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.
Jon 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.
Sedenia 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.
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.
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.