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.
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.
Dan is a Law Clerk at Asonye & Associates. In 2022 Dan graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Law. From August 2021 to May 2022 Dan was a member of the school's Law Journal. During the same time, he was a member of the school's competitive Moot Court program. From April 2021 to May 2022 Dan served as President of the SIU Law School Democrats. He was also a member of the school's social justice initiative from May 2020 to May 2022.
Dan is also civically engaged having organized voter registration drives and public demonstrations. From 2018-2020, Dan was an aide to the Mayor of Chicago's political campaign. Beginning in June 2021, Dan served as the First Vice President of the Young Democrats of Illinois.
Emily Barraza is a Law Clerk at Asonye & Associates. She is currently enrolled at Chicago-Kent College of Law and will graduate in May 2023. Emily is currently enrolled in the Labor and Employment Law certificate program. She is the secretary of the Labor & Employment Law Society and Vice President of the Student Humanitarian Network. Emily also participates in other student organizations such as Hispanic Latinx Law Student Association and Chicago-Kent First-Generation Law Student Association.
DeEdward is a Law Clerk at Asonye & Associates and is a third year law student at UIC Law. In January of 2022 DeEdward took part in the Ellen A. Hennessy Employee Benefits Moot Court Competition were he an his partner received an award for their performance. DeEdward has a deep interest in all aspects of employment law including employment litigation and employee benefits.
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.