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Jamie Jackson Spannhake

Litigation Attorney at Pawling, NY

4.6   11 reviews
  • State Years
    Connecticut - CT 12 years
    New York - NY 19 years
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State CT
    Acquired 2011
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2004
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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

About Jamie

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Practice areas

Helping you take care of yourself, your family, and your business with individual attention, reasonable rates, and personal integrity. 

What matters to me is family. In my law practice, my goal is to help you take care of yourself and your family. I do this by providing services in these areas:

  • Wills, trusts, and estates
  • Residential real estate transactions
  • Small business formation and transactions
  • Commercial litigation

I serve clients in Connecticut and New York. Prior to opening joining BNR, I was attorney owner of Spannhake Law LLC. Before Spannhake Law, I was an associate in the commercial litigation department of a large New York City firm, where I worked on a variety of matters in both federal and state courts and in arbitration. I also clerked for the Honorable Joel F. Dubina of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and was an adjunct professor of law at Brooklyn Law School and Pace Law School, teaching criminal law, legal writing, and moot court.

I live in Sherman, Connecticut with my husband, daughter, and two dogs.

Contact Jamie

Berlandi Nussbaum & Reitzas LLP
527 Route 22
Pawling, NY, 12564


4.6 / 5.0
  11 customer reviews
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Posted by Michele | September 15, 2014
Great job helping a family with young children prepare a will
Jamie did a great job preparing our will. She was very professional and did a great job helping us navigate difficult choices. She was a pleasure to work with.
Posted by Dody | June 17, 2014
Exceptional Lawyer
Jamie was an exceptional lawyer for our business. She was prompt and extremely knowledgeable in getting us just the right lease for our business. We will definitely recommend her to friends and family.
Posted by Dorinda | March 16, 2014
Above and beyond
We highly recommend Jamie. She goes above and beyond in every aspect. She was the driving force behind getting a contract closed for us, when it truly wasn't her job to do this. We are extremely happy with all of the work she has done for us. She was also excellent in helping us navigate the difficult task of estate planning. I feel so much better now that we have this is place and know that our children are protected.
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Posted by Beth | March 13, 2014
Would recommend to anyone
Jamie was very affordable and professional. We hired her as new parents to do our family planning. The process was very easy and quick. She guided us through the entire process answering all of our questions. I would recommend her to anyone looking to create their will.
Posted by Ellen | March 12, 2014
I hired Jamie to assist with some issues we were having with a trust management company. She was diligent in her research, extremely responsive and always professional while handling the matter. She genuinely works in the best interest of her clients. I have and will continue to recommend Jamie.
Posted by anonymous | March 8, 2014
Thumbs up!
Jamie Spannhake assisted me in putting together some basic documentation - wills, etc... Unlike some previous experiences I had with other lawyers, she was professional, concise, answered all questions clearly, and provided what I needed, and no more. I would definitely recommend her to others.
Posted by Cory | March 7, 2014
This is a no-brainer
We switched from a big law firm to Ms. Spannhake. It's the best decision we've made and we haven't looked back. She is very meticulous, thorough, knowledgeable, and responsive to our requests. Her rates are reasonable and she doesn't nickel and dime. Overall, she gives more value for the dollar than the big firms. I highly recommend her.
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Posted by Amy | March 7, 2014
A++ Personal Service
Highly recommend her! She had great personal service and even came to our home. She took the time to listen to everything we needed and executed perfectly.
Posted by Lynda | March 6, 2014
Jamie is wonderful to work with
Jamie worked with me to open up a business and close to homes. She's wonderful. She responded to all the emails promptly , always kept me informed. The best is that I can trust her with just about anything.
Posted by Kris | March 6, 2014
Great Local Lawyer
Jamie was hired to draft our wills and trusts a few months after our first child was born. She was very courteous, knowledgeable, and professional every time we dealt with her. I would recommend her services to anyone in need of expert law advice. We will be using Jamie again to reword our documents after the birth of our 2nd child and also in the future, should any other circumstances arise which requires the need for a lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | March 13, 2014
Knowledgeable and trustworthy lawyer
My husband and I hired Jamie Spannhake to prepare our wills. She really helped us understand all of the details and made the process very easy and convenient by coming to our home to go over all of the paperwork. She was able to answer all of our questions and was very quickly responsive over email. She is very knowledgable and trustworthy - I would highly recommend her as a lawyer.
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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-625 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Berlandi Nussbaum & Retizas LLP
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney Owner
  • Spannhake Law LLC
  • 2011 - 2016
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Pace University School Of Law
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Brooklyn Law School
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Associate Attorney
  • Dewey & LeBoeuf
  • 2005 - 2009
  • Associate Attorney
  • Thelen Reid & Priest LLP
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Judicial Clerk
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Actress, Singer, Dancer
  • Freelance
  • 1997 - 2000
  • Graphic Program Director
  • Whirlpool Corporation
  • 1995 - 1996
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  • Brooklyn Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • University of Mississippi
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995

Legal Cases

  • Class Action against Insurance Company
  • Successful deposition
  • Small Business Owner v. Small Business Owner
  • Settled favorably prior to trial
  • State of NY v. Defendant
  • Dismissed
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  • Connecticut Bar Association, Women and the Law Committee
  • 2013 - Present
  • Animal Legal Defense Fund
  • Attorney Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • 2003 - Present
  • Actors Equity Association
  • Performer
  • 1997 - Present
  • Screen Actors Guild
  • Actor
  • 1996 - Present
  • Board of Education, Town of Sherman, CT
  • Past Vice Chair
  • 2010 - 2013
  • American Bar Association
  • Chair, ABA Women Rainmakers
  • 2009 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Empire State Counsel designation, for pro bono service
  • New York State Bar Association
  • 2008
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Legal Services for New York City
  • 2007
  • Pro Bono Award
  • LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae
  • 2006
  • CALI Award of Excellence in Securities Regulation
  • Brooklyn Law School
  • 2003
  • Leonard Taubenblatt Award for Ethics
  • Brooklyn Law School
  • 2003
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Brooklyn Law School
  • 2003
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  • NYSBA: Electronically In Touch
  • “How To Stay Energized In Spite of Your Hectic Schedule”
  • 2008
  • Cumberland Law Review
  • "Trial of the Accused Taliban and Al Qaeda Operatives Captured in Afghanistan"
  • 2004
  • Brooklyn Journal of International Law
  • “'Regulation S' and the Territorial Approach to Securities Regulation: Are They Effective?"
  • 2003
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Speaking Engagements

  • American Bar Association, Law Practice Management Section
  • “What Law School Didn’t Teach You: Self-Advocacy for Survival and Sustainability”
  • 2010
  • Fordham Law School, Career Center Series
  • “Time Management for Law Students”
  • 2008
  • American Bar Association, Law Practice Management Section
  • “Living a Balanced Life Within the Law”
  • 2008
  • American Bar Association, Law Practice Management Section
  • “Health & Wellness for Lawyers and Other Legal Professionals”
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (4)
Endorse Jamie
Real estate Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jamie is an excellent real estate attorney. Her drafting and negotiation skills are superb, and she is also adept at title issues. She is the full package when it comes to real estate transactions and closings- you want her on your team."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Jamie is a fantastic co-worker and a superior attorney."
Business Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jamie and I have worked together on a variety of matters. She is extremely knowledgeable, always professional and consistently exceeds the expectations of her clients. I sincerely enjoy working with Jamie and look forward to working with her in the future."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Other
"I went to law school with Jamie. One lesson I learned from her is the importance of doing unexpectedly more than asked. For example, one day, a classmate asked Jamie how to do something on a computer. It was something little, such as saving a document or something. Jamie showed what was asked. But then the next day, she came in with printouts of the users guide explaining the technical details of what the classmate has asked. That is the kind of person Jamie is. I have no doubt that Jamie would perform any work asked of her unexpectedly well!"
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Pawling Litigation Lawyer Jamie Jackson Spannhake
Jamie Jackson Spannhake
Litigation Attorney
Pawling, NY
Licensed for 19 years
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