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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. 

Pamela Rangel, Attorney

Pamela - AttorneyPamela is an attorney at Asonye & Associates. She joined our firm in 2017 and has significant experience representing clients in a variety of matters in labor & employment law, such as whistleblower claims, discrimination claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Illinois Human Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Family and Medical Leave Act interference and retaliation suits, restrictive covenants, separation agreements, breach of contract, and related labor and employment torts.

Pamela also has significant experience in employment based immigration matters such as H-1Bs (including H-1B Extensions, Cap-Exempt H-1Bs, H-1B Change of Employer, Capped H-1Bs, Concurrent H-1Bs, and H-1B Amendments), J-1 Waivers, J-1 Waiver Extenuating Circumstances Transfers, PERM Labor Certification, I-140 Petitions for Alien Workers, I-140 Change of Employer portability petitions, Employer based I-485 Adjustment of Status petitions, National Interest Waivers, and Employment Authorization Document petitions. Pamela also has significant experience in family based immigration matters such as I-130 Petitions for Alien Relatives, K-1 visas, Consular Processing, I-485 Adjustment of Status petitions, and Advance Parole Document petitions.

Pamela represents clients before the Illinois state courts, as well as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Illinois Department of Human Rights, the Illinois Human Rights Commission, and private arbitrators. Pamela 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.