DiCello Levitt co-founder Adam Levitt has been named a Notable Litigator & Trial Attorney by Crain’s Chicago Business. The list profiles Chicago’s top attorneys who have led cases that meant the difference between solvency and bankruptcy for companies and, at times, life or death for human beings. This is the first class of Chicago litigators and trial attorneys recognized by Crain’s Chicago Business.
Adam recently achieved a rare class-action jury verdict of $102.6 million for an excessive oil consumption manufacturing defect in General Motors SUVs. In late February, he was also appointed co-lead interim class counsel for a group of putative class action lawsuits against American Honda Motor Co.
In addition to the two automotive-related cases, Adam is representing two states in multibillion-dollar remediation litigation against chemical companies for contamination of PFAS, or “forever chemicals.” He also serves as co-lead counsel representing four million Illinois consumers in a multibillion-dollar class action against ComEd and parent company Exelon, seeking recovery of profits that ComEd fraudulently obtained by bribing former state House Speaker Mike Madigan.
Outside of the courtroom, Adam and the firm partner with the nonprofit Justice Defenders to create paralegal and legal training for prisoners incarcerated in several African countries – including Uganda, The Gambia, and Kenya – who are denied due process so they can represent themselves in court.
Throughout his career, Adam has scored important wins leading dozens of significant litigations on behalf of individuals, businesses, and public clients, and has built a firm that reflects his resolve for justice in all its dimensions. One of the nation’s leading advocates for plaintiffs in complex multidistrict, commercial, public client, and class action litigations, he has delivered nearly $20 billion in recoveries to clients in automotive defect, biotechnology, financial services, insurance coverage, consumer protection, agricultural products, antitrust, and securities disputes.
Read more about Adam in Crain’s Chicago Business Notable Litigators & Trial Attorneys Class of 2023.