Our Team

At Martinez Immigration Law, we believe that immigrants deserve high quality, honest legal representation. We view the practice of law as a calling to serve our clients. We zealously advocate for the rights of our clients and seek to find creative solutions to our clients’ needs. We understand the importance of the immigration process because we have family members who have gone through it as well. At Martinez Immigration Law, we value you and will honor the uniqueness of your case. And for those who prefer to speak in Spanish…hablamos español! Call or email our office today to schedule a consultation.

Attorneys

ANDREA C. MARTINEZ

Attorney Martinez’s work covers most aspects of immigration law, from family-based visas and naturalization to immigration court removal defense and humanitarian visas. Prior to entering private practice, Attorney Andrea Martinez served as a federal judicial law clerk to the Honorable Eric G. Bruggink at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C. Andrea also worked for nine months in Guatemala assisting in the prosecution of child sex offenders with non-profit organization International Justice Mission. During law school Andrea served as a summer law clerk to six immigration judges at the Arlington Immigration Court. Andrea is fluent in Spanish.

Education

  • J.D. American University Washington College of Law, 2007
  • B.A. Cross-Cultural Services, John Brown University, magna cum laude, 2004
  • A.S. Broadcasting, John Brown University, 2004


Awards and Distinctions

American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Missouri-Kansas (MO-KAN) Executive Committee

  • 2020-2021: Immediate Past Chair
  • 2019-2020: Chapter Chair
  • 2018-2019: Chair-Elect
  • 2017-2018: Vice Chair
  • 2016-2017: Secretary

MEGAN B. GALICIA

Megan joined Martinez Immigration Law in 2017, focusing her practice on family and humanitarian petitions and removal (deportation) defense. Megan is a former teacher who lived and taught in Texas and Mexico before returning to her hometown of Kansas City to fulfill her dream of becoming an immigration lawyer. Megan graduated with honors from the University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Law in 2016 and is a former editor of the UMKC Law Review. While in law school, she served as a judicial intern at the Kansas City Immigration Court. Megan is fluent in Spanish and is a frequent volunteer with the pro bono legal project at the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas. Megan helped launch a Kansas City organization that trains lawyers to provide free legal representation to detained immigrants in immigration court bond proceedings. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyer’s Association. (AILA).

Education

  • J.D. University of Missouri–Kansas City, magna cum laude, 2016
  • B.S. Mathematics/Philosophy/Spanish, Rockhurst University, 2000

Awards and Distinctions

  • Recipient of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Presidential Commendation – 2019

Team Members


Katrina Palazuelos Rico, Bilingual Legal Assistant


Helen Marroquin, Office Administrator


Claudia G.-Ortiz, Bilingual Receptionist


Iandra Garcia Vicioso, Bilingual Legal Assistant

Serving Immigrants With Excellence

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Immigration is one of the most complex areas of the law. The landscape of immigration policies has changed dramatically in recent years and is ever-changing. Martinez Immigration Law is here to help.

We believe in taking a client-centered approach, providing high-quality legal services with heart, and treating clients’ cases with the same level of detail and care with which we would treat members of our own families. From the moment you step inside our offices, you will notice the difference. We pride ourselves on giving honest legal advice and strive every day to fight for the best result in each case. At Martinez Immigration Law, your journey and goals matter to us. We look forward to serving you with excellence!

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Martinez Immigration Law
7000 NW Prairie View Road, Suite 260
Kansas City, MO 64151

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