John A. (Jay) Stefani

Top rated personal injury attorney in Chicago, Illinois

Levinson and Stefani Injury Lawyers
John A. (Jay) Stefani
Levinson and Stefani Injury Lawyers

Practice Areas: Personal injury; view more

Licensed in Illinois since: 2004

Education: DePaul University College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2012, 2014 - 2016

Levinson and Stefani Injury Lawyers

230 W Monroe St
Suite 2210
Chicago, IL 60606 Visit website


Attorney John A. (Jay) Stefani is a partner with Levinson and Stefani Injury Lawyers in Chicago, Illinois. A nationally ranked trial lawyer with more than 17 years of total legal experience, Mr. Stefani focuses his practice primarily on personal injury law. He provides unmatched representation to clients across his region who suffered a serious injury or lost a loved one as the result of someone else's negligence or wrongdoing.

As a personal injury attorney, Mr. Stefani has achieved remarkable success advocating on behalf of individuals and families adversely affected by car accidents, truck accidents and other preventable tragedies. He has also become known as a staunch advocate for the rights and entitlements of childhood sexual abuse victims, and he has recovered millions of dollars in total compensation for those he has served. 

In honor of his outstanding professionalism and client service, Mr. Stefani has earned perennial Leading Lawyer designations as well as consistent recognition from his peers as being among the top 5% of lawyers in his region. He has also received excellent client ratings on Avvo as well as countless testimonials and referrals from those he has served.

A 1997 graduate of DePaul University, Mr. Stefani returned to his alma mater and obtained his Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of Law in 2004. While there, he received the CALI Award for his Senior Seminar paper, which he presented at the DePaul University CIPLIT Symposium in 2004 and published later in 2006.

Mr. Stefani is the current elected Chair of the American Association for Justice’s Sole Practitioner & Small Firm Section, and he has held various other leadership positions within the organization. He is also a member of the organization's Motor Vehicle Collision and Highway and Premises Liability Sections as well as the Trucking Litigation and Ride Share Litigation Groups. He has also published several articles in the organization's "Trial" magazine.

Mr. Stefani is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, among his other professional affiliations.

Practice areas

Personal injury - general: plaintiff

Focus areas

Motor vehicle accidents, Personal injury - plaintiff, Wrongful death, Brain injury, Trucking accidents

  • 100% Personal injury - general: plaintiff

First Admitted: 2004, Illinois

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Chair of the American Association for Justice’s (AAJ) Sole Practitioner & Small Firm Section, 2021 - 2022
  • Parliamentarian, Treasurer/Membership Liaison, Secretary, Vice Chair, and Chair-Elect, American Association for Justice’s (AAJ) Sole Practitioner & Small Firm Section
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Solo/Small Firm Practitioners Committee, Legislative Liaison, 2009-2010
  • Public Interest Law Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 2005-present
  • Chicago Bar Association, Member, 2005-present
  • American Association for Justice, Nursing Home Litigation Group
  • DePaul Chapter of the ACLU
  • DePaul University's Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK), Mentor
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member, 2005-present
  • Chicago Bar Association, Solo/Small Firm Committee, Vice Chair, 2010-2014
  • American Association for Justice, Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway and Premises Liability Section
  • American Association for Justice, Trucking Litigation Group
  • Received the CALI Award for his Senior Seminar paper
  • American Association for Justice, Member, 2005-present
  • Law Practice Management & Technology Committee
  • Leading Lawyer for Illinois in 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021
  • Rising Star for 2012, 2014, 2015, and 2016
  • Illinois Super Lawyers for 2020 & 2021
  • Emerging Lawyer for Illinois in 2017
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Contributed and presented a paper at the 2004 DePaul University CIPLIT Symposium, “Privacy and Identity: The Promise and Perils of a Technological Age.”
  • Presented at the New Jersey Association for Justice's Boardwalk Seminar., Discovery: Important Items that are Often Overlooked, New Jersey Association For Justice, 2017
Educational Background:
  • DePaul University, Political Science, 1997
Industry Groups:
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Truck Crashes

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

“A very smart lawyer who cares tremendously about his clients.”

Office location for John A. (Jay) Stefani

230 W Monroe St
Suite 2210
Chicago, IL 60606

Phone: 872-270-4440


4 Years Super Lawyers
4 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2012, 2014 - 2016

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