Firm Overview

JSO is an immigration law firm. It provides comprehensive immigration services, including: Citizenship & Naturalization, Deportation Defense, Employment-Based Immigration, Family-Based Immigration, Humanitarian Benefits, Lawful Permanent Residence, and more.

Example cases

Common types of cases include Cancellation of Removal, TPS, I-130's, Adjustment of Status, Consular Processing, U Visas, and I-360s.

Main Office

Main
823 3rd Avenue
Suite 206
Seattle  WA  98104

Phone
  • (206) 307-8868
Fax
  • (206) 223-3617

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

No. JSO charges either $100 or $125 per consultation. The information provided in these consultations is valuable as is the attorney's time.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

We provide reasonable rates at a flat fee. The amount charged for a particular case depends on its complexity and the time and resources involved. Generally, deportation-defense cases cost the most. Consular processing cases, such as spousal immigrant visas coupled with unlawful presence waivers are in the middle. While basic family immigration services, such as straight forward adjustment of status cases and I-130's, are the most inexpensive.

Hourly Rates

JSO does not general charge hourly rates, but may do so if desired by the client.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. We are also open one Saturday per month.

Office Manager

Andrew Oliver

Emergency After Hours

No

Languages Spoken

All JSO staff speak Spanish. Other languages spoken at JSO include Portuguese, Hindi, and French.

Other Offices

  • Other Offices
    Kennewick Tacoma Yakima
    Other Offices

Is your firm willing to help a client with one discrete part of a case, without taking on the whole case?

Yes, as long as it makes sense in the particular situation, and neither the client nor JSO would be prejudiced by opting for such course of action.

What are your policies about dividing work within the firm to make the process most cost-effective for the client?

Any JSO attorney and staff member can work on a case. Cases are assigned to paralegals and attorneys based on availability, experience, and practice area. All associates have access to partners and more experienced attorneys whenever they may have a question regarding a specific case.

How frequently does your firm use mediation, arbitration, or collaborative law to resolve cases?

JSO engages in negotiations with ICE frequently to achieve desired results in removal-relief matters. Generally no other type of negotiation is necessary, though we stay in contact with USCIS, DOS, and CBP officials as appropriate.

Does your firm provide pro bono legal services or otherwise participate in your community?

Yes. However, JSO is careful to limit the provision of pro/low bono services to good cases where there is a genuine need of assistance.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

All JSO staff, including its attorneys, speak, read, and write Spanish. We are zealous in our advocacy and strive to be available to our clients.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

It is good for clients to be as educated as possible regarding their case. The attorneys and staff of JSO strive to keep our clients informed about their case, and are available to answer questions by phone, email, and in person.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

Yes. JSO attorneys can review documents prepared by clients, but will not file, nor assume responsibility for them, unless the client has retained JSO.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

Yes. JSO attorneys can coach clients who wish to represent themselves. JSO charges a fee for such services even though no JSO lawyer will be responsible to attend interviews or court hearings with the immigrant.

David Jakeman

David A. Jakeman, founding attorney of Jakeman Shaklee Oliver PS, has been interested in foreign cultures and languages since he was a young boy. That interest culminated in his decision to dedicate his legal career to immigration. In high school, David studied Spanish and German. After his graduation, he served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Mexico City and surrounding regions, where he grew to love the Mexican people and the Spanish language. After returning home from his mission he completed a Bachelor
License
  • Bar Number: 39332
    Washington , 2007

Jonathan Shaklee

Jonathan B. Shaklee is a graduate of Gonzaga University School of Law and was admitted to practice before the Washington State Supreme Court in November 2007. Prior to law school, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a minor in Spanish from Western Washington University.

Jon was born in Orange, California to an undocumented Mexican mother and a farm laborer father from Jalisco. Shortly after his birth, he was adopted and eventually moved with his family to southern Oregon. From a very young age, friends and acquaintances often questioned him about his adoption and ethnicity. These questions encouraged Jon to reflect on what it meant to be Chicano and how he could contribute to the immigrant community.

After high school, Jon completed a two year Spanish-speaking Mormon mission in Caracas, Venezuela and in various surrounding areas, including the island of Bonaire. Later, Jon also traveled to the Dominican Republic where he worked on the Luz Maria Learning Center in the village of Cruz Verde. His exposure to the daily realities confronted by the people he met in these travels inspired him to pursue a career of service in the law.

During the summer after his first year of law school, Jon accepted a Judicial Internship with the U.S. District Court in Laredo, Texas. Throughout his time there, Jon witnessed the effects of immigration law on the lives of hundreds of immigrants and their families along the U.S.

Andrew Oliver

Andrew Oliver is a native of the State of Washington and is the managing attorney for our firm

Drew White

Drew White is a native of Washington State who works primarily in removal relief in the Kennewick Office. Drew earned his law degreefrom the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University in Provo, UT in 2010. He has been practicing immigration law in Kennewick since completing law school and being admitted to practice as an attorney.

Drew lived in Northern Spain for two years and speaks fluent Spanish. He also temporarily worked at a large law firm in Seoul, Korea between years of law school as a law clerk. During law school, Drew served as an editor of the Law Review and the Journal of Public Law, was a member of the Moot Court team, and was the Vice President of Students for the Student Bar Association. He received awards for his service to the student body.

Outside of work, Drew enjoys spending as much time with his wife and son as he can and tries to fit in a little cycling, hiking, and bread baking when possible. Drew has also been actively involved in Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts for many years.

Maria Bocanegra

As an immigrant herself, Maria understands and empathizes with the challenges and struggles faced by immigrants, and she deeply appreciates the opportunities that were made possible for her by those who advocate for immigrants. It was that appreciation that led her to pursue a legal education, and it was her interactions with members of the immigrant community that solidified her interest to practice in the area of immigration law.

Maria was raised in Guatemala for the first eight years of her life. In 1994, she moved to the United States with her mother. Despite the constant rain, Maria fell in love with Washington and has lived here since.

Maria graduated from Seattle University School of Law and was admitted to the Washington State Bar in 2011. Through her involvement in student groups during her time as a law student, she was able to remain directly involved with the individuals she hoped to work with in the future. While a member of the Latino/a Law Students Association, she served as its President as well as its student liaison to the Latino/a Bar Association of Washington, and dedicated her spare time to mentoring youth and volunteering at legal clinics. As an active member of the Public Interest Law Foundation, Maria helped raised funds for summer grants for students working in the non-profit sector. The experiences enriched her legal education by exposing her to issues she would have never learned about from a casebook. She completed her Bachelor degree at the University of Washington in 2008, where she double majored in Philosophy and Latin American Studies.

Maria has made fighting for social justice the central hallmark of her professional career. Prior to joining JSO, she worked with El Centro de la Raza assisting immigrants to eliminate many of the barriers preventing them from fully participating in society. As a Rule 9 Intern with the Youth Advocacy Clinic at Seattle University, she represented juveniles charged with criminal offenses. She served as a law clerk at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in San Jose, Costa Rica, and she also interned at the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project in Seattle.

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