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Areas of Practice: Defense of class actions, collective actions and representative actions. Defense of wage and hour lawsuits. Defense of single plaintiff employment disputes including claims for, retaliation and wrongful termination, gender discrimination, age discrimination, race discrimination, disability discrimination, national origin discrimination, sexual harassment, unfair competition, trade secrets litigation, and ADA discrimination. 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


  1. Employment: 100%
    4 years



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  • Alivia Kassab Arabo

    I endorse this lawyer. Spencer is definitely one of the best attorneys in the State of California!


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  • David Leon Speckman

    Spencer is a talented litigator who exhibits a consistent level of professionalism. Spencer has mastered the skill of aggressively advocating his client’s interests while building positive relationships with his peers, even those on the opposite side of the negotiating table. If I was in need of a top level litigator, Spencer would certainly be on the short list of prospective attorneys.


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Contact info

Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart

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


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Attorney 2007-2008; 2010-2015San Diego Daily Transcript2015
Super Lawyer - Labor & Employment 2009-2015San Diego Super Lawyers Magazine2015
Clients' Choice - EmploymentAVVO2012
Top Attorney - EmploymentAVVO2012
Co-Chair, Labor & Employment Law SectionSan Diego County Bar Association2011
Top AttorneySD Metro Magazine2011
Lifetime MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing ShareholderOgletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart2013 - Present
Board MemberSan Ysidro Chamber of Commerce2011 - Present
General CounselNeighborhood Market Association2005 - Present
PartnerFisher & Phillips2011 - 2013
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
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
San Diego County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionCo-chair2011 - 2012
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
University of California - DavisN/AOther - BachelorsN/A
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/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