HOMESTEAD, Fla., Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Expanding its tradition of powering justice one case at a time the Law Offices of Chavez & De Leon, P.A. currently with offices in South Miami, Florida, San Jose and Sacramento, California has opened up offices in the Historic Downtown of Homestead, Florida.
Homestead which historically has been the agricultural center of South Florida has seen, according to US Census figures, explosive population growth of almost ninety percent in the past decade. With over seventy percent of the population being Latino and over thirty five percent having been born outside the United States the city reflects the emerging demographics of the United States.
The Firm opened in February 2003, and has grown into one of the premier personal injury, civil rights, employment and immigration related firms in the Southeastern United States. The firm is part of the Consulate General of Mexico's legal assistance program for its nationals, and JURIMEX, within the Consulate's jurisdiction in South Florida.
The firm has settled millions of dollars throughout its history in cases involving and ranging from catastrophic construction accidents, multiple death trucking accidents, workplace discrimination and harassment cases, fatal automobile accidents, catastrophic injury, premises liability, negligent security, negligent engineering and construction and design matter, defective automobile tire, sophisticated products liability cases, and collective actions against corporate actors.
The Firm since its inception has also been committed to fighting for the civil rights of its clients and has won settlements, verdicts, and judgments in some nationally groundbreaking civil rights, police shooting, and immigrant rights cases.
John de Leon, Managing Shareholder of the Firm, declares: "Homestead represents one more step in our expansion in fighting for the rights of our clients in the Latino, immigrant, African American, Brazilian, and Haitian American communities, when they have been harmed, injured or abused." Further, Jose L. Flores, managing attorney for the Homestead office stated: "We are looking to expand our immigration practice, and assist all, including young people who are eligible for deferred action, live productive and fulfilling lives."
The firm's co-founder, Fernando F. Chavez, a leading California plaintiff's attorney, whose father is Cesar E. Chavez, the legendary farm labor leader and co-founder of the United Farm Workers union, is based in San Jose, California.
SOURCE Law Offices of Chavez & De Leon