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Miriam Karyna Crespo

Immigration Attorney at Harvey, LA

5.0   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State LA
    Acquired 2008
    Eligible to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Miriam

Learn Miriam’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Immigration
    This includes: Detention and Removal (Bonds included); Immigration court and appeals; Cancellation; Naturalization and Citizenship; Adjustment; Special Immigrant Juvenile Visas; DACA; TPS; Employment Authorization.

    10 years

  2. Asylum

    10 years

  3. Personal injury

Previously, Ms. Crespo worked as the Managing Immigration Attorney at Catholic Charities Diocese of Baton Rouge and as an associate for Maria-Baldini-Potermin & Associates in Chicago, Illinois. Most recently, Ms. Crespo previously worked as the Project Attorney for the Legal Orientation Program for Custodians (LOPC) of Undocumented Alien Children through the Catholic Legal Immigration Network Inc. (CLINIC) in Washington, D.C. The LOPC is a Department of Justice funded program which educates custodians of undocumented children on the legal immigration process. Prior to that position, Ms. Crespo managed the EOIR funded Legal Orientation Program at the LaSalle Detention Facility in Jena, Louisiana and previously served as the Jesuit Volunteer Corp Detention Project Coordinator for CLINIC's Gulf Coast Immigrant Project for in New Orleans.

Ms. Crespo has vast experience in detention and removal work and immigrant community outreach. In addition, Ms. Crespo has provided introductory seminars on immigration law to law students at La Universidad de Rafael Landivar in Guatemala. Her work has earned her many awards, including the Louisiana State Bar Association Student Pro Bono Award, the Gills Long Public Service Award, and the Outstanding Clinic Student Practitioner in the field of Immigration Law Award. Ms. Crespo is a graduate of Loyola University of New Orleans College of Law and earned a B.A. in Political Science from the University of New Orleans. Ms. Crespo is fluent in Spanish. Lastly, in the past Ms. Crespo hosted a radio show called “Ruta Diferente” on Radio Amor 91.9 FM, where she provided information to the general public on immigration law and local social services in the area. Ms. Crespo is a member of the Louisiana Bar and is a notary in the State of Louisiana and Illinois.

Photos and videos

Miriam giving her weekly general information talk at the Honduran Consulate of New Orleans, where she also gives free consultations on Monday's.

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Posted by anonymous | November 30, 2020
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Best Immigration Attorney
Miriam is probably one of the most caring persons I have ever met. She goes above and beyond for her clients and makes sure she tries the best that she can. She has helped out a lot of people I know and I was recommend her to everyone!
Posted by Cesar Rocha | December 8, 2017
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What can I say. We have a lot to thank Ms. Crespo for. My case was a really big task and she did not let us give up. She is an extremely intelligent woman and did everything possible even though we thought it impossible. She was also very respectful of people and what they have on their plate, when it came time to pay, she was always mindful of what we could do and give and was very patient even when we could not pay on time. We are so thankful for that. From her to her staff we were treated with the utmost respect, kindness and even love. We are so thankful for Ms. Crespo and will continue to recommend her to others for all of their legal needs.
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Posted by Isabel V. | September 20, 2017
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Asylum Granted
Estoy infinitamente agradecida con la Lic. Miriam K. Crespo y con su asistente Liza Zelaya por lo que han hecho por mi y por mi hija, gracias a ellas pude concretar este gran logro que era de las cosas más imprtatantes de mi vida por qué significaban la seguridad mía y de mi hija, gracias por todo su apoyo.
Posted by Marilyn C. | February 6, 2017
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She is the best of the best!
Thank you so much to Attorney Crespo for all the hard work she has done for me. I am so happy that I chose her to represent me. She was with me every single step of the way.
Posted by anonymous | March 17, 2016
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No one compares!
I would recommend Attorney Miriam to everyone. I am very grateful for everything she has done for my family. She has represented both of my children and my husband. She makes sure we are always aware of what is going on and is always prepared. She works very hard and her results prove that.
Posted by anonymous | August 4, 2014
Great help for family in detention
She went far and beyond to help me. She was a great listener. She kept me informed and always made me feel comfortable. It was very difficult not being able to locate my sister in law. I'm thankful we used her.
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  • Pro bono 50 %
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 7.3 (Very Good)


  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
  • JD
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Award
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • 2007
  • Gillis Long Public Service Award
  • Gillis Long Poverty Law Center
  • 2007
  • Outstanding Clinic Student Practitioner Award-Immigration
  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
  • 2007

Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Immigration Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Crespo is dedicated to her clients and always committed to their best interests. She provides the personal attention everyone deserves."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mrs. Crespo. Highly knowledgeable."
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