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Mira Mdivani


Mdivani, MiraPractice areas: Corporate immigration law/compliance, Visas for international personnel

Law School: University of Missouri-Kansas City


From the Kansas Bar Association’s Outstanding Service Award to being named a business practitioner of the year by Missouri Lawyers Media, Mira Mdivani has racked up an impressive list of recognitions. She’s won the Pro Bono Publico Award from the Law Foundation of her alma mater UMKC and been named a “Woman of Influence” by Midwest CEO Magazine.

But Mdivani, who sits on the boards of governors for both the Missouri and Kansas bar associations, lists her greatest accomplishment this year as training a young colleague to handle an internal I-9 audit for a client. She is also a mentor in the Connections program and chair of the Practice Development Group which mentors female attorneys.

“Mira has formally and informally mentored scores of young attorneys since her graduation from law school,” writes one nominator noting her help with everything from firm management strategy to social media. “She is extraordinarily generous with her personal time and has devoted countless days and hours to mentoring primarily new female attorneys in their practices.”

What advice do you have for young lawyers?

Be curious, spend a lot of time deciding what you really want long-term, and don’t be afraid to have egg on your face while trying.

If you hadn’t become a lawyer, what profession would you have chosen?