Kathleen E. Irish


Director of Immigration Practice

Kathleen Irish is an immigration attorney based in Kansas City, Missouri. After obtaining her law degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, she has practiced exclusively in the area of immigration law. Her practice is focused on family-based immigration, helping to build new families and keep existing families together. Having assisted clients all over the globe in securing U.S. visas and immigration status, Kathleen brings a wealth of experience that is uniquely tailored to the American cross border community.

She works with U.S. Citizen and permanent resident clients to bring their spouses, fiancees, parents, siblings, and children to live with them in the United States. She also helps foreign-born family members already present in the U.S. to stay legally. Kathleen consults with families undertaking international adoptions, as well as domestic adoptions involving foreign-born children and private domestic adoptions abroad. She is well versed in all matters related to international adoptions and can serve as your advocate through the complicated process.

Kathleen is a frequent speaker at Continuing Legal Education and training events for both immigration and non-immigration attorneys, as well as social workers and related professionals working with the immigrant community. She speaks regularly at events sponsored by the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

Contact our firm now to schedule a consultation with Kathleen.



Juris Doctor, cum laude, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, University of Kansas



Missouri Bar

Kansas Bar

American Immigration Lawyers Association

Association of Mother Immigration Attorneys

Rome District Chapter, American Immigration Lawyers Association

American Bar Association

Midwest Innocence Project, President, Next Generation Board



Family Immigration Update, UMKC Film and the Law (May 2017)

Fighting for the Vulnerable, American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference, (June 2016)

Sunshine Week Panel Discussion, National Records Center (March 2016)

International Adoptions Update, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Missouri-Kansas Chapter Event (July 2015)

Attorney’s Role at USCIS Interviews, American Immigration Lawyers Association New Members presentation (March 2014)

Immigration: Family & Children, Information for Non-Immigration Attorneys, Kansas Bar Association (May 2013)

Maintaining Permanent Residency, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Missouri-Kansas Chapter Event (April 2013)

Immigration Law Update, UMKC 8+4 CLE (June 2011)



Don’t Just Sit There! Attorney’s Role in USCIS Interviews, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin (Jan. 2015)