|MO||Good Standing, Active||2005||07/01/2017|
|KS||Authorized to practice law||2002||04/01/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|25 Under 25 Small Business 2013||Thinking Bigger Business Media||2013|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2012|
|co-founder||The Clinic||2012 - Present|
|Partner||Sharma-Crawford Attorneys at Law LLC||2003 - Present|
|Sheriff's Officer||Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office||1985 - 2000|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|KC Metropolitan Bar Foundation||Member at Large||2015 - Present|
|Missouri State Bar Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||2003 - Present|
|Kansas Bar Association||Member||2002 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2002 - Present|
|Kansas Legal Services||Board of Directors Member||2015 - 2016|
|American Bar Association||Associate Commission Member||2012 - 2013|
|American Inns of Court||Member||2005 - 2007|
|Mellouli v Lynch SCOTUS 13-1034||Granted by Supreme Court|
|Dakaj v. Holder 580 F.3d 479 (CA 7 2009)||Remanded|
|Chen v Gonzalez 489 F.3d 861 (C.A. 7 2007)||Remanded|
|See all legal cases|
|AILA Practice Advisory||Contributing Author: Categorical Approach What Every Practitioner Needs to Know||2015|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)||Contributing Author: Mastering the Mechanics of a Removal Hearing – The Practical Trial Plan||2015|
|AILA Practice Advisory||Contributing Author: Naturalization Series, Part II Criminal Pitfalls||2014|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)||Discovery in Immigration Court Practice Advisory||2013|
|Lorman Education Services publication||ABC's Immigration Law||2012|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)||Post filing and Discovery Practice Advisory||2012|
|Kansas Annual Survey of Law Handbook||Immigration Law Update||2011|
|Lorman Education Services publication||Immigration and Customs Enforcement Detainers||2011|
|The Missouri Sheriff Magazine||Detainers||2011|
|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|
|Washburn University||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2002|
|Friends University||Criminal Justice||BS||1996|
|Teleconference||Immigration for Attorneys||2015|
|Lunch with Experience||Career Building||2015|
|Legal Migration: Social Forum Shopping||Human Migration||2015|
|Federal Public Defenders||Crimmgration||2015|
|Categorical Approach What Every Practitioner Needs to Know||Categorical Approach||2015|
|AILA Litigation Section||Mellouli v Lynch||2015|
|AILA 2015 National Conference||Mastering the Mechanics of a Removal Hearing – The Practical Trial Plan||2015|
|Washburn Law||Effects of Immigration on Children||2014|
|Naturalization Series, Part II—Criminal Pitfalls||Naturalization Pitfalls||2014|
|Missouri Bar, Solo and Small Firm Conference||Criminal Defense of Non US Citizens: How Not to Commit Malpractice in Plea Negotiaitons||2014|
|KBA Webinar||Divisible or Indivisible, That is the question. Moncrieffe and Descamps, A How to Guide||2014|
|Kansas Bar Association||Dear Percival: The Immigration Consequences Issue||2014|
|First Friday CLE||If Van Gogh Needed a Visa||2014|
|Consulate of Mexico Information Sessions||Consulate of Mexico Information Sessions||2014|
|BROOKLYN DEFENDER SERVICES’ DEPORTATION DEFENSE INSTITUTE||Storytelling||2014|
|2014 Immigration Conference||Know Your Rights||2014|
|Wyndotte County Bar Association||Immigration Consequences||2013|
|Kansas Bar Association Webinar||Where does Chaidez leave Padilla and Current Insomnia Causing Immigration Issues for the Criminal Law Practioner||2013|
|Douglas County Criminal Defense Bar Association||The 12 Safe Plea Tips of Christmas My Immigration Colleague Gave To Me||2013|
|Consulate of Mexico Information Sessions||Consulate of Mexico Information Sessions||2013|
|Congressman Graves' Future Leaders Academy||Immigration Debate with FAIR||2013|
|AILA National Conference||Discovery in Immigration Court||2013|
|2013 KS Journal of Law and Public Policy Symposium||Panel Discussion: Perspectives on Meaningful Immigration Reform||2013|
|2013 Criminal Law Symposium||How a Criminal Conviction may Affect the Rest of Your Life||2013|
|Vegas Conference||Federal Discovery||2012|
|Tenth Circuit Historical Society||The Story of Immigration and Citizenship in Kansas and Immigration Law||2012|
|Police Liability in Kansas||ABCs of Immigration Law||2012|
|KBA Video CLE||Ethically Speaking||2012|
|Kansas Bar Association Annual Meeting||Immigration and criminal pleas||2012|
|Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Fall CLE||Immigration Issues||2012|
|Federal Court Immigration Litigation CLE Practicum||Post filing and Discovery||2012|
|Consulate of Mexico Information Sessions||Consulate of Mexico Information Sessions||2012|
|Lorman Live Conferences||Immigration and Customs Enforcement Detainers||2011|
|KCDAA Fall Conference||Victims and Witnesses||2011|
|Immigration Webinar Series||Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions||2011|
|Consulate of Mexico Information Sessions||Community Outreach on Immigration||2011|
|Congressman Graves' Future Leaders Academy||Immigration Debate with FAIR||2010|
|Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center||Immigration Law for Law Enforcement||2009|
|AIC Litigation Institute||AIC Litigation Institute Faculty||2009|
Posted by Diana
Being from the UK people presume that the Immigration process is easy and straightforward but it is not. Have been working on my daughter's Green Card for almost 9 years. Tried to work with other Attorneys who advertise themselves as Immigration Attorney's but totally fell short including the last one who gave me totally the wrong information and told me we would still have a long wait. That was at the end of 2015.
Something told me that I should get a second opinion so I contacted Sharma-Crawford. Oh what a big difference. Professional, helpful and just totally awesome is the only way I can describe them.
From the moment you contact them they work with you on everything. When you go to their office the staff is extremely friendly and helpful. They kept in constant contact with me and Michael was excellent. Michael filed my daughter's application and went to the interview with us. We left the Immigration Office with huge smiles on our faces and we couldn't have done it without Michael and his team.
If you are looking for an Immigration Attorney, look no further as you have found the best.
Posted by Juan
Michael did a really good job for me. He was so nice to me and my family. He told me that he would try and help me but that i would have to cooperate and if I did, then he thought we could fix my case. I did everything he asked me to do and he fixed my case! As Michael told me, "it will both of us working otherwise one of us is dragging". I got that. Thanks Michael.
Posted by Kathy
I highly recommend Michael Shama-Crawford to anyone seeking an honest straightforward and affordable immigration attorney. Our story is too long to go into great detail. But I will give you the shorten version.
My husband and I have been married for almost 18 years now and we applied for his green card in 1999. After many inquiries and a lot of money spent on 4 different attorneys’ in Illinois over the years, with still no decision made, it was very frustrating. During this time, my husband had gotten DUI’s on his record, but also went into recovery, so we thought all was good. We checked with the Chicago immigration office in March to inquire the status of our application and we were told that our “application was still pending”.
A little over 2 months later, our house was surrounded by ICE agents who took my husband into custody for “overstaying his visa” and held him for deportation processing without bond in a Missouri jail for 31 days!
I was so stressed and didn’t know what was happening or where to turn. I contacted Michael Sharma-Crawford, who immediately responded to my cries for help. He walked me through what was happening and what was needed from me, in the form of paperwork, etc. Michael was able to get a bond hearing quickly within a month and was able to get my husband released from jail.
A few months later, Michael represented my husband at his trial and was able to get him his long awaited green card!
The best thing about Michael Sharma-Crawford as an attorney is that he doesn’t give you false hope or make promises that he can’t keep. He simply tries his hardest to get the best outcome of whatever situation is presented to him. That’s all anyone can ask. Can he work miracles? In my opinion… YES!
All I know is that we could not have accomplished any of this without him. What had taken us over 16 years of waiting for, Michael accomplished in 6 months!
He is an amazing, caring attorney. We are forever grateful for his guidance, expertise, time and effort he put into our case.
Patrick Lewis, Criminal defense Attorney
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Immigration is one of the most complex and quickly changing areas of the law. Michael is always on top of the latest developements and the person I go to when I have questions. I can recomend clients with immigration issues contact Michael and be certain that they are in the best of hands.
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