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.

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.

Gail Asonye, CPA/Business Operations Manager

Work Photos - December 2012 127 640x480Gail 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.

Sedenia Johnson, Office Manager

DSCN1018 640x480Sedenia 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.

Daniel Asonye, Law Clerk

Daniel AsonyeDan 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.

DeEdward Edwards, Law Clerk

DeEdward EdwardsDeEdward 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, Legal Assistant

Ciara AsonyeCiara 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.