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Attorney & Mediator
Jason B. Netzley
Attorney & Mediator
Jason Netzley is a former assistant state’s attorney in McLean County and Woodford County. In Woodford County, Jason was the only assistant prosecutor and was responsible for everything that happened in his courtroom, from traffic tickets to felony cases. Jason has also handled expungements and civil matters, including giving opinions to the Woodford County Board. Jason received an undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Illinois Springfield and a juris doctorate law degree from the Southern Illinois University School of Law. Jason also holds a Master’s Degree in Business from SIUC. Jason handles divorce and other family law matters, including adoption and name change cases, as well as criminal cases, including DUI and other traffic tickets, drug cases and other criminal matters, license reinstatement and sealing and expungement cases. He is from Logan County and now lives in Tazewell County with his wife and a houseful of cats.
Amanda K. Stanley
Amanda Stanley joined the Brave Law Center in 2015 after graduating from the Southern Illinois University School of Law, where she was a member of the Moot Court Board and a graduate assistant in the Paralegal Department. Prior to that, she worked as a paralegal for Barrett, Twomey, Broom, Hughes, & Hoke LLP in Carbondale, conducting legal research and preparing legal memorandums of law. She also worked as a law clerk at Hughes Law Firm in Carbondale, and she interned at the Johnson County and Williamson County state’s attorney’s offices. At BTBHH, she was a paralegal for attorneys that handled real estate, estate planning, civil cases, family cases, and bankruptcy.
While she was a law student, Amanda worked at the Civil Practice Clinic helping low-income citizens and the elderly with estate planning matters pro bono under the supervision of an attorney. Amanda received a bachelor’s of science degree from Southern Illinois University Carbondale with a major in Paralegal Studies and a minor in Administration of Justice. She lives in Peoria.
Jason D. Spence
Jason D. Spence is an associate attorney at Brave Law Center, P.C., concentrating his practice in the areas of real estate, wills, trusts, criminal, and family law, including divorce.
As a former assistant state’s attorney in Woodford County, Illinois, Mr. Spence has experience in traffic, misdemeanors, felonies, and juvenile matters. He handled hundreds of traffic matters, including DUI. As a former Assistant Judge Advocate General in the Air Force, Mr. Spence is well versed in military matters, including Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, eligibility for dependents to receive military benefits, and prosecution/defense of members under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Mr. Spence also has extensive knowledge in providing advice to federal agencies, municipalities, and counties. Areas of knowledge include Illinois Open Meetings Act, the Freedom of Information Act, zoning, ordinances, and Illinois State retirement issues.
Mr. Spence received his juris doctorate law degree from Northern Illinois University School of Law in 2003. He was a JAG officer from 2004 to 2008 and in private practice until 2013. He was an Assistant State’s Attorney in Woodford County from 2013 to 2017.
Mr. Spence enjoys spending time with his family and traveling.