Lisa McBee, born in Azle, Texas in the early 1960’s, is the first-born daughter of retired high school teachers. Lisa began her life with her parents in the nurturing home of her godly great-grandmother, a retired school teacher and postmaster, a woman with a gracious, kind and noble heart.
Lisa’s great-grandmother became the first exemplification of the ultimate Christian role model for Lisa, teaching, by example, the purity of love and godly kindness to all who crossed her path. She taught Lisa the beauty of seeing the “good” in others, as well as provided a beautiful model on how one should genuinely and selflessly love and be kind to others.
Lisa’s lovely parents were also beautiful role models, epitomizing patience, dedication, tolerance and love towards Lisa and her three sisters. They relocated to Corpus Christi, Texas in 1964, when her father took his second coaching position. Her parents raised her in the Southern Baptist churches of Texas. At age 11, during one of “Brother Bob’s” beautiful sermons, the Holy Spirit came down strongly upon Lisa and led her, without her parents even knowing it, down the long aisle, by herself, to the invitation altar, where shaking and crying, she confessed Christ as her personal savior and accepted Christ in her life. Of course, it was the most pivotal moment of her entire life.
The family lived an idyllic life on an ocean canal until Lisa’s senior year in high school, when the family relocated to Durant, Oklahoma. Following high school graduation, Lisa moved back to Texas, although this time she lived in North Texas. She had her first child, a daughter, in the mid-1980s. After the birth of her second child, a son, in the late 1980’s, she relocated to the Kansas City, Missouri area where she continues to reside.
Lisa obtained her Bachelor’s degree in History, with an emphasis in American and Middle Eastern History from the University of Kansas in 1992. She began to work as an immigration paralegal soon after with a boss and mentor who encouraged her to apply and go to law school. She went back to school in 2002, when her youngest son was only 5 years old, and graduated with her degree in Law (JD) from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Admitted as a member of the Bar in Missouri, Lisa exclusively practices employment and family-based immigration law. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the MO/KS chapter of AILA, and the American Bar Association (ABA). The federal nature of immigration laws allows her to represent clients all over the United States and abroad. She has successfully represented immigration clients in almost every state in the US.
Her professional passion is helping others, many of whom are downtrodden and oppressed, to navigate and find pathways through our nation’s complex immigration laws. Her civic passions include: children, human/civil rights, access to education and healthcare, disaster/humanitarian relief, and poverty alleviation.
Lisa has a wonderful, godly husband, who is her best friend, as well as three children, two step-children and two young grandchildren. She also has a beautiful dog, Teddy, who is a German Shepherd mix.