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August 31, 2017

Orlando Massacre victim Juan Chavez Martinez

The family of Juan Chavez Martinez, one of the 49 victims killed in the tragic massacre at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, has asked Bob Hilliard, Founding Partner at Hilliard Martinez Gonzales, LLP, to represent them in the wake of the tragic slaughter, which is believed to be the deadliest massacre on U.S. soil. The Chavez family joins the family of Miguel Angel Honorato, who was the first to seek out Hilliard's representation after the killings.

Juan, a 25-year-old native of Huichapan, Mexico, came to the United States eight years ago and settled in Central Florida. Juan worked as a housekeeping supervisor for APDC Services, Inc. at Reunion Resort. "He was extremely friendly, very dedicated to his family, to his co-workers. It is very difficult. Everybody loved him", said Alicia Amarro, Chief Financial Officer for APDC, in remembering Juan.

Juan is survived by his parents Enrique and Aurelia Chavez and by his eight siblings: Jose Eduardo, Camilo, Fidela, Enrique, Bertolodo, Victoria Alicia, Benito Edgar and Alberto. Juan's family, most of whom remain in Central Mexico, has been devastated by the unexpected loss.

Juan's brother Camilo sought out Hilliard's help hoping that something positive could come out of such tragic loss. "We never imagined that this could happen to my brother" Camilo said. "Maybe his death will help to bring about a positive change in the gun laws. This cannot happen again." According to Camilo, Juan was the sole provider for his parents, Enrique and Aurelia, who have also joined in the lawsuit. "He was devoted to making sure our parents had everything they needed", Camilo recalled.

"As we now mourn the senseless act of violence perpetrated against the LGBTQ and Latino communities, many of them killed by the Sig Sauer MCX and a Glock semiautomatic pistol, which fired off multiple shots in seconds and ultimately claimed 49 young lives and injured 51 others, our nation must act to ensure that the heartbreak and devastation will not ever occur again", said Bob Hilliard.

Mr. Hilliard intends to file a lawsuit on behalf of victims of the tragic massacre against Sig Sauer, Inc. and Glock Inc., the gun makers that manufacture and market the military-style weapons used by shooter Omar Mateen.

"He was my brother at work. An excellent boss and person", said friend and coworker Juan Urdaneta. "We miss him. May God bless him and hold him in his Glory."

Video Source: Orlando Sentinel

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