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Daniel A. Goldfaden

Associate
dag@levinperconti.com
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Phone: 312-332-2872
Fax: 312-332-3112

325 N La Salle Dr #450
Chicago, Illinois 60654

Daniel A. Goldfaden was hired as an associate attorney at Levin & Perconti in May 2014. Prior to his hiring, Daniel worked at a plaintiff’s class action litigation firm following his admission into the Illinois Bar in October 2013.

Daniel focuses his practice on nursing home abuse and neglect, medical malpractice, catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death matters. Daniel chose a career in personal injury law because he wanted to able to help people who were going through difficult periods of their lives. “I love interacting with my clients,” said Daniel. “No other area of the law allows for more face time with clients. I also like that my practice allows me advocate on behalf of and stand up for the average Joe against some very powerful entities. I look forward to coming to work because I know there will be a new challenge to overcome everyday.”

In addition to his casework, Daniel is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Association. He also recently began volunteering with the Wills for Heroes Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides provide free wills and other legal documents to first responders.

Daniel graduated from the University of Illinois College of Law in 2013. As a law student, he received the CALI Award for Future Excellence in Income Taxation and was named to the Dean’s List. He participated in the Student Legal Relief program and served as an Editor of the Elder Law Journal. Daniel earned his 711 license and gained valuable litigation experience volunteering for the University of Illinois Civil Litigation Clinic, and also served as adjunct professor in legal research and writing for international LLM students. In addition to his coursework, Daniel completed an externship for the Honorable Denise Page Hood of the Eastern District of Michigan.

Daniel grew up in Detroit and attended the University of Michigan where he graduated in 2010 with a B.A. in Economics. He now resides in Chicago. Outside of the office, Daniel enjoys reading historical biographies, attempting to cook, exploring different Chicago neighborhoods, and traveling.

Some of Daniel's most notable achievements include:

NACLE

Education

J.D., University of Illinois, College of Law, 2013

B.A. in Economics, University of Michigan, 2010

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Illinois, 2013
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Illinois State Bar Association
Member

Chicago Bar Association
Member

Awards and Honors
  • Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2018
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Levin and Perconti was always there when we needed them and very quick to answer any questions. We are happy to say that Ashley Herschberger was very professional, informative, kind, and prompt when it came to our case. She was always there if we had a concern or a question. We would recommend Ashley and the law firm, Levin and Perconti, to anyone else. We would also come back with another case of our own if ever needed. The Gonzalez Family
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Mr. Levin, Mr. Perconti and the firm handled a medical malpractice suit for my family. During that time, my family and I suffered the loss of my mother. Mr. Levin and Mr. Peconti were more than just our lawyers. Words can’t really express our gratitude. My family and I will always be grateful for the compassion that they showed us. I want to thank you for what you did for my family, and for always being there for us. W.R., Medical Malpractice Client
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Our deepest appreciation to the law firm of Levin & Perconti, and in particular to Margaret Battersby Black, in the handling of the lawsuit we field n behalf of our sister who sustained life-threatening injuries as a nursing home resident. Margaret’s representation, guidance, and professionalism gave us the sense that we could put our trust in Levin & Perconti and the final outcome proved that to be true. D.G., Nursing Home Client
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I want to send my heartfelt thanks to John Perconti and the Levin & Perconti staff in taking our case. Not only were they so professional but also so caring and thoughtful. It was very difficult going over the facts in our mother's case but they were so compassionate and understanding and allowed us to be with them every step of the way. We were able to sit in on the depositions and we were really able to see how hard they worked on our behalf. M.R.Z., nursing home client
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Mr. Levin, Mr. Perconti, and the firm handled a medical malpractice suit for my family. During that time, my family and I suffered the loss of my mother. Mr. Levin and Mr. Perconti were more than just our lawyers. Words can’t really express our gratitude. W.R., medical malpractice client