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Asonye & Associates Team

Uche O. Asonye, Attorney Managing Partner

Uches Pics 017 640x480 2Uche O. Asonye started this firm in 1993 with a dedication to providing all clients with high quality service. Since that time, the firm has grown to become a premier firm in the area of immigration and employment law.
Mr. Asonye has been selected as a Leading American Attorney . To be selected as a Leading American Attorney, attorneys must receive multiple recommendations from their peers in a statewide survey conducted by American Research Corporation. Fewer than 8% of the state's attorneys are Leading American Attorneys. Mr. Asonye was selected as a Leading American Attorney in both of his practice areas: Employment and Immigration Law.
Mr. Asonye received his Juris Doctorate degree in 1992 from Loyola University of Chicago. He is admitted to Illinois state courts, U.S. District Court (Northern District of Illinois), U.S. Tax Court, and the Federal Trial Bar. Mr. Asonye became a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in 1987. He received a Bachelor's degree with honor from DePaul University in 1985, majoring in Accountancy and Computer Science. Mr. Asonye graduated at the top of his high school class prior to attending DePaul University.

Renee C. Fell, Attorney

20161020 102251 480x640Renee is an attorney at Asonye & Associates. She has significant experience representing clients in a variety of matters, including whistleblower claims, discrimination claims under Title VII, Illinois Human Rights Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Family and Medical Leave Act retaliation suits, restrictive covenants, separation agreements, breach of contract, defamation, and related labor and employment torts. Renee has represented clients before Federal and Illinois state courts, as well as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Illinois Department of Human Rights, the Illinois Department of Employment Security and private arbitrators. Renee has been admitted to practice before the bar of the Supreme Court of Illinois, as well as in federal court at the Northern District of Illinois.

Renee obtained her law degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, graduating in 2013. In law school, Renee received a CALI Award for excellent achievement in Appellate Advocacy, in which she briefed and argued a pregnancy discrimination case on behalf of the plaintiff-employee. During law school, Renee also clerked for the Cook County Public Defender and worked as an intern to Commissioner Timothy A. Simon at the California Public Utilities Commission. 

Jonathan Downin, Attorney

Downin Bio PictureJonathan 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.

Jon Jones, Attorney

Jon JonesJon is an attorney at Asonye & Associates. He has significant experience assisting clients in a variety of matters, including claims under Trafficking Victims Protection Act and the Alien Torts Statute. Jon has advocated for clients before Federal courts, as well as the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. Jon has been admitted to practice before the bar of the Supreme Court of Illinois, as well as by the Supreme Court of Minnesota.

Jon obtained his law degree from University of Minnesota Law School, graduating in 2018. In law school, Jon served as a student attorney with the Human Rights and International Advocacy Clinic. During law school, Jon also worked as an extern for the Honorable Kevin Burke at the District Court of Minnesota in Hennepin County, Minnesota and took part in the Civil Rights/Civil Liberties (Maynard Pirsig) Moot Court.

Prior to attending law school, Jon graduated from Drake University, where he earned a degree in History and Law, Politics, and Society.