Seth Cardeli

Levin & Perconti
325 N La Salle Dr Ste 450
Chicago, IL 60654

With more than a decade of experience, Seth L. Cardeli is a skilled trial attorney representing families across the country who have suffered as a result of medical negligence and malpractice, including children who have been injured during labor and delivery.

Seth is well-versed in the many complex legal and medical issues surrounding birth injury claims. He regularly conducts educational seminars for other attorneys on important aspects of litigation such as taking depositions and dealing with obstacles to the discovery process. Seth recently gave a lecture on Basic Fetal Heart Rate Patterns, Nomenclature, and Etiology, in which he taught lawyers how to interpret electronic fetal heart rate tracings used to gain valuable information about babies during labor. Seth has also authored multiple articles for legal journals focused on trial work, writing on topics such as how negligence can occur during the resuscitation of a newborn baby.

After law school, Seth began practicing at a well-known personal injury firm in New York City where he handled a range of personal injury matters, representing victims of defective products, construction accidents, and motor vehicle accidents as well as medical malpractice. After three years practicing in the New York area, Seth relocated to Maryland to join a law firm that enabled him to represent victims of medical malpractice all over the country, having been admitted pro hac vice in numerous jurisdictions including, Arizona, Illinois, Missouri, Minnesota, Ohio, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

This wealth of knowledge informs Seth’s advocacy and has helped him secure millions of dollars for families all over the country whose loved ones have been seriously or fatally injured in preventable tragedies. Noted as an emerging leader in this area of practice, Seth was recently recognized by The Best Lawyers in America – Medical Malpractice and has been honored multiple times as a Super Lawyers Rising Star.

Seth is an active member of the country’s premier professional association for trial lawyers, the American Association for Justice (“AAJ”), having graduated from AAJ’s Leadership Academy. He also serves on AAJ’s PAC Task Force, Membership Oversight Committee, Public Affairs Committee, and Publications Committee.

Living in Maryland with his family, Seth spends his free time playing baseball with his son and having dance parties with his daughter.

J.D., Brooklyn Law School, 2008

B.A., Washington University in St. Louis, 2004

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
New York
Seth represents clients nationwide, having been admitted pro hac vice in a number of jurisdictions throughout the country.
Professional & Bar Association Memberships
American Association for Justice (“AAJ”)

Maryland Association for Justice (“MAJ”)

New York State Trial Lawyers Association (“NYSTLA”)

Illinois State Bar Association (“ISBA”)

National Trial Lawyers (“NTL”)

Selected Professional Presentations
AAJ Education’s Perfecting Remote Depositions Workshop, August 2020
Basic Fetal Heart Rate Patterns, Nomenclature, and Etiology Webinar, April 2020
Trial Advocacy College: Depositions, April 2020
AAJ Discovery Obstruction Seminar, November 2019
Trial Advocacy College: Depositions, June 2019
AAJ Webinar Depositions: Preserving Objections, September 2017
Thwart the Assault on Future Medical Expenses, NYSTLA, January 2016
Intake Factors to Consider, AAJ Annual Convention, July 2015
Selected Professional Publications
“The Clock Doesn’t Stop at Delivery,” AAJ Birth Trauma Litigation Group Newsletter, Winter 2019
“A Peek Inside the Jury Room,” AAJ Trial Magazine, August 2018
"Thwart the Assault on Future Medical Expenses,” AAJ Trial Magazine. May 2014.

Awards and Honors
Best Lawyers in America, Medical Malpractice, 2021
Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2016 – 2018, 2020 – 2021
Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyers, 2014 – 2020