James Spencer

Adjunct Professor


Email: james@spectra-law.com


B.A., The Evergreen State College
J.D., cum laude, Seattle University School of Law


Community Property
Law Firm Business Planning
Law Practice Planning & Management


James W. Spencer is Principal at Spectra Law PS, practicing primarily in the areas of estate planning, probate, business formation and general representation, and LGBT law.

James grew up on Vashon Island and is a graduate of The Evergreen State College and Seattle University School of Law, where he served as president pro tem of the board of directors of Outlaws, chaired the graduation steering committee, and worked in the Ronald A. Peterson Law Clinic in estate planning and civil litigation. Having a special passion for professional ethics, he also served on the Academic Conduct Board.

After law school, James served for five years as founding partner of the Seattle firm Spencer Anderson & Buhr, PLLC, and two years as Principal at The Spencer Law Group PS. He has served on the board of directors of the QLaw Foundation and the Washington State Bar Association Professionalism Committee, and presented at various CLE programs regarding legal issues faced by the LGBT community.