COZEN O'CONNOR: Attorneys Win Asylum for Mexican Mother and her Three Children

By LGIS News Service | Mar 4, 2019


Cozen O’Connor issued the following announcement on Feb. 23:

Cozen O’Connor attorneys Julie Trester and Corey Hickman, of the firm’s Chicago office, recently won asylum for their client, a 21-year-old Mexican mother and her three children.  

As detailed in an interview with the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, the two attorneys worked tirelessly on the pro bono case for nearly two years, along with help from the National Immigrant Justice Center in Chicago. 

In the article, Trester and Hickman further share their perspectives on the case, the procedural aspects involved, and how they were able to work around the June 2018 opinion by former Attorney General Jeff Sessions that stood as a major barrier to granting the young mother’s request to stay in the United States.  

Throughout the proceedings, the pair of attorneys worked diligently to navigate through the complex nuances of immigration law, with the support of other Cozen O’Connor attorneys, paralegals and staff in the Chicago office, as well as from members of the Pentecostal Church of Harvey, Illinois. Trester’s legal assistant, Tina Rodriguez, even served as a translator for the Spanish-speaking client and her children.    

Trester is a member in Cozen O’Connor’s labor and employment department. For more than 25 years, she has 

represented management on a wide array of labor and employment issues. Hickman is an associate in the firm’s commercial litigation department. He concentrates his practice in the area of general business and commercial litigation. 

To read the entire Chicago Daily Law Bulletin article, click here.  

About Cozen O’Connor

Established in 1970, Cozen O’Connor has more than 700 attorneys who help clients manage risk and make better business decisions. The firm counsels clients on their most sophisticated legal matters in all areas of the law, including litigation, corporate, and regulatory law. Representing a broad array of leading global corporations and middle market companies, Cozen O’Connor services its clients’ needs through 29 offices across two continents.

To learn more about Julie Trester, Corey Hickman or Cozen O’Connor, visit the firm’s web site at:   www.cozen.com

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