Anthony Lucafo has a history of public service in the non-profit and government sectors going back over 20 years. After graduating from Boston College in 1995, he began working in the field of youth and social services focusing on community organizing and delinquency prevention. As an undergraduate student, Anthony spent a semester as a Teacher’s Aide in a Juvenile Detention Center in the City of Boston.
In 1999, he was named Executive Director of The Near Northwest Civic Committee located at 1329 W. Grand Avenue in the West Town neighborhood in Chicago. That organization provided after school & summer programs for local youth as well as worked with children referred from Cook County Juvenile Court.
Anthony began studying law in 2002 as an evening student at the Chicago-Kent College of Law. He was invited to join the law school’s Mock Trial Team, participating in two national competitions. He continues to coach as a volunteer with the program, which is currently ranked 4th in the nation by U.S. News & World Reports. Anthony is currently an Adjunct Professor of Law at Chicago-Kent, having taught classes in Trial Advocacy and Juvenile Justice.
On June 26, 2006 Anthony was sworn in as an Assistant State’s Attorney. He is currently a prosecutor in the Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence unit. Anthony’s current case load consists of domestic violence cases, various sexual offenses, and sexual assault cases perpetrated against adults and children as well as homicide.
In Anthony’s time as an Assistant State’s attorney he has prosecuted a wide range of cases, even to trial, that included Murder, Attempt Murder, Home Invasion, Aggravated Kidnapping, Sexual Assault, Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault, Aggravated Domestic Battery, Armed Robbery, Aggravated battery with a Firearm, Aggravated Unlawful Use Of a Weapon, Residential burglary, and various misdemeanor offenses.
Anthony has been evaluated by a number of Bar Associations who have a judicial evaluation committee. The ratings of those bar associations that evaluated Anthony by way of a questionnaire and interview process are listed below.
Please note the ratings in no way constitute an endorsement by any of the associations and should not be interpreted as an endorsement.
- “Highly Recommended”
- Puerto Rican Bar Association, *
- Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois *
- Lesbian and Gay Bar Association *
- Chicago Bar Association,
- Illinois State Bar Association,
- Asian American Bar Association,
- Chicago Council Of Lawyers
- Black Women’s Lawyers Association,
- Women’s Bar Association of Illinois *
- Cook County Bar Association,
- Decalogue Society of Lawyers,
- Hellenic Bar Association *
*Highest rating now given by the Bar Association
Anthony lives in the Grand & Ogden Neighborhood and has resided there for just over 16 years. In August he and his wife, Meghan, had their first baby, Leo Patrizio (Leo Patrick). Anthony’s family has a long connection to the Grand and Ogden area. His Father, Frank, was born and raised in the area after Anthony’s paternal grandparents emigrated from Italy. Anthony’s mother, Loretta, emigrated from Italy as a teenager. Anthony, his father, and sister Lisa all attended preschool at St. Columbkille. The school was then located at 1648 W. Grand Avenue and is now Esperanza School.
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