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Jesse Evans-Schroeder


Director of 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 practicing at the Board of Immigration Appeals, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco, California, and the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona. She has successfully sued the U.S. government in a variety of immigration matters, on behalf of her clients. 

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

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% Devoted to Litigation 

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, 2009
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2012
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 2016


  • 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
  • Top Pro Bono Attorney, Arizona State Bar, 2013
  • Invited Speaker, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Annual Conference, 2018
  • Invited Speaker, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Annual Convening, 2018 

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Arizona State Bar Association, Member, 2009 - Present
  • Pima County Bar Association, Member, 2009 - Present
  • National Immigration Project, Member, 2009- Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2009 - Present

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
  • Volunteer Supervising Attorney, University of Arizona Immigration Law Clinic, 2011- 2017


  • English 
  • Spanish


  • EXCELLENT Deportation Defense Attorney

    In the last five years, Jesse and her colleagues at the Law Offices of Matthew Green have consistently handled the highest number of pro bono immigration cases for the Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights project. Jess is responsive, smart, zealous, and caring. I highly recommend her to anyone who...
  • Really Helpful!

    Jesse did a great job on helping me apply for deferred action . Got my work permit in less than a month with out any problems. Always updated me on the status of my case . she also has reasonable fees. Will be hiring her services again in the future.
  • Absolutely Great!

    Over the course of my case and my meetings with Jesse I have to say she did an outstanding job on my case. She was so secure that I was going to be satisfied with the end result of the case and sure enough I was. I definitely recommend her to anyone out there looking for a great lawyer.
  • Professional, Knowledgeable and Trustworthy

    Jesse is very knowledgeable and stands her ground for each and every one of her clients. She has always remained professional in the courtroom, and meets you (as the client) face to face on a personal level. She shows great compassion for her career and the people she helps on a daily basis. I ha...