Michael F. Bonamarte, IV joined Levin & Perconti as a trial attorney in August, 2005. Michael worked as a law clerk with the firm during his second and third years in law school. He concentrates his practice on representing injured victims and their families in cases of nursing home abuse and neglect, medical malpractice, automobile accidents, construction accidents, premises liability, slip & fall accidents, and other serious personal injury and wrongful death cases. He works passionately and diligently to advocate for individuals and their families who have been the victims of wrongful conduct.
Michael earned his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison graduating with academic distinction. He earned his Juris Doctorate from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago where he graduated at the top of his class and earned a place on the Dean’s List during his second and third years. He received highest scholastic honors in trial advocacy and advanced trial advocacy. After passing the July 2005 Illinois Bar Examination, he was sworn in on November 10, 2005.
Michael has authored several publications and given several professional presentations to a wide range of groups including the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, and the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys. He speaks regularly on the topic of nursing home litigation. He also writes for the Justinian Society newsletter.
Michael is an active member of the Chicago Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, American Bar Association, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, American Association for Justice, and Justinian Society of Lawyers. He is a new member of the Illinois State Bar Association’s Assembly.
In 2010, Michael was honored as one of Law Bulletin’s “40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch”. He was also named as a Super Lawyer Rising Star in 2011, 2012 and 2013. In 2011, he received the William J. Harte Amicus Volunteer Award for his work on the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association’s Amicus Curiae Committee.