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Spencer C Skeen

Spencer C Skeen

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor

About Me

Areas of Practice: Management side defense of labor and employment disputes including, retaliation and wrongful termination, gender discrimination, age discrimination, race discrimination, disability discrimination, national origin discrimination, sexual harassment, unfair competition, trade secrets litigation, Americans with Disabilities Act, wage and hour, and class action disputes. Representation of employers in state and federal court, arbitration and before administrative bodies such as the EEOC, DFEH, DLSE, FINRA, WCAB and DFEH.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1996

  1. Employment & Labor: 100%
    3 years



Free Consultation (15 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

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    Spencer is a terrific lawyer. He delivers great results for clients at a reasonable cost. I highly recommend Spencer.


    Craig Nicholas Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • George Louis Delaflor

    I am not known as a person of few words. So, to spare folks the long story, let me start by cutting to the chase: Spencer Skeen is simply one of the finest attorneys I have had the pleasure to know. Spencer is not someone you want on the other side of a case. I have been there, so I know. He will be thorough, strategic, knowledgeable, prepared and his work and trial skills will be the absolute best. But, that said, it is also a mixed blessing to have him as an adversary. While you know that you won't get anything past him, and that you are up against the best of the best, you also know you have an adversary who is ethical, courteous and unwavering in his work quality and commitment. His law firm represents excellence in the San Diego community, and Spencer is recognized as a shining star in that notable firm. I am not alone in this endorsement. Spencer has been repeatedly recognized by his peers for his excellence and ethics in the practice of law.


    George Delaflor Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart

4370 La Jolla Village Drive
Suite 990
San Diego, CA, 92122



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super Lawyer - Labor & Employment 2011-2014San Diego Super Lawyers Magazine2014
Top Attorney 2007-2014San Diego Daily Transcript2014
Top Attorney - EmploymentAVVO2012
Clients' Choice - EmploymentAVVO2012
Top Attorney - Transcript TenSan Diego Daily Transcript2011
Top AttorneySD Metro Magazine2011
Co-Chair, Labor & Employment Law SectionSan Diego County Bar Association2011
Lifetime MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2010
San Diego Super Lawyers - Corporate LitigationSan Diego Super Lawyers Magazine2010
San Diego Super Lawyers - Corporate LitigationSan Diego Super Lawyers Magazine2009
Daily Transcript Top Attorney - Corporate LitigationDaily Transcript2007

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing ShareholderOgletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart2013 - Present
PartnerFisher & Phillips2011 - 2013
Board MemberSan Ysidro Chamber of Commerce2011 - Present
General CounselNeighborhood Market Association2005 - Present
PartnerProcopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP2005 - 2011
PartnerSchwartz Semerdjian Haile Ballard & Cauley LLP2003 - 2005
AssociateProcopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP1998 - 2003
AssociateShea Stokes McNitt & Carter1996 - 1998

Association NamePosition NameDuration
San Diego County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionCo-chair2011 - 2012
Neighborhood Market AssociationGeneral Counsel2005 - Present
American Bar Association, Class Actions and Derivative Suits CommitteeMember2005 - Present
Association of Business Trial LawyersMember1998 - Present
Employment Law Section, State Bar of CaliforniaMember1996 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Oliver.v. Ralph's Grocery Co.The United States Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit affirmed.

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Univ of California DavisN/AundergraduateN/A
McGeorge SOL Univ of the PacificN/AlawN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Eliminating Bias You Never Knew You HadElimination of Bias2013
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of LawElimination of Bias in the Legal Profession2012
Continuing EducationElimination of Bias in the Legal Profession2012
Deposition Seminar"Mastering Deposition Skills"2010
Deposition Seminar“Mastering Deposition Skills”2009
Bridgeport Continuing Legal Education“Trial Preparation in Employment Litigation”2009
Expert DiscoveryDesignating, Deposing and Defending Your Expert2005
Preparing & Examining Expert WitnessesEffective Direct and Cross-Examination of Experts2004