Jason began his law practice in Denison, Iowa in 2000, where he was initially introduced to the issues relating to immigration law. He is fluent in Spanish (reading, writing, and speaking) which he learned while serving as a missionary in Spain. Jason began his practice in Denison primarily handling agricultural, civil and criminal matters.
Jason obtained his Master of Law degree prior to beginning his practice. Through this education he was exposed to the vastness of federal administrative law. Much of immigration law is based on federal administrative law. So when he began to study immigration law in earnest, he was able to effectively and efficiently identify critical areas of immigration law. In addition, Jason believed it was important to learn from others. He attended as many seminars and classes as were available. He read the statutes, code of federal regulations, and many other books relating to immigration law. He interviewed immigration practitioners, Department of Homeland Security attorneys, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration officers, and immigration judges in an effort to learn all he could about immigration law.
Jason has been an adjunct professor of immigration law at Metro Community College's paralegal program. He has been a speaker for immigration issues at Continuing Legal Education seminars.
Jason is also the co-owner of Nebraska’s only U.S.-CIS approved Regional Center. He represented NuNebraska Regional Center, before U.S.-CIS, from its creation to the present.
- Family Immigration (all aspects)
- Business Immigration
- H1-B, E, and L Visas
- EB-5 Investor Visas
- I-9 Enforcement
- Removal Defense (all aspects)
- Including Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA)
- Circuit Court of Appeals
- Criminal Defense (primarily Iowa and federal, consult with attorneys in other states for immigration consequences)
- Deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA)
- Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
- Work permits
BS Brigham Young University, Provo, UT -- 1994
MBA Drake University, Des Moines, IA – 1999
JD Drake University, Des Moines, IA – 1999
LLM (Agricultural Law) University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR -- 2000
Iowa State Bar – April, 2000
U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa
8th Circuit Court of Appeals 2008
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
Board Member, Latino Center of the Midlands – 2005-2009
Scout Master Troop 335, Mid-America Council Boy Scouts of America – 2007-2014
Publications and Presentations
The Iowa State Bar Association, Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions, 2008
PERM Basics, Annual Iowa/Nebraska AILA Conference, 2015
Jason loves carpentry, auto restoration, and being outdoors. He loves the art of bush craft. He is a black belt in Taekwondo and practices Krav Maga. He is the proud father of six (6) children.