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Yasmin Herdoiza began her career as an Assistant Public Defender in the State of Missouri and transitioned into owning her own solo practice where she has litigated in both civil and criminal matters. A central theme in her work as an attorney has, and continues to be, zealous advocacy for her clients. Yasmin strives to make her clients feel informed and educated about their cases and therefore more secure throughout the process. Her experience presenting arguments in trial court settings and negotiating with opposing counsel in both criminal and civil matters has enabled her to think creatively about legal issues and resolve legal matters in an efficient manner.

Yasmin is a graduate of the University of Kansas (B.A.s, 2017) where she received two Bachelors of Art in Spanish and Psychology and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law (J.D., 2021). While in law school, Yasmin participated and led a number of student organizations and was a member of the Journal of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (JAAML). As part of her membership with JAAML, she was given the opportunity to publish a comment on the authentication of digital evidence. Throughout law school, Yasmin worked for civil litigation firms and interned at the public defender’s office where she gained experience in discovery review, motion writing, legal research, and trial preparation.

In her free time, Yasmin enjoys spending time with her family and friends (particularly her grandmother), cooking, trying new foods and restaurants, and traveling around the world. So far, her most memorable travel experience has been at the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador


  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law (J.D., 2021)
    • Member of the Journal of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
    • President of the Latino Law Student Association
    • American Bar Association Student Representative
    • Diversity and Inclusion Chair of the Student Bar Association
    • Diverse Student Coalition Co-Chair
  • University of Kansas (B.A.s, 2017)

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas

Bar Jurisdictions

  • Missouri, 2021
  • Kansas, 2022

Professional Memberships/Community Involvement

  • Board of Directors – Hispanic Bar Association of Greater Kansas City
  • Miracle of Innocence
  • Advisor for the Diverse Student Coalition
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

Publications & Presentations

  • Herdoiza, Yasmin (2020) Comment, AN OVERVIEW OF AUTHENTICATION METHODS FOR SOCIAL MEDIA EVIDENCE. American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 33. 199-224 (2020).


  • Ralph S. Latshaw Award  – UMKC School of Law
  • Pro Bono Honors –  UMKC School of Law
  • Featured in Res Ipsa Magazine Article “From Classes to Practice” (2021)