Throughout her career, Abogada Jessica Piedra has fought fiercely for immigrant youth. After years of meetings, she convinced public universities in Missouri to admit DACA students. She then also persuaded the Missouri Department of Education to open scholarships to the immigrant students. Unfortunately, lawmakers have rolled back some of that progress. Jessica continues to work on this issue and to assist immigrant youth to achieve their college dreams.

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Gala Speech

Reconocimiento Ohtli - Jessica Claire Piedra Certification

Ohtli Award 2014

Mexican Consultate of Kansas City

This recognition is given to persons who have dedicated the a major part of their lives and professional activities to “open pathways” in the exterior, so that the younger generation of Mexicans that follows finds a path relatively easier to tread.


Missouri Lawyers - Jessica Piedra

Up & Coming Pro Bono
Attorney of the Year

Missouri Lawyers Weekly

Winners are selected based on their
demonstration of excellence and their
potential to make a difference in the
legal profession and their communities.
In addition to the general Up & amp;
Coming category, lawyers are
recognized in special categories. Jessica
was awarded the sole Pro Bono Award
– Recognizing an extraordinary pro
bono project led by an early-career


Jessica Piedra's Award
Humanitarian of the Year 2013

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of KC

The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
choses one community member each
year that exemplifies the legacy of
Carlos F. Cortes in service to the
community. It is an honor to be in
the company of servant leaders in the
Hispanic Community.


Advance Parole