Director of Immigration Litigation
Jesse Evans-Schroeder is an experienced attorney committed to defending the rights of immigrants.
A graduate of the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, Ms. Evans-Schroeder gained experience in immigration law through work with the law college's immigration clinic, as well as with the Asylum Project of Southern Arizona, the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project, and Southern Arizona Legal Aid's immigration unit.
After law school, Ms. Evans-Schroeder began to work at the Law Offices of Matthew H. Green where she has continued her immigration practice. Ms. Evans-Schroeder has a particular expertise in deportation defense. She represents both detained and non-detained individuals in removal proceedings throughout Arizona, and deals with the intersection of criminal and immigration law on a daily basis. She is an experienced asylum attorney, and an advocate for those victims of domestic violence and other serious crimes who are eligible for certain immigration benefits. Ms. Evans-Schroeder also has a range of experience praticing at the Board of Immigration Appeals, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco, California.
A long history as an advocate for women, children, and families led Ms. Evans-Schroeder to the practice of law, and to the practice of immigration in particular. She treats her clients with dignity and respect while providing strong advocacy as they face the challenges of the U.S. immigration system. Ms. Evans-Schroeder has participated in and helped coordinate a number of public service events related to immigration law, including workshops and fairs for Naturalization and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). She also has considerable experience in U Visa and Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) advocacy.
Areas of Practice
- 100% Immigration
- 75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
- Arizona, 2009
- U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2012
The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, Tucson, Arizona
- J.D. - 2008
- Honors: With Honors
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona
- B.A. (Summa Cum Laude) - 1997
- Major: History/Women's Studies
Honors and Awards
- Council on Legal Education Opportunity Scholar Award in Refugee Law
- James E. Rogers College of Law Award in Oral Advocacy
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Arizona State Bar Assocation, Member, 2009 - 2012
- Pima County Bar Association, Member, 2009 - 2012
Past Employment Positions
- William E. Morris Institute for Justice, Law Clerk, 2007 - 2008
- Tucson Municipal Court, Law Clerk, 2006
Pro Bono Activities
- Volunteer Supervising Attorney-Mi Familia Vota , 2011 - 2012
- Volunteer Supervising Attorney-University of Arizona Child and Family Law Clinic, 2011 - 2012
- English (Primary)