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Margaret P. Battersby Black

Margaret P. Battersby Black

Levin & Perconti
  • Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect, Personal Injury
  • Illinois
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Summary

Margaret P. Battersby Black joined Levin & Perconti as an associate attorney in 2008 and was named Partner in 2014.

Margaret has played a key role in a number of nursing home and medical malpractice cases. Margaret is well-regarded by her clients and peers alike, and was honored by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company as one of the 2011 "40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch." This award is given to 40 outstanding attorneys throughout the state for their achievements on behalf of their clients, their communities, and the legal profession.

Margaret is active in the Women's Bar Association of Illinois, the American Constitution Society, the American Association for Justice, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and the Illinois State Bar Association, and previously served as the ACS Chicago Chapter’s Law Firm Outreach Coordinator. Margaret was honored by Chicago-Kent Law School as Outstanding Young Alumna of the year for 2015. This award recognizes alumni who have made significant contributions to the law school and the legal community. She takes interest in mentoring law students and has spoken at several law schools about her experiences. She regularly judges law school moot court competitions and hosts students in externships.

Leading up to her tenure at the firm, Margaret graduated from Chicago-Kent Law School with honors. Before entering law school, Margaret had a successful career as a financial analyst at JP Morgan Chase in Chicago.

Margaret obtained her undergraduate degree from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan with University Honors and a concentration in Finance and Accounting.

Practice Areas
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
  • Personal Injury
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Partner
- Current
Education
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
J.D.
Honors: Graduated with Honors American Constitution Society Chicago Kent Moot Court Honors Society
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
B.A.
Honors: Graduated with Honors
Awards
Emerging Leaders
Leading Lawyers
2015-2017
Illinois Super Lawyers: Rising Stars
Super Lawyers
2012-2017
40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch
Law Bulletin Publishing Company
Professional Associations
The American Constitutional Society’s Chicago Chapter
Board of Directors-Director of Firm Outreach
Current
Women's Bar Association of Illinois
Member
- Current
National Association of Elder Law Attorneys
Member
- Current
American Association for Justice
Member
- Current
Illinois State Bar Association
Member
- Current
Chicago Bar Association
Member
- Current
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
How Changes to the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act Will Affect Long-Term Care Abuse and Neglect Cases
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin - Law Day Edition
Speaking Engagements
Ethical Considerations Regarding the Submission of Evidence and Trial Tactics
ISBA Tort Law Ed Program Panel Discussion
"Ex Parte Communication with Current and Former Employees of Defendant."
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
Nursing Home Litigation, Illinois Disability Rights Consortium, Chicago, IL
An Overview of Brain Injury Lawsuits with Case Examination: Nissen v. Parcellano et al., AALNC Foum, Chicago, IL
Using Litigation to Protect Elderly Clients in Nursing Homes, Elder Law Committee, Chicago, IL
Chicago Bar Association
Nursing Home Litigation, Update and Review Seminar, Chicago, IL
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
Depositions - How to Take a Good Deposition and Expert Witnesses - When and How to Depose Them, Nursing Home & Assisted Living Facility Litigation Seminar, Chicago, IL
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
Illinois Supreme Court Rule 213, Trial Seminar, Oak Brook, IL
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
Websites & Blogs
Website
Margaret P. Battersby Black's Website Profile
Website
Levin & Perconti Website
Website
Elder Abuse Attorney in Chicago
Blog
Illinois Injury Lawyer Blog
Blog
Illinois Medical Malpractice Blog
Blog
Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog
Blog
Illinois Truck Accident Lawyer Blog
Blog
Chicago Birth Injury Lawyer Blog
Blog
Chicago Brain Injury Lawyer Blog
Blog
Chicago Car Accident Lawyer Blog
Social Media
Contact & Map
Levin & Perconti
325 N La Salle Dr
#450
Chicago, IL 60654
USA
Toll-Free: (877) 374-1417
Telephone: (312) 332-2872
Fax: (312) 332-3112