Supporting Our Communities

  • Chuhak & Tecson employees serve in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


     Attorneys Terry J. Isselhard, Paulina Garga-Chmiel and Dan Fumagalli volunteering at Misericordia Heart of Mercy.

    On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Chuhak & Tecson employees volunteered their time and efforts to support three organizations: Misericordia Heart of Mercy (Misericordia), Farmworker and Landscaper Advocacy Project (FLAP) and Loyola Comfort Care.

    At the start of the day, volunteers traveled to the Misericordia Chicago community to assist residents with their daily activities while other firm employees helped in the bakery. A long-standing service partner of Chuhak & Tecson, Misericordia offers a community of care that maximizes potential for persons with mild to profound developmental disabilities, many of whom are also physically challenged. 

    Back at the firm, a separate group of volunteers participated in a Jeans Day or baked goodies at home for an in-firm bake sale for the Farmworker and Landscaper Advocacy Project. Introduced to the firm by FLAP board member and Chuhak & Tecson employee Maria Dominguez, this organization’s mission is to improve conditions for low-income farm, landscape and meat-packing workers.

    For the third event, volunteers cut and tied a total of 50 blankets for the men, women and children chemotherapy patients who partake in Loyola University Health’s Comfort Care Project. The program was started by Loyola staff 11 years ago in an attempt to fulfill the school’s promise of “treating the human spirit.”

    Parallel to the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Council, the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service is an opportunity to demonstrate that lending a hand is a responsibility and a privilege, especially for local communities in need.

  • Chuhak and Tecson, P.C. a proud supporter of the
    Diversity Scholarship Foundation

    Enjoying the festivities of the Diversity Scholarship Foundation’s (DSF) Unity Award Dinner are, from left, Justice Jesse G. Reyes, president of DSF; Barbara Flores, DSF’s scholarship committee chair; and Chuhak & Tecson, P.C. attorney Leynee A. Cruz, president of the Hispanic Lawyers Association.

    Chuhak and Tecson’s Diversity & Inclusion Council attended the Diversity Scholarship Foundation’s Unity Award Dinner, a fundraising event that recognizes the efforts of individuals who have made significant contributions to the legal community and the community at large.

    During the evening, scholarships were awarded to diverse and deserving law students from across the state. The dinner also included a ceremonial swearing-in of bar presidents from organizations across the Seventh Circuit. These leaders recited the “Oath of Unity” before being introduced to the attendees and praised for their efforts in elevating diversity and inclusion.

    Leynee A. Cruz, member of Chuhak & Tecson’s Diversity & Inclusion Council and president of the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois, said, “the Diversity Scholarship Foundation is committed to ensuring further diversification in the legal community and I applaud the steps they take to accomplish this. It is important for me, and to me, to support their events and do what I can to help them accomplish their mission.”

    With the support of the Diversity & Inclusion Council, the Diversity Scholarship Foundation will proudly continue providing grants and opportunities for deserving law students of diverse backgrounds.

    To learn more about the Diversity Scholarship Foundation, click here

  • Magdalene House Chicago hosts MHC's Young Professionals Board Kickoff Volunteer Event

  • Women Helping Women’s 10th year anniversary partner, Magdalene House Chicago (MHC), will host “MHC's Young Professionals Board Kickoff Volunteer Event” from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, February 1, at Grace Episcopal Church, 637 S. Dearborn Street, Chicago. Co-sponsored by Winona Street Design and Grace Place Episcopal Church, the event will raise awareness of MHC's mission to be a home and enterprise for positive personal change for women survivors while providing attendees the opportunity to meet other individuals who are passionate about providing a path to recovery for women who have been trafficked. Under Winona Street Design’s tutelage, interested guests will also have fun making candles to help raise funds at MHC's Annual Spring Benefit on April 24.

    For additional information, contact Chuhak & Tecson principal Loretto M. Kennedy 

  • Leynee Cruz president of Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois

    Attorney Leynee A. Cruz with Justice Jesse G. Reyes at the Hispanic Laywers Association of Illinois 2019 Gala.

    Chuhak & Tecson, P.C., is proud to announce that attorney Leynee A. Cruz is president of the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois.

    Leynee practices in the Estate & Trust Administration & Litigation group, advising her clients in all aspects of probate and guardianship. A member of Chuhak & Tecson’s Diversity & Inclusion Council, Leynee has received various recognitions for her legal work, including selection as a 2019 Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine and being named to the Latinos 40 under 40 list by Negocios Now

  • glenhagen farm retreat, an educational and spiritual retreat

  • Chuhak & Tecson principal Andy Tecson and his wife, Nancy Hagen, established the not for profit glenhagen farm retreat  to provide youth from all walks of life with the opportunity to experience the extraordinary wonders of the ecosystems. The farm, which offers educational and worship opportunities related to the arts, religion, ecosystems, astronomy and sustainable agriculture, welcomes schools, colleges, churches, synagogues, temples, mosques and other houses of worship, and also not for profit corporations, that seek a place to grow, experience and explore the wonders of God’s creation. 

    Amenities added since the farm’s opening—a volleyball court, raised garden bed, fire pit for campfires and stone paths—were well-used by campers who visited in summer 2019 such as Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, Harmony Community Church, Kingsley School’s Girl Scouts, League of United Latin American Citizens, Project Exploration, Refugee Education & Adventure CHallenge, and West Town Bikes. 

    For more information on glenhagen farm retreat, or to learn how to get involved, contact

  • Joseph A. Tecson Scholarship Fund


    The scholarship is administered by DePaul and is open to any first-year law student both in good academic standing and with proven financial need, with a preference for those who have performed community service. It provides support to one new student each year with books and supplies and is renewable for those students who remain in good academic standing. Deadlines for applications are on a rolling basis. Click here to learn more about the scholarship fund.