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ABOUT SPENCER

(The one on the right)

I'm a Midwesterner born and raised, but am proud to have called Oregon home for over 10 years. After growing up in Columbus, Ohio, and obtaining his B.A at Miami University, I came west. I worked in a warehouse for a year after college...loading and unloading trucks and managing freight...before going to Law School at Chapman University in southern California.

At Chapman, I discovered a passion for helping people. In addition to the "standard" law curriculum, I studied animal law, bankruptcy, and estate planning. I especially enjoyed the elder law clinic, where I represented elderly community members who needed help with their estates and protection from abuse.

After law school, I moved to Oregon in 2009. Work was hard to find in those days, and I started by helping a small business up on the mountain that wanted to be sure it was treating its employees right and complying with the law. I then worked for a large education company that provided free after-school tutoring all across the Northwest. Eventually, I found himself working for one of the major insurance companies. 

For years I for that insurer training and managing paralegals, and defending its insureds in both Workers' Compensation and personal injury matters. This experience gave me tremendous insight into the "other side." I knows how the insurance companies operate, how they evaluate claims, and how they make decisions. I knows their playbook. However, overtime I found that work to be hollow. I needed to get back to the core goal of helping people, so I left defense work, and "switched sides." 

I joined a pair of top-notch WC and PI litigators with 30 years of experience, each, as their associate. I spent 4 years with them...honing the skills needed to excel at representing the injured, rather then the defense. In 2021, it became time to start my own firm. 


When not practicing law, I enjoy film photography, cooking, gaming (the very, very nerdy kind), and I'm really looking forward to learning how to make furniture in an as-yet-unbuilt woodshop. We also have far too many chickens, cats, a dog, and I keep honeybees.  

Education

  • Juris Doctorate, 2009, Fowler School of Law, Chapman University, Orange, California

  • BA, 2005 Miami University, Oxford, Ohio​


Bar Admissions

  • Oregon, 2009


Professional Associations

  • Multnomah County Bar, Member

  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Assn.

  • Oregon State Bar - Workers' Compensation Section - Executive Committee Member at Large, Member of the Bench Bar sub-committee, and Co-Chair of the Going forward sub-committee.