North Kansas City Office

Roger K. McCrummen

Managing Partner   |   North Kansas City Office   |   View Full Bio

Roger began his legal career in 1982 in New York City, upon graduation with an advanced law degree (LL.M. - International Legal Studies) from the prestigious New York University School of Law in New York City. He practiced for a number of years as a Business Transactional Attorney with firms in New York City until he moved to Kansas City with his family in 1992.

Since coming to Kansas City, Mr. McCrummen's practice has focused on Federal Immigration Law and representing businesses and individuals in their Immigration needs. He has served three times as the Chair of the Missouri/Kansas Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), including service on the national Board of Governors of AILA, which is the nation's premier immigration bar association.

Gail A. Goeke

Partner   |   North Kansas City Office   |   View Full Bio

Gail A. Goeke has practiced immigration law since 1998, advising businesses on immigration law compliance and employment of foreign workers and assisting individuals obtain naturalization and immigration benefits. Gail has wide experience guiding employers of foreign national executives, managers, professionals, and other workers in a variety of businesses and fields. She has successfully obtained temporary and permanent labor certifications, as well as national interest waivers, extraordinary ability alien, outstanding researcher and multi-national manager immigrant cases.

Donald Balla

Associate   |   North Kansas City Office   |   View Full Bio

Donald Balla began doing immigration work in 1995. While earning his living as a Professor of Accounting, Business, Economics and Law at John Brown University, Professor Balla performed pro bono legal services for those in the Hispanic community who could not afford legal help. His clients paid him extravagantly with tamales, pupusas and curtido, which he often found hanging from his doorknob. Once he received 90 eggs!

Andrea C. Martinez

Associate   |   North Kansas City Office   |   View Full Bio

Prior to entering private practice, Andrea served as a federal judicial law clerk to the Honorable Eric G. Bruggink at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C. During law school she was a summer law clerk to the U.S. Department of Justice's Arlington Immigration Court. Andrea also worked in Guatemala assisting in the prosecution of child sex offenders.

Andrea is fluent in Spanish. She is a member of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, Andrea has been selected by the Kansas City Star to write articles on international and immigration law for the MIdwest Voices column.

Zoe Naylor

Associate   |   North Kansas City Office   |   View Full Bio

Zoe Naylor became a partner in the Balla & Naylor Law Firm, LLC in 2014. Ms. Naylor handles a diverse range of cases from immigration law to minor criminal defense work. Ms. Naylor received her law degree from the University of Arkansas where she was enrolled in a dual Masters-J.D. program with an emphasis on International Law. Ms. Naylor taught large undergraduate American National Government classes while obtaining her degrees, and continues teaching at the University of Arkansas alongside her practice. Originally from Australia, Ms. Naylor's parents used the McCrummen firm when immigrating to the United States, and Zoe has in turn wanted to help other migrants call the United States home.

Susan Song

Associate   |   North Kansas City Office   |   View Full Bio

Susan Song joined the firm in 2014 as an Associate Attorney. Ms. Song concentrates her practice on business immigration issues, including employer compliance and individual employment based immigration. She also counsels Chinese companies investing in the United States and helps with their employees' immigration visas.

Valerie K. Sprout

Associate   |   North Kansas City Office   |   View Full Bio

Valerie K. Sprout is a 2011 graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. 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.

Valerie is highly proficient in Spanish. She has traveled to Costa Rica, Mexico, and Spain. While in law school, she worked as a law clerk on a variety of immigration cases including asylum, cancelation of removal, marriage based petitions, and fiancÚ visas.