Ms. Spero graduated magna cum laude from Robert Morris University in 2000 with a B.S.B.A. in Accounting. She has worked in both private and public accounting in the areas of tax preparation and auditing. She received her Juris Doctorate degree in June 2004 from Duquesne University School of Law . While attending law school, Ms. Spero interned for the Honorable Judge Joseph A. Del Sole of the Pennsylvania Superior Court and also completed a one-year internship in the Allegheny County Family Division. Ms. Spero was a member of the Duquesne Law School Tax Appellate Moot Court Team. She began her employment as a law clerk with Lisa Marie Vari & Associates, P.C. in May 2003 and accepted a position as an Associate Attorney with the office in October 2004 after passing the Pennsylvania Bar Examination. In January of 2008, Ms. Spero was promoted to the position of Senior Associate Attorney. Beginning in 2008, Jamie has been honored by the publication, Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, as a "Rising Star" in the family law field; a honor bestowed upon only 2.5% of all Pennsylvania associate attorneys. In December of 2009, she was also honored by being invited by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute to act as a lecturer to other family law attorneys on the topic of "Tax Laws for the Family Law Practioner".
With Ms. Spero's accounting and tax backgrounds, Ms. Spero handles the majority of the firm's complex support and equitable distribution cases. The complex support cases include cases where one party is self-employed, has an interest in a partnership, is a shareholder in a corporation, or is a high income wage earner where the combined incomes of the parties exceed $30,000 net per month. Ms. Spero's complex child and spousal support cases have included individuals with professional degrees such as doctors, professional athletes, and individuals with various business interests.