Asonye & Associates Team
Jonathan Downin is an Associate Attorney with Asonye & Associates. He has extensive experience in the field of immigration with many successful petitions for both business and personal immigration clients. Among Jonathan's accomplishments are numerous immigrant and non-immigrant visa approvals including those in the following categories: H-1B, National Interest Waivers, L, EB, and O; permanent residency and labor certification. In addition to his expertise in immigration, Jonathan also has considerable experience with intellectual property rights issues and dispute resolution, trademark filings, corporate document drafting, and contract-to-closing real estate deals. Jonathan has been admitted to practice before the bar of the Supreme Court of Illinois.
Daniel Asonye is a Labor and Employment law associate attorney with the firm. He originally joined the firm as a law clerk in 2019. Dan represents clients in all of employment and labor law counseling and litigation. His practice focuses on employment contracts litigation, gender, race age, disability, race discrimination and harassment. He also represents clients in the areas of FMLA, civil rights violations, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1986 actions, retaliatory discharge, wage and hour, overtime and whistleblower, gender violence as well as state law claims of assault, battery, false imprisonment, gender violence, intentional infliction of emotional distress, LGBT and Transgender matters.
Sedenia Johnson is the Officer Manager at Asonye & Associates. She has earned her Associates in Applied Science with her major as a Paralegal from Northwestern College in 2009. Sedenia is currently a member of Alpha Beta Gamma, a Business Honor Society.
She currently assists all staff members with various legal tasks and other administrative duties. Sedenia dedicates herself to the law firm of Asonye & Associates and continues to enhance her life activities and education.
Kelechi is a Law Clerk at Asonye & Associates. In 2022, Kelechi started her law program at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Kelechi is a member of the Loyola Mock Trial Team. During her first year, Kelechi became the health law 1L representative in her section along with being a member of the Black Law Students Association. Kelechi will begin her second year in the fall.
Clay is a law clerk at Asonye & Associates and is currently a third-year law student at the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law. He became a member of the school's Law Review during the 2022-2023 school year. Clay finished as a Respondent Octofinalist (Top 8) and a Top 5 Respondent Oralist in UIC Law's Lawyering Skills III moot court competition in 2022. He has a strong interest in employment, immigration, and labor law, and also has a passion for all areas of public interest law.
Ciara Asonye is a legal assistant at Asonye & Associates. She is currently enrolled at DePaul University. She is currently studying Political Science and has maintained her Dean’s List status for 9 consecutive quarters. She has been involved in student organizations such as the Student Advisory Board and DePaul’s Cities Project. Through her involvement in Depaul’s Student Advisory Board, She has orchestrated and led several workshops and seminars, including topics pertaining to anti-racism practices in professional settings and struggles with food and housing insecurity for students in the community.