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Rekha Sharma-Crawford

Immigration Attorney at Kansas City, MO

4.6   33 reviews
  • State Years
    Missouri - MO 18 years
    Kansas - KS 29 years
    Texas - TX 30 years
    Michigan - MI 30 years
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State MO
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State KS
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Resigned No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Rekha

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To me the law has always been about making sure the client is an active participant in the legal process.  Being a lawyer is who I am and something I am very passionate about.  Making sure that clients are properly represented is of the highest priority. 

Location

Sharma-Crawford Attorneys At Law
515 Avenida Cesar E Chavez
Kansas City, MO, 64108

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Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
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Posted by Dr.Shama Sharma | February 6, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Rekha Sharma-Crawford law firm is truly a blessing for hopeless people
My most sincere thanks for Top and best of the best very Professional,brilliant absolutely phenomenal international recognized personality Ms.Rekha Sharma Crawford. Rekha ma'am jee, I admire your excellent representation to brought my brother in USA with Green Card. Words will never explain the gratitude I have in my heart. All starts in the sky are not enough to rating your ability and your priceless work. Rekha ma'am jee you're ROCK STAR Immigration attorney. I'm feeling, I am in a dream. You fought for me and made it happened. Your excellent representation gave a life to my 23 old dead family petition. I have no words to explain how thankful I am. Rekha sharma crawford law firm is truly a blessing for those individuals, whom stuck in a bad situation just like me. Ms.Rekha Sharma Crawford were with me on my every step. She is very beautiful with very kind, soft and beautiful heart. I never met a polite and decent lady like Ms.Rekha ma'am. She is a Real gem. Many many thanks and blessings to Rekha ma'am jee. Rekha ma'am jee I don't know how I say you thank you. Thank you so so much.
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Posted by Dr Shama Sharma | April 5, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Sharma-Crawford is most helpful law firm on global level
I have never give a review to anyone, but the purpose of this review to help those individuals whom spending lots of money attorney to attorney and looking for a solid transparent immigration lawyer to help them, I had a bad situation before I spoke to Rekha ma'am. Every attorney told me NO HOPE in my case, file a new petition. I have had a 23 year old case has been closed by immigration. I saw Rekha Ma'am on several TV talk shows talking about immigration, that's how I found Rekha ma'am just like guardian angel, I made a appointment I was very nervous to call Ms. Rekha because she is a globally recognized immigration personality. I was not in good shape, when I called Rekha ma'am she was so kind, caring and went beyond her requirements and responsibilities in order to help me to collect the pieces of my life, make me strong and brave which situation I'm going through, I asked Rekha ma'am to help me to file a new family petition, but she suggested me to gave a try to reinstated the closed dead petition. In her work, she is very honest, give you clear and solid information , super fast, Ms. Rekha sent the reinstate request to the immigration on the same day I had an appointment with her. I didn't know how to download files, her staff is so generous to do everything for me. the level of efforts excellence, She is very intelligent, super responsive. I have no words to describes Ms. Rekha ma'am. Sharma-Crawford law firm is the best of the best very Professional and very well organized law firm Thank you Rekha ma'am jee with lots of blessings, God bless you what you're doing for all hopeless people just like me,
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Posted by Francisco Ayuso | May 13, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
Thanks to Mrs Sharma-crawford and her hard work i was able to obtain my visa u,after it was denied. Rheka work so hard until it was done . Words can't not explain how thankful I am.
Posted by Kanal | April 14, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of best Immigration lawyers
Rekha ji is a very knowledgable and great Lawyer. I am highly satisfied with the way she took the time to explain all my options, helped me with the paperwork and I received my green card in no time. The communication, appointments all were made very convenient. Her team in her law firm were all very courteous, patient and also very knowledgable. I was highly satisfied by my overall experience and would recommend their services to anyone without even blinking an eye.
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Posted by Karina | February 7, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Help with the case
I highly recommend Rekha. She is very knowledgeable and compassionate attorney. I’m working on a complex case and she was eager to help and guide me through the process. It is clear she is very passionate about practice of immigration law and helping all in need!!!
Posted by George | February 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She was stellar
Ms. Sharma-Crawford represented me on a very difficult and complicated matter. She did a great job. Very pleased.
Posted by Priya | March 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Caring and hardworking
My family and I used Ms. Sharma for our immigration case. The case had been pending for a very long time. She was very helpful in filing a case in federal district court and obtaining a great result. We were able to successfully get our case resolved.
Posted by Monica | August 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
I hired Rekha to help me with a complicated case. She took her time to really understand what I needed. I had a business immigration case and she explained that her firm had recently started taking on these kinds of cases. She told me since she wanted to be able to make sure everything was exactly right, she would look at everything and give me a call back in a week. She called back the very next day! She told me that she thought there was an issue in my case that needed to be fixed and that if we did not fix it, it would cause me problems later. Rekha then took her time to review everything with me. My old lawyer who only did business cases did not even see the issue. My husband and I really liked how hard and thorough Rekha was with my case. She fixed the problem. The case was approved with no issues at all. I had heard she was a good attorney and that is why I went to this office, but Rekha really is a superb lawyer. You can tell she loves the law and looks at complicated cases like a puzzle to be solved. Can't have asked for better representation.
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Posted by Oscar | July 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helped me get my life back
I have been a client of Rekha's for years. She has helped me through some of the most difficult times in my life. She was there when my case was broken, she was there when we worked to put it together, she was there when I was angry at everything, she was there when I was depressed. She lifted my spirits when I wanted to give up. She would tell me straight when I was acting or doing something stupid. I could always count on her to give me solid, clear information. She does not make excuses and did not let me make excuses. She saved my life, really. Thank you, Rekha
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Posted by Selena | June 18, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Expect to come out feeling better
I went to go see several lawyers before I went to this firm. When I got there, I was feeling overwhelmed about my situation and confused because each lawyer said something different. Rekha could tell I was overwhelmed. She helped me really understand my case. What I really liked was that she uses different examples to help explain complicated legal stuff. She broke it down into small pieces so that I understood what was going on with my case for the first time ever. Even though there was nothing I could do on my case at this time, I actually understand why. I went into her office feeling really stressed and came out feeling so much better simply because I felt like I finally understood. I hope one day the laws will change and I will be able to fix my situation. When it does, I am going back to this office.
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Posted by Charlotte | March 23, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Honest advice
I went to Rekha about my immigration case. I had gone to another attorney and wanted to get a second opinion. I was confused and needed to make sure I was filing the right documents. I am really glad I did because I think I may have saved myself a whole lot of time and money. I showed her the documents that i was given by the other lawyer and asked her if I should file them. Before she did anything else, she asked me if I understood everything that was going on with my case. I told her I was really confused so she said that before she looked at everything, she wanted to first make sure I understood what was going on with my case. Rekha also let me ask as many questions I needed to make sure I fully understood my situation. Once we got done talking, I knew I did not need the papers I had brought from the other attorney and more importantly, I knew why I did not need them. This was one attorney who really gave me good and honest information. I am really glad that I went and got a second opinion. She was really helpful.
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Posted by Farah | March 1, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
She really helped us
I went to Ms. Crawford for help with help on our immigration status. She took time to help me and my family. She explained everything in a lot of detail and also talked to my daughter, who was having trouble. I really recommend Ms. Crawford because I think she really cares about the work she does. She really helped my family a lot and I highly recommend her.
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Posted by Selena | February 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She was there for me.
I have been a client of Rekha's for the last 4 years. I was in the worst place when I met her. She helped me not feel sorry for myself and stand up. She was tough on me and that really helped me. I went to other attorneys who just would tell me "don't worry" but Rekha would tell me "if we don't get this done, we have to worry". She always explained everything to me step by step. I just got my got my greencard. It has been a long road, but I am so glad that Rekha was there with me all the way.
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Posted by Sandra | November 4, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Consider yourself lucky if she takes you as a client
The only lawyer who I have ever met who says straight out that "it isn't about the money". If she does not believe in the case, she will not take your case or your money. If she does, she will work hard for it. She told me that I could contact her by email any time and to be sure if I do not have a call back from her the same day to make sure I email her right away because she calls back the same day. She did too. Every single time. I recommend this lawyer highly. The only thing I have to say is that I am glad she took my case. She and her assistant are really the very best.
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Posted by anonymous | September 10, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney and great service
I was told by friends in Houston that I needed to go to Kansas City to talk to Ms. Sharma. I had been to several different attorneys and spent thousands of dollars on my immigration case. Ms. Sharma was able to find a solution for me. She helped me really understand the issues and worked with me to solve the problem truthfully. She is very methodical and will take her time looking at the case. I am very thankful my friends told me about her. She really helped me the right way.
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Posted by Jon | September 1, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
True Excellence
I went to see Rehka after I read all the reviews. They were correct and I am glad I found her. She really does explain things and takes her time. Be sure you take your documents with you because she wants to see all of them. I forgot a few and she made me send them to her after the consultation just to make sure she checked everything. Very thorough. I would recommend her highly.
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Posted by Sarah | June 29, 2015
Highly Recommended
My wife and I went to go see Rekha after we were recommended by an Organization that promotes same sex issues. We were promised we would be able to get help without judgement. Rekha and her staff made us feel comfortable and welcome. We were able to help my wife get her status quickly and for a reasonable cost. The office is great and the team is very efficient. Always calls you back the same day. Terrific experience.
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Posted by Mario | April 13, 2015
Gives a 110% and works really hard
I was referred to Sharma-Crawford because I had a really hard case. I had been to many different lawyers and kept being told that if anyone could help me, they could. I had been trying to fix my case for the past 12 years and I had given up all hope. I decided to call them before I gave up. Rekha met with me and spent over an hour reviewing my case. She did not allow me to make any excuses. She is as tough as they say she is! BUT, she works harder than any lawyer I have ever met. It is clear she loves the law and when she finds a unique or interesting argument, she is obsessed! I could not believe how hard she worked for me at just the consultation! So many lawyers I met would meet with me for 15-20 minutes and tell me there was nothing to be done. Rekha never gave up and she never let me give up. She worked on my case for months until she found a way to help me. She also helped me understand what was going on with my case. No one had ever told me what or why they were doing things, but Rekha would always say "it is your life, you have to understand". I am so grateful to have found her. I can not thank her enough. She was a blessing to me and my family.
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Posted by Geoffery | February 18, 2015
I should have listened
Some years ago I had a case for which I went to go to see Ms. Rekha. She told me to appeal would be a waste of my money. I did not listen. I went to another lawyer who promised me that my appeal would be successful. I went to several other lawyers too. They all were willing to take my money and were willing to tell me what I wanted to hear. I paid thousands of dollars to file my appeal based on what they all said. I lost. Ms. Rekha was the only one who was honest with me and told me not to waste my money. In the end my case was thrown out of court because I did not have a good appeal. I lost my money and my case. I should have listened.
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Posted by Martin | December 3, 2014
She did what no one else could
I went to Rekha Sharma-Crawford after I was told by EVERY lawyer in town that I had no way to do anything with my case. I was afraid and my wife thought she was going to have to spend her life alone. Ms. Rekha worked hard for me and my family. She told us what our options were, she helped us understand why our case was so hard, and then, she helped me stay with my family. I can not thank her and her firm enough. She told me right from the start that I would have to work with her and get her the information she needed. She also told me that if I was willing to fight, she would fight with me. People told me she was tough and I was nervous when I met her. But then I realized that it is her toughness that makes her good and it is why I respect her a lot. She will force you to fight as hard as you can, but she will absolutely have your back. She saved my family. I wouldn't go anywhere else.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Co-founder
  • The Clinic
  • 2012 - Present
  • Principal
  • Sharma-Crawford Attorneys at Law
  • 2003 - Present

Education

  • Michigan State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • University of Houston, main campus
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1990

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Matter of LEMUS-Losa, 25 I&N Dec. 734 (BIA 2012)
  • Clarified
  • Dakaj v. Holder, 580 F.3d 479 (2009)
  • Remanded
  • Tandia v. Gonzales, 487 F.3d 1048 (2007)
  • Remanded
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Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Annual Conferance Committee
  • 2013 - Present
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Immigration CLE Chair
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Federal Litigation CLE Committee
  • 2012 - Present
  • The Clinic
  • President
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association AILA Midyear Conference-Removal Track
  • Chair
  • 2016 - 2017
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Vice Chair- Federal Litigation Steering Committee
  • 2015 - 2017
  • American Immigration Council
  • Ambassador
  • 2013 - 2014
  • American Immigration Council
  • Litigation Institute Faculty
  • 2013 - 2013
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Amicus Committee
  • 2010 - 2011
  • AILA MO-KAN
  • Vice Chair
  • 2005 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi

Honors and Awards

  • Courageous Attorney Award
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • 2018
  • Pro Bono Publico Award
  • Missouri Bar
  • 2017
  • 25 Under 25 Small Business 2013
  • Thinking Bigger Business Media
  • 2013
  • Outstanding Communiy Service Award
  • IAKC
  • 2010
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Publications

  • AILA Litigation Toolbox 5th Edition
  • Editor in Chief
  • 2016
  • Immigration Law Course
  • Advanced Inadmissibility Issues and Waivers
  • 2013
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • Co-author: The Waivers Book: Advanced Issues in Immigration Practice
  • 2011
  • Kansas Annual Survey of Law Handbook
  • Immigration Law Update
  • 2010
  • Kansas Annual Survey of Law Handbook
  • Immigration Law Update
  • 2008
  • Journal of the Kansas Bar Association
  • Disaster on the Horizon, It's Post Conviction Time, Do you know where your alien client is?
  • 2004
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Speaking Engagements

  • Federal Bar Association Civil Rights Conference
  • Civil Rights and Immigration
  • 2019
  • Diversity, Equality and Inclusion
  • The Derailment of Due Process: Immigration Courts and Quotas
  • 2019
  • MO/KAN AILA Conference
  • Advanced Trial Strategies
  • 2015
  • League of Latin American Citizens Annual Conference
  • DACA and Other Immigration Matters
  • 2015
  • Federal Litigation Institute
  • Federal Litigation Institute
  • 2015
  • Federal Litigation Committee
  • Supreme Court Updates
  • 2015
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association Texas, Oklahoma & New Mexico Chapter Spring Conference
  • Motions to ReOpen
  • 2015
  • Litigation Institute
  • Deportation Defense Institute
  • 2014
  • Kansas Bar Foundation
  • Dear Percival: the Immigration Consequences Edition
  • 2014
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Criminal Immigration Consequences
  • 2014
  • AILA National Conference 2014
  • Objections in Immigration Court
  • 2014
  • National Audio CLE
  • Administrative Closure: Indefinite Retention and Related Issues
  • 2013
  • KBA Webinar
  • Where Does Chaidez leave Padilla and Current Insomnia Causing Immigration Issues for the Criminal Law Practitioner
  • 2013
  • KBA Immigration Webinar
  • Immigration Boot Camp: Military and Veterans Issues
  • 2013
  • Douglas County Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • The 12 Safe Plea Tips of Christmas My Immigration Colleague Gave To Me
  • 2013
  • American Bar Association Chicago Conference
  • Immigration Red Flags
  • 2013
  • AILA Texas Chapter
  • Advanced Inadmissibility Issues and Waivers
  • 2013
  • AIC Litigation Institute
  • AIC Litigation Institute Faculty
  • 2013
  • National Lawyers Guild, National Immigration Project
  • CIMT: Categorical Analysis And Application
  • 2012
  • KBA Video CLE
  • Ethically Speaking
  • 2012
  • KBA CLE
  • Government and Administrative Law
  • 2012
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • VAWA Laws: Use and Misuse
  • 2012
  • College Night
  • DACA Presentation
  • 2012
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Advanced Adjustment Issues
  • 2012
  • 2012 Family Law Institute
  • VAWA Laws: Use and Misuse
  • 2012
  • KCDAA Fall Conference
  • Victims and Witnesses
  • 2011
  • Federal Litigation Committee CLE
  • Nuts and Bolts of Circuit Court Appeals
  • 2011
  • AILA National Conference
  • Moot Immigration Court Hearing
  • 2011
  • UMKC CLE
  • Immigration Consequences of Criminal Conduct
  • 2010
  • Johnson County Bar Association CLE
  • Immigration Consequences of Criminal Conduct
  • 2010
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Evaluating Unlawful Presence and Eligibility for Waivers in the Absence of Regulations
  • 2010
  • AILA National Conference
  • Dealing with Challenging Immigration Courts and Trial Attorneys
  • 2010
  • AIC Litigation Institute
  • AIC Litigation Institute Faculty
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

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Immigration Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Sharma-Crawford is nationally recognized in the field of immigration litigation, and she works tirelessly on behalf of the immigrant community. When she sees an injustice, she seeks out creative solutions to not only help each individual client, but to stop the chaos of the system to the best of her ability. If you have a complex immigration case and want the best advocate around, call Rekha!"
Immigration Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent lawyer who passionately represents her clients. Works tirelessly to find solutions to problems."
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Kansas City Immigration Lawyer Rekha Sharma-Crawford
Rekha Sharma-Crawford
Immigration Attorney
Kansas City, MO
Licensed for 30 years