MIAMI, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As A.O. Scott wrote in the New York Times,"Though Cesar Chavez, who died in 1993, has been honored and celebrated, the problems he addressed have hardly faded away. The rights of immigrants and the wages and working conditions of those who pick, process and transport food are still live and contentious political issues."
Today, we celebrate a movie which documents the life and struggles confronted by one of the Great Americans of the 20th century who chose to live his life for the betterment of all workers in this country. "The movie which includes a depiction of the relationship between my law partner Fernando and his father inspires us to continue to live our lives in ways that contribute to each other," said John de Leon of the Law Offices of Chavez and De Leon P.A. "One way to honor the legacy of Cesar Chavez is for this nation to pass comprehensive immigration reform." The Law Firm also supports the efforts of the Cesar Chavez Foundation of designating Cesar Chavez's birthday as a National Day of Service. The petition to do so can be found at www.chavezfoundation.org.
Fernando Chavez is a prominent California plaintiffs' attorney and eldest son of the late Cesar Chavez, Mr. Chavez has had a long and successful career since being admitted to practice in California in 1979, serving as lead counsel in numerous individual and class action cases resulting in multi-million dollar awards. He is a shareholder in the Law Offices of Chavez & De Leon, P.A. in Miami and San Jose, and founder of the Chavez Law Group nationally. Law Offices of Chavez and de Leon, P.A. is counsel to the Mexican Consulate in Miami.
Chavez' work with the United Farmworkers Union and other progressive movements began as a boy while accompanying his father on his marches, boycotts, and fasts.
John de Leon
John de Leon is the Managing Shareholder of the Law Offices of Chavez & De Leon, P.A. and is past President of the Greater Miami Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Previously, de Leon lived in Colombia working on justice issues. He also served as trial attorney with the Miami Dade County Public Defender's Office for twelve years.
SOURCE Law Offices of Chavez and De Leon, P.A.