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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. 


Languages spoken: English, Hindi

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 85%
    16 years
  2. Litigation: 15%
    23 years


Payment types:

Cash, Credit card

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  • Andrea M. Kimball

    Excellent lawyer who passionately represents her clients. Works tirelessly to find solutions to problems.


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Contact info

Sharma-Crawford Attorneys At Law

515 Avenida Cesar E Chavez
Kansas City, MO, 64108


MOGood Standing, Active200611/15/2012
KSAuthorized to practice law199408/07/2016
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199408/17/2016
MIVoluntary Inactive199308/04/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
25 Under 25 Small Business 2013Thinking Bigger Business Media2013
Outstanding Communiy Service AwardIAKC2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Co-founderThe Clinic2012 - Present
PrincipalSharma-Crawford Attorneys at Law2003 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationAnnual Conferance Committee2013 - Present
The ClinicPresident2012 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationFederal Litigation CLE Committee2012 - Present
Kansas Bar AssociationImmigration CLE Chair2012 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2000 - Present
Kansas Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember1994 - Present
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Immigration CouncilAmbassador2013 - 2014
American Immigration CouncilLitigation Institute Faculty2013 - 2013
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationAmicus Committee2010 - 2011
AILA MO-KANVice Chair2005 - 2006
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
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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Publication nameTitleDate
Immigration Law CourseAdvanced Inadmissibility Issues and Waivers2013
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)Co-author: The Waivers Book: Advanced Issues in Immigration Practice2011
Kansas Annual Survey of Law HandbookImmigration Law Update2010
Kansas Annual Survey of Law HandbookImmigration Law Update2008
Journal of the Kansas Bar AssociationDisaster on the Horizon, It's Post Conviction Time, Do you know where your alien client is?2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Michigan State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
University of Houston, main campusPsychologyBS - Bachelor of Science1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
MO/KAN AILA ConferenceAdvanced Trial Strategies2015
League of Latin American Citizens Annual ConferenceDACA and Other Immigration Matters2015
Federal Litigation InstituteFederal Litigation Institute2015
Federal Litigation CommitteeSupreme Court Updates2015
American Immigration Lawyers Association Texas, Oklahoma & New Mexico Chapter Spring ConferenceMotions to ReOpen2015
Litigation InstituteDeportation Defense Institute2014
Kansas Bar FoundationDear Percival: the Immigration Consequences Edition2014
Kansas Bar AssociationCriminal Immigration Consequences2014
AILA National Conference 2014Objections in Immigration Court2014
National Audio CLEAdministrative Closure: Indefinite Retention and Related Issues2013
KBA WebinarWhere Does Chaidez leave Padilla and Current Insomnia Causing Immigration Issues for the Criminal Law Practitioner2013
KBA Immigration WebinarImmigration Boot Camp: Military and Veterans Issues2013
ILW's Fall/Winter 2013-14 Removal Teleseminar SeriesThe E Words: Eligibility for Relief/Benefits, Extreme and Exceptional Hardship, Exercise of Discretion, and Effective Counsel2013
Douglas County Criminal Defense Bar AssociationThe 12 Safe Plea Tips of Christmas My Immigration Colleague Gave To Me2013
American Bar Association Chicago ConferenceImmigration Red Flags2013
AILA Texas ChapterAdvanced Inadmissibility Issues and Waivers2013
AIC Litigation InstituteAIC Litigation Institute Faculty2013
National Lawyers Guild, National Immigration ProjectCIMT: Categorical Analysis And Application2012
KBA Video CLEEthically Speaking2012
KBA CLEGovernment and Administrative Law2012
Kansas Bar AssociationVAWA Laws: Use and Misuse2012
College NightDACA Presentation2012
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationAdvanced Adjustment Issues2012
2012 Family Law InstituteVAWA Laws: Use and Misuse2012
KCDAA Fall ConferenceVictims and Witnesses2011
Federal Litigation Committee CLENuts and Bolts of Circuit Court Appeals2011
AILA National ConferenceMoot Immigration Court Hearing2011
UMKC CLEImmigration Consequences of Criminal Conduct2010
Johnson County Bar Association CLEImmigration Consequences of Criminal Conduct2010
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationEvaluating Unlawful Presence and Eligibility for Waivers in the Absence of Regulations2010
AILA National ConferenceDealing with Challenging Immigration Courts and Trial Attorneys2010
AIC Litigation InstituteAIC Litigation Institute Faculty2009