The law firm of Sandman, Levy and Petrich, LLC is a plaintiff’s personal injury firm concentrating in medical malpractice, automobile, product liability, premises liability, FELA, work-related injuries and physical and sexual abuse. The firm was founded in 1963 by Sheldon J. Sandman and Morris A. Levy and was located in an office on the 13th floor at 134 North LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois.
Over the years, the firm has grown in size, and the law firm now occupies the entire 9th floor at the same address. Several other lawyers in the suite of offices are affiliated with Sandman, Levy and Petrich, LLC and act as co-counsel. We also have staff members who are fluent in Polish or Spanish to help clients who would rather communicate in those languages.
Sandman, Levy and Petrich, LLC is a personal injury litigation firm, that is to say, a firm that goes to trial on cases, when necessary, before judges and juries, mainly in Cook County and the surrounding collar counties. The cases that are handled by the firm are cases that are referred by past and present clients and friends as well as by other attorneys who do not practice personal injury law, or by attorneys who do handle injury work but do not litigate these cases. Settlements and verdicts obtained by the firm over the years, depending on the nature of the injuries, have ranged from thousands of dollars to millions of dollars.
We work tirelessly to secure maximum settlements and jury verdicts on behalf of our injured clients. For more than 55 years, we have fought against insurance companies and negligent parties pursuing justice for our clients and winning hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts.
We strive to give our clients the personal attention and the respect they deserve. Clients consult directly with the attorneys who are personally handling their cases. Your phone calls are returned promptly and questions answered honestly. Our experience and commitment to your case makes the difference at the bargaining table and in the courtroom.
David S. Petrich received his JD with honors from Chicago Kent Law School and his BBA from Loyola University Chicago Cum Laude. He is a licensed attorney and certified public accountant. He is a member of Beta Gama Sigma, Alpha Sigma Nu and Beta Alpha Psi Honorary Fraternal Organization. During law school, he was a recipient of the Auxiliary Association of Trial Lawyer's of America Scholarship; a Kent Nominee 1985; Georgian Carl Buckingham Scholarship, 1984; West Publishing Corpus Juris Secundum and Hornbook Award, 1984-85; American Jurisprudence Award in Civil Procedure I, 1985; Dean's List, all semesters. After admission to the Bar, David continued to work in the firm as an associate after working as a law clerk throughout his undergraduate and law school years. He has handled cases ranging from wrongful death, catastrophic personal injury and medical malpractice. After working on numerous cases and obtaining millions of dollars in settlement, David was made a partner in 1990 and oversees all litigation. His background as a certified public accountant gives him an edge in negotiating million-dollar settlements on behalf of clients.
He was intimately involved in the cases leading to the verdicts and settlements that are listed within this website. David is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, American Association for Justice, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. He has dedicated himself to representing those who are injured as a result of other's negligence.
Michael A. Moore an associate with the firm since 2016 concentrating in personal injury and trial litigation. Prior to joining Sandman, Levy and Petrich, LLC, Mike worked for several firms concentrating in personal injury and workers' compensation.
Mike was a Research Assistant for Professor John McCormack; a contributor to the Thomas edition of Thompson on Real Property, 1994; Research Assistant for Professor Jerry Norton, contributor to the ABA's Central and East European Law Initiative, 1993; American Jurisprudence Award, Property Law, Fall Semester, 1993; Williams Fellowship, 1992-1993 academic year.
Mike is a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association.
Mike received his J.D. from Loyola University of Chicago, 1994; and received his B.A./Social Science from the University of Chicago, 1991.
Stephanie L. White, an associate with the firm since 2004 concentrating in personal injury litigation and is an experienced trial attorney. Prior to joining Sandman, Levy and Petrich, LLC, Stephanie worked for a firm concentrating in personal injury and has clerked for several public offices and law firms. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Stephanie was a policy analyst for the Children's Action Alliance.
Stephanie is a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association.
Stephanie received her J.D. from The John Marshall Law School in 2002, received her Masters of Social Work from Arizona State University and received her B.A. in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Iowa in 1996.
Thomas M. Deahl an associate with the firm since 2016 concentrating in personal injury litigation. Prior to joining Sandman, Levy and Petrich, LLC, Tom was an associate and clerked for other firms concentrating in personal injury.
Tom authored "The Consistently Inconsistent 'Instance and Expense' Test: An Injustice to Comic Books", The John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property Law Volume 14, Issue 1.
Tom is a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association.
Tom received his J.D. from The John Marshall Law School in 2016; and received his B.A. in Political Science and History from The University of Minnesota – Twin Cities in 2011.
Mark C. Lehman an associate with the firm concentrating in personal injury litigation. Prior to joining the firm in 2017, Mark was an Information Technology Consultant for nearly 10 years.
Mark was a judicial extern for the Honorable Bruce Black, Chief Judge, United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Illinois. Mark was also a judicial extern for the Honorable Justice William Taylor, Illinois Appellate Court, First District.
Mark received his J.D. from The John Marshall Law School in 2016, Cum Laude; and received his B.S.: Operations Management Information Systems from Northern Illinois University in 2004.