Wafeek Elafifi joined Levin & Perconti as a law clerk in September 2017 and was later hired as an associate attorney in November 2018.
Wafeek graduated cum laude from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in May 2018. While a law student there, he appeared on the Dean’s List for three semesters. He was heavily involved in the Moot Court Appellate Honors Program, served as President of the Sports and Entertainment Law Society, wrote for the Public Interest Law Reporter and tutored other students in criminal law. He also was active with Loyola’s Community Law Clinic as a Guardian Ad Litem and participated in hearings, filed motions and made recommendations at the Circuit Court of Cook County regarding guardianship matters. He also mediated visitation issues for his clients.
Additionally, Wafeek served as an extern for the Honorable Nathaniel R. Howse, Illinois Appellate Court, First District, Fourth Division in Chicago. He drafted memorandum and dispositions, and researched and analyzed state and local statutes, Illinois Supreme Court Rules, and constitutional law.
Wafeek decided to pursue a career in law when his immigrant parents, who had been seasoned lawyers in Egypt, could not practice law in the United States. He became interested in personal injury cases after reading "Plaintiff's Perspectives," Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education Long-Term Care Litigation, authored by Steven M. Levin and Michael Bonamarte, IV, as a First Year Law Student.
Wafeek grew up in Chicago and later moved with his family to Willowbrook, Ill., where he attended Hinsdale South High School. He received his B.A. in Economics and Political Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago. In his spare time, Wafeek enjoys spending time with his family, watching soccer, discovering new restaurants in Chicago.
J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2018
B.A., University of Illinois at Chicago, 2015
Arab American Bar Association