Danesa Tamayo
Associate Attorney

Danesa Tamayo was born and raised in Illinois. Ms. Tamayo joined Dady & Hoffmann, LLC as a Law Clerk in 2016 and as an Associate Attorney in 2017. Prior to working at Dady and Hoffmann, LLC, Ms. Tamayo worked as a 17 th Circuit Judicial Law Clerk, a 711 at the Boone County Public Defender, and as an intern at National Immigration Justice Center (NIJC) Detention Program. During law school, Ms. Tamayo served as President of the Latina/o Law Student Association Board and as Committee Leader for the National Latina/o Law Student Association. Danesa is bilingual in Spanish and English.



  • J.D., Northern Illinois University College of Law, Dekalb, IL (December 2015)
  • B.A., Intercultural Studies, Judson University, Elgin, IL (2013)
  • A.S., Paralegal Studies, Elgin Community College, Elgin, IL (2011)


  • Admitted to the Illinois State Bar

Professional Associations:

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Winnebago County Bar Association
  • Boone County Bar Association
  • Kane County Bar Association