Born and raised in Mishawaka, Spence joined the firm in 1979. He counsels clients in the areas of domestic and family law, commercial litigation, mediation and personal injury and wrongful death cases. During his career, he’s served as President of the St. Joseph County and Indiana State Bar Associations. He sits on the Mishawaka Education Foundation, and received the prestigious Sagamore of the Wabash Award from Governor O’Bannon in 2002.

Practice Areas

  • Family & Domestic
  • Commercial and Civil Litigation
  • Mediation & Arbitration
  • Personal Injury & Wrongful Death

Professional Achievements

  • Resolved and litigated numerous cases involving serious personal injuries or death from clients involved in automobile, motorcycle and truck accidents
  • Achieved a $4.65 million verdict for a wrongful death of a child involving a faulty medical device
  • Successfully obtained a settlement in a jury verdict against an airplane manufacturer in a wrongful termination of the designer/inventor
  • Successfully litigated and resolved a case involving two young children whose kidneys were damaged as a result of exposure to E. Coli in a fast food restaurant

Professional Affiliations

  • St. Joseph County Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • President, Indiana State Bar Association, 2000-2001
  • President, St. Joseph County Bar Association, 1989-1990

Civic Involvement

  • Regional Board of Directors, Riley Children’s Hospital
  • Past President and active member in the Board of Directors, Mishawaka Education Foundation

Recognition

  • Sagamore of the Wabash Award, 2002, awarded by the Governor of Indiana

Admissions

  • State of Indiana
  • United States District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • United States Tax Court
  • United States Court of Claims

Education

  • B.S. with distinction in Finance from Indiana University, 1974
  • J.D. from Indiana University School of Law, 1979

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