Working for your family
and our community
Attorney Jessica Piedra has more than 15 years of experience in assisting immigrants in their legal journey. She began while still in high school, helping to start the first English classes in Johnson County. She then went to college in Chicago, Illinois at DePaul University where she studied Sociology and Spanish.
She finished her degree at the Universidad Autonoma deYucatan, Mexico. When she came back to Kansas City, she started working in an immigration law office as a legal assistant and in the immigrant community as an organizer for civil rights. She then attended the University of Missouri - Kansas City law school. She continued working in immigration law and in civil rights, receiving the Del Corazon award for her work in the community.
While in law school, the law changed and she was able to start the process for her then-undocumented husband. The time came for his appointment in Ciudad Juarez. Her family prepared for what they thought would be a four-month separation from his wife and two small children. It was not until eleven months later that their waiver was finally approved and he could return to the family.
Jessica graduated from UMKC in 2008 and began working for Legal Aid of Western Missouri helping immigrants with their tax issues. Later, she returned to immigration law and then launched her own firm in April 2016.
We handle family-based immigration cases. Attorney Jessica Piedra has been through the immigration process with her own family and understands your journey. She has been a leader in fighting for immigrant rights and for immigration reform.
Our firm is committed to serving your family with a fully bilingual staff and accessible payment plans.
Call us today at 816-895- 6363 to see how we can help you. Attorney Jessica Piedra will spend an entire hour with you explaining your options and the costs involved.
Our consultation appointment costs only $50.00 whether it is in our office or on the phone.
We can help you with:
-Adjustment of Status
-Waivers of ten-year- bar
-Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
-Deferred Action for parents of disabled children
-Renewal of Permanent Resident Card
-Removal of Conditions
-U Visa (Victims of Crime)
-Domestic Violence Visa –VAWA
-Options for military families
-Work Permit renewals
-Other immigration matters
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.
Ohtli Award 2014
Mexican Consulate of Kansas City
Up & Coming Pro Bono Attorney of the Year 2014
Missouri Lawyers Weekly
Humanitarian of the Year 2013
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of KC
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 ofMexicans that follows finds a path relatively easier to tread.
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 professional.
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.