Leon Versfeld

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Immigration Attorney in Kansas City, MO

Versfeld & Hugo, LLC
 | 4740 Grand Boulevard, Suite 200
Kansas City, MO 64112
Phone: 816-891-8600
Fax: 816-505-0194
Selected to Rising Stars: 2008 - 2015
Practice Areas:
  • Immigration: Business (80%),
  • International (20%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Dutch
Attorney Profile

Leon Versfeld is the managing member of the global immigration firm of Versfeld & Hugo, LLC. Mr. Versfeld represents a variety of small and Fortune Companies both nationally and internationally, and provides counsel to human relations departments on the hiring of foreign national workers, executives and specialized workers. These issues can also expand into the areas of immigration matters relating to mergers and acquisitions, company formation and immigration employment compliance.

In addition to the business aspect of his practice, Mr. Versfeld has also represented various athletes and researchers with extraordinary abilities in their cases involving immigration to the United States. He is frequently requested to lecture on the subject of U.S. immigration both nationally and internationally. His firm is located in Kansas City, Missouri.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Immigration (80%): Naturalization & Citizenship

International (20%)

Focus Areas

Naturalization & Citizenship


top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 8 years

Rising Stars: 2008 - 2015

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About Leon Versfeld

Admitted: 2003, Missouri

Professional Webpage: http://versfeldlaw.com/about-our-firm/leon-versfeld/


  • An AV® certification mark is a significant rating accomplishment - a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence., AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale Hubble, 2011
  • Missouri's Top Attorneys under the age of 39., Up and Coming Lawyer, Missouri Lawyers Weekly, 2008
  • An honor bestowed upon an individual whose exemplary efforts produced outstanding CLE programs for the Bar., Outstanding CLE Contributor, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, 2007
  • Delta Motor Corporation (Pty.) Ltd.: Full Scholarship
  • Kansas City's best lawyers as chosen by a jury of their peers, 2007 - 2008, Best of the Bar, Kansas City Business Journal

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Roll of Solicitors for England and Wales, 2009
  • Advocate/Barrister of the High Court of South Africa, 1999

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • England, 2009
  • Missouri, 2003
  • U.S. District Court District of Kansas
  • South Africa
  • Member, Serve on the Board of various Charitable Organizations in Kansas City
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Graduate of 3rd Annual Greater Kansas City Bar Leadership Academy 2005/6
  • Member -Inns of Court, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Division II, 2004/5
  • Member, American Immigration Lawyer's Association (AILA)
  • Chair, International Law Committee, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, 2006/07 & 2008/09
  • Member, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (KCMBA)
  • Graduate of Inns of Court (KCMBA)
  • Member of the Center for International Legal Studies (Salzburg, Austria)

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Expert Witness on International adoption matter (South Africa), 2008
  • Board of Directors  - Truman Medical Center's Young Charitable foundation: TruFriends; Represented a variety of Immigrants who where victims of violence and abuse.

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Presenter: "Immigration Compliance & Avoiding Liability", 2009
  • Co-Presenter: "How to Prepare Your Company for an ICE Raid" 22nd Annual Corporate House Counsel Institute, 2008
  • Moderator: "What You Need to Know When Representing Foreign Nationals in Criminal Matters", 2008
  • Moderator: "The I-9 Makeover: Compliance without Discrimination in an Elevated Enforcement Environment", 2008
  • Co-Presenter: "US Immigration Compliance" 21st Annual Corporate Counsel, 2007
  • Moderator: "International Law Continuing Legal Education" Rome, Italy, 2008
  • Presenter: "United States Immigration" Pilanesberg, South Africa, 2008
  • Co-Presenter: "International Business Immigration" Sydney, Australia, 2007
  • Presenter: "Hiring of Foreign National Workers in the USA" Salzburg, Austria, 2007
  • Presenter: "USA Immigration: Business & Investment" Shanghai/Beijing, China, 2006
  • Author, Chapter 23, "Immigration and Naturalization Practice," Missouri Administrative Law, Fourth Edition, Vol. II, published by The Missouri Bar, 2009

Representative Clients:

  • Expert Witness on Immigration Compliance in the matter of Marvin Davis vs. Gene Fritzel Construction Co., Inc., et al., 2008
  • International Adoption Matter (South Africa), 2008

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Best of the Bar in the area of Immigration Law by the Kansas City Business Journal, 2009
  • Best of the Bar in the area of Immigration Law by the Kansas City Business Journal , 2008
  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly's Up and Coming Lawyers, 2008
  • Best of the Bar in the area of Immigration Law by the Kansas City Business Journal , 2007
  • Recipient of Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association's 2007 Outstanding CLE Contributor Award., 2007


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Educational Background:

  • University of Pretoria, South Africa, LLB, 1998
  • University of Pretoria, South Africa, B.L.C., 1996
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Office Location for Leon Versfeld

4740 Grand Boulevard
Suite 200
Kansas City, MO 64112

Phone: 816-891-8600

Fax: 816-505-0194


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Last Updated: 12/7/2017

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