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Boris G. Samovalov

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Boris Samovalov concentrates his practice in general civil litigation. He started his career as a collections attorney at Kovitz Shifrin Nesbit (KSN). While working at KSN, he transitioned into the firm's litigation department and successfully handled hundreds of litigation matters and complex collection cases. His diverse litigation experience includes all kinds of personal injury cases, medical malpractice cases, commercial disputes, condominium and common interest community association litigation, personal injury, landlord-tenant litigation (both, commercial and residential), collections, foreclosures, administrative law litigation, building code disputes, and appeals. Furthermore, Boris has experience at every stage of litigation and has successfully handled numerous bench and jury trials. Throughout his career as a litigation attorney Boris has also represented a diverse group of clients, including board members, individual business owners, landlords, real estate investors, and corporations/LLCs. Based on his extensive and diverse litigation experience, in both state and federal courts, Boris is able to provide practical and cost-effective advice to his clients. He understands the importance of making sure that costly litigation is avoided in the first place. However, when litigation is unavoidable, he is able to go to bat for his clients regardless of whether it requires defense or initiation of a lawsuit. Boris is admitted to the Illinois State Bar and the Federal Trial Bar in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Boris graduated with a bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), where he majored in Political Science and minored in Spanish. After graduating from UIC, Boris attended Western Michigan University Cooley Law School and graduated in the top 10% of his class. While he attended law school, he participated in law review as an editor. In addition to English, Boris is fluent in Russian and Spanish, and has worked with numerous clients who speak those languages.


  • Cooley Law School
    • J.D.
    • Honors: Top 10% of the class
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
    • B.A.


  • English
  • Spanish
  • Russian

Professional Associations

  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • Attorney

Practice Areas

  • General Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Condominium/HOA Law
  • Landlord Tenant/Evictions
  • Civil Rights Litigation
  • Foreclosure Defense

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar

Representative Cases

  • Seals v. Rush Univ. Med. Ctr., Walgreen Company and Melamed, 2021 IL App (1st) 200558, App Ct; Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, Vol. 167, 118, 2021