I am an attorney dedicated to protect the rights of all those who have been exploited by the mishandling of authority by institutions or individuals. Morality is not dead and you have to stand up to those entities that have ignored or neglect each human beings right to be respected.
In 1985 obtained the first judgment in a pschiatric malpractice for sexual abuse of a patient by her therapist. This has progressed to National recognition in the field of patient abuse by all levels of therapists, clergy, attorneys, or any person in a position of authority over this class of clients or patients. The fiduciary responsibily of these individuals who hold power and authority over these patients or client is at the core of this litigation. Crossing boundaries, mishandling of transference and negligent termination all pervade these cases.
We have been published in the Psychiatric Times, Lawyer's Weekly, several law reviews and professional journals. I have been quoted as an expert in numerous newspaper articles throughout the years. Many of theses articles are listed in our home page at SperoandJorgenson.com.
I have represented parties in approximately 15 jurisdictions across the United States.
Licensed since 1973
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Top Rate Lawyer||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|AV Peer Review Rated for 10 Years||LexisNexis/Martindale-Hubbell||2011|
|Certificate for Dedication to Victims of Exploitation||AdvocateWeb||2008|
|Senior Partner||S J Spero & Associates||1993 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Massachusetts Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|American Association for Justice||N/A||N/A|
|John Doe et al vs Kansas City Archdiocese et al||$10million dollar recovery|
|Riley v Presnell||Modified Discovery Rule in Psychiatric Malpractice|
|HRB v Archbishop Rigali et al. for the Archdiocese of St. Louis||Plaintiff's Verdict: $1.2million|
|Psychiatric Malpractice Litigation: Risk Management Issues||2015 Medical Malpractice Risk Management Conference||2015|
|AdvocateWeb.org||Massachusetts Bill Extends Time Limit on Sexual Abuse Lawsuits||2014|
|AdvocateWeb.org||Men Sexualized by Sexual Abuse (as seen on Oprah Winfrey)||2011|
|AdvocateWeb.org||Confidentialiy Agreements aka Gag Orders||2011|
|AdvocateWeb.org||Hospital or Institutional Liability||2010|
|Psychiatric Times||Boundary Violations and Malpractice Litigation||2008|
|Sexual Abuse By Professionals, A Legal Guide||Sexual Abuse by Professionals||N/A|
|Boston College Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1972|
|2015 Risk Management Conference||Risk Management||2015|
|Fourth International Conference on Sexual Misconduct by Psychotherapists, Clergy, Other Health Care Professionals||Ethical Violations by Professionals and Clergy||1998|