Hower Law Firm in the Media
DuPage County Attorneys Named to Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Lists
Thursday, February 1, 2018
By, Robert Rupp
“Attorney Tracey Hower was named to the Rising Stars list for the third consecutive year. She focuses her practice on family law, bankruptcy, and immigration.”
The Hower Law Firm LLC, is proud to announce that Attorney Tracey A. Hower has been named by the prestigious Illinois Super Lawyers as a Rising Star for the third consecutive year.
Super Lawyers is a nationally recognized rating service that annually selects the top attorneys in each state. Attorneys are nominated by their peers or identified from research or third-party endorsement.
Super Lawyers chooses its honorees based on independent research and evaluation by a peer panel. While Attorneys who make the Super Lawyers, list are among the top 5% of the lawyers in the state, no more than 2.5% are named to the Rising Stars List in the state. In Illinois, less than 750 attorneys are named Rising Stars out of over 30,000!
Attorney Tracey A. Hower has served DuPage and Kane County clients for almost 10 years and focuses her practice on family law, immigration and bankruptcy.
Hower Law Firm, LLC handles matters for clients throughout the western suburbs including DuPage County, Kane County, Kendall County, Dekalb County and the 3rd district of Cook County in the cities of Aurora, Bloomingdale, Bolingbrook, Carol Stream, Darien, Downers Grove, Elmhurst, Geneva, Glen Ellyn, Hinsdale, Lisle, Lombard, Naperville, Oak Brook, Oswego, Roselle, St. Charles, Villa Park, Warrenville, Wheaton, Winfield, Woodridge and Yorkville, Illinois.
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DuPage Lawyers Join in Effort to Help O’Hare Detainees, Incoming Refugees
Lawyers from the local bar association will assist other organizations and offer pro bono legal advice to refugees.
Jan 30, 2017
By, Anicka Slachta
Lawyers from the DuPage County Bar Association are joining in the effort to help refugees detained at O’Hare International Airport.
President Trump signed executive orders several days ago suspending refugee admissions — Syrian refugees are suspended indefinitely — for at least 120 days, and banning immigration of residents from countries including Iraq, Iran, Somalia, Libya, Yemen and Sudan for at least 90 days once they land on American soil. Protesters have been at O’Hare ever since the orders were signed.
According to a release from the organization, the DCBA’s Immigration Law Committee spearheaded its effort to help refugees, starting with a Monday trip to the airport. Matthew Sperry, the vice chair of that committee, said in the release that his and his colleagues’ attempts to connect volunteers and organizations on the ground at O’Hare was not a political statement.
“This is not a political event; it is a humanitarian effort,” he said in the release. “That is the focus.”
Sperry said advocacy groups like the American Civil Liberties Union, International Refugee Assistance Project and Lawyers for Good Governance will be on the ground at the airport, ready to help detained individuals. He wants DCBA representatives there to facilitate communication between volunteers and those organizations and to offer pro bono help to detainees.
“Dozens of individuals across the country are being detained (including at O’Hare International Airport) at ports of entry pending removal…separating families, and permanent residents who have lived in the US for years are facing being stranded abroad,” Sperry said in his email.
Attorneys Brad Giglio, who’s chair of the committee, Megan Gieseler, Tracey Hower and Jason Shore will be leading the initiative on the part of the DCBA, Sperry said.