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. During his career, he’s served as President of the St. Joseph County and Indiana State Bar Associations. He sits on the regional Board of Director’s for Riley’s Children’s Hospital and the Mishawaka Education Foundation, and received the prestigious Sagamore of the Wabash Award from Governor O’Bannon in 2002.

Practice Areas

  • Family & Domestic
  • Litigation
  • Mediation & Arbitration
  • Personal Injury

Professional Achievements

  • Achieved a $4.65 million verdict for a wrongful death of a child where two children were exposed to E. Coli in a fast-food restaurant
  • Successfully obtained a settlement in a jury verdict against an airplane manufacturer in a wrongful termination of the designer/inventor

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
  • Board of Directors, Mishawaka Education Foundation


  • Sagamore of the Wabash Award, 2002


  • 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


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

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