Depositions in nursing home cases are different than all other personal injury/medical malpractice cases as you have all the information you need prior to the deposition in order to develop and refine your theory of the case. These depositions follow common patterns and are a powerful weapon when they are utilized to anticipate, undermine and use against your opponent.
This program, presented by attorney Jordan Powell, will discuss effective deposition strategies in nursing home cases with a focus on gathering the necessary testimony to make it very difficult for the nursing home to offer a defense. Some of the common themes, common defenses, and relevant statutes will be discussed.
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.