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Salvador Cicero

About

Salvador Cicero is the Principal of The Cicero Law Firm, P.C., founded in 2006. He is admitted to the practice of Law in Illinois and the US Federal District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (Trial Bar), the Eastern District of Wisconsin, The Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR) and the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a trained Mediator.

The firm handles a variety of areas: Real Estate, Business and Contracts, Immigration and International Law, Mediation, Litigation, Accidents and Family Law.

Mr. Cicero is a stake holder in Trust One Tile, LLC, a title services provider in Illinois.

A graduate of the Matías Romero Institute for Diplomatic Studies in Mexico City (2000), he holds a Juris Doctor and a Certificate in International Trade and Development from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law (1998). He received a B.A. in Latin American Studies at the University of New Mexico (1994). He holds other post-grades.

He currently serves as the Chairman of The City of Chicago’s Human Resources Board (2018-2023). He formerly served in the City of Chicago Commission on Human Relations (2012-2014). He is the Current Chair of the Lincoln-Juarez Honor Society. He served as the President of the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois (HLAI) (2011-2012) and President of HLAI Charities (2012-2015), the charitable arm of the largest Latino Bar Association in our State. He served as the League of United Latin American Citizens’ (LULAC) State Legal Advisor from 2010-2014. He is a member of Chapter 313. He served as member of the Ohio State University Alumni Association Board of Directors (2005-10), where he was Chair of the nominating committee and Vice-Chairman of the Board.

Prior to opening the firm, he served as Research Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and Director of the American Bar Association’s Project to Combat Trafficking in Persons in Ecuador. This award winning program was distinguished as a “Best Practice” by the United states Department of State.

Mr. Cicero was also a career member of the Foreign Service of Mexico, where he served in various senior positions, including Chief for Legal Affairs at the Consulate General of Mexico in Chicago; Director for Political and Community Affairs; and, Advisor to the Undersecretary for Multilateral Affairs. At the Foreign Ministry he oversaw a broad spectrum of policies related to Mexican communities abroad and Advised on Human Rights Issues. He participated in the team of attorneys in the Avena case (Mexico vs U.S.) before the International Court of Justice.

Mr. Cicero has taught at various Universities, most recently as an Adjunct Faculty member of the John Marshall Law School in Chicago. He also taught at the Chicago City College’s Workforce Institute and at Northeastern Illinois University. He has spoken at a wide array of Continuing Legal Education seminars.

He has published various Law Review articles (Northwestern University, Northern Illinois University and Loyola University law schools) and other academic articles in English and Spanish (Mexico, Colombia, Argentina and Ecuador).

He has lectured in programs throughout the United States and the American Hemisphere (19 countries), both in legal topics related to business, as well as an expert for the Organization of American States and as a trainer for United Nations’ Peacekeeping Forces. He has testified before the U.S. Civil Rights Commission and has been an invited commentator on national legislation in Mexico and Ecuador.

He is also a well-known media commentator on legal affairs and has appeared in media outlets such as Univision News (national & local), Primer Impacto (national), Telemundo News (national & local), TV Azteca, Mundo Fox and National Public Radio (Worldview and featured in “This American Life”). In Mexico, He has been interviewed by Carmen Ariztegui, Ricardo Rocha and RadioRed.

Among his awards and distinctions are: Inducted Lincoln-Juarez Honor Society (2018, Co-chair); the 2012 Reflejos Award for Excellence in Service; the 2012 League of United Latin American Citizens Man of the Year; the 2011 Martin Luther King Jr. DREAM Award (Northwestern University); the 2007 Cook County El Humanitario Award; the Ohio State University Alumni Association’s William Oxley Thompson Award for Early Career Achievement (2004); the American Bar Association’s Silver Key (1998) and Bronze Key (1997). He is an Honorary Colonel Aide–de-Camp (New Mexico, 1989).
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