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Daisy Ayllon


Daisy Ayllon joined Levin & Perconti as a law clerk in May 2013 and was hired as an Associate Attorney upon graduation from law school in May 2014.

During her time at Levin & Perconti, Daisy has worked on an array of cases, including a defamation lawsuit, a case involving a mental-health patient who was negligently discharged from a hospital and later jumped from her balcony and eventually died, and several other elder abuse, nursing home and medical malpractice cases. “This is an area of the law where one is constantly reminded of how the justice system impacts people in a very personal way,” she said. “Being a lawyer at this firm means that I can bring all my passion, compassion, and intellect to find legal solutions that quite literally change people’s lives.”

Daisy attended Chicago-Kent College of Law on a full-tuition merit scholarship. While in law school, Daisy was named to the Dean’s List, served as an Editor of the Seventh Circuit Review, and was elected Vice President of the Moot Court Honor Society. She represented the school in the National Cultural Heritage Law and the Appellate Lawyers Association moot court competitions, winning third place for Best Brief. In 2014, Daisy was also recognized as the Society’s Coach of the Year for her commitment to and enthusiasm about coaching junior members.

Daisy earned her undergraduate degree in Journalism from Villanova University, where she was accepted into the Honors Program. Daisy served as a staff writer for The Villanovan and worked for ABC News in Charleston, South Carolina, where she taped, edited, and packaged stories for the 6 o’clock news; wrote stories for the website; and, from time to time, worked as the TV station’s assignment editor.

Passionate about service, Daisy traveled to a Native American reservation during a college break to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity. After graduating from Villanova, Daisy bicycled from east coast to west coast (some 4,000 miles) to raise money for and awareness of the affordable-housing crisis in the United States, stopping along the way to help build houses with Habitat for Humanity and Rebuilding Together all across the country. To read more about Daisy’s experience, click here.

Outside of the office, Daisy is involved in a number of bar associations, including the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois and the Hispanic Lawyers Association. Recently, Daisy began volunteering with the Constitutional Rights Foundation of Chicago’s Lawyers In The Classroom program and serves as the firm’s liaison and team leader.

Daisy was raised in small village near Toluca, Mexico–a city located about an hour southwest of Mexico City. She moved to the United States at the age of 13 and has worked tirelessly to become truly bilingual and


J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law, 2014

Dean’s List, Editor of the Seventh Circuit Review, Moot Court Honor Society

B.A. Journalism, Villanova University, 2011

Honors Program

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • Illinois State Bar, 2014
  • Trial Bar for the Northern District of Illinois, 2020
  • General Bar for the Northern District of Illinois, 2020

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago-Kent Young Alumni Council
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • The American Association for Justice
    Member, Class of 2023 Leadership Academy

Awards & Honors

  • Top “40 Attorneys Under Forty to Watch” in Illinois by Chicago Law Bulletin Publishing Company, 2021
  • Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2017 – 2022
  • Top Lawyer – Emerging Women, Leading Lawyers, 2021
  • Emerging Lawyer – Personal Injury Plaintiff, Leading Lawyers, 2019 – 2021
  • Emerging Lawyer – Diversity, Leading Lawyers, 2021
  • Top 20 Illinois Verdict, 2020
  • AAJ Leadership Academy, class of 2023

Professional Publications

  • Levin, Ayllón, & Radecki, Arbitration “Agreements”: Duress and Confusion, 19 Trial Journal 36 (2017)
  • Daisy Ayllón, Note, Distinguishing the Corporal From the Divine: Legal Fictions Create Bodies Not Souls, 9 Seventh Circuit Rev. 21 (2013).

Professional Presentations

  • CLE Instructor, “Nursing Home Injury Litigation: Common Claims, Medical Records, and Damages Assessment,” Strafford Continuing Legal Education, October 8, 2020.
  • Panelist, Chicago-Kent College of Law Alumni Panel for Admitted Students, April 30, 2020.
  • CLE Instructor, “Deposing Nursing Home Staff and Corporate Representatives”, Strafford Continuing Legal Education, April 9, 2019.
  • Speaker, “An Overview of Nursing Home Litigation”, Certified Nursing Assistant Association at Prairie State College, February 22, 2019.
  • CLE Instructor, “Protecting the Rights of Elderly Clients in Personal Injury in Personal Injury Matters”, American Bar Association Commission on Law & Aging, February 19, 2019.
  • CLE Instructor, “Common Ethical Dilemmas in Civil Practice”, National Academy of Continuing Legal Education, September 14, 2018.
  • Panelist, Chicago-Kent College of Law Alumni Panel for 1L Orientation, Chicago, IL, August 15, 2017.
  • Panelist, Chicago-Kent College of Law Alumni Panel for 1L Orientation, Chicago, IL, August 17, 2016.
  • Panelist, ABA 7th Circuit Spring Meeting – “Public vs. Private Sector,” Chicago, IL, February 21, 2015.

Civic and Charitable Memberships

  • Investigator/interviewer, Alliance of Bar Associations for Judicial Screening ISBA 2017 – present
  • Secretary, Emerging Leaders Auxiliary Board, Casa Central 2018 – 2020
  • Tutor, Midtown Education Foundation 2016 – 2017
  • Firm Liaison, “Lawyers in the Classroom,” Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago 2015-2016
  • Member, Chicago-Kent College of Law Young Alumni Council

Media Appearances