Spencer Thal received his undergraduate degree in Jurisprudence from Oxford University in England, and his law degree from Columbia Law School in New York City. In 1992, he joined the law firm of Schwerin, Burns, Campbell & French. He represented several labor unions in all aspects of labor and employment law.

Spencer joined the Teamsters Union as an in-house Staff Attorney for Local 117 in December of 1996. He successfully handled numerous arbitrations and lawsuits for Local 117. In 2015, he founded Vanguard Law to provide legal services to people seeking counsel in employment and personal injury cases.

Spencer is rated “superb” (10 – highest rating) by the Avvo system developed by legal professionals and consumers. He is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, served as the Chairman of the Association’s Labor and Employment Section, and has served as a Commissioner on the Public Employment Relations Commission