Family Law attorneys at both the local and state level recognize J. Spencer Nilsson as one of the most advanced and innovative young lawyers the field. Spencer is notorious for pioneering strategies to combat the ever changing landscape of family law resulting from legislative reform and defense tactics aimed at extending litigation.
Spencer sets himself apart from other attorneys by his sincere dedication to his clients. He feels that one of the biggest deficiencies in the legal world today is attorneys leaving their clients in the dark throughout the evolution of their case. He understand that a client seeking a family law attorney is likely going through a tough time in their life and the last thing they want is to be told that everything is being taken care and not have an understanding of what is actually going on. He feels strongly that educating his clients and explaining the process is paramount to not only to the outcome of the case, but also to the attorney/client relationship. Spencer believes that a family law attorney should handle every case as if it were their own. He has found that this mentality and level of commitment has resulted in his clients' ability to obtain the best possible outcome available.
Spencer was born in Texas, but grew up overseas in Sweden and Holland, and eventually returned to Texas for college. He graduated from Texas Tech with a bachelor degree in business and accepted a position in Dallas where he managed a national group of primary-care physicians. He grew up in a hard working Christian family that never neglected an opportunity to help others, and Spencer continues to volunteer his time with numerous organizations including: Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Paws in the City, Texas Hospice, and Love our Local Animals (LOLA). Spencer credits his tireless work ethic to his father: a man who often worked seventy hour work weeks and travelled constantly, yet never missed one of his two sons' sporting events.
Spencer earned his Juris Doctorate while attending night classes at Texas Wesleyan School of Law in downtown Fort Worth. As a night student, Spencer continued to work 50 hours per week while attending in the evening, and still excelled academically by repeatedly making the Dean’s List. Spencer eventually resigned from his position to pursue law full time and become more involved in the legal community. During his time at Texas Wesleyan School of Law, Spencer worked part-time as a clerk in a family law firm, represented numerous clients as a student attorney in the Texas Wesleyan family law clinic, acted as a student ambassador for the school, and served as Vice Magister for Phi Delta Phi legal honors fraternity, President of the Animal Law Society, and as a two-time board member for the Intellectual Property Law Association.
Spencer thoroughly enjoys volunteering for causes close to his heart, spending his free time with his family and his beagle, Charlie.
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