Kevin D. Day

Kevin D. Day

Peoria, Illinois

Kevin D. Day was born and raised in the Peoria area. He attended Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois, where he played football while earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. After receiving his degree from Augustana in 2010, Mr. Day attended the Northern Illinois University College of Law, where he served two terms as Vice President of the American Constitution Society. He received his Juris Doctor from Northern Illinois University in May of 2013, and was admitted to the Illinois Bar in October of 2013.

Mr. Day is the President of the Sun Foundation, a nonprofit organization that works to strengthen and advance the arts and environmental sciences in rural and urban communities. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Neighborhood House, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a safe haven with comprehensive services that meet the social, emotional and material needs of individuals and families from infancy to the elderly. Mr. Day is a member of the Peoria County Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Young Professionals Organization of Greater Peoria, and Independent Sports Club of Central Illinois. In November of 2016, Mr. Day was named one of the Peoria area's 40 Leaders Under Forty. 

Mr. Day's practice areas include workers' compensation, family law, municipal law, commercial litigation, personal injury, and estate planning. He has successfully represented both petitioners and respondents in workers' compensation litigation at the Commission, circuit court, and appellate levels. Mr. Day has also assisted in complex employment litigation before the Third District Appellate Court and Illinois Supreme Court. He has utilized his legal research and writing skills to prepare multiple briefs at the appellate and Supreme Court levels. Mr. Day has also effectively assisted individual, municipal, and corporate clients throughout central Illinois with contractual lawsuits and commercial litigation. In addition, he maintains a growing family law practice, and also provides estate planning services, including the formation of wills and trusts. In 2017 and 2018, Mr. Day was recognized by his peers as an Emerging Lawyer, a distinction given to the top 2% of Illinois lawyers under the age of 40.

Areas of Practice

  • 40% Workers' Compensation
  • 25% Family Law
  • 15% Municipal Law
  • 10% Commercial Litigation
  • 5% Personal Injury
  • 5% Estate Planning

Litigation Percentage

  • 85% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2013


  • Northern Illinois University College of Law, DeKalb, Illinois
    • J.D. - 2013
  • Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois
    • B.A. - 2010


  • Authorization and Payment for the Use of Medicinal Cannabis Under Section 8(a), Peoria County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Series Workers' Compensation Seminar
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries from a Respondent's Perspective, Peoria County Bar Association COntinuing Legal Education Series Workers' Compensation Seminar

Honors and Awards

  • Peoria InterBusiness Issues 40 Leaders Under Forty Recipient
  • Illinois Emerging Lawyer Recipient, 2017 - 2018

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Peoria County Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • Young Professionals Organization of Greater Peoria, Member
  • Peoria County Bar Association Young Lawyers Committee, Vice Chair, 2017 - Present
  • Peoria County Bar Association Workers' Compensation Committee, Committee Member, 2016 - Present
  • Peoria County Bar Association Government and Public Interest Law Committee, Committee Member, 2017 - Present
  • Young Professionals of Greater Peoria, Board Member, 2017 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Neighborhood House Association, Board of Directors, 2016 - Present
  • Sun Foundation, Board of Directors, 2014 - Present
  • Sun Foundation, Board of Directors, President, 2015 - Present
  • Independent Sports Club of Central Illinois, Member, 2014 - Present