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I first engaged Spencer Thal as an attorney in 1993. As executive officer of one of the largest local unions in the Teamsters Union, we had a great deal of legal work. In 1995 I made the decision to employee Spencer directly for the local union, first as a staff attorney, and subsequently as General Counsel. In all aspects Spencer provided the highest level of legal counsel and representation. He has been an outstanding litigator in both union arbitration and court room cases. He was adept at providing initial reads on matters, and when necessary conducting in-depth research. As General Counsel he developed even more diversified skill sets, including contract negotiations, staff management, and membership presentation. As the needs of our representation staff at the local union increased, Spencer developed an outstanding and thorough training module covering all aspects of union representation and labor law. Besides having a brilliant mind and an excellent education and other training in the practice of law, maybe the most meaningful of Spencer's assets is a willingness and ability to work hard and effectively. Whereas labor law and union representation were the core of the work Spencer performed, he also displayed a broad sense of legal knowledge and strategic thinking as other situations arose. As my career moved to a regional and national level with the Teamsters, Spencer remained my most valued source of legal and strategic opinion.
I needed help when my new supervisor at work wanted me fired for job failure, despite my previously receiving good performance reviews. With only 1 meeting and a few short email exchanges, Mr. Thal guided me so I could express my side of the story such that I was offere a very favorable severance package. Mr. Thal also reviewed the package for me. Mr. Thal's advice was spot on, and it was an excellent result for very little cash out of my pocket.
Spencer is extremely knowledgable and friendly. Always quick to answer emails and phone calls for our auto claim.