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Rekha Sharma-Crawford

Sharma-Crawford Attrorneys at Law

Rekha Sharma-Crawford is a founding partner of Sharma-Crawford Attorneys at Law in Kansas City, MO. Known for aggressive and creative litigation strategies, she devotes her practice to representing clients in complex immigration matters including appeals and federal litigation. Rekha is the firm’s Q – the inventive legal mind who crafts novel legal arguments to use in representing non-citizens (think legal laser watch). In recognition of her courage in the face of adversity, she was awarded the Kansas Bar Association’s 2018 Courageous Attorney Award. Rekha speaks frequently, both locally and nationally, on a variety of immigration issues, and she serves on the Board of Governors for the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Her firm also has contracts with the Kansas State Board of Indigents’ Defense Service and the Missouri State Public Defender, though which Rekha regularly consults with criminal defense attorneys on pending cases with immigration implications. In 2012, she and her law partner and husband, recognizing the enormous gap in competent, indigent legal representation, opened the first nonprofit legal clinic dedicated solely to providing low-fee and pro bono representation those in removal proceedings in the Kansas City Immigration Court. Prior to founding Sharma-Crawford Attorneys at Law in 2003, Rekha spent several years working as an assistant district attorney in Sedgwick County and Douglas County, Kansas.