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Crystal Collins Spencer is the founding partner of Spencer Law with offices in Pensacola and Sandestin, Florida. Providing dedicated representation to clients throughout the Panhandle since 1985, she focuses her practice entirely on family law matters, handling cases that involve issues such as high net worth, high asset divorce, pre-marital and non marital assets, business valuations, visitation and child custody, child support and maintenance, child relocation and post-decree modifications, prenuptial agreements, domestic violence, and adoption. Spencer handles cases in Pensacola, Gulf Breeze, Ft. Walton, Destin, Sandestin, Santa Rosa Beach, Rosemary Beach and throughout the state of Florida. Spencer earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law in 1985.  During her practice she has also handled complex litigation and high profile matters.  She has appeared on 20/20, Dateline,Larry King, Campbell Brown, the Today Show, Good Morning America and more.   She has sucessfully argued matters before the Florida  Supreme Court, the First District Court of Appeals of Florida and appeared in the highest court of New York.  She is a committed community volunteer and has won state and local recognition for her volunteer efforts.  Recently she served as Chairman of the Charter Review Commission and was responsible for the total revision of Pensacola's Charter, which was ratified by citizen referendum.


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 90%
  2. Medical Malpractice: 10%


Payment types:

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Contact info

Spencer Law, PA

316 South Baylen Street
Suite 520
Pensacola, FL, 32502


FLMember in Good Standing198609/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Lifetime Charter MemberBest Attorneys of America2015
Nation's Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
10 Best Client SatisfactionAmerican Institute of Family Law Attorneys2015
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2015
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2014
Profiles/Leading AttorneysTown & Country2014
Bar Register of Preeminent Women LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2014
Women Leaders in the LawFortune Magazine2014
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2013
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Charter MemberAmerican Academy of Medical Malpractice Attorneys2012
Community Service AwardEscambia Santa Rosa Bar Association2011
named community Winner 2009Independent News2009
Outstanding Woman in BusinessPensacola Business Journal2007
Outstanding Freshman VolunteerAmerican Heart Association, Florida/Puerto Rico2006
Florida Super LawyerFlorida Super Lawyers2006
Best Local AttorneyIndependent News2006
Barrister, Order of JustitiaLitigation Counsel of AmericaN/A
Barrister, Order of CertusLitigation Counsel of AmericaN/A
Florida Super LawyerFlorida Super LawyersN/A
FellowLitigation Counsel of AmericaN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Shareholder/PresidentSpencer Law PA2010 - Present
ShareholderLozier Thames Frazier Spencer2008 - 2010
Shareholder & DirectorEmmanuel, Sheppard & Condon1994 - 2007
AttorneyBeggs & Lane1990 - 1994
Assistant State AttorneyAssistant State Attorney, 1st Judicial Circuit1985 - 1990
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Heart Association - NationalVolunteer Training Task Force2013 - Present
University of West FloridaWUWF Crystal Circle2013 - 2013
Destin Charity Wine Auction FoundationTrustee2011 - Present
Florida Bar, Health Law SectionN/A2008 - Present
American Heart Association - Northwest Florida DivisionHeart Ball: Executive Leadership Team2008 - Present
American Heart Association - Florida/Puerto Rico AffiliateFlorida Advocacy Subcommittee2008 - 2012
University of West FloridaNautilus Society2007 - 2009
American Heart Association - Greater Southeast Affiliate (FL, GA, AL, MS, LA, TN, PR)Board of Directors2006 - Present
American Heart AssociationHeart Walk: Advocacy Volunteer2005 - Present
Pensacola Bay Area IMPACT 100Member2004 - 2009
Florida Bar, Trial Lawyers SectionN/A2000 - Present
Pensacola Little Theater/Pensacola Cultural CenterBoard Member and Numerous Chairs/Trustee Emeritus Lifetime1992 - 2006
United WayAlexis de Tocqueville Society MemberN/A
Covenant HospiceRuby SocietyN/A
Pensacola State CollegeAnna Society, Founding MemberN/A
National Society of Fund Raising ExecutivesRecognized as Outstanding VolunteerN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Russenberger v. Russenberger, 669 So. 2d 1044 (Fla. 1996)prevailed
Griffith v. Griffith, 860 So. 2d 1069 (Fla. 1st DCA 2003)prevailed at 1st DCA
Fleming v. FWBMC, 113 So. 3d 444 (Fla. 1st DCA 2013)Prevailed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of LouisvilleLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
University of Kentucky College of LawJournalism & Political Science, w/HonorsBA - Bachelor of Arts1982