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Daisy Ayllon

Associate
day@levinperconti.com
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Phone: 312-332-2872
Fax: 312-332-3112

325 N La Salle Dr #450
Chicago, Illinois 60654

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 bicultural.

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Education

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, 2014
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois
Member

Illinois State Bar Association
Member

The American Association for Justice
Member

Chicago Bar Association
Member

Trial Lawyers Association
Member

Publications
Speaking Engagements
  • Speaker, "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.
  • Speaker, "Protecting the Rights of Elderly Clients in Personal Injury in Personal Injury Matters", American Bar Association Commission on Law & Aging, February 19, 2019.
  • Speaker, "Common Ethical Dilemmas in Civil Practice", National Academy of Continuing Legal Education, September 14, 2018
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, Alumni Panel for 1L Orientation, Chicago, IL, August 15, 2017
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, Alumni Panel for 1L Orientation, Chicago, IL, August 17, 2016
  • "Public vs. Private Sector," ABA 7th Circuit Spring Meeting and Governor Election, Chicago, IL, February 21, 2015.
Awards and Honors
  • Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2017 - 2019
  • Emerging Lawyers 2019
Civic and Charitable Memberships
  • Member, Casa Central Emerging Leaders Auxiliary Board
  • Investigator/Interviewer, Alliance of Bar Associations for Judicial Screening ISBA
  • Member, Chicago-Kent College of Law Young Alumni Council
Media Appearances
  • Univision Chicago Interview, 2017: What responsibility do schools have when students are in their care?
  • Univision Chicago interview, 2017: Attorney Daisy Ayllon and her clients discussing a case that that settled against Center Home for Hispanic Elderly and other defendants for $875,000. The case involved a client who was given a piece of sausage at the nursing home and choked to death.
  • ABA/Univision Chicago Interview, 2017: How one's immigration status may affect one's rights to sue due to negligence or other personal injuries.
  • ABA/Univision Chicago, 2016: To explain the types of negligence that can occur in nursing homes and what can be done to protect loved ones living in these places.
Testimonials
★★★★★
Levin and Perconti was always there when we needed them and very quick to answer any questions. We are happy to say that Ashley Herschberger was very professional, informative, kind, and prompt when it came to our case. She was always there if we had a concern or a question. We would recommend Ashley and the law firm, Levin and Perconti, to anyone else. We would also come back with another case of our own if ever needed. The Gonzalez Family
★★★★★
Mr. Levin, Mr. Perconti and the firm handled a medical malpractice suit for my family. During that time, my family and I suffered the loss of my mother. Mr. Levin and Mr. Peconti were more than just our lawyers. Words can’t really express our gratitude. My family and I will always be grateful for the compassion that they showed us. I want to thank you for what you did for my family, and for always being there for us. W.R., Medical Malpractice Client
★★★★★
Our deepest appreciation to the law firm of Levin & Perconti, and in particular to Margaret Battersby Black, in the handling of the lawsuit we field n behalf of our sister who sustained life-threatening injuries as a nursing home resident. Margaret’s representation, guidance, and professionalism gave us the sense that we could put our trust in Levin & Perconti and the final outcome proved that to be true. D.G., Nursing Home Client
★★★★★
I want to send my heartfelt thanks to John Perconti and the Levin & Perconti staff in taking our case. Not only were they so professional but also so caring and thoughtful. It was very difficult going over the facts in our mother's case but they were so compassionate and understanding and allowed us to be with them every step of the way. We were able to sit in on the depositions and we were really able to see how hard they worked on our behalf. M.R.Z., nursing home client
★★★★★
Mr. Levin, Mr. Perconti, and the firm handled a medical malpractice suit for my family. During that time, my family and I suffered the loss of my mother. Mr. Levin and Mr. Perconti were more than just our lawyers. Words can’t really express our gratitude. W.R., medical malpractice client