counsel in numerous complex medical malpractice cases. Her most noted achievement in this arena is a $6.7 million verdict in a birth-related medical malpractice case. Most recently she obtained a $995,000 verdict for a 67-year-old single assisted living resident who choked and died after being given food prohibited by his diet. Susan also achieved a $1,000,000 settlement on behalf of her client in a nursing home case in Lake County, Illinois. The settlement resulted from a case against a Lake County owned home who failed to take proper fall precautions with regard to Susan’s client. This failure resulted in numerous falls and Susan’s client sustained a brain injury and hip and elbow fractures ultimately contributing to the death of the resident. This settlement represents the highest settlement in a Lake County nursing home case

Susan is renowned as a highly skilled negotiator with an exceptional ability to successfully bring opposing parties to resolutions and end disputes. These skills were utilized recently to achieve a $1.5 million resolution for an 87-year-old nursing home resident who suffered burns to her buttocks after being placed in a sitz bath; a $500,000 resolution in a case involving a woman who lived in two different nursing homes and developed multiple pressure sores complicated by numerous hospitalizations, and a $510,000 resolution in a premises liability case against a restaurant where the 88-year-old plaintiff fell down a flight of stairs claiming they were too close to the waiting area resulting in a hip and foot fracture. This ability to resolve cases has earned her the enduring respect of her peers on both sides of the courtroom as well as that of her partners and associates here at Levin & Perconti.

Susan prides herself on the comprehensive manner in which she addresses the needs of her client’s and their cases. She grew up in Evanston, Illinois, earned her J.D. Cum Laude from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago in 1986, and has been practicing for the benefit of her clients ever since. Levin & Perconti is extremely proud of Susan's distinguished accomplishments and commitment to her profession and her clients.
Practice Areas
  • Animal & Dog Law
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Maritime
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
Additional Practice Areas
  • Car Accidents
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
U.S. Supreme Court
Professional Experience
John Marshall Law SchoolJ.D. Law
Honors: Cum Laude
University of IllinoisB.A.
Professional Associations
Member, Illinois State Bar


Articles & Publications
  • Prosecuting and Defending Physical and Sexual Abuse
    IICLE Nursing Home Negligence Conference


Website: Susan L. Novosad's Website Profile
Website: Levin & Perconti Website



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Chicago, IL 60654
Telephone: 312.332.2872