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Jason Spangehl

Jason Spangehl

Spangehl Higher Education Associates
  • Immigration Law, Education Law
  • Executive Office for Immigration Review, Illinois
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Jason Spangehl is a Principal and Executive Consultant at Spangehl Higher Education Associates, and an Immigration Attorney at the Law Office of Jason Spangehl.

Since admission to the bar in 2010, Jason has combined and applied expertise in higher education, law, and advocacy in his consulting and legal practices. He has nineteen years of experience in education at every level from elementary through post-secondary. His immigration practice in Urbana-Champaign has addressed the needs of one of the fastest growing immigrant academic communities in the US for the last eight years.

Jason brings a unique perspective to his work: developed though his broad experience as an administrator for major for profit institutions, a language teacher for elementary, secondary, and post-secondary students in South Korea, and Law School instructor, an and refined through the effective application of continous quality improvement principles and evidence-based argumentation.

Spangehl Higher Education Associates' mission is to enhance the foundations of quality for higher education - organization, policy, processes, and assessment - that enable success. As a Higher Education Executive Consultant Jason has advised leadership at diverse institutions to improve, assess, and demonstrate educational quality. He provides management services to achieve initial accreditation, reaffirmation, and removal of sanctions. He provides expert guidance for board governance, policy and process design, KPI-based operational evaluation, and student learning assessment.

The Law Office of Jason Spangehl ensures access to high quality immigration advocacy. As an Attorney, Jason focuses on cases demanding a strong narrative and persuasive evidence. This includes petitions based on marriage, ability, and national interest, visas and resident adjustment, and inadmissibility waivers. He is admitted to practice by the Supreme Court of Illinois and the Executive Office for Immigration Review.

University of Illinois College of Law
J.D. (2010) | Law
Honors: Executive Editor, Frederick Green Moot Court Associate Editor, Elder Law Journal
Gustavus Adolphus College
B.A. (1998) | Political Science and Philosophy
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.
Professional Associations
American Immigration Lawyers Association
- Current
American Immigration Lawyers Association Chicago Chapter
- Current
American Bar Association
- Current
Illinois State Bar Association
- Current
Champaiogn County Bar Association
- Current
State Bar of Illinois # 6304053
- Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Executive Office for Immigration Review
Supreme Court of Illinois
ID Number: 630453
  • 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.
Practice Areas
  • Immigration Law
  • Education Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Higher Education Accreditation
  • Board Governance
  • English: Spoken, Written
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Law Office of Jason Spangehl
302 West Hill Street
Suite 104
Champaign, IL 61820
Cell: (217) 552-6114