Meet our team

                                                                                                  Jason Spangehl 

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
Flavio Jimenez 

Flavio Jimenez is a dedicated legal professional currently working at the Law Office of Jason Spanghel. He is a rising 3L (third-year law student) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Law School, where he is pursuing his Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree. Flavio's deep-rooted passion for immigration issues stems from his personal background, as his parents hail from El Salvador. 

With a profound understanding of the challenges faced by immigrant communities, Flavio has dedicated his academic and professional pursuits to advocate for fair and just immigration policies. Through his coursework and extracurricular activities at UIUC Law, he has developed a comprehensive knowledge of immigration law and its impact on individuals and families. 

During his time at the Law Office of Jason Spanghel, Flavio actively contributes to the team's efforts in assisting clients with various immigration matters. He is known for his meticulous attention to detail, strong research skills, and compassionate approach when working with clients. Flavio understands the complex and often emotionally charged nature of immigration cases and strives to provide effective legal representation and support.

In addition to his work at the law office, Flavio engages in community outreach initiatives, volunteering his time to provide pro bono assistance to underserved immigrant populations. He believes in promoting social justice and equality through legal advocacy and strives to make a positive impact in the lives of those affected by immigration challenges. 

Flavio Jimenez's commitment to immigration issues, fueled by his personal experiences and academic pursuits, positions him as a compassionate advocate dedicated to empowering immigrant communities and promoting fairness within the legal system.