R. Gary Spencer
Gary Spencer opened his practice in 1997, concentrating in the areas of state and federal criminal defense, attorney discipline and personal injury cases. After receiving his undergraduate and law degrees from Howard University, he practiced with Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc., the Miami-Dade Public Defender’s office, the Fulton County Public Defender’s Office, and the Federal Defender Program for the Northern District of Georgia. He has tried nearly 300 cases to a jury.
He serves on the State Bar of Georgia Board of Governors, recently appointed to the Disciplinary Rules Committee. He is a member of the Gate City Bar Association Executive Board, having served as President in 2003, and is a member of the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys, the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Atlanta Bar Association, the National Bar Association and the American Bar Association. Over the years he has volunteered with the ACLU of Georgia, the National Lawyers Guild and the National Conference of Black Lawyers.
He and his wife enjoy an empty nest, along with Biggs, the bloodhound. They are active members in First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ. And he knows that Black Lives Matter!
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