Spencer Hattemer

Spencer serves as an attorney with OJPC’s Columbus Office through the Promise Institute for Human Rights Fellowship.

Spencer graduated from UCLA School of Law with specializations in Critical Race Studies and in Public Interest Law & Policy. During law school, he worked for the national prescription opiate litigation plaintiffs’ executive committee, representing cities and counties seeking to hold drug companies accountable for their role in the opioid epidemic. He also assisted in representing miners suffering from black lung disease, labor unions and union members, undocumented immigrants seeking visas, hotel and restaurant workers who were laid off due to COVID-19, and community groups pursuing voting rights litigation. Prior to law school, Spencer spent ten years as a union and community organizer.

Spencer grew up in Cincinnati and graduated from Walnut Hills High School. He now lives in Columbus with his wife Marissa and their daughter Maude.