Naperville IL Attorney
Mr. Sotelo, a native of Illinois, is the proud son of a working class family. He graduated third in his law school class, summa cum laude, at Northern Illinois University College of Law. Mr. Sotelo earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Western Governors University, complementing his years of business management experience. He is also a former real estate agent, providing a unique perspective to the legal side of real estate transactions.
Notably, Mr. Sotelo served as lead plaintiff in a groundbreaking class action lawsuit called Sotelo v. DirectRevenue, LLC, 384 F.Supp.2d 1219 (N.D. Ill. 2005), where he alleged that the defendant illegally installed “spyware” onto millions of computers. Ultimately, the Sotelo case created a legal precedent that electronic transmissions can constitute trespass under Illinois law, prompting a landmark injunctive settlement agreement. Since then, the federal case has been cited in numerous law review articles, treatises on Internet law, court cases, and newspapers, including USA Today, Legal Newsline, Newsweek, Chicago Tribune, Daily Herald, Daily Southtown, Washington Post, and New York Law Journal, among others. The full-length text of the Sotelo decision can be found here.
In his spare time, Mr. Sotelo enjoys volunteering for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois, which grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions. He has been a volunteer at Make-A-Wish for over five years, serving in various roles from wish-granting, to fundraising, to education and outreach.