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Jesse Evans-Schroeder

Immigration Attorney at Tucson, AZ

5.0   33 reviews

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About Jesse

Learn Jesse’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Immigration
    Removal Defense (Immigration Court), Asylum Based Relief, Waivers, Family Based Immigration, Violence Against Women Act, Visas for Crime Victims

    14 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Criminal defense

    7 years, 20 cases


Jesse Evans-Schroeder is a partner and the director of immigration litigation at the Law Offices of Matthew Green.  She is an experienced attorney committed to defending the rights of immigrants.

A graduate of the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, Ms. Evans-Schroeder gained experience in immigration law through work with the law college's immigration clinic, as well as with the Asylum Project of Southern Arizona, the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project, and Southern Arizona Legal Aid's immigration unit.

After law school, Ms. Evans-Schroeder began to work at the Law Offices of Matthew H. Green where she has continued her immigration practice. Ms. Evans-Schroeder has a particular expertise in deportation defense. She represents both detained and non-detained individuals in removal proceedings throughout Arizona, and deals with the intersection of criminal and immigration law on a daily basis. She is an experienced asylum attorney, and an advocate for those victims of domestic violence and other serious crimes who are eligible for certain immigration benefits. Ms. Evans-Schroeder also has a range of experience practicing at the Board of Immigration Appeals, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco, California, and the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona. She has successfully sued the U.S. government in a variety of immigration matters, on behalf of her clients.

A long history as an advocate for women, children, and families led Ms. Evans-Schroeder to the practice of law, and to the practice of immigration in particular. She treats her clients with dignity and respect while providing strong advocacy as they face the challenges of the U.S. immigration system. Ms. Evans-Schroeder has participated in and helped coordinate a number of public service events related to immigration law, including workshops and fairs for Naturalization and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). She also has considerable experience in U Visa and Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) advocacy.

Areas of Practice
100% Immigration
Litigation Percentage
100% Devoted to Litigation
Bar Admissions
Arizona, 2009
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2012
U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 2016
The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, Tucson, Arizona
J.D. - 2008
Honors: With Honors
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona
B.A. (Summa Cum Laude) - 1997
Major: History/Women's Studies
Honors and Awards
Council on Legal Education Opportunity Scholar Award in Refugee Law
James E. Rogers College of Law Award in Oral Advocacy
Top Pro Bono Attorney, Arizona State Bar, 2013
Invited Speaker, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Annual Conference, 2018
Invited Speaker, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Annual Convening, 2018
Professional Associations and Memberships
Arizona State Bar Association, Member, 2009 - Present
Pima County Bar Association, Member, 2009 - Present
National Immigration Project, Member, 2009- Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2009 - Present
Past Employment Positions
William E. Morris Institute for Justice, Law Clerk, 2007 - 2008
Tucson Municipal Court, Law Clerk, 2006
Pro Bono Activities
Volunteer Supervising Attorney-Mi Familia Vota , 2011 - 2012
Volunteer Supervising Attorney-University of Arizona Child and Family Law Clinic, 2011 - 2012
Volunteer Supervising Attorney, University of Arizona Immigration Law Clinic, 2011- 2017

Licensed for 13 years
State AZ
Status Active
Acquired 2009
Updated 12/21/2022

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

Contact Jesse

Green Evans-Schroeder PLLC
130 W Cushing Street
Tucson, AZ, 85701-2255


5.0 / 5.0
  33 customer reviews
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Posted by Victor | January 13, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
14 years...and then a HUGE WIN!!!
We highly, highly recommend Jesse for anyone seeking a professional, passionate, wise and hardworking, attorney. She was truly, an answered prayer. So here is a little recap of my case and our history with Green Evans-Schroeder. My deportation case started in 2008. I was pretty young, and accepted a voluntary departure to leave the country and go back to Mexico, where I didn’t have any family. I hired Green Evans-Schroeder to see if there was anything I could do. Jesse Evans-Schroeder submitted a motion to reopen my case, arguing to the judge that I was eligible for asylum. The judge reopened my case. After it was reopened, the government agreed to “close” it and allow me to remain in the U.S. But then, almost ten years later, the government reopened my case. I had no idea. Luckily, Jesse tracked me down and let me know what was happening. I went back to court, and this time I was eligible to get my permanent residency through Cancellation of Removal. I had to show the Judge that my U.S. citizen mom, wife and kids would suffer an extreme hardship if I was removed. Jesse and her team spent a lot time gathering evidence and preparing me to testify in Court. On the day of the trial, we were happy and relieved that the judge granted my application, which means I will be a permanent resident, and I can stay here with my family. Even the government seemed to agree that I deserved to stay, and I believe that is because the case was so well prepared and the many prayers over our case, they knew the right thing was to allow me to remain here in the U.S. We are overwhelmed with gratitude and so thankful to Jesse and the team for this huge win.
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Posted by Diana | September 25, 2022
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Gracias Jesse
Quiero agradecer la abogada jesse por su pasión al trabajo, entrega y comprensión. en mi caso, Yo tenía orden de deportación tenía varios años llendo a corte, el caso no era fuerte, ella me defendió en corte tan inteligente mente que el juez aprobó mi residencia en los estados unidos después de casi 26 años sin ir a mexico… ella mi ángel mi guerrera me dio una de las felicidades más grandes en mi vida, gracias jesse.. dios te permita ayudar a muchas personas en mi misma situación y poner mas sonrisas en esas familias que necesiten de tu ayuda.. dios te bendiga jesse.
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Response from Jesse Evans-Schroeder September 26, 2022
Me sacaste una lágrima, Diana. Gracias por sus amables palabras. No ha sido más que un placer trabajar contigo.
Posted by Leo | September 23, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
A true blessing
My mother was in removal proceedings for many years, I was trying my best to do things on my own but there was only so much I can do. Without the right guidance or help it became overwhelming. After hearing many great reviews I finally reached out to Green Evans-Schroeder for help. Although it was a difficult case, Jesse was able to persuade the government and the judge that some of my mothers charges were incorrect, that she was actually eligible for a green card and ultimately to agree to a grant of my mother’s green card. Now my mother is now a lawful permanent resident! Hiring Jesse was the best decision we ever made.
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Response from Jesse Evans-Schroeder September 26, 2022
What a journey we went through together, Leo! It was a pleasure working with your mom and your family. She is lucky to have a wonderful son who provided her so much support through all of this. I am very happy that she now has permanent residency, and I hope you come see us in a few years so we can apply for her citizenship! :)
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Posted by Sergio M D | September 20, 2022
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Exelente trabajo no la pensaría 2 bese en recomendarla
Hola Mi nombre es Sergio ? en el año 2011 entre en pros eso de deportación por un DUI contrate a una abogada de nombre x Le page un buen dinero para que me defendiera pero hizo un mal trabajo y estuvieron apunto de deportarme por qué no envío los documentos me informo que no podía acer nada que me tenía que ir a México entonces empezamos a buscar abogados y hubo barios que no quisieron agarrar mi cazo alguien nos recomendó Evans Schroeder’s profile ya me quedaban sólo 10 días para dejar el país y ellos evaluaron mi caso y rápidamente tomaron acción y lograron detener la deportación recuerdo que no tenían cita y unas de su secretaria llamada Olivia nos acomodo por qué no era mucho el tiempo que nos quedaba gracias a Olivia quedamos en excelentes manos Tenía una salida voluntaria un DUI 3 tikes Por Alta velocidad el proceso no fu fácil pero gracias a Dios que me puso a estos abogados en el camino que trabajaron bastante duro pero lo hemos logrado mi caso Hera bastante difícil de ello estaba consciente pero yo confiaba mucho en mi abogada Jesse Avans exelente trabajo Jesse siempre confié en ti sabia que lo ibas a lograr siempre tube fe que lo lograrías viernes 16 de septiembre 22 sabia que saldríamos victoriosos gracias por todo súper agradecidos por el resto de mi vida
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Response from Jesse Evans-Schroeder September 26, 2022
Gracias por su fe y confianza en mí y en mi equipo durante todos estos años. No podría estar más feliz por usted y su familia de que ahora tendrá la seguridad que se merece.
Posted by Guillermo | September 20, 2022
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Muy buen trabajo
La Sra. Evans-Schroeder representó a mi amigo en su caso de asilo de Ghana. Estaba en proceso de deportación y tuvo que luchar por el asilo en la corte. La Sra. Evans-Schroeder trabajó arduamente para asegurarse de que ella tenía todas las pruebas y preparó a mi amigo para su testimonio. Ganó su caso y el gobierno no apeló. Pronto, podrá traer a su familia a los EE. UU., desde África. Está muy agradecido por el arduo trabajo de la Sra. Evans-Schroeder.
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Posted by Maria G. | April 14, 2022
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Best Atty-Client Experience!
I received an RFE for the removal of conditions on my permanent resident card. With the recommendation of a friend, I hired Atty Jesse to handle my case. It was the best decision ever. After consultation, Atty Jesse and her team worked hard in a very timely manner resulting in my green card approval within a month! That was really quick! Immigration papers can cause so much stress.. but Atty Jesse and her team gave me the peace of mind that I needed. With that I am forever grateful.
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Posted by Katya | April 5, 2022
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Jessy is a great Attoney! Very professional with great communication skills! Did go with me from A to Z! Thank you for your attitude, service and results!
Posted by Roberto | February 1, 2022
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Best in town!
I hired Green Evans-Schroeder after I had already been denied my green card, working with a different attorney.  Jesse Evans-Schroeder encouraged me from the beginning that my green card never should have been denied.  She told me why immigration’s decision was wrong, and how we could go about reapplying.  The second time we applied, immigration again tried to deny me for the same (wrong) reasons. But Jesse appealed their decision, and with her legal arguments, they agreed they had been wrong!  They approved my residency!  I have lived in this country for many years, and tried for many years to get my green card. Thanks to Jesse and her team, I feel more secure in the U.S. than ever, and my family and I are all truly grateful. Will recomend to anyone. Thanks again for everything.
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Posted by anonymous | December 14, 2021
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Bringing loved ones together
We hired Green Evans-Schroeder when my wife was detained and put in deportation proceedings. They got my wife out of detention, and then went on to fight her deportation case. Jesse had to show the Immigration Judge that my wife’s deportation would case extreme hardship to me and our children. She knew just how to gather the right evidence, and make the right arguments. She got the government to agree to giving my wife legal status, without even having to go to trial! Not only that, but Jesse always treated us with respect and dignity, and we felt comfortable and confident sharing difficult personal information with her. We highly recommend Jesse and Green Evans-Schroeder if you need an immigration attorney!
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Posted by NOE SALAZAR | December 7, 2021
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The best
When you think you have all to loose your case Jesse goes over and beyond to do what’s in her hands and closes the case like a pro she is I’m really grateful for her to represent me
Posted by Prince | October 7, 2021
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Jesse is the very best Immigration Lawyer. Period.
I am forever grateful for the excellent, thorough, and professional representation I received from Jesse Evans-Schroeder, and her entire team. I was in removal proceedings in Eloy, Arizona, facing deportation for a criminal felony offense I had committed. I had spent 6 years in prison for the felony. Before I knew about Jesse, I had called and met with several other Immigration lawyers that all claimed to specialize in criminal deportation cases. They all basically told me that, because of the "seriousness" of my criminal felony conviction, there was no chance of me winning my deportation case and staying in the country again. When I met Jesse, she had a plan for how to fight and win my deportation case for me. Her office helped me apply for bond, they went to every court hearing with me, and I was released on bond while my case was still waiting for trial with the judge. It became very clear to me that Jesse is a very knowledgeable and experienced lawyer. She knew how to fight USCIS and DHS at every step to make sure that we win. She explained everything to me and she always answered all of my questions. Because of the hard work Jesse and her law firm did on my case, I now have my green card, and I am now a permanent resident of the United States. After we won, the government appealed the case. Jesse won the appeals (all 3 of them). Jesse is truly awesome! And so is everyone at her law office. They are really good at what they do. Thank you so much, Jesse. You are a hero. You made the impossible happen.
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Posted by Paulina | October 11, 2020
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Best Attorney
At first I was getting help from legal aid, but they were unable to go to court with me. LuckilyJesse volunteered to help me out. She was an amazing attorney and she helped me with my deportation hearings and won my green card.
Posted by Mario | September 10, 2019
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Thank you! Jesse Evans-Schroeder
Jesse got me out of a immigration detention center when my previous attorney could not and other attorneys gave me little to know hope when i consulted them, Then Jesse was able to get my deportation case thrown out, After that she got me a U-Visa for being a victim of a serious crime, She knew that was not the very best resolution of my case and continued working on my case until she got me my green card, I now feel so blessed to be a resident of the United states of America and i owe it all to Jesse Evans-schroeder, jesse and her team will not stop working on your case until they have gotten you the best results possible for your case, i can't never thank them enough.
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Posted by Dulce | April 24, 2019
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Best lawyers in Az
I have been with Jessie since 2013 or more she’s being such a great lawyer help me with my legal status I am very thankful with the law offices of Mathew green because they also help me with other legal situation I do recommend them 100% they are very profesional and help you as much as they can thanks Jessie and all the rest of the crew for always being there for me and being friendly
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Posted by Sergio | April 10, 2019
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The Best Attorney in Tucson
My wife had already worked with Jesse Evans-Schroeder on her very challenging immigration case, and my wife was confident in Jesse's ability to represent me when I was facing deportation. I had also worked with two other attorneys, before Jesse, and I always felt more confident working with Jesse. Today, I had my final deportation hearing and I won my legal permanent residency. I am very grateful for Jesse's hard work and attention to my case. Now I am secure that I can stay here with my wife, children, and extended family.
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Posted by Scott | March 26, 2019
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In Good Hands
I was in desperate need to find a very skilled, highly qualified attorney. My life was turned upside down in a moment's notice. My wife was taken from me by ICE and being detained in Eloy Az due to some issues we experienced and with the new administration. I was referred to Jesse Evan Schoeder in Tucson Arizona. Jesse Evan Schoeder was definitely a God send to me and my family. She thoroughly explained to me what procedures were ahead of us. Believe me when I say to you that we faced near impossible challenges . She gathered very personal and precise information she needed. At times I felt like I was telling her too much but even though I just met her. I felt I could confide in her. She began strategizing and putting a plan together immediately. The work she put into our case was hours upon hours. It was as if she lived this nightmare with us. She always had a plan and was well prepared for any hearing that was scheduled or not. Her entire team was with us in heart and fight till the end also. They were aligned with one another from start to finish. This grueling time was a struggle for my wife, myself and my children. We missed her dearly for the 20 months she was detained. After 20 months she was released and returned home. If it wasn't for Jesse I know the outcome of this would not have been possible. Our family could not have been more thankful for everything Jesse has done.
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Posted by Jazmin | February 1, 2019
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I'm extremely thankful for Jesse and this law firm! I had a difficult case and they helped get my U.S citizenship. If it wasnt for their hard work and dedication I dont think i would have gotten my citizenship! Iam forever grateful! If you are ever in need of an immigration lawyer trust me when I say you cant go wrong with them!
Posted by Roxanna Camacho | January 27, 2019
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Best of the Best.
My husband and I hired Jesse to represent us in our immigration case. My husband petetition to get me a green card. After we were told nothing can be done by 2 diff immigration attorneys, Jesse told us right away I can do this and she did. We loved how well informed, connected, helpful and honest she was. She not only took her time always kept us Informed in every step of the process and let us know what could be done. If hot a wall she knew a way around it or how to break it. She always made sure we knew everything that was going on with our case. Providing us copies, explaining the process and never just have us hopes but gave us results. She is best of the best and will recommend to anyone who is in need of an immigration attorney. Thanks to her I’m now an American citizen and has giving me a new life and being able to stay for good with my husband. That’s why I give her 5 stars out of 5. Thank you for eveuthinh Jesse and everyone in the Matthew green office. All friendly staff as well.
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Posted by Amy | September 24, 2018
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Best immigration lawyer in the west
Jesse was the only immigration lawyer I spent more than 10 minutes with upon our first meeting. She listened to my story and asked questions and didn’t request an outrageous amount of money for our consultation. Every lawyer I visited here in Tucson Arizona ( total of 7) told me, after taking my money of course, there was no way my husband was ever going to gain legal status in the United States. But then there was Jesse. She was eager, compassionate, and determined to help me and my children fight for my husband. And she did just that. Jesse changed my life. Jesse was professional and returned every phone call when she missed my call, every email. And fought for my husband like she was fighting for someone in her family. I have recommended Jesse to so many people. And the knowledge I gained in working with Jesse has been a blessing. We are forever grateful for her as well as the Law Office of Matthew Green.
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Posted by Samantha | August 13, 2017
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Once Again!
We have returned, my husband needed to remove the conditions off of his Resident Card and even though it's not a huge case like our first time around we still chose to work with Jesse again. Why, because we knew we could put all our trust into her to make sure we had everything we needed and if something went wrong we know she would fight for us until the end if needed. She is always upfront and explains everything in a way we can understand and keeps us updated when things change. Jesse is really outstanding and has always made our case HER case as well. So, look no further because you cannot go wrong with Jesse at the Law Office Of Matthew H. Green.
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Response from Jesse Evans-Schroeder August 15, 2017
Thank you, Samantha! Grateful for your kind endorsement.
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Work Experience

  • Partner and Director of Immigration Litigation
  • Law Offices of Matthew Green
  • 2009 - Present
  • Intern
  • Southern Arizona Legal Aid
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Extern
  • Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Clerk
  • William E. Morris Institute for Justice
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Intern
  • Asylum Program Of Southern Arizona
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Judicial Intern
  • Tucson City Court
  • 2006 - 2007
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  • U of Arizona
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Northern Arizona University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997

Legal Cases

  • Gonzalez-Caraveo v. Sessions
  • Villalobos-Organista v. Sessions
  • Preliminary Injunction Granted.
  • Matter of T-A-
  • Withholding of Removal Granted
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  • United States District Court for the District of Arizona
  • 2016 - Present
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • 2009 - Present
  • Pima County Bar Association
  • 2009 - Present
  • Pima County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Arizona chapter)
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • 2008 - Present
  • National Lawyers Guild, National Immigration Project
  • 2008 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Pro Bono Attorney of the Year
  • Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education
  • 2013


  • La Voz
  • Accion Deferida
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Breaking Bad Border Policy 2016 Conference
  • U Visa Advanced Issues and Trends
  • 2016
  • Mi Familia Vota
  • Naturalization and Citizenship
  • 2012
  • Borderlinks Traditional Border Delegation
  • Immigration Law
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (5)
Endorse Jesse
Immigration Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jesse is knowledgeable, experienced, and an utmost professional. In court, she's a powerhouse. For matters that are more complex, I refer potential clients to her. Having seen her in action, I endorse her fully, without reservation."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jesse is a phenomenal attorney who is extremely knowledgeable and experienced in immigration law. She is widely respected in the field, and will work tirelessly on your case."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jesse gives great attention to each case and argues strongly in court. Great attorney."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Evans-Schroeder is a knowledgeable and respected immigration attorney. She cares deeply for her clients and it is apparent in her work product. I would gladly refer clients to Ms. Evans-Schroeder and her law firm."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"I'm not sure how to describe Jesse in a short little recommendation. It doesn't take long to see she is a powerhouse of an attorney. Highly respected by the Judges and legal community, I can say after working with her directly that she is someone I would want by my side if I had to face a Judge. Extremely analytical and thoughtful, well informed, knows the law, and empathetic and caring with clients to boot."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jesse is a well-respected immigration attorney in Arizona. Her reputation precedes her as someone who works tirelessly for her clients, and is willing to go the extra mile for clients with complex and compelling immigration cases. Just as important, she possesses empathy for her clients who have come from difficult personal circumstances. She's an excellent attorney and I wholeheartedly recommend her."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is the best immigration lawyer in Tucson!"
Immigration Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.Ms. Evans-Schroeder is a very experienced and knowledgeable immigration attorney. She is both competent and creative, going the extra mile for her clients to help them with their imigration problems. She is also highly ethical. Her diligence and integrity assure that her clients get their money's worth."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jesse is a relentless advocate for her clients, and I strongly recommend her and the rest of the team at the Law Office of Matthew Green. This is the best criminal/immigration law firm in Southern Arizona."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I heartily endorse Jesse. She is one of the best immigration lawyers around. Very knowledgeable, and brilliant. I have seen Jesse in action in court and with her clients. Any client would be lucky to have her. She fights aggressively for her clients, and gets them solid results. If I needed an immigration lawyer, Jesse is my go to person! She is a terrific lawyer!"
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