Wafeek Elafifi

Associate
wme@levinperconti.com
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Phone: 312-332-2872

325 N La Salle Dr #450
Chicago, Illinois 60654

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.

Education

J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2018
Cum Laude

B.A., University of Illinois at Chicago, 2015

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Illinois, 2018
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Arab American Bar Association

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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