Jáuregui & Associates

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History

Jáuregui and Associates is the realized dream of a once 15-year-old immigrant from Teocaltiche, Jalisco, Mexico.  Arturo Jáuregui worked all types of jobs to get himself through school, until spending a large part of the 1970s as a paralegal providing immigration services in the Pilsen community.  After law school, he returned to Chicago to continue providing legal services and re-joined the fight for civil rights.  He served as Regional Counsel at the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) and spent 10 years for the civil rights of   Latinos.  As a young attorney Arturo argued a bilingual education case before the 7th Circuit Federal Court, which resulted in federal guidelines establishing bilingual education in Illinois. In 1990, he was the lead attorney and architect in a federal voting rights case which resulted in the creation of the first Latino U.S. congressional district in the Midwest.  Arturo also testified before the U.S. Congress in support of fair immigration laws.  

Mr. Jáuregui hung out his shingle as Jáuregui and Associates in 1995. Since then, they have won many multi-million dollar settlements in favor of plaintiffs.  Today, even after all the changes in the law Mr. Jáuregui continues to represent the hard working blue collar folks of Chicago who have been wronged by corporations and unscrupulous employers, especially those dealing with language barriers.  In 1998 Mr. Jáuregui joined forces with Edward J. Santiago.  For almost three decades, the firm has served as a preeminent provider of personal injury legal services as well as a conduit to other legal services.  Over the years, Arturo's level of enthusiasm, dedication, and nuanced perspective to the law and his dedication to the community has influenced a younger generation of attorneys, and he continues to do so right in the heart of Pilsen.

 

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Managing Partner

Arturo Jáuregui

Arturo started Jáuregui and Associates from the ground up.  Before that, he had spent 10 years at the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF), with four of those years as director.  After spending 28 years in the downtown area, with many great victories for clients, Arturo then made it his mission to be closer to the community that gave him his start. He salvaged a building that had been abandoned for over 25 years.  Today, the Pilsen Law Center is home to Jáuregui and Associates, and La Luz Art Gallery. 

Arturo is a huge proponent of art and culture programming and he hopes it will remain a big part of the cultural fabric of the Pilsen community.  A fond collector of art and a supporter of local artists and artisans, his passion for the arts has contributed a great gallery space for the local community to experience as well as a great gathering space for special events. In his ongoing quest to protect the community and its residents, Arturo is now spearheading the effort to declare Pilsen a Cultural Sanctuary.

Mr. Jáuregui has consistently secured significant settlements for his clients in all cases of personal injury law. 

Spanish: El Abogado Arturo Jáuregui tiene 30 años de experiencia como abogado. Se gradúo de la Universidad de Illinois at Chicago Circle, en 1982, y posteriormente, se gradúo de la escuela de derecho en University of Iowa College of Law en 1984. El abogado Jáuregui fundó el bufete de leyes “Jáuregui & Associates hace 20 años, ahora ubicado en Pilsen Law Center en las Calles 18 y Ashland en Chicago. En cada caso y con cada cliente que representa, el trae a la mesa una experiencia profunda y extensa. Con su íntimo conocimiento de leyes de lesiones personales y accidentes, el abogado Jáuregui ofrece un defensa sin límites para sus clientes.

Por los últimos 30 años, el Abogado Jáuregui ha representado a miles de clientes en cortes federales y estatales y les ha ayudo a mejorar sus vidas con su representación. Cuando era abogado joven, trabajó para MALDEF, la organización de derechos civiles de más prestigio en Estados Unidos, dedicada a proteger y advocar por los derechos de los Latinos en este país. Por medio de su trabajo, entablo demandas en las cortes federales para proteger el derecho al voto de los latinos, y para proteger y avanzar los derechos de estudiantes latinos en las escuelas, y lucho para erradicar prácticas discriminatorias en el empleo. El abogado Jáuregui es plenamente bilingüe en español e inglés

 

Education

University of Iowa Law School
Juris Doctor, 1984

University of Illinois at Chicago Circle
B.A., Political Science, 1982

Activities & Affiliations

• Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
• Hispanic Bar Association of Illinois
• Leadership Greater Chicago

Bar Admissions

• Illinois

Court Admissions

• U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
• U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois – General Bar

 
 

 
 
 
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Partner

Edward James Santiago

Eddie got his start at the Civil Appeals Division of the Illinois Attorney General's office, where he successfully handled numerous cases for the State of Illinois before the various state appellate courts and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. He also previously worked as in-house counsel for the City Colleges of Chicago and the Chicago Board of Education Law Department.  Mr. Santiago later went into private practice as a litigation associate at the national labor law firm of Seyfarth Shaw, before joining forces with Arturo Jáuregui at Jáuregui and Associates.  

Mr. Santiago aggressively manages his cases to win. His meticulous planning and preparation consistently brings successful results for his clients. Through his advocacy as a seasoned trial attorney, Mr. Santiago has successfully secured millions of dollars in compensation for his clients. As an example, he recently secured a substantial settlement in a medical negligence action involving a still birth delivery at a local hospital. He also recently concluded as complex products liability case and secured a substantial confidential settlement for an injured elderly client who was dropped from a defective floor lift at a nursing home. In addition to his litigation skills and experience, Mr. Santiago brings to the table extensive negotiating skills on behalf of his clients.

Mr. Santiago’s competitive nature is also in full display in his personal pursuits as well. He is an avid cyclist and is a regular at local and greater Chicago long-distance road cycling events. In 2015 and 2016, Mr. Santiago completed the Vuelta Puerto Rico, a three-day 375 mile endurance peloton around the island. He has also recently completed his first Gran Fondo Miami, a 100 mile peloton in Florida.

Mr. Santiago is fully bilingual in English and Spanish. He is married, has four adult children and three grandchildren.

 

Education

DePaul University College of Law
Juris Doctor, 1986

Yale University
B.A., Political Science, 1982

Activities & Affiliations

• Hispanic Bar Association
 

Bar Admissions

• lllinois

Court Admissions

• U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
• U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois – General Bar

 
 

 
 
 

Of counsel

Jaime Guzmán

Jaime spent 10 years in non-profit work, doing community development in the Little Village, Pilsen, North Kenwood, and Grand Boulevard communities.  Before that, he had served as an assistant to an alderman in the city of Chicago.  During law school he interned at the Civil Rights Bureau of the Illinois Attorney General's Office.  After graduating from law school, Jaime served as chief legislative analyst for a Cook County Commissioner and staffed the Cook County Commission on Social Innovation. 

Mr. Guzmán is a dynamic attorney and a dedicated advocate for his clients.  He specializes in personal injury and workmans' compensation cases.  

He joined the firm in 2017.  One of his passions is hearing, talking to and working through concerns from local artists about copyright and trademark law.  A former resident of Pilsen (7 years), Jaime is excited to be back to build bridges and work towards making a positive impact on the community.  Jaime and wife Desiree have two children, Jeremiah and Calista.  

 

Education

Marquette University Law School
Juris Doctor, 2015

DePaul University
B.A., Political Science, 2005

Activities & Affiliations

• American Bar Association, Member

Bar Admissions

• Wisconsin

Court Admissions

• U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois – General Bar