Jordan S. Powell is the founding partner of Powell Law Offices. Jordan has devoted his entire legal career to the representation of victims of negligence, including automobile accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home neglect, assisted living negligence, construction accidents, premises liability and pool drownings.
Jordan began his career at the prestigious Chicago personal injury firm of Levin & Perconti. There his drive, diligence and dedication led to notable results on behalf of his clients that suffered from tragic and catastrophic injuries. In 2017, after 10 years at Levin & Perconti, Jordan left his position as Partner and opened Powell Law Offices.
In 2012, Jordan’s work was recognized by his peers and he was named to the Law Bulletin Publishing Company’s list of the “40 Attorneys Under Forty to Watch” in Illinois for 2012.
Jordan earned his J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law where he focused his studies on developing a well-rounded litigation background, earning high honors in both trial advocacy and litigation technology courses. Prior to law school, Jordan attended the University of Michigan where he was on the dean’s list and graduated with academic distinction. While there, he earned two degrees: a B.A. in Political Science and a B.A. in Organizational Studies.
Outside of work, Jordan makes a conscious effort to help the underprivileged through his volunteer work. In 2007, he spent a week in the Gulf Coast offering legal advice to victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and helping with the demolition of destroyed homes.
Additionally, Jordan is an active member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association of Justice’s Nursing Home Litigation Group. He has been asked to speak to a number of groups including fellow lawyers, senior advocates and long-term care ombudsmen.
Jordan volunteers at both Chicago-Kent College of Law and John Marshall Law School, judging trial advocacy and moot court competitions.
Jordan was raised in West Bloomfield, MI, and attended Bloomfield Hills Andover High School, where his ambition, competitiveness and scholastic achievement were evident. He was a three-letter athlete and earned numerous scholar-athlete honors. Jordan lives with his wife, Greta Powell, also an attorney, in the Bucktown neighborhood of Chicago.
J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law, 2007 B.A., University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 2004
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois, 2007 U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2007
Honors & Awards
Illinois Super Lawyers: Rising Stars 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 Emerging Leaders by Leading Lawyers 2015, 2016, 2017 Chicago Law Bulletin: Top Forty Under 40 2012
Notable Verdicts and Settlements
$4.29 million medical malpractice settlement for a 38-year-old woman who died as a result of a hospital and five physicians failing to recognize and treat a pericardial effusion, causing cardiac tamponade.
$3 million medical malpractice settlement in a lawsuit against a hospital for a 35-year-old woman whose breathing tube became dislodged, eventually leading to her death.
$2.4 million Chicago pedestrian accident verdict for a 29-year-old man that was hit by a pick-up truck driven by a City of Chicago Streets and Sanitation employee, resulting in a broken leg and four fractured vertebrae.
$1.8 million Cook County medical malpractice verdict for a client in his thirties who lost his only remaining testicle as a result of a preventable medical error during a routine hernia surgery.
$1.169 million Cook County medical negligence verdict against a doctor who failed to adequately monitor and respond to an 84-year-old woman's abnormal INR levels and order Coumadin to prevent a stroke.
$842,801 Chicago nursing home fall verdict for an 87-year-old Chicago woman in a nursing home negligence lawsuit filed against Kenwood Healthcare Center for a fall resulting in a hip fracture, pelvic fracture and shoulder fracture.
$3 million medical malpractice settlement in a lawsuit against a Chicago-area neurosurgeon for a 78-year-old woman who was paralyzed from the waist down as a result of a surgical error.
$1 million record Lake County nursing home settlement against Winchester House for the family of an elderly woman who suffered several falls resulting in a hip fractures. This is the largest reported settlement for a nursing home negligence case in Lake County, Illinois.
$1.3 million nursing home pressure sore settlement
$950,000 nursing home negligence settlement
$775,000 nursing home pressure sore settlement
Presentations and Publications
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Tips from Experienced Litigators and New Illinois Pattern Jury Instructions," Nursing Home & Assisted Living Facility Litigation Seminar, February 6, 2015, Chicago, IL.
"Getting the Judge to Admit Key Evidence," American Association for Justice: Litigating Nursing Home Cases Seminar, Las Vegas, November 2013.
"Ethical Considerations in Nursing Home Cases," ITLA Trial Journal, Summer 2013.
"Private Causes of Action Against Nursing Homes: Hot Topics." Annual Governor's Conference on Aging, Chicago, December 13, 2012.
"Weaving a Nursing Home Deposition Strategy," Trial Magazine, December 2012.
“Nursing Home Litigation,” National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Illinois Chapter, September 14, 2012
“Prosecuting Nursing Home Cases,” Chicago Bar Association Probate Practice Committee Meeting, Chicago, July 19, 2012
"Developments in Nursing Home Cases,” Chicago Bar Association Tort Litigation Committee, Tort Law: The New Legal World We Live In? Chicago, March 3, 2011. Client Testimonials "Jordan- We really appreciate all that you have done for our family. We will be forever grateful for what you have done for us. You come highly recommended to any friends or family members that may need your services. Thank you!"
"Jordan - I just wanted to take a moment and thank you for the work you did to achieve the settlement for my father's lawsuit. The money does not ease my grief nor the bitterness I have for the pain and suffering that my dad endured at the nursing home. Yet, even though we never received an apology from the nursing home, the settlement points out the wrong doing and hopefully they do a better job with their patients in the future."
"I just want to say thank you so very much for all you've done for us. Your hard work on this case has made it possible for my family to concentrate on the next chapter of our lives. It's so bittersweet that this is officially over. The fight you put up for a man you didn't even know is more than admirable in my eyes and it will never be forgotten. My old man was one tough guy and I can say this with 100% certainty, he would've been grateful for the hard work you put in."
"After months of struggling with my mom's health, we contacted Levin & Perconti and Jordan was quickly a big part of our lives...Jordan was amazingly thorough...From beginning to the end, Jordan was always professional yet compassionate with us. He was never bothered by any questions we had, was extremely patient with my elderly mother and always showed a sincere passion toward helping us...The awarded money will not make my mother walk again but it will allow her to live the rest of her life as comfortable as possible. For that we are forever grateful to Jordan."