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Danielle Downey


"Passionate Advocate for Underrepresented Groups | Young, Vibrant, Successful Attorney"

Danielle Downey graduated from DePaul University College of Law in May 2020, and began working at Levin & Perconti in 2021. During her tenure at DePaul, she earned the prestigious public interest fellowship award and CALI awards in multiple of her classes including Litigation Strategies.

Danielle is a dedicated attorney with a passion for fighting for the rights of underrepresented groups in Illinois. She handles all types of personal injury, nursing home, wrongful death, and medical malpractice including birth injury, plastic surgery, and failure to diagnose cases. With her educational background in psychology and social work from the Illinois Urbana-Champaign, she recognizes the importance of being there for her clients every step of the way.


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With her determined commitment to her clients and a remarkable track record of success, Danielle has quickly established herself as a trusted advocate in the legal community. In Danielle’s time at Levin & Perconti, she has already secured over ten million dollars in settlements and verdicts.

Her fierce dedication, fighting spirit, and comprehensive understanding of the law have contributed to her remarkable success. Danielle is deeply committed to serving underrepresented groups, and her tenacity and compassion allow her to connect with her clients on a personal level. As a young and vibrant attorney, Danielle brings a fresh perspective and innovative strategies to each case. Her sharp intellect, meticulous preparation, and adaptability set her apart as a formidable advocate for the underdog.

Danielle grew up in Batavia, Illinois, and now lives in Chicago. In her free time, Danielle enjoys attending concerts, traveling, spending sunny days by the lake, and spending time with her friends and family.

Some of Danielle's most notable achievements include:


plastic surgery medical malpractice verdict


partial settlement in nursing home failure to diagnose appendicitis case


settlement in nursing home pressure injury case


partial settlement in nursing home pressure injury case


settlement in nursing home fall and subdural hematoma case


settlement in nursing home failure to diagnose urinary retention case


Full Driver Insurance Policy on MVA case resulting in ankle fracture


J.D., DePaul University College of Law, 2020

B.A., University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2016

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • Illinois, 2020

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

  • American Association for Justice
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Women’s Bar Association


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Steven M. Levin

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Since 1976, Steve Levin has been dedicated to helping people injured by others’ negligence. He is one of the first attorneys in the U.S. to prosecute nursing homes for abuse and negligence. He's also helped write new legislation that governs the operation of nursing homes, including the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act. Moreover, Levin & Perconti has obtained the top three jury verdicts in nursing home negligence cases in Illinois.