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Danielle Downey

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Phone: 312-332-2872
Fax: 312-332-3112

325 N LaSalle Dr Suite 300
Chicago, Illinois 60654

Danielle Downey joined Levin & Perconti as a law clerk in August 2018 and was later hired as an associate in October 2020, handling personal injury, nursing home, and medical malpractice cases.

Danielle graduated from DePaul University College of Law as a Dean’s Merit Scholar and Public Interest Law Fellow. During law school, Danielle served on the executive board of the American Constitutional Society, volunteered for the Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice and the Wills for Heroes Program, working with Chicago’s first responders and elderly populations to ensure that they received needed legal services.

During law school, Danielle also worked for the Chicago Public Defender’s Office in the appellate division, conducting research, drafting documents, and advocating for clients who were imprisoned.

Danielle also was accepted into the DePaul’s Litigation Lab, where she worked with Chicago area attorneys on their cases, strengthening theories of liability, researching questions of law, and theorizing how juries might react to their cases during trial.

During Danielle’s final year in law school, she was accepted into the Third Year in Practice Program, in which Danielle was able to work full time at Levin & Perconti, in addition to her studies, to strengthen her litigation, research, and legal writing skills for class credit, while still maintaining her honor roll status.

Danielle has strong ties to Illinois, as she grew up in the western suburbs, attended University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign for her undergraduate studies and then moved to Chicago for law school. With her undergraduate degrees in psychology and social work, Danielle understands the power of advocacy, as she often worked with underserved communities and populations at risk for abuse and neglect. During her undergraduate years, Danielle worked with the Urbana-Champaign public school students, teaching them about their bodily autonomy and their right to be safe from harm. Danielle will continue to advocate for her clients through her legal career.

In her free time, Danielle enjoys attending concerts and spending time with her family and friends.


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

Margaret, Daisy and Bryan. This magnificent cohesive team led by Margaret represented us for my mom's nursing home wrongful death case. They were most patient and responded timely to many questions throughout the entire process. All demonstrated professionalism and extensive knowledge of case and state laws. Their in-depth investigative work uncovered details which were unknown to us and yet sadly confirmed our suspicions. We would recommend the Levin and Perconti Law firm and especially this team. Kathy and Ron
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