Danielle Vargas joined Levin & Perconti as a law clerk in August 2018 and was later hired as an associate attorney in November 2019 handling personal injury, nursing home, and medical malpractice cases.
Danielle graduated from DePaul University College of Law and received a certificate in Public Interest in addition to her law degree. During law school, she was editor-in-chief of the DePaul Journal for Social Justice. In this role, Danielle led a panel of local community members, civil rights attorneys and law enforcement officers in discussing police accountability and community safety in Chicago communities.
Additionally, as a representative for DePaul’s International Human Rights Practicum, Danielle worked alongside Chilean non-governmental organizations to promote the elimination of human rights violations in Santiago, Chile.
As a law student, Danielle obtained her Illinois Supreme Court 711 License and worked in DePaul’s Civil Rights Clinic, conducting mock depositions while handling actual civil rights complaints and learning the federal court process. Danielle also volunteered with the Law Office of the Public Defender and the Domestic Violence Legal Clinic while mentoring law students with the DePaul Student Bar Association.
While in law school, Danielle was heavily involved in several student law groups including the Latino Law Student Association, the Women’s Bar Association and Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity. She won the Diversity Scholarship, the Community Service Award, was on the Dean’s List, and received the CALI of Excellence for the Future Award for achieving the highest grade in her Trial Advocacy class.
Growing up in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley, Danielle was aware of the lack of legal representation available to Latinos and other underserved communities. This early life experience drove her ambition to pursue a legal career helping people and communities in need of affordable and compassionate legal services.
A former college basketball player, Danielle is an avid professional sports fan. She also enjoys hanging out at the local animal shelter in her free time.
J.D., DePaul University College of Law, 2019
Certificate in Public Interest
B.A., St. Mary’s University, 2015
Women’s Bar Association of Illinois
Illinois State Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association