Toni Hays Blackwood: Lawyer with Husch Blackwell LLP

Toni Hays Blackwood

Senior Counsel
Kansas City,  MO  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Technology
  • Manufacturing & Transportation
  • Manufacturing
  • Immigration
Contact InfoTelephone: 816.983.8152
Fax: 816.983.8080
University University of Missouri - Kansas City, B.A., Philosophy, with distinction, 1983; Order of the Barrister
Law SchoolUniversity of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law, J.D., with distinction, 1986; UMKC Law Review, Managing Editor, 1985-1986
Admitted1986, Missouri; 1986, U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri; 1992, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit; 1992, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; 1996, U.S. District Court, District of Kansas

Professional Associations and Memberships

The Missouri Bar

•American Immigration Lawyers Association


As an integral part of the firm's immigration practice, Toni has practiced in the business immigration field since 1990. She represents a wide range of employers in obtaining and maintaining employment-authorized U.S. immigration status for their foreign national employees, both as temporary employees for a period of months or years and on a permanent basis. She advises employers on workplace compliance matters, from the proper completion and maintenance of Form I-9 and designing complete compliance systems, to company participation in E-Verify.

Toni has represented employers in compliance audits and investigations by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency and has defended clients in the investigation of charges of discrimination by the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices within the U.S. Department of Justice. She also represents clients before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Department of Labor, the Department of State, and other federal agencies.

Civic Involvement
•Legal Aid of Western Missouri Inc., Board of Trustees, 1995-present; President, 1998-1999

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7.22.09 Mid-Year Immigration Compliance Update
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Office Information

Toni Hays Blackwood

4801 Main Street, Suite 1000
Kansas CityMO 64112


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