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Uche O. Asonye, Attorney Managing Partner

Uches PicUche 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

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.

Natalie Zakarzecka, Attorney

Natalie Z - Resized PhotoNatalie is an attorney at Asonye and Associates. She joined the firm in 2015. Natalie obtained her law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law in December of 2014. Prior to joining Asonye and Associates, she worked as a law clerk in the fields of personal injury and workers’ compensation. Natalie has been admitted to practice before the bar of the Supreme Court of Illinois in May of 2015.

Adrian Jonak, Attorney

Adrian-resized 480x640Adrian is an attorney at Asonye and Associates. He obtained his law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law. Prior to joining Asonye and Associates, Adrian worked as an attorney at a small law firm in Chicago, where he represented clients in matters including breach of contract, defamation, and eviction claims.

Adrian now represents firm clients in employment and labor related matters in the areas of sexual harassment, sex discrimination, racial harassment, race discrimination, retaliation, constructive discharge, whistleblower claims, and claims arising under the Family and Medical Leave Act. He represents clients in proceedings before Illinois state courts, the Illinois Department of Human Rights, Illinois Human Rights Commission, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. 

Gail Asonye, CPA/Business Operations Manager

Gails PicGail received her Bachelor of Science in Commerce from DePaul University. Her Major was Accountancy, with a Minor in Computer Information Systems. Gail has several years of experience as a Manager and Consultant for such companies as Price Waterhouse, and Computer Language Research/Research Institute of America.

Gail joined our staff in December 2004. She is involved in all aspects of our law firm, including human resources, administration, billing, strategic planning, and practice development. Gail is the kind of person who always looks and finds a better way to do things. Gail is also our computer wizard, and has never encountered a problem she could not solve.

Sedenia Johnson, Office Manager

Sedenias PicSedenia Johnson is the Office 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.

PAMELA RANGEL, LAW CLERK

Pamela final finalPamela Rangel is the Law Clerk at Asonye & Associates. She is a second-year law student at DePaul University College of Law. She is currently a Student Bar Association Mentor for incoming law students to help them transition into the rigorous world of law.

Prior to attending law school, Pamela received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design in 2009. It was while attending UIC that she discovered her passion for the law. She currently assists all staff members at Asonye & Associates with legal research and administrative duties.

Pamela is fluent in oral and written Spanish.

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