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ABOUT ATTORNEY

Prior to forming Wenell LLC, I collected a variety of experiences related to international, immigration, and family law services. Before law school, I worked in the international tax department of the big four accounting firm, KPMG LLP. At KPMG, I assisted multinational corporations with their tax filing and planning needs. After KPMG LLP, I took two temporary internships--at the U.S. Department of State. and Jewish Vocational Services of Kansas City At the Department of State, I worked in the U.S. Embassy in Rabat, Morocco. While there, I was able to see first-hand the process of foreigners seeking to come to the United States on various visas. While at the Jewish Vocational Services of Kansas City, I assisted their many refugee clients from among others Cuba, Iraq, Burma, Somalia and Congo in adapting to life in Kansas City (such as assisting clients learn how to ride the metro bus, apply for public benefits, and enroll their children in school). Working with those families was a worthwhile experience that cemented my interest in becoming an immigration and family law attorney.

 

During law school, I received the Dean's Service Award for my countless hours volunteering in legal aids including at Interfaith Legal Services for Immigrants (former board member), Volunteer Lawyers & Accountants for the Arts, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), Gateway Legal Services, and the Child and Family Defense Clinic.  A native of Warrensburg, Missouri, I now call the Holly Hills St. Louis neighborhood my home and Benton Park West my firm's location. As such, I have a good understanding of the needs of both urban and rural clients in Missouri. 

 

Professional Memberships

American Immigration Lawyer's Association, Women Lawyer's Association, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Lawyer's Association of St. Louis, and St. Louis County Bar Association, Mound City Bar Association.

 

Special Training

Guardian ad Litem for Missouri

 

 

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EDUCATION

Juris Doctoris in Law

Washington University in St. Louis

 

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

University of Central Missouri

 

BAR LICENSE

State of Missouri

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Wenell LLC handles matters related to Asylum & Refuge, Citizenship, Deferred Action, Deportation, Family Petitions, General Immigration Matter, Green Cards, Immigration Issues, Naturalization, Status Adjustment, Visas - Temporary/Permanent, and Work Visas

 

Wenell LLC handles matters related to Agency & Non-Agency Adoption, Same-Sex Adoption, International Adoption, Military & Overseas Adoption, Private Adoption, Rescinding the Adoption, Step-Parent & Relative Adoption, Surrogate Mother, Alimony, Annulment, Arbitration, Child Custody & Visitation, Child Support, Divorce, Equitable Distribution, Military Divorce, Prenuptial Agreement, Property Issues, Protection from Abuse, Separation, Spousal Support, Termination of Parental Rights, Child Abuse & Neglect, GuardianshipDomestic PartnershipsGeneral Family Law Matter, Harassment, Parental Responsibility, Paternity, Pre-Nuptial Agreements, Reproductive Law, Restraining Orders, and Visitation Rights.

 

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