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Jason Spangehl

Jason Spangehl

Law Office of Jason Spangehl
  • Immigration Law, Education Law
  • Executive Office for Immigration Review, Illinois
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Jason Spangehl is the Principal Attorney at the Law Office of Jason Spangehl in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois. For nine years this practice has exclusively addressed immigration law in one of the fastest growing immigrant academic communities in the United States.

Jason brings nineteen years of experience in education at every level from elementary through post-secondary to his practice, including broad experience as an instructor at the elementary, secondary, and post-secondary levels, as a college administrator. He also works as executive consultant to senior administrators and governing boards at Universities across the country through his separate consulting practice, Spangehl Higher Education Associates.

The Law Office of Jason Spangehl ensures access to high quality immigrant advocacy in downstate Illinois. Representation focuses on evidence-based argumentation, supporting applications for immigration benefits with a strong narrative and persuasive documentation. These include:

- Petitions based on marriage, employment, ability, or national interest
- Applications for permanent residency and removal of resident conditions
- Applications for immigrant and nonimmigrant visas
- Waivers of inadmissibility
- Applications for naturalization
- Demonstration of financial support to prevent public charge denials
- Responding effectively to Requests for Evidence, Notices of Intent to Deny
- Briefs and Motions to the Board of Immigration Appeals

The practice has an impeccable record of success in original filings and has acheived impressive results rehabilitating defective pro se cases.

Jason is admitted to practice by the Supreme Court of Illinois and the Executive Office for Immigration Review. He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Champaign County Bar Association. He received his JD degree cum laude from the College of Law at the University of Illinois Urbana-Ch

Practice Areas
Immigration Law
Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
Education Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Higher Education Accreditation
  • Board Governance
  • Free Consultation
    I provide free initial case evaluation or consultation by phone. For immigration legal clients, I review case history, identify potential pathways, and direct the collection of documents necessary for a more thorough case evaluation. I charge for a full evaluation, but apply those fees toward any representation agreement, for which I offer a flat fee. For potential consulting clients, both institutions and investors, I do not charge for initial discussions about concerns, goals, and pathways leading to a formal contract proposal.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    I provide a flat rate for every case based on the initial case analysis. I post standard rates for most immigration case types, however complicating factors can increase the cost. I provide a written fee agreement outlining the scope of representation. My agreement clearly specifies all expense for which you may be responsible. I accept payment through cash, check, Venmo, Zelle, and direct bank transfer.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Executive Office for Immigration Review
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Supreme Court of Illinois
ID Number: 630453
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Principal & Higher Education Executive Consultant
Spangehl Higher Education Associates
- Current
Manages relationships with University clients to achieve accreditation and institutional improvement objectives. Provides executive and board-level consulting on organizational structure and governance, policy development, and strategic planning. Supervises and coordinates provision of direct assistance services to conduct self-studies, prepare and review accreditation reports and applications (eligibility, candidacy, reaffirmation, and substantive change), and respond to adverse action and sanctions.
Immigration Attorney
Law Office of Jason Spangehl
- Current
Provides comprehensive legal expertise in immigration matters. Develops petitions based on family relationships, extraordinary ability, national interest, and investment. Prepares applications for work authorization, visas, adjustment of status, removal of conditions, naturalization, and waivers. Provides advocacy for removal proceedings (Immigration Court), appeals (Board of Immigration Appeals), and writs of mandamus (Federal Court).
Senior Associate, Higher Education Consultant
Plexus International
Works with institutions of higher education to achieve and demonstrate high quality standards. Provides start to finish coverage of the accreditation process for all federally recognized accrediting agencies. Focuses on preparing institutions for accreditation eligibility and candidacy, managing self-study processes, preparing change requests and assurance arguments, and advocating against adverse accreditation decisions. Provides executive and board-level consulting on accreditation and compliance requirements and institutional quality improvement initiatives.
University of Illinois College of Law
J.D. (2010) | Law
Honors: Executive Editor, Frederick Green Moot Court Associate Editor, Elder Law Journal
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Gustavus Adolphus College
B.A. (1998) | Political Science and Philosophy
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Professional Associations
American Immigration Lawyers Association
- Current
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American Immigration Lawyers Association Chicago Chapter
- Current
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American Bar Association
- Current
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Illinois State Bar Association
- Current
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Champaiogn County Bar Association
- Current
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State Bar of Illinois  # 6304053
- Current
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Contact & Map
Law Office of Jason Spangehl
302 West Hill Street
Suite 104
Champaign, IL 61820
Cell: (217) 552-6114