Robert M. Spence
Anita Boyette, Assistant
Robert M. Spence received his B.A. from the University of Alabama in 1982, and his J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law in December, 1984. He also holds an L.L.M. from the University of Notre Dame School of Law. After law school, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Richard L. Jones, Associate Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, and as a staff attorney to the Honorable Janie L. Shores, Associate Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. Mr. Spence served as an Assistant District Attorney for the Sixth Judicial Circuit of Alabama, and later served as the Chief Assistant District Attorney in that office. He is admitted to practice in all of the state and federal courts in Alabama, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.
Mr. Spence is a member of the Alabama State and Tuscaloosa County Bar Associations, the International Municipal Lawyers Association, and is a past-president of the National Association of County Civil Attorneys. He is an active member of the National Sheriffs’ Association Legal Advisors Committee, and the International Association of Chiefs of Police Legal Officers Section, and has served on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Counties. He is a frequent speaker at continuing legal education seminars focusing on municipal law and representing county governmental agencies, as well as continuing education for law enforcement officers through the National Sheriffs’ Association. He has been active with a number of local service organizations, and has served on the boards of United Cerebral Palsy of West Alabama, the Phoenix House, and Tuscaloosa Family Resource Center/Tuscaloosa’s One Place.