Freddy Fonseca Featured in Chicago Daily Law Bulletin Front-Page Article on Recent Pro Bono Case
(Chicago, IL) The front page of the May 8 Chicago Daily Law Bulletin featured an article on Chicago Associate Freddy Fonseca’s recent pro bono victory. Through Mr. Fonseca’s work with the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC), he took the lead on representing an undocumented 17 year-old who had lived in the United States since the age of 7 and faced the possibility of being deported. Mr. Fonseca diligently worked to secure temporary resident status for his client. In February, he received news that the applications were approved and his client would be protected from removal for two years. As a result of Mr. Fonseca’s rigorous counsel, a young man has a chance at a bright future in the United States.
The Law Bulletin article discusses additional details of the case and explores how Mr. Fonseca’s personal experiences influenced his interest in giving a voice to the underserved, particularly immigrants, through pro bono legal representation.
Mr. Fonseca, a first-year associate at Segal McCambridge, represents clients in construction, insurance, products liability, toxic tort, and warranty matters. As a volunteer with the NIJC and guardian ad litem with Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, Mr. Fonseca has successfully protected the interests of children in the Chicago area. He obtained his J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2012.