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Danielle Downey


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

Danielle Downey 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, and medical malpractice cases.

Graduating from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a major in psychology and a minor in social work, Danielle went on to excel at DePaul University College of Law, where she was awarded Public Interest Fellowship for her commitment to public service. During her studies in law school, she earned the CALI award in Pre-trial Litigation Strategies and was admitted to the Bar in 2020.


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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 just three years of litigation, Danielle has secured millions of dollars in settlements for her clients.

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 has strong ties to Illinois, as she grew up in the western suburbs and currently resides in Chicago. In her free time, Danielle enjoys attending concerts and spending time with her family and friends.

Some of Danielle's most notable achievements include:


partial settlement in nursing home failure to diagnose appendicitis case


settlement in nursing home pressure injury 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