Asylum Clinic Kansas City

2005 Swift Avenue 

North Kansas City, MO  64116

Telephone: (816) 695-8645  

Email: clare@asylumclinickc.org

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Roger McCrummen
Attorney, Founder and President of the Board of Directors

With over 30 years legal experience, including over 20 years as an immigration attorney, Roger K. McCrummen is the managing partner of the McCrummen Immigration Law Group. Although he has experience in family and humanitarian based immigration law, his primary focus is on employment based immigration law, including temporary work visas; employment based permanent residence; and employer compliance issues.

Clare Murphy Shaw
Attorney

Clare joined the McCrummen Immigration Law Group in 2017 as an associate attorney. Her practice is mainly focused on humanitarian-based applications, including asylum. She also manages the firms contract to represent children in the United States without a parent or guardian and who are facing deportation. Clare has an extensive background in non-profit work including attaining 501(c)(3) tax exempt status, writing by-laws, and establishing boards. She is an accomplished grant-writer and has submitted grants for a broad scope of community-based organizations. Clare is a 2005 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law and is fluent in Spanish.

Valerie K. Sprout
Attorney and Secretary of the Board of Directors 

Valerie joined the firm in 2011 after graduating from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. Her practice is focused on family based petitions, naturalization, asylum, representation in immigration court, and humanitarian based applications.  She is highly proficient in Spanish.  During law school, Valerie distinguished herself as a semi-finalist in the National Appellate Advocacy Competition in Brooklyn, New York and was Co-President of the Hispanic Law Student Association at UMKC. 

Carly McPeak
Attorney

Carly McPeak joined the firm in 2017 as an associate attorney. Her primary areas of focus are family and humanitarian-based immigration applications, including asylum, adjustment of status, naturalization, and consular processing. She previously worked at the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence (KCSDV), representing victims in humanitarian-based immigration cases.  In her work at KCSDV, Carly trained law enforcement, attorneys, and other professionals on issues pertaining to immigrant victims. Since joining the firm, she continues her advocacy for immigrants as a faculty member for the Kansas Academy for Victim Assistance (KAVA). 
Carly graduated from Washburn University School of Law in 2013 and is fluent in Spanish.