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Stanley J Spero

Medical malpractice Attorney at Boston, MA

5.0   14 reviews
  • Licensed for 51 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1973
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Stanley

Learn Stanley’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Ethics and professional responsibility
    40%

    52 years

  2. Medical malpractice
    40%
    Specializing in cases involving Therapy Sexual Abuse, Clergy Sexual Abuse, Professional Boundary Crossings, Breach of Fiduciary Duties.

    52 years

  3. General practice
    10%

    52 years

  4. Personal injury
    10%

    52 years

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 addition I work as Of Counsil New York .


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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 .

I have represented parties in approximately 15 jurisdictions across the United States.

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Location

S J Spero & Associates
175 Federal St suite 1425
Boston, MA, 02110
S J Spero & Associates
P.O. Box 240
Newton, MA, 02468
S J Spero & Associates
30 Monument Sq Suite 145
Concord, MA, 01742
S J Spero & Associates
112 Madison Ave. 10th floor
New York, NY, 10016
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Posted by Amy | April 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Stan was the perfect attorney to walk beside me on my journey to find justice. In my case, a therapist took advantage of me in an egregious way, and it was not something that was easy for me to talk about. Stan listened with compassion and understanding, something previous attorneys did not do. He showed me nothing but professionalism and respect, and I always knew I was not walking alone. Having him beside me, I found the strength to do the impossible, and in the end we were successful. It wasn't about winning. It was about standing up for myself and what was right, and together he helped me to do just that. It was a necessary step in my ability to heal and move forward. I cannot recommend him enough. Thank you, Stan!
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Posted by anonymous | October 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Compassionate and caring professional.
Today is the first time I have found the courage to publicly speak/ write of the multiple sexual assaults perpetrated against me by my own primary care provider. More importantly I wish to use this platform to publicly extend my lifelong gratitude to Attorney Stanley J. Spero, esquire, for giving me my voice, the courage to hold my doctor accountable and for his role in my one goal - the revocation of my doctor/ abusers medical license and in turn the opportiny to use his medical practice to harm another individual. I say Stan returned my voice to me as the abuse had left me feeling numb, unheard and disbelieved and it was that one moment, in a public forum, he spoke everything my whole being wanted to scream- "provider sexual assault and misconduct are crimes and a betrayal of trust like no other". My twenties are long behind me but so is the shame and fear and living on the fringes of not wanting to be the" one that rocked the boat". My hope is for all those who wish to make that first step, know that Stan will man the helm, guide you to port and drop anchor to safely bring you home. Thank you Stan. I've not forgotten you.
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Posted by Lisa | August 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Stan handled my therapy exploitation case and we settled out of court
I was extremely fortunate that I had found TELL, a website based help organization that provides support and guidance for victims of therapy abuse. They had given me Stan's name when inquiring about my options to handle the damages I sustained during therapy. Stan, took on my case, and guided me through the process every step of the way. He and his paralegal, Mayra, were always supportive and quick to answer my questions and concerns (of which I had many). Stan truly is an expert in the area of therapy abuse, he knows the system and what to expect! I had told Stan from day one that I would not sign a gag order no matter what the settlement offer. I'm sure there was much back and forth between the lawyers but in the end, Stan came through for me and we settled out of court in 13 months without signing a gag order (other than financial disclosure I am free to talk about my case). I could not ask for more. We also filed a complaint with the Board of psychology and are still waiting for the verdict. What I went through was horrific, but with Stan's help, I hope we have put a stop to another bad therapist from harming innocent victims. Stan and his staff were personal, professional, honest, detail oriented, and sensitive to what I had been through. I highly recommend them if you are in search of a lawyer who can handle therapy exploitation malpractice suits. Lisa
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Posted by anonymous | August 2, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent
Stan Spero has been of great help to me here in North Carolina in a very complicated situation. He has brought tremendous insight and helped me so much in his consultations. He has deep levels of both empathy as well as a finely tuned awareness of the specific law and how it intersects with the situation. I no longer feels like I am drowning or helpless, as I had felt prior to consulting with Stan Spero. Clearly Stan has a wide scope as well as depth of experience contributing to his ability to understand the best path to take in my situation. I appreciate his ability to think outside the box as well as his sensitivity to thie situation. A combination rare for a lawyer!! It is without hesitation that I would refer anyone to this lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | August 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Victim of therapist abuse finally finds hope for justice and restoration
Mr Attorney Spero is by far the most experienced and knowledgeable lawyer who works with victims of therapist abuse ever. His understanding and insight into what I and family have been experiencing and feeling. Due to the complex nature of this crime, my needs have been more complex and time consuming . However, Mr Spero just knows, he gets it, His compassion is genuine, and he has a work ethic and integrity that I thought did not exist in lawyers. He has worked tirelessly to pursue and gain results for me where others have miserably and ignorantly failed or have said that it was impossible. to even get this far. Mr Stanley Spero stepped in, and with his expert knowledge of law he schooled the attorneys in my state. He has been working hard for me. I know without a doubt he is a man who seeks justice and restoration for the victims of this crime. If I could give him 10 stars or more. I would. Attorney Spero by far the most incredible lawyer I have met, and through my case and search for lawyers. I will forever be grateful that I found him. hundreds of miles away. Yet he was still willing to help me.
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Posted by Katie | August 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing attorney and Ally
Stanley Spero has earned my trust. Aside from his legal expertise, he is an excellent listener. When I first spoke with him on the phone, he listened and asked all the right questions, taking his time to make sure he understood my story. I felt like a human being deserving of dignity while I was going through something extremely painful. He has been available every step of the way, gone out of his way to help me and listen, and I have every bit of confidence in his expertise. He has been reassuring, trustworthy, reliable and very professional. He explains everything in a very concrete and understandable way, he is responsive and patient, and has a deep and vast knowledge/ grasp of what it means to be on the receiving end of abuse from a therapist. If you have very unfortunate circumstances in your life that requires the use of an attorney in this field, consider yourself very fortunate if you have the assistance and legal expertise of Stanley Spero.
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Posted by A. M. | March 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He spoke for me when I could not.
Mr. Spero represented me in a case of professional misconduct involving my psychologist. Because of the work he did I was able to get a settlement and he laid out the groundwork so that my State (PA) was able to remove the perpetrator’s license and put him behind bars. Stan never refused a phone call from me and had a gentle way of reassuring me throughout the process. He was able to confront my abuser when I was not and for that I am forever grateful.
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Posted by anonymous | August 12, 2015
Highly caring, compassionate and competent counsel who instills client's confidence
Stan instilled the confidence in me to face the rapist/minister who raped me; and meet him with the justice long overdue. The litigation/mediation process itself provided me confidence to assert myself. In doing so, I learned to protect myself from potentially abusive situations. The settlement itself enabled me to close a very painful chapter in my life. I was able to finally move from my apartment (where I was raped) after many years of being surrounded by those painful memories. I’ve resumed my life towards exciting ventures. Finally I can work towards academic and career goals, so was cruelly interrupted by my rapist. As for the PTSD that I continue to suffer from, those painful flashbacks are now mostly replaced by the justice that Stan provided: Knowing that therapist/minister rapist no longer practices counseling. This has given me that long sought for peace of mind. Objectives were met that exceeded my expectations. Sheer serendipity describes how I found the most qualified, highly skilled counsel in Stan. You cannot find counsel than Stan Spero!
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Posted by Cindy | April 17, 2015
Worth His Weight In Gold
I have known and worked with Stan Speor for many years. His compassion with his clients is like no other I've ever seen or from other attorneys. His compassion far exceeds his law practice and extends into volunteer work to provide victims of abuse by professionals with resouces and support that helps them understand the what has happened to them and how to recover from such abuses. Stan Spero has a special gift for listening. The most important element of healing is to be heard and understood. It is evident in the first conversation with Stan that you have found someone you can trust explicitity. Stan is one of a kind lawyer who always stands apart from the rest.
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Posted by anonymous | March 24, 2015
I would recommend Stan to anyone who needs a lawyer especially for sensitive matters
Stan successfully represented me in a legal matter. Since then we have kept in touch and I have referred others to him and occasionally called for advice. He is honest, hardworking and knows how to handle touchy issues well.
Posted by Anastasia | March 6, 2015
Review of Stanley Spero, as his past client
As a previous client of Mr. Spero, I highly recommend his services. He is in my opinion, a sincere and dedicated professional who genuinely cares for the welfare of his client , and is highly skilled and knowledgeable in his field of practice.
Posted by Coral | February 26, 2015
Excellent brilliant attorney
Stan Spero is an first rate attorney. He is always there to support you , gives 100% attention to details and you always will feel he has your back. He is truly a man of integrity and brillance. I would recommend him , he's an A+. As good as it gets! Dr Coral
Posted by anonymous | February 26, 2015
Highly knowledgeable , intelligent and trustworthy. Mr. Spero is highly professional and truly compassionate, both.
Attorney Spero helped me through a very frightening an unanticipated experience. During this time , I always felt respected, listened to , and informed at all timed. I can not recommend Stanley Spero more highly. He is highly intelligent, always well-informed, and a good and compassionate person.
Posted by anonymous | August 21, 2009
Client
Intelligent, sensitive and very helpful. Very rare to find in this field.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Partner
  • S J Spero & Associates
  • 1993 - Present

Education

  • Boston College Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1972

Sample of Legal Cases

  • ESC v AAZ, Md
  • Confidential Settlement
  • Meizler v Piper
  • Judgement for the Plaintiff in the amount of $1,041,384.00
  • Guardian of Fk v XYZ Inc
  • Confidential Settlement
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Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Rated Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Association of Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Certificate of Recognition
  • Elite American Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top Rate Lawyer
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • The National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • AV Peer Review Rated for 10 Years
  • LexisNexis/Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Certificate for Dedication to Victims of Exploitation
  • AdvocateWeb
  • 2008
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Publications

  • Psychiatric Times
  • Boundary Violations and Malpractice Litigation
  • 2008
  • Sexual Abuse By Professionals, A Legal Guide
  • Sexual Abuse by Professionals
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Fourth International Conference on Sexual Misconduct by Psychotherapists, Clergy, Other Health Care Professionals
  • Ethical Violations by Professionals and Clergy
  • 1998

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (1)
Endorse Stanley
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Simply said, Stanley is an outstanding personal injury attorney. Highly recommended!"
Litigation Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Stan is an extremely talented, creative, professional and experienced lawyer. He has my highest endorsement."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is an excellent attorney with a knack for winning complex legal matters."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Stanley as an attorney for over 40 years and he zealously and successfully advocates for and supports his clients. I have also known him to be ultra ethical and always professional throughout the years."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Very experienced."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Stan vigorously and successfully advocates for his clients, and is considered a national pioneer and leader in the area of representing clients who have been sexually abused by professionals. He has authored a text in that area that has become the standard reference. He is highly ethical and professional even while agressively prosecuting cases, which is to the advantage of his clients."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer for the practice area of medical malpractice because he is the foremost practitioner in claims for misconduct by medical professionals in Massachusetts, and he also has extensive experience representing victims of child sexual abuse. We are proud to have him associated with our office in an "Of Counsel" relationship."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Stanley is an excellent attorney. Hard working, diligent, resourceful, and sincerely cares about his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse Attorney Spero's work. Before having the privilege of working for Attorney Spero, he represented me in a personal matter. Attorney Spero's knowledge, experience and diligence are unsurpassed. Best of all, he is available and returns phone calls, incredibly warm, and cares deeply about all of his clients."
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Boston Medical malpractice Lawyer Stanley J Spero
Stanley J Spero
Medical malpractice Attorney
Boston, MA
Licensed for 51 years