Chicago Legal Clinic
Ariel Valdes
Director of Operations

Ariel Valdes is currently serving as the Director of Operations and has been with CLC for over 25 years. In addition to his leadership role, Ariel handles a caseload of real estate, probate, and estate planning matters. Ariel previously worked as an attorney at the Chancery Advice Desk and, prior to that, was the Managing Attorney at the Pilsen Office, where he focused on domestic relations and general practice cases. Ariel is a graduate of the Northern Illinois University College of Law and has been licensed in Illinois since 1991. Ariel is fluent in Spanish.